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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

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BWW Interview: Robin Windsor

The dancer talks Strictly, choreographing and new tour Keep Dancing. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Rather than trying to mitigate the outlandishness and supremely dodgy sexual politics of this classic American musical, Rachel Kavanaugh’s smartly knowing production makes its absurdity a giddy virtue. A 1954 MGM Golden Age oddity adapted for stage in 1978, it … 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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Cats, globe-trotting, ball games and striking out

My articles in the December issue of Dance Today, out tomorrow: Strictly international From India to Finland, South Africa to Turkey, how the hit BBC show travels around the world Top cat As the West End revival opens, groundbreaking choreographer Gillian Lynne recalls the creation of Cats … 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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