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Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations

From Once and Spamalot to The Producers and Hairspray, 10 of the best medium-jumpers. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here Advertisements

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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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Sing when you’re winning

If the thought of 60 numbers from the world of musical theatre makes you raise your jazz hands in the air and grapevine over to the nearest box office, you’ll find this jam-packed show is a little piece of musical-geek … Continue reading

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In the shadow of Python

Goodman and Charles Productions’ The Sword and the Dope enters a crowded marketplace. Improbable as it may seem, the (loosely) historical, satirical, musical extravaganza has become theatrical dynamite, largely thanks to that West End juggernaut forever associated with wartime luncheon meat. To … Continue reading

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