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BWW Interview: Russell Grant

The actor and astrologer talks Strictly and new show The Golden Age of Dance. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Dominion Theatre

’Tis the season to be nostalgic, but even the most misty-eyed yuletide reveller will struggle with the sheer volume of syrup in White Christmas – the theatrical equivalent of marinating in cheap eggnog. Based on the 1954 film, a wholesome … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: the final

Perhaps not a vintage year, but Strictly ended on a high with a closer than expected final, bananas returning contestants encore, and a deserving winning couple in Caroline and Pasha. It was a show noticeably light on ballroom – because … Continue reading

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Ready for his close-up

Legendary movie musicals director? You’re thinking Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly – not Charles Walters. But, as Brent Phillips argues cogently in his illuminating new book, that exclusion is simply unjust. Charles “Chuck” Walters’ work has certainly left an … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking: Week 8

It’s Blackpool Week on Strictly, otherwise known as Multiple Comebacks And Rampant Score Inflation Week! For the uninitiated, the current exchange rate is about 1:1.2, meaning up here Donny would be scoring 12s and spontaneously combusting, BABY. Fortunately, the judges did … 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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Razzle-dazzle treatment leaves smile on your face

Yet another classic film-turned-musical hits the West End with the arrival of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, but unlike recent turkey Fatal Attraction, this story of conmen peddling tall tales to heiresses in a fantasy French Riviera is ripe for the razzle-dazzle … 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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