Tag Archives: cabaret

Audra McDonald, Leicester Square Theatre

Six-time Tony winner and reigning Queen of Broadway – plus “Olivier Award…presenter”, jokes partner-in-crime Seth Rudetsky in his introduction (though surely that’s just a matter of time, with her Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill coming to Wyndham’s this … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Alt-cabaret Star Bridget Everett

New York alt-cabaret queen Bridget Everett on working with Amy Schumer and Patti LuPone, and what audiences can expect at her first British gig. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BroadwayWorld Interview: Jon Brittain on Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

As his show comes to Udderbelly Festival, co-creator Jon Brittain talks mixing styles, gay rights and the ongoing process of development. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Cyrano de Bergerac Leads This Week’s Top 10 New London Shows

From an all-female reimagining of a classic tale to a late, great Shakespeare, here are some of this week’s most eye-catching openings. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 11

What’s worse than a limp theme show? A limp theme show at a crucial stage of the competition. We might arguably have had the same quarter-final elimination without it – paso was always going to expose Princess Helen’s lack of … Continue reading

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Clumsy look at Jewish Broadway history is toe-tapping nostalgia

Lacking the shrewd lampooning instincts of Spamalot, from which it takes its name, revue You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews is a muddle: too solemn for satire, too grandiloquent for cabaret, and too fractured for musical … Continue reading

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Grand Hotel, Southwark Playhouse

“I want to be alone,” Greta Garbo famously announced in the Oscar-winning film adaptation of Vicki Baum’s Menschen im Hotel, set in 1928 Berlin. The portmanteau novel has had a bumpier road to stage success, with Luther Davis, Robert Wright … Continue reading

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You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews, St James Theatre

Well, here’s an oddity. You Won’t Succeed… is too fragmented for musical theatre, too bombastic for cabaret, and about as profound as a first-draft Wikipedia page. Channelling the self-referential levity of the Monty Python show from which it takes its … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 3

I wouldn’t want to imply that the producers of Strictly have some kind of substance-abuse problem and/or are suffering a collective nervous breakdown. It’s just difficult to find another explanation for the acid-trip train wreck that was Movie Week. Or, … Continue reading

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Sing when you’re winning

If the thought of 60 numbers from the world of musical theatre makes you raise your jazz hands in the air and grapevine over to the nearest box office, you’ll find this jam-packed show is a little piece of musical-geek … Continue reading

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