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Watch these fantastic musical theatre documentaries

Why not use the lockdown period to catch up on your musical theatre history? From the making of iconic shows to fascinating backstage tales and industry insight, these documentaries help to fill the stagey void. Read my full BroadwayWorld article … Continue reading

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Cats, The Shows Must Go On

Cats is, declares composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, a show that doesn’t really have a story, but was beloved on stage because it’s “the ultimate theatrical experience”. That’s the point which Tom Hooper’s grotesque, nightmarish movie adaptation so profoundly missed, with its computer-generated monstrosities and ham-fisted attempts … Continue reading

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Favourite Olivier Awards Memories and Our 2020 Winners

Sadly, the 2020 Olivier Awards won’t be going ahead as planned due to the coronavirus shutdown, although ITV will broadcast a highlights show. So, BroadwayWorld reviewers have been thinking back to some of our favourite Oliviers winners, nominees and performances … Continue reading

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Sondheim at 90 Songs: 1 – ‘I’m Still Here’

We’re celebrating the great man’s birthday with favourite numbers – mine’s from ‘Follies’. Read my full theartsdesk article here

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Happy 90th Birthday! Why We Love Stephen Sondheim

Today, the almighty composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim turns 90 – happy birthday from all of us at BroadwayWorld! Here, BWW reviewers share some of the reasons why we adore his work. Read the full BroadwayWorld article here

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Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

It’s the mark of a great show that it seems to speak directly to the present moment, even if that moment is years after its original creation. Come From Away passes that test with flying colours; in its depiction of … Continue reading

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Blithe Spirit, Duke of York’s Theatre

This is perhaps an odd time for Nöel Coward’s comedy about death and supernatural apparitions to land in the West End – Richard Eyre’s revival transferring from Theatre Royal Bath. On the other hand, there’s something comforting about Coward’s wartime … Continue reading

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Vanessa Williams: ‘Growing up, I couldn’t even find a black Barbie’

As City of Angels opens in the West End, the actress, singer, and former Miss America explains why it’s more fun to play the bad girl. Read my full The i Paper interview here

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City of Angels leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From a musical with old Hollywood glamour to starry Chekhov and Coward. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Prince of Egypt, Dominion Theatre

The theatre gods rained down not fire and pestilence, but a 45-minute techincal delay on opening night of this substantially revised musical – a stage adaptation of the 1998 DreamWorks animated movie. But nothing could entirely halt this juggernaut; fittingly, for a show that … Continue reading

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