That's a great analysis of Hello Dolly, PJ, none of which had occurred to me but is absolutely there. It would seem that Jerry Herman's score moves quickly to our hearts whilst leaving almost-impenetrable footprints in our mind.
Interesting that so many British critics have reviewed this. Since it was always going to be critic-proof dare I suggest that some of them, like Cornelius and Barnaby, just wanted to put on their Sunday clothes and have a jolly in New York at their employers' expense!
Anyway, the most important words in the Gay Times review are "London transfer, please."
RippedMan said: "Do they not do like "best book" "best score" kinda thing?"
The proportion of straight drama to musical theatre is different in London; most years there aren't enough new musicals in the West End to justify the variety of musical categories that the Tony awards have.
The full cast list, performance dates and marketing image are now on the NT's website (https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/follies); the logo is certainly different from previous productions:2017 Olivier Award Nominations Mar 29
2017, 04:56:43 PM
plzstp said: "Does anyone else find it completely bizarre that Dreamgirls is being nominated as a new musical? I mean it's never been produced in London but the show has been around since the 80's."
It's new to the UK. Consequently it's absolutely correct to be treated as a new musical.
The concept album, which I had for several years but then jettisoned, was released several years prior to the stage version emerging. There was a single released of Jane Lapotaire singing I'll Put You Together Again, which was much more listenable, and which I still have but no complete OLC was released.
I don't think the show's book was a straight adaption of the TV comedy, which was called Agony and starred Maureen Lipman. This was another att