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Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical review – a powerful spirit

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A fortress-like wall of speakers is wheeled on at the start of this musical about Bob Marley’s life, and it defines the terms of a show that speaks and feels primarily through its songs. Clint Dyer’s pulsating product...

West Side Story at 60: the dazzlingly modern musical that’ll be hard to beat

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It’s the opening credits that do it right away. Following three eerie whistles over a black screen, West Side Story explodes into a full screen of poster-paint colour – shifting from orange to red to magenta to royal ...

Reginald Mobley is digging deep for forgotten musical treasures

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There’s a quote on the American countertenor Reginald Mobley’s website that sums him up: “One of the joys of seeing Mobley is hearing his beautiful alto come out of a big, tall man who looks more like a linebacker for...

Salad Days: the bittersweet musical with an evergreen charm

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My parents took me to Europe for the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958 and on the way home to America we stopped in London. As we were staying in a hotel on the Strand, we kept driving past the Vaudeville theatre, where I...

‘He was easy to spot!’ Gus Van Sant on spying Andy Warhol – and his musical about him

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에 1982, a 30-year-old Gus Van Sant was taking a stroll in New York on his lunch break when he spotted a legend. “I saw him walk by the street,” he remembers. “Madison Avenue, across from where I was working in advert...

Tokyo Rose review – fiery musical revolves around radio DJ’s fight for justice

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This real-life story of Iva Toguri tells of an innocent young woman caught in the tangle of historical and wartime bigotries. Toguri, who came to be known as “Tokyo Rose”, was an American citizen who visited Japan in ...

The Pleasure Garden review – bittersweet musical romance amid the roses

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It is 1850s south London and the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens is in its last decade of offering spectacular public entertainment, including concerts and circus acts. More adventurous types head for the secluded rose-stre...

NHS the Musical review – the doctor will sing for you now

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As audiences return to theatres, will they want razzle-dazzle escapism or plays that grapple with the seismic events of the past 18 개월? Few shows could claim to do both, but NHS the Musical delivers a bright, bras...

Jimi, Elton, Dusty … the overlooked musical magic of Barbara Moore

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에 1968, when Barbara Moore picked up the conductor’s baton in the immense EMI Studio 1, the assembled musicians were incredulous. Moore was better known to them as a backing singer, a regular in the all-female singin...

Indecent review – a brainy play staged with the panache of a musical

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Contemporary plays can fall into intriguing conversation. Covering the same five decades of Jewish history as Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt, Paula Vogel’s Tony award-winner Indecent also begins with a controversial text...

Dear Evan Hansen review – ghoulish Ben Platt sinks high school musical

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There are two major issues that Dear Evan Hansen, the film adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, cannot overcome. 먼저, the decision to have Ben Platt reprise his Tony-winning performance as Evan Hansen in...

Michael Chapman was the deepest, most joyful musical lifer I’ve ever met

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For those of us tuned to his frequency, guitarist and songwriter Michael Chapman’s origin story was a legend the likes of which don’t seem to be written much any more. As the tale goes, one rainy night in the late 196...

Frozen review – stunning musical extravaganza creates its own magic

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This musical extravaganza about estranged sisters, an icy kingdom and unharnessed supernatural powers arrives in the West End from Broadway as part of a plan to stage five Frozens around the world this year. As canny ...

Cinderella review – Ella wears the trousers in goofy musical redesign

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This musical Cinderella’s stodgy online trailer fluffed the snark glands of social media, with its warbly American Idol-style cover versions and the presence of producer-actor James Corden in a comedy mouse-turned-foo...

‘Big sisters are magic!’ Frozen musical set to cause a West End flurry

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It was the sound unleashed from a million pairs of little lungs across the land: “Let it “go-oooo-ooo!” The standout hit from Disney’s 2013 animation Frozen; a song that wormed its way into the ears of everyone who he...

Coda review – the trials of a musical teenager in a non-hearing household

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When Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones) sings, she gets a good feeling. Sorting through the daily catch aboard her family’s fishing boat in Massachusetts, the 17-year-old high school student croons Etta James’s classic Somethi...

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