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CD REVIEW: Shona White – I’ll Bring You A Song

Reviewer Jonathan Baz [Rating:4] Released in 2011 Shona White’s album I’ll Bring You A Song is mainly a compilation of show tunes, some well known, some less recognisable but the common theme is a pleasing treatment of each number, combined with a commitment to solid production values from this evidently talented trouper. White opens with the over-familiar ‘Take That Look ...

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Wicked – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music &Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Book: Winnie Holzman Director: Joe Mantello Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] In 2006 having already been opened on Broadway for three years, Wicked the hit musical based on Gregory McGuire’s Wizard of Oz prequel novel opened at the Apollo Victoria in London’s glittering West End, where it still continues to pull in the crowds and see’s many ...

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CD REVIEW: Pippin – New Broadway Cast Recording

Music &lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Reviewer: Jonathan Baz [Rating:5] It is 40 years since Stephen Schwartz’s Pippin first arrived on Broadway. On paper it’s a quirky show, inspired by the historical reign of Charlemagne whose empire in the early Middle Ages stretched from what is now modern day France through Germany to Italy and zooming in on the Emperor’s eldest son ...

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NEWS: Principal casting for Wicked UK & Ireland Tour

Principal casting has been announce this morning for the UK &Ireland tour of the international smash hit musical Wicked. Leading the cast as the misunderstood green witch is previous West End Elphaba Nikki Davis-Jones who joins the cast fresh from playing Maureen in the first leg of the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT. Davis-Jones was also in the World Premiere ...

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Godspell – Bridewell Theatre, London

Writer: John-Michael Tebelak Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz Director: Robert J Stanex Reviewer: Stephen Bates [rating:3] First performed in the early 1970s, this musical based on the Gospel of Matthew has become somewhat overshadowed in public perceptions by the Rice/Lloyd Webber Biblical musicals. The prospect of seeing a dated show revived by an amateur company is not normally something to ...

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INTERVIEW: Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth is nothing short of Broadway royalty. Having won both an Emmy (Pushing Daisies) and a Tony (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown) and most recently presented and performed at the Oscars, she flits between stage, film and TV work with apparent ease and boasts one of the world’s most distinctive (four-octave) voices. Perhaps best known for creating the ...

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NEWS: Wicked announces major UK & Ireland Tour

The multi-award-winning hit musical Wicked has today confirmed it will be embarking on a major tour of the UK and Ireland, bringing to a close months of speculation and rumour. The musical, based on the novel by Gregory McGuire with book by Winnie Holzman and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. will open at the Palace Theatre in Manchester from the 12th ...

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