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BWW Interview: Jonny Labey

The actor discusses his role in the West End production of Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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BWW Interview: Joe Aaron Reid

The actor talks In the Heights and Dreamgirls. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Damian Buhagiar

The actor discusses meeting Lin-Manuel Miranda and returning to hit musical In the Heights. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Drew McOnie and new spaces for same-sex dance

My articles in the May issue of Dancing Times magazine, out now: The master storyteller Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie on the value of narrative dance Stepping Out Same-sex European champions Stefan Lehner and Axel Zischka venture into new spaces New in the Dancing Times section: Motown the Musical … Continue reading

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Olivier Awards 2016: Hits and Misses

As expected, the 40th anniversary Olivier Awards showered trophies on the sensational Gypsy. Imelda Staunton and Lara Pulver’s performances and Mark Henderson’s lighting were recognised, and the production took Best Musical Revival. But there were surprises elsewhere, with starry shows … Continue reading

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A schmaltzy sizzling hit

King’s Cross, our latest “new city quarter”, is an apt setting for this 2008 Tony Award winner, which focuses on New York’s Dominican-dominated Washington Heights. The local immigrant population values their close-knit community, but gentrification threatens: as rents go up … Continue reading

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In the Heights, King’s Cross Theatre

Rents are going up, local businesses priced out, and the rich folk and hipsters are invading. That’s in Washington Heights, New York’s largely Dominican-American quarter, but it could as easily describe King’s Cross, one of multiple London areas undergoing gentrification. … Continue reading

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Ballroom’s new special relationship and same-sex dance at Blackpool

My articles in the August issue of Dance Today, out now: Shall we dance? American franchise Fred Astaire Studios has found its first British affiliate – will others follow suit? Stepping Out Top same-sex dancers hit Blackpool for the European Championships Bustin’ out all over The Arcola’s … Continue reading

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Edinburgh, Teacher of the Year and Is That Allowed?!

My articles in the July issue of Dance Today, out now: Fringe benefits From sexy samba and surreal circus to comic tapping, the dance highlights of this year’s Edinburgh Festival Hip hop hooray Dance Today Teacher of the Year T. Damien Anyasi talks London Olympics and breakin’ boundaries Latin scorcher In … Continue reading

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