Tag Archives: glee

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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Bloodless

In 1988, the RSC’s critically mauled musical version of Stephen King’s iconic Carrie became one of Broadway’s most notorious flops, lasting just 21 performances and losing nearly $8 million. A heavily revised version now braves critics at the Southwark Playhouse, … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

With big drama on stage and television, from Death of a Salesman to the latest Scandi must-watch, there are no austerity measures in theartsdesk’s coverage. Read my full newsletter here

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The last (timey-wimey) waltz

Is there something in the water? This weekend has seen a mass exodus from the BBC, with current Doctor Who Matt Smith and Strictly Come Dancing pros Vincent Simone, Flavia Cacace, Aliona Vilani and Erin Boag hanging up their sonic … Continue reading

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