That was the Week That Was (June 27-July 3)

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The weekโ€™s theatre new, reviews, birthdays and more in tweets from London, the regions and Broadway

A big week in the West End, with both the biggest opening for more than 14 months of a brand-new revival of Hairspray (pictured above), and also the small (in cast size) but mighty return of Constellations to town, in a new production of the Royal Court staging, but this time presented under the auspices of the Donmar Warehouse. I reviewed both (see links below); and was also in town to catch the return of Heathers to the Haymarket and a new and wonderful revival of the 1977 off-Broadway revue Starting Here, Starting Now at Waterloo East Theatre. I’ll be reviewing Heathers together with Be More Chill after the latter opens at the Shaftesbury on Tuesday; I’ll also be covering Pippin (opening at Charing Cross Theatre on Monday) and the Globe’s new Romeo and Juliet (reviews embargoed till Friday).

MY COLUMNS OF THE WEEK

  • Sunday June 27

My column for today is here: http://shentonstage.com/that-was-the-week-that-was-june-20-26/

  • Wednesday June 30

My column for today is here: http://shentonstage.com/june-30-some-observations-on-harry-potter-lloyd-webbers-cinderella-kneehigh-and-atg-transaction-fees/

Friday July 2

MY REVIEWS/REVIEW TWEETS OF THE WEEK:

  • Hairspray (opened London Coliseum, Tuesday June 29):

My full review is here: http://shentonstage.com/hairspray/

  • Heathers: (opened Theatre Royal, Haymarket, on Monday June 28, I saw it on Wednesday June 30):
  • Starting Here, Starting Now (press performance reviewed at Waterloo East Theatre on Wednesday June 30):

My review: http://shentonstage.com/starting-here-starting-now/

  • Constellations (press day at Vaudeville Theatre on Thursday July 1):

My full review: http://shentonstage.com/constellations/

MORE REVIEW TWEETS OF THE WEEK

LONDON HEADLINES OF THE WEEK

REGIONAL/ TOURING HEADLINES OF THE WEEK

BROADWAY HEADLINES OF THE WEEK

EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK:

COVID NEWS TWEETS OF THE WEEK

POLITICAL TWEETS OF THE WEEK

POLITICAL MARRIAGE TWEETS OF THE WEEK

Last Sunday I tweeted this:

And on Friday, I tweeted this:

URGENT QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK

THEATRE BIRTHDAYS OF THE WEEK

FAREWELL OF THE WEEK

AND FINALLY, SOME FAVOURITE TWEETS OF THE WEEK

And from my new home village:

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