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Noah Stewart – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Undoubtedly a great talent arrived in Salford on this sunny Sunday evening; Noah Stewart brought his So in Love tour to the Quays theatre, this was his first show for 3 years from the Quays theatre, and he wasn’t going to disappoint. Stewart has an impressive CV, which includes Faust, Rodolfo, (La Boheme), and more recently a ...

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West Side Story – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Book:Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director and Choreographer: Joey McKneely Original Choreographer: Jerome Robbins Reviewer: Lu Greer   When West Side Story was first staged in the 50s, it not only brought a fresh and contemporary feel to the classic Shakespearian tragedy Romeo and Juliet, but it breathed a new life into the musical scene itself. By ...

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West Side Story – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director and Choreographer: Joey McKneely Original choreography by Jerome Robbins Reviewer: Abbie Rippon When first produced in the 1950’s, West Side Story was seen as innovative, ‘setting a new template for the modern musical.’ Based on Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story brought this tale of star crossed ...

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West Side Story – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Leornard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Chris Williams West Side Story is constantly being voted in the top – if not number one – in lists of musicals. With the Broadway dream-team of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins and Arthur Laurent’s book based on William Shakespeare’s play, this is one musical that is still relevant ...

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West Side Story – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Choreographer: Joey McKneely (from original choreography by Jerome Robbins) Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Joan Phillips What happens when you mix young, testosterone charged youths, with guns, knives, fear, hatred, prejudice, poverty and romantically involved lovers from opposing gangs? All it takes is one tiny spark to light the tinder and the ...

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West Side Story – Milton Keynes Theatre

Choreography: Joey McKneely from original choreography by Jerome Robbins Director: Joey McKneely Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Reviewer: Maggie Constable So the phenomenon that is West Side Story, one of the most successful and best loved musicals of all time, is back at Milton Keynes theatre this week after a sell-out stay in London at Sadlers Wells no less, ...

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West Side Story – The Grand, Leeds

Creator: Jerome Robbins Book: Arthur Laurents Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Holly Spanner Inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet and billed as the ‘Number 1 Greatest Musical of All Time’ by The Times in 2013, West Side Story is currently touring the UK. The show marked lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway debut when it ...

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West Side Story – Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Arthur Laurents Director: Joey McKneely Reviewer: Sharon MacDonald-Armitage Southampton’s Mayflower positively burns with the heat of a hot Manhattan night as it welcomes director Joey McKneely version of West Side Story. Based on Jerome Robbins concept of a book by Arthur Laurents and with music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim this ever popular musical has become ...

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