Steven Skybell’s Moving Tevye at the Heart of Broadway’s Wonderful Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof

22/02/2019

 Fiddler on the Roof (Music by Jerry Bock, Book by Joseph Stein, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick): The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene / Zalmen Mlotek (conductor), Stage 42, New York, 20.2.2019. (RP)

Nick Raynor, Evan Mayer, Jon Quiggley & James Monroe Števko in The Bottle Dance
(c) Matthew Murphy

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A Superb Production of Sweeney Todd in Belfast

08/02/2019

Sondheim, Sweeney Todd:  Cast, Chorus and Band of Northern Ireland Opera and Lyric Theatre / Sinead Hayes (Conductor), Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 6.2.2019. (RB)

Steven Page (Sweeney Todd) & Julie Mullins (Mrs Lovett) (c) NI Opera

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The Global Phenomenon Notre Dame de Paris Makes a Captivating Return to London

25/01/2019

Notre Dame de Paris (Richard Cocciante [music] and Luc Plamondon [lyrics]): Singers, Dancers, Musicians, Acrobats and Break Dancers of the Notre Dame de Paris Company, English National Opera Orchestra / Matthew Brind (conductor). London Coliseum, 23.1.2019. (JPr)

Cast of Notre Dame de Paris (c) Alessandro Dobici

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Griff Rhys Jones is Superb as Scrooge in LMTO’s Joyous A Christmas Carol

20/12/2018

LMTO – A Christmas Carol (Mike Ockrent [book], Lynn Ahrens [book and lyrics] and Alan Menken [music]): Soloists, London Music Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Freddie Tapner (conductor). Lyceum Theatre, London, 17.12.2018. (JPr)

LMTO’s A Christmas Carol – ‘Abundance and Charity’

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Simon Callow’s Uplifting, Yet Thought-Provoking, New Film Version of A Christmas Carol

13/12/2018

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow: Adaptation by Tom Cairns and Simon Callow; Production designed by Marie Lanna; Cinematography by David Raedeker. Screened at Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 11.12.2018. (JPr)

Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol

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Sweeney Todd, like his Customers and Meat Pies, Goes Down a Treat in Zurich

11/12/2018

Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: Soloists, Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / David Charles Abell (conductor), Zurich Opera 9.12.2018. (JR)

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The New One: A Brilliant Birbiglia on the Couch with Baby

25/11/2018

Mike Birbiglia’s The New One: Cort Theatre, New York. 19.11.2018. (CSa)

Mike Birbiglia in The New One

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For Only An Hour is Something Rather Memorably ‘Rich and Strange’

18/11/2018

Sardoville’s For Only An Hour with Phil Sanger: The Blue Elephant Theatre, London, 16.11.2018. (JO’D)

Phil Sanger in For Only An Hour

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