I and You, Hampstead Theatre

Now streaming online, this YA play is oddly pertinent. Head to Instagram for a 2018 production with plenty of 2020 shutdown wisdom.

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Sondheim at 90 Songs: 1 – ‘I’m Still Here’

We’re celebrating the great man’s birthday with favourite numbers – mine’s from ‘Follies’.

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Happy 90th Birthday! Why We Love Stephen Sondheim

Today, the almighty composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim turns 90 – happy birthday from all of us at BroadwayWorld! Here, BWW reviewers share some of the reasons why we adore his work.

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Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

It’s the mark of a great show that it seems to speak directly to the present moment, even if that moment is years after its original creation. Come From Away passes that test with flying colours; in its depiction of an international community dealing with a crisis – including, raising a wry audience laugh, stockpiling loo paper – this 9/11 musical has plenty of resonance with our coronavirus times. Except that the world would be a much better place if we all behaved a bit more like the people of Gander.

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Blithe Spirit, Duke of York’s Theatre

This is perhaps an odd time for Nöel Coward’s comedy about death and supernatural apparitions to land in the West End – Richard Eyre’s revival transferring from Theatre Royal Bath. On the other hand, there’s something comforting about Coward’s wartime portrait of the afterlife as essentially a continuation, with our personalities, desires and enmities very much intact. Plus the opportunity to socialise with Joan of Arc.

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Strictly on stage

In need of a sequin fix? Here’s our guide to the Strictly Come Dancing-related stage shows.

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With Honour

Jacky Logan talks about being awarded the first Medal of the Order of the British Empire for Same-sex Dancing.

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The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhouse

There’s concept on top of concept in this revival of Jason Robert Brown’s beloved 2001 musical, which charts the ebb and flow of a relationship by juggling timelines: aspiring actress Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order, while aspiring writer Jamie’s moves forward. It’s an apt framing for a couple who are never on the same page, their dual ambitions and relative success wrenching them apart. Director Jonathan O’Boyle now adds another layer: this is an actor-musician production, with both performers playing the piano throughout, among other instruments.

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Vanessa Williams: ‘Growing up, I couldn’t even find a black Barbie’

As City of Angels opens in the West End, the actress, singer, and former Miss America explains why it’s more fun to play the bad girl.

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City of Angels leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From a musical with old Hollywood glamour to starry Chekhov and Coward.

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