Tag Archives: musical

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical, Lyric Theatre

How to demystify the icon that is Bob Marley, to separate the man from the mantles placed upon him: reggae superstar, Black hero, poetic advocate of peace and love, ganja-smoking Rasta inspiration, or cool dude splashed across T-shirts and posters … Continue reading

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West End musicals that celebrate great musicians and pop music

From the new Bob Marley musical to the return of Jersey Boys. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Diana: The Musical

“A fairy tale born in Hell.” That’s the nuanced take on Princess Diana’s marriage in this redundant soap opera-meets-rock opera, which would be in bad taste were it not so dull. Read my full Telegraph review here

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Back to the Future: The Musical, Adelphi Theatre

Great Scott! Roger Bart, whose positive Covid test kept him from opening night earlier this month, is once again bringing his 1.21 gigawatts of zany energy to Doc Brown. Read my full London Theatre review here

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Even in his 90s, Stephen Sondheim could dance circles around Hamilton

The thrillingly sophisticated king of Broadway is working on his first new musical since 2008. Broadway should be jumping for joy. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Mark Oxtoby steps into Back to the Future: The Musical as Doc Brown for opening night

“This is dedicated to all the dreamers out there!” cries Doc Brown as he finally succeeds in his grand experiment: time travel. Read my full London Theatre report here

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Frozen, Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Let it snow! The Broadway musical adaptation of the Disney film behemoth premiered back in 2018 and now, following Covid delays, a rejigged version finally makes its home in the West End – to the delight of the army of miniature Elsas in … Continue reading

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The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021

As theatre comes roaring back, this autumn and winter see plenty of exciting new productions, including big West End musicals and intriguing plays. Here are the shows that we’re most looking forward to seeing. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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New West End stars making major debuts on London stages right now

While the pandemic year was incredibly difficult for everyone who works in the arts, it was particularly tough for those just starting out in their careers. So, as theatre comes back to life, it’s really heartening to see some exciting … Continue reading

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Ben Platt on the Dear Evan Hansen trailer backlash: ‘It was a shellshock moment’

Playing a chronically anxious teenager in the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen made American actor Ben Platt a household name, winning him Tony, Emmy and Grammy Awards – one off the fabled ‘EGOT’. Read my full Telegraph interview here

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