From London, New Jesus Christ Superstar Shows Lloyd Webber at His Most Powerful


United StatesUnited States Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar: Soloists, Chorus, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Tom Deering (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 28.4.2018. (JLZ)

Heath Saunders (Jesus) & Jo Lampert (Mary Magdalene) (c) Todd Rosenberg

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David Hare’s Glyndebourne Origin Story Fails to Hit any High Notes


United KingdomUnited Kingdom David Hare, The Moderate Soprano: Duke of York’s Theatre, London, 11.4.2018. (JPr)

Cast of David Hare’s The Moderate Soprano (c) Johan Persson

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Aljaž Škorjanec, Janette Manrara and Company are Absolute Joy in Remembering Fred


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Remembering Fred: Aljaž Škorjanec and Janette Manrara (co-creators and choreography) and Company (Adrian Hansel, Miranda Wilford [featured singers], Charlie Bruce, Aaron Bryan, Scott Coldwell, Alastair Crosswell and Veronica Fulton), Gareth Walker (director and choreographer), Barnaby Dickenson (musical director), London Palladium, 7.4.2018. (JPr)

Janette Manrara, Aljaž Škorjanec and Company in Remembering Fred

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Synchronizing a Live Orchestra with a Bernstein Classic


United StatesUnited States Bernstein, West Side Story: San Francisco Symphony / David Newman (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 1.2.2018. (HS)

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High Order Contemporary Jazz from Hekselman and his Quartet


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gilad Hekselman Quartet: Gilad Hekselman (guitar), Mark Turner (tenor sax), Rick Rosato (double-bass), Jonathan Pinson (drums); Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 17.11.2017. (GPu)


Gilad Hekselman (guitar)

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Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band Demonstrate the Pleasures of Live Performance


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Clare Teal with her Mini Big Band: St. John’s Smith Square, London, 19.11.2017. (TStJP)


Clare Teal and musicians

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Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Makes a Deep Impression in Gothenburg


SwedenSweden Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Phantom of the Opera: Soloists and Chorus of Gothenburg Opera, dancers, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Nick Davies (conductor), Gothenburg Opera, 29.9.2017. (NS)

The Phantom (Fred Johanson) (c) Mats Bäcker

The Phantom (Fred Johanson). Photo: Mats Bäcker

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The Potency of Medea


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Medea, Written in Rage (by Jean René Lemoine, translated and directed for the stage by Neil Bartlett): music and sound design by Phil Von, costumes by Mr Pearl and featuring François Testory. And What? Queer. Arts. Festival at The Place, London, 5.10.2017. (JB)

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Medea (François Testory) (c) Manuel Vason

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