Tag: Lin-Manuel Miranda
ShentonSTAGE Daily for MONDAY JANUARY 24
Welcome to today’s edition of ShentonSTAGE Daily, which will next appear this week on Friday. A hex on HEX It’s not unusual for artistic directors of national companies to pursue the holy grail of producing a hit musical — not just for the financial security of the venue they are running, but also for their […]
May 12: Let the memory live again…
But should other shows be reappraised or even cancelled? There’s hardly a more insistent ear worm of a song in all of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ear-wormy repertoire than Memory, the breakout hit of his 1981 musical Cats, which last night celebrated the 40th anniversary of its premiere at the then-New London Theatre (now itself renamed […]
March 23: Is it time for the older generation to step aside for the younger one?
A constantly recurring theme as we hopefully start emerging from this pandemic — and even long before it actually happened — was about creating space for new voices and talents, and preferably younger and more diverse voices, whether as writers, directors, producers, designers, actors or even theatre critics. Of course a constant supply of new […]
March 21: Why hasn’t Phantom been played by a person of colour in the West End yet?
For anyone in denial about the systemic racism that is still rife in British theatre, here’s an astonishing thread by the wonderful leading man Cedric Neal (who appeared on my ShenTens West End leading men list last week) about his first audition in London, after arriving from America: It’s both surprising, and not, in the […]
ShenT(w)ens: My Favourite Broadway leading men in musicals (part two)
Yesterday I posted a column, including my video links to each of my choices in performance, for my #ShenTens podcast, counting down my Top Ten favourite Broadway leading men in musicals. And today, as promised, I count down a further ten of my favourite Broadway musical theatre actors, to make a #ShenTwens. 11. Steven PasqualeI […]
The week in brief (w/e September 2)
Latest news, reviews, podcasts and more from London & Broadway, including Prince Harry at HAMILTON & Lin-Manuel Miranda at Southwark Playhouse.
The week in brief (w/e Aug 12)
News of Singalonga performances of BAT OUT OF HELL, reviews of ARISTOCATS, BRING IT ON and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and extract from an interview with KATHLEEN TURNER.
My Top Ten Choices of the Week (w/c May 9)
New entries this week are the return of Funny Girl, transferred from the Menier to the Savoy, and A MIdsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe.
My Top Ten Choices of the Week (w/c April 25)
New entry this week is Show Boat, transferred from Chichester to the New London.
My Top Ten Choices of the Week (w/c April 11)
New entries this week are Les Blancs at the National and How the Other Half Loves in the West End.