Posts Tagged 'musicals'

‘Ordinary Days’ at the Finborough and other new musicals

Regular readers of this blog will know that I complain pretty frequently about the dearth of original new musicals, but the plethora of jukebox musicals. Having said that, I don’t want you to get the impression that I’m entirely dismissive of ‘jukebox’ shows. In fact, I’m off to the Prince Edward Theatre tonight to see one – Jersey Boys – and have been looking forward to seeing the show for ages.

Despite that, it’s great to note that there are options out there at the moment for fans of new musical theatre, and it comes from talent on both sides of the pond.

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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 broadway.com, theatreVoice and the Sunday Express.

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Coloured Lights – the first 100 posts

Clicking onto my blog dashboard this afternoon, I noticed that today marked the publishing of my 100th post on this blog (cue round of applause). I can’t really believe that I’ve written that many articles, but WordPress doesn’t seem to be lying on this one.

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Review: Hairspray (Shaftsbury Theatre)

When Hairspray opened in London, I thought the ticket prices were even more ridiculous than normal, with the producers having imported Broadway prices at the same time as the show. But eventually I relented, and went to see the show last weekend… and thank goodness I did!

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The Friday musical round-up: 5th September

After a few weeks without writing my Friday round-up, musical lovers everywhere must be getting withdrawal symptons, so apologies for that!

As ever, here’s my round-up of what has happened in the last week… we have a couple of pieces of casting news, 2 transfers, 1 show opening, 1 show extension and a new TV programme…

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Recommended website: BlueGobo.com

I can’t even remember how I came across this website, but it’s definitely one worth sharing… a fantastic site of musical theatre videos

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My month and a half of musicals

It’s the end of July and if the Ambassador Theatre Group are anything to go by, producers are worrying about how they’re going to fill their theatres over the summer months. ATG have launched Summer Saver, a website where you can book the best tickets in the house for £25 for a host of big shows… But whilst August appears to be a quiet time for theatres, it seems to be a busy patch for me.

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