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JRB Teases
 Jul 17 2024, 01:47:53 PM

I think we were all imagining something huger...


Carolee Carmello to lead KIMBERLY AKIMBO National Tour
 Jul 17 2024, 01:45:01 PM

I'm hoping for a London transfer- with Carolee!


SARAH BRIGHTMAN To Star in Australian SUNSET BLVD.
 May 22 2024, 01:39:50 AM

What a pity- I was hoping for a barkingly mad over-the-top operatic production.  This sounds underpowered.

But the Lloyd version was all gimmick and no substance, so the original (well, the |Mark 2 version) remains the best, it seems.


LEMPICKA Reviews
 Apr 15 2024, 05:17:59 PM

Perhaps she thinks standing ovations should be mandatory?

I think the creative teams shouldn't represent any characters negatively and shows should not have villains or any nasty things like conflict or nasty words.


John Napier's Brilliant Set Designs for the original SUNSET BOULEVARD
 Apr 12 2024, 03:25:51 AM

John Napier- what a legend. I encountered him a few times and yes he often seemed like a curmudgeon, but what a genius!  Arguably the most important contributor to the mega-musical movement (though his designs could also be sparse and very economical).


Where Are You, Dollypop?
 Apr 1 2024, 02:14:31 PM

I hope Dollypop is OK.

What happened to the old days?  What happened to the neighbourhood?


SWEENEY TODD To Close On May 5, 2024
 Mar 13 2024, 03:34:53 AM

Should have been Lea Salonga.


THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA musical headed to the UK and West End in 2024
 Feb 29 2024, 01:23:06 AM


I can't wait for the Optics Police to yell about how they replaced a female director, set designer, costume designer, and lighting designer, and a trans female choreographer,with men for the London revisal."

Well those people all clearly did a super job.


Stephanie J. Block in Kiss Me, Kate – London
 Jan 17 2024, 03:37:08 AM

I hope the book gets a trim.


Nicole Scherzinger to star in West End Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy
 Dec 3 2023, 03:47:55 AM

Ultra Tory Andrew Lloyd Webber asks for state funding... not for healthcare or homelessness, just for the thing he likes.

 


Here We Are
 Nov 27 2023, 12:43:23 AM

It would be great to record this to add to the archive of Passion, Sunday and Into the Woods videos.


Who knows what's playing ??? No one in Brooklyn.....!!!
 Nov 25 2023, 09:21:53 PM

An Uber?  Is that a new-fangled thing?


Old Friends - Broadway?
 Nov 15 2023, 03:47:35 AM

I smell PR bluster to shift seats in London.


Imelda Staunton & Jenna Russell to lead HELLO DOLLY in London
 Nov 3 2023, 04:50:12 AM

She was a ham in Sweeney Todd; she was a ham in Into the Woods; she was even a ham in The Wizard of Oz.  Ham to the bone.


Where Are You, Dollypop?
 Nov 1 2023, 02:51:52 AM

I trusted Whizzer's reviews more than most mainstream publications.


Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/29/23
 Oct 31 2023, 05:16:08 PM

And Passing Strange


Where Are You, Dollypop?
 Oct 28 2023, 01:46:56 AM


My bad. It was actually Pal Joey who people have said is still around. I had a couple of run-ins with Pal Joey — he criticized me personally for not liking a couple of shows he loved), so i sometimes interchange them. It is After Eight who I was referring to in my post. So negative and dismissive of anything produced after about 1980."

I would never confuse those two I always assumed After Eight was a troll, whereas Pal Joey is a BWW national treasure!


Where Are You, Dollypop?
 Oct 27 2023, 02:48:12 PM

Sorry, who said After Eight was still around?

There were some great contributors on the West End board, including Wickedboy, Songanddanceman and Scripps.

I guess they moved to a UK based board?


Dance of the Vampires Revival?
 Oct 27 2023, 04:30:44 AM

Whilst it's true that Crawford has a monster-size ego, he was right that the show needed to change when it moved from Europe.  The Euro taste in musicals is so different- Starlight Express is still running???- the original never managed to deal with the inherent camp by embracing it more or eradicating it totally.

Broadway had some stunning moments- I recall the ballroom flying especially- but maybe what this needs is a more immersive low-tech, grungy intimacy?

But who


Sondheim/Ives HERE WE ARE @ The Shed
 Oct 3 2023, 06:52:04 AM

Can anybody explain what the new final reprise is?


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