Posts Tagged 'Gone with the Wind'

Mark Shenton on new musicals

I’m a huge fan of theatre critic and journalist Mark Shenton, and an avid reader of his daily blog on The Stage – frankly, any musical theatre fan out there who doesn’t read what he has to say is missing out.

Even if you read his regular blog, you’ll still unlikely to read everything he writes – he’s a prolific journalist, and contributes to a host of different publications, including, theatreVoice and the Sunday Express.

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The Friday musical round-up: 13th June

Hi everyone – I hope you have had a good week. The musical news this week is mostly about new shows – we’ve had 2 opening nights and 3 new shows. To round things out, we also have a West End debut as an interesting response to a show’s closing…

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The Friday musical round-up: 30th May

Not an especially busy work for musical theatre news, hence the delay until Saturday to write it.. I was hoping something exciting would happen if I waited long enough. Read on to find out about 1 piece of casting news, 1 closing notice, 1 new show, 1 gala show and 1 reality TV show final… Continue reading ‘The Friday musical round-up: 30th May’

The Friday musical round-up: 25th April

It’s been a remarkably quiet week in terms of musical theatre news… apart from the opening of Gone with the Wind – The Musical, it’s basically just some gossip and casting announcements
So, here’s a very short round-up of this week’s musical theatre news…

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Review round-up: What the critics said about ‘Gone with the Wind’

There have been no shortage of articles about Trevor Nunn‘s latest project, a new musical adapatation of Gone with the Wind. The signs haven’t been great in recent weeks though, with one preview being cancelled to give more time to rework the show. Cuts have continued to be made over the last week, but the show still clocks in at a weighty 3 hours 40 minutes.

This production has almost certainly required a large budget, so the producers will have been hoping for a positive reaction from the critics. Unfortunately, judging by the reviews in the major newspapers this morning, things haven’t quite gone according to plan.

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The Friday musical round-up: 18th April

It’s that time again – apologies for the delay! Here’s my round-up of this week’s musical theatre news…

And so, this week…

  1. Donmar Warehouse announces its summer musical, Piaf. To find out more, check out my earlier post
  2. Alistair McGowan announced to join his 2nd musical in just over a year, this time seemingly playing against type as the Emcee in Cabaret
  3. Gone with the Wind, Trevor Nunn‘s new production, began previews, but appeared to acknowledge things weren’t going entirely to plan when it cancelled Tuesday night’s preview to allow “more techical time on stage”. See here formore, or the show’s official website here 
  4. Sister Act The Musical rumoured to be coming to London later this year, after a successful Broadway run. To find out more, see the show’s wikipedia entry, or the US production’s official website
  5. Letitia Dean confirmed to write star in the West End production of Disney’s High School Musical when it opens at the Hammersmith Apollo on 30th June. It’s the first time she has been in a musical since she was 13 years old!
  6. Dickens Unplugged was confirmed to play at the Comedy Theatre from 9th June – written by Adam Long, one of the original members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, its official website promises to “take you on a journey through Dickens’ greatest works as you will never have seen them before”. After fantastic reviews in Edinburgh, this looks like it could be a hit

Have a good weekend!

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