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An Evening with Jason Robert Brown – London Palladium

Composer/Musical Director: Jason Robert Brown Reviewer: Ava Eldred Probably best known for his cult musicals The Last 5 Years and Songs for a New World, Jason Robert Brown has been contemporary musical theatre’s worst kept secret for the best part of a decade. This one-off outing, as part of BBC Radio’s prestigious Friday Night is Music Night, is a sophisticated ...

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FILM REVIEW: The Last Five Years

Director: Richard LaGravenese Music and Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown Screenplay: Richard LaGravenese Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys There’s no doubt that it is with a mixture of trepidation and as well as anticipation that fans of Jason Robert Brown’s little seen but much-loved, cult, off-Broadway hit, The Last Five Years, will greet the release of Richard LaGravenese’s movie adaptation: what works on ...

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INTERVIEW: Paul Spicer…Part I

Over the next two weeks TPR will be sharing with you an exclusive two part interview withWest End performer and producer Paul Spicer. The dialogue between Paul and his friend/colleague Ava Eldred brings a unique insight into Paul’s career and future aspirations in a truly honest and open interview. – John Roberts : Executive Editor Once upon a long ago ...

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The Last 5 Years – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Jason Robert Brown Director: Stephen Fletcher Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:4] Jason Robert Brown is one of those rare composers who straddles an interesting line as a composer, he creates musicals which have more depth, more grit and more emotion than your average Lloyd-Webber, and has the power and poeticism much akin to Sondheim, so it is a pleasant surprise ...

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Sherie Rene Scott: Piece of Meat – Matcham Room, Hippodrome Casino London

Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] Piece of Meat is a fun show. From its description you’d be forgiven for thinking that this is the sort of one-woman show that only works in a specific off-Broadway context and might be a bit indulgent and, well, American for us cynical West Enders. Luckily, musical theatre star Sherie Rene Scott has the charm, the ...

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