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CD REVIEW: She Loves Me – 2016 Broadway Cast Recording

Music: Jerry Bock Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick Reviewer: Mark Clegg In 1963 a year before their magnum opus Fiddler on the Roof, lyricist Sheldon Harnick and composer Jerry Bock collaborated on this musical adaptation of Miklos Laszlo’s play Parfumerie. While the show itself is not well remembered, many will be familiar with the plot which has been adapted both as The ...

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CD REVIEW: Jasper in Deadland – Premiere Cast Recording

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Writer: Hunter Foster and Ryan Scott Oliver Music and lyrics: Ryan Scott Oliver Reviewer: Ruth Jepson Basically a modernised retelling of the Orpheus Greek myth, Jasper in Deadlandtells the story of 16-year-old Jasper, who journeys into the Afterlife to rescue his recently deceased best friend, Agnes, who killed herself by jumping off a cliff (although unlike Orpheus, Jasper completely denies ...

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CD REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Studio Cast Recording

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Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: Mark Clegg The Hunchback of Notre Dame was always going to be a hard sell for a Disney movie and despite being perfectly animated and having the obligatory happy ending, it was greeted with middling reviews and disappointing box office when it was released in 1996. But it has remained a ...

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CD REVIEW: Daddy Long Legs – Original Off Broadway Cast Recording

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Music &Lyrics: Paul Gordon Reviewer: Mark Clegg At tail-end of his heyday in 1955, Fred Astaire made a movie musical with Leslie Caron about a rich older man who becomes mysterious benefactor to an 18 year old orphan girl and the love that grows between them. The movie was called Daddy Long Legs and this CD has nothing to do ...

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CD REVIEW: The Fortress of Solitude – Original Cast Recording

Book: Itamar Moses Music and lyrics: Michael Friedman Reviewer: John Roberts Based on Jonathan Lethem’s cult novel of the same name, The Fortress of Solitude is a fresh and vibrant mix of musical styles and modern beats by the composer of rock musical Bloody Bloody Angry Jackson, blending together sounds of the past with more recent musical theatre styles to ...

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CD REVIEW: The Last Five Years – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music: Jason Robert Brown Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Today sees the official release of the soundtrack to musical comedy-drama The Last Five Years, which premiered late last year at the Toronto International Film Festival before its general release later this month. Starring the stunning Anna Kendrick and Broadway’s Jeremy Jordan, the piece tells the story of a five-year relationship between rising ...

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NEWS: The Last Five Years movie soundtrack available for pre-order in the US

Sh-K-Boom Records have today announced the release of the first two songs from the highly anticipated The Last Five Years (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Anna Kendrick’s “I Can Do Better Than That”and Jeremy Jordan’s “Moving Too Fast” are now available for purchase at Amazon and iTunes (US Only) and can be downloaded as instant gratification tracks upon pre-ordering the complete ...

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Venice – Original Cast Recording

Music &Lyrics: Matt Sax Book &Lyrics: Eric Rosen Additional Music: Curtis Moore Reviewer: May Mellstrom Taking initial inspiration from Shakespeare’s Othello, Matt Sax and Eric Rosen presented their contemporary musical Venice at New York’s Public Theater in 2013. With its fusion of musical styles including hip-hop, rock, techno and R&B much of the score would not sound out of place ...

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