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BWW Interview: Matthew Croke

The actor on becoming the new West End Aladdin. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations

From Once and Spamalot to The Producers and Hairspray, 10 of the best medium-jumpers. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Ralph Fiennes’s Richard III Leads June’s Top 10 New London Shows

From starry Shakespeare and Rattigan productions to big musicals and resonant new plays. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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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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Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Vaults

The 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s seminal novel has inspired a raft of commemorative works, from Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini’s musical Wonder.land to Holland Park opera and Glastonbury’s surrealist haven; Disney’s film sequel arrives next year. Les Enfants Terribles’ … Continue reading

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theartsdesk Q&A: Choreographer Stephen Mear

From Singin’ in the Rain and Anything Goes to Hello, Dolly! and Mary Poppins, Olivier Award winner Stephen Mear has done more than any other British choreographer to usher classic musicals into the modern era. But adept as he is … 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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Strictly Speaking: Week 2

Week 2 of Strictly, and the judges have already taken leave of their senses. It’s going to be a long series. The second performance show – the one which leads to an elimination, and in which, therefore, the scoring is … Continue reading

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I dreamed a dream

The entertainment industry finds itself endlessly fascinating. From 42nd Street and A Chorus Line to The Player and Singin’ in the Rain, moviemakers and theatrical impresarios alike can’t resist looking inward. When the story is engaging and/or the satire biting, it’s … Continue reading

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