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Review: Jersey Boys (Piccadilly Theatre, London)

What’s it about?

The rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It documents their early life in Jersey, finding their feet and each other as they fought to get noticed in the music business, and then the eventual divisions within the group as scandal and vices took over. 957 more words



It’s 46 years since The Who released Tommy, one of the most ground-breaking albums of the 60’s (or any other decade come to that), the first ‘rock opera’. 362 more words


The Reviews for Doctor Zhivago are In...

The reviews for Doctor Zhivago are in, and this new Les Misérables wannabe may lack great music, lyrics, dialogue, and overall storytelling, but hey, at least the gunfire effects are realistic.  410 more words

On Broadway

Broadway Review: 'Doctor Zhivago'

Making a musical of “Doctor Zhivago” (based on the 1957 novel by Boris Pasternak, by way of the 1965 David Lean movie with Omar Sharif and Julie Christie) seems like a bold undertaking. 785 more words


Alan Menken Boards Roy Rogers Musical 'Happy Trails,' Bound for Broadway

“Happy Trails,” the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans bio-musical intended to jump-start an overall resurgence of the Rogers brand, has corralled its complete creative team with composer Alan Menken, lyricist Glenn Slater and director Des McAnuff all signing on to work with book writer Marshall Brickman on a show aiming to make a major splash on Broadway. 366 more words


Marshall Brickman's Roy Rogers Musical Sets Creative Team Topped By Des McAnuff

The happy trails to Broadway may have turned into a long and winding road but writer Marshall Brickman’s biotuner project about cowboy and cowgirl marrieds Roy Rogers and Dale Evans is back on track with a fleshed out creative team. 157 more words


Broadway's Carole King Role Goes To 'Superstar's Mary Magdalene

Chilina Kennedy, who played Mary Magdalene in Des McAnuff’s Stratford-to-Broadway transfer of Jesus Christ Superstar, is set to take over for Tony winner Jessie Mueller in… 81 more words