The Folly of Sondheim’s Follies

09/09/2017

Sondheim, Follies: at the Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre, London, 7.8.2017. (JB) Read more

The Splendid Natasha J Barnes Brings Fanny Brice to Life in Funny Girl

21/06/2017

Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, Funny Girl – The Musical: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Essex, 20.6.2017. (JPr)

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Natasha J Barnes (Fanny) & Darius Campbell (Nick)
(c) Paul Coltas

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Tina May’s Joyous ‘Ellabration’ of Ella Fitzgerald’s Life and Art

18/06/2017

Various: Tina May (vocals), Nikki Iles (piano), Dave Green (double bass), Steve Brown (drums). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 9.6.2017. (GPu)

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Tina May and Nikki Iles

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42nd Street Brings the Hip Hooray and Ballyhoo of Broadway to Drury Lane

06/04/2017

Harry Warren and Al Dubin’s 42nd Street: Company of 42nd Street, Jae Alexander (musical director). Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. 5.4.2017. (JPr)

42nd Street London

Company of 42nd Street (c) Brinkhoff & Moegenburg

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Ping-Pong and Other Jazz Games with Jean Toussaint

05/06/2016

Jean Toussaint’s Roots and Herbs – ‘The Art Blakey Project’: Jean Toussaint (tenor saxophone), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Dennis Rollins (trombone), Jason Rebello (piano), Daniel Casimir (bass), Shane Forbes (drums), Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 4.6.2016. (LJ) Read more

A New Musical Explores the Life of Lyricist Al Dubin

15/05/2016

Book by Leichtling & Sarner, I Only Have Eyes for You – The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin: Gerald Sternbach (musical director), Montalban Theatre, Hollywood, 13.5.2016.  (JRo)

The Ensemble of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU (photo credit: Michael Lamont)

The Ensemble of I Only Have Eyes for You (c) Michael Lamont

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Political Incorrectness Unleashed at Blackpool

14/04/2016

Mel Brooks, The Producers: Blackpool Operatic Players, Grand Theatre, Blackpool. 13.4.2016. (MC) Read more

An Unsettling, Thought-Provoking Reflection on War and Conflict

18/03/2016

Drums and Guns: Cast from Royal Irish Academy of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Juillard School, Iain Burnside and Conor Hanratty (directors), Milton Court Theatre, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, 12.3.2016 (CS) Read more

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