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Mini-Review - Pacific Overtures - Union Theater

It’s hardly a secret that if you enjoy excellence, tickets to see musicals at the Union Theater are money well spent. This means that they’re often sold out nearly before they start, and thanks to a lack of attention on my part, I nearly missed seeing… 572 more words

Introducing A New British Musical, The Homefront

The new production of Miss Saigon shows us just how incredible – and popular – a well executed musical revival can be. But whilst there is no denying that the old favourites can offer a great night out, there are murmurings in stagey circles that there’s not enough new writing coming through. 420 more words

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Frequently Asked Questions About Yellowface Casting

My previous post about yellowface casting, prompted by the current London revival of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical Pacific Overtures at the Union Theatre, seems to have hit a nerve. 1,682 more words

Thoughts

Thoughts About Pacific Overtures and Yellowface Casting

There’s a production of the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical Pacific Overtures that just opened at the Union Theatre in London that apparently – at least according to… 811 more words

Thoughts

Pacific Overtures

The first time I saw this Sondheim show was English National Opera’s London premiere at one of the capital’s biggest theatres, the Coliseum. Now here I am 27 years later at the opposite end of the theatre scale at the tiny Union Theatre, which has just 2% of the Coli’s capacity. 447 more words

Theatre

Shakespeare: NT vs. Fringe

I don’t mind admitting that Shakespeare rarely engages me as much as I would like, but I continue to power through because, well, it’s Shakespeare. You have to like it, right? 1,078 more words

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Union Theatre-UPDATE

Having completed my research for the week on the property, I can now present some of my analysis on the site. First, I’d like to thank the broker who took the time to provide neighborhood demographics and full property report. 279 more words

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