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CD REVIEW: Dreamgirls – Original London Cast Recording

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Reviewer: Mark Clegg Musical theatre fans on both sides of the Atlantic often need to have patience. In an age when cinema releases and TV shows can be released and broadcast simultaneously all over the world, musicals take time to travel across the pond. In the case of Matilda the Musical, Broadway had to wait two years after its West ...

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CD REVIEW: Tim Prottey-Jones – To Do. To Be

Reviewer: Naomi Stevens To Do. To Be is the latest offering from the multi-talented Tim Prottey-Jones. The brand new music contained within this album comes from an assortment of short and feature-length films and musical theatre and is a collaboration with several other writers combined with the vocals of many names from Theatreland including Declan Bennett, Alistair Brammer and Laura ...

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Memphis – Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Book and Lyrics: Joe Depietro Music and Lyrics: David Bryan Director: Christopher Ashley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The last couple of years have been a tough time for London’s musicals. Instead the dramatic play has been king drawing some of the UK and America’s most famous actors to the West End stage. While the stalwarts of British musical theatre live ...

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NEWS: Full Casting Announced For Memphis

Full casting has today been announced for the much anticipated West End production of Broadway musical Memphis. The winner of four Tony Awards, Memphis previews at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 9 October ahead of opening night on 23 October. As already announced, the cast will be led by Beverley Knight but joining Knight in leading rôles will be Killian Donnelly, ...

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Hairspray – The Curve, Leicester

Music: Marc Shaiman Lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman Book: Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan Director: Paul Kerryson Reviewer: James Garrington Hairspray must surely be one of the great feel-good musicals, up there with the likes of Mamma Mia! Based on the 1988 film, it is set in 1962 Baltimore, and is a tale of acceptance winning over discrimination. Once ...

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NEWS: Book Of Mormon Casting Confirmed

Producers have announced casting for the London production of Broadway hit musical The Book Of Mormon. Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner will lead the company as Elder Price and Elder Cunningham. Creel and Price are currently leading the Los Angeles production, where the show has broken all box office records. The Book of Mormon begins previewing at the Prince of ...

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Sister Act – The Birmingham Hippodrome

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Cheri Steinkellner &Bill Steinkellner Director: Jerry Zaks Reviewer: James Garrington [rating:5] Sister Act is one of the clutch of stage shows based on films, which seem to be all the rage recently. It ran at the London Palladium for just over twelve months before closing (prematurely in some people’s view) to make way ...

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Sister Act – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Bill &Cheri Steinkellner, Douglas Carter Beane Director: Jerry Zaks Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] For those who missed its 17-month West End run, the first thing you should know is Sister Act the musical is nothing like Sister Act the movie. In a good way. While a little of the dialogue and a lot ...

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