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CD REVIEW: Sweet Charity – Original London Cast Recording

Sweet Charity - Original London Cast Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg From the iconic brassy six note opening of Big Spender at the start of the overture to the not-very-happy ending, Sweet Charity is an iron-clad classic. Originally opening on Broadway in 1967, this is a rerelease of the soundtrack of the London cast from the following year. Charity Hope Valentine is a hostess in a New York ...

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CD REVIEW: A Chorus Line – 40th Anniversary Celebration

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Ed Kleban Reviewer: Mark Clegg A bare stage, no fancy costumes (until the finale) and the burden of the show divided almost equally between its seventeen cast members, A Chorus Line is musical theatre in its purest form. The concept of an entire musical taking the form of people auditioning for a show is so audaciously ...

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CD REVIEW: The Sound of Music – NBC Live Television Recording

Reviewer: Mark Clegg One of the most performed and much loved musicals in history, a Bank Holiday television staple, a theatrical sing-along phenomenon, a constant source of parody for everything from French and Saunders to The Simpsons, Andrew Llloyd Webber’s televised quest to solve a problem like Maria… The Sound of Music is many things to many people – and ...

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INTERVIEW: Ramin Karimloo

Ramin Karimloo’s profile has soared over the past three years. From being a long-running and favourite Phantom in the London production of The Phantom of the Opera (2007-2009), the actor has since originated the rôle in the sequel Love Never Dies, starred in Phantom's 25th anniversary celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall (also appearing as Enjolras in Les Misérables’ 25th ...

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