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Company, Gielgud Theatre

The most thrilling revivals reinvigorate a classic work, while revealing its fundamental soul anew. Marianne Elliott’s female-led, 21st-century take on George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical company Company makes a bold, inventive statement, but somehow also suggests this is how the … Continue reading

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Company leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From gender-flipped Sondheim to David Hare and Martin McDonagh. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Follies leads September’s Top 10 new London shows

From starry Sondheim to political plays and the return of Florian Zeller. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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BWW Interview: Mark Umbers

The actor discusses his role in musical She Loves Me at Menier Chocolate Factory. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Thom Southerland on reviving Allegro

The director talks about his career of reviving classic musicals in fringe venues, and bringing Rodgers and Hammerstein’s lost masterpiece to a European stage for the first time. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Into the Woods, Menier Chocolate Factory

Anyone who ever played ‘shop’ as a child, trading real or imaginary objects over a table, will experience a thrill of recognition at Fiasco Theater’s stripped-back take on Sondheim and James Lapine’s ode to and deconstruction of storytelling. That’s what we … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child leads July’s Top 10 new London shows

From a magical mega-hit and eye-catching musical revivals to plays with strong social resonance. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Don’t Miss: Uzo Aduba leads this week’s Top 10 new London shows

From a powerhouse trio of actresses in The Maids to Sarah Kane, Peter Brook and the Martian Fighting Machine. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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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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You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews, St James Theatre

Well, here’s an oddity. You Won’t Succeed… is too fragmented for musical theatre, too bombastic for cabaret, and about as profound as a first-draft Wikipedia page. Channelling the self-referential levity of the Monty Python show from which it takes its … Continue reading

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