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BWW Interview: Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary

The musical theatre writing partnership talk The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ at Menier Chocolate Factory. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Sisters Grimm

Composer Ella Spira and choreographer Pietra Mello-Pittman on new dance musical Voices of the Amazon. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Howard Goodall

The composer discusses mixing classical and popular music, and the New York debut of his Eternal Light: A Requiem. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Wicked 10th Anniversary Gala

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End – a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Current stars Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPER

Richard Hartley discusses his varied stage and screen career, including collaborations with Richard O’Brien on Rocky Horror and The Stripper, ahead of the latter’s St James Theatre revival. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Farinelli and the King, Duke of York’s Theatre

Make opera, not war. So urges composer-turned-playwright Claire van Kampen’s featherweight historical star vehicle, elevated by husband Mark Rylance – in a tailored role showcasing his beguiling idiosyncrasies – and John Dove’s sumptuous production. Read my full Ham & High review … 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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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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