re: GUYS AND DOLLS in London Oct 8
2006, 04:32:52 AM
The new production of guys and dolls is jaw dropping and stands head and shoulders above the broadway revival in 1992. The cast are exciting and the look of the show is awesome and a lot darker. The havana section is wicked its one evryone should see.
Its closing soon in london but is also going out on national tour which is gonna be the second must see tour of the year(after the producers tour with mel brooks in it).
In my opinion Guys and Dolls is far better than Mary
re: Blast from the Past...STARLIGHT EXPRESS Oct 8
2006, 04:24:56 AM
I have to say that is shocked everyone here in the UK at how long it ran for here(something stupid like 15 years)because a lot of UK theatre goers hated it.
You guys got it sooooooooo right closing the shows so early in New York as it is an awfull show what relied on loud musical and OTT antics to get a reaction from the audience.
We have had the god awfull 3d touring production going round for a few years now but thats even worse.
Its time starlight is laid to rest on
re: Flops you love Oct 6
2006, 08:37:51 PM
carrie good vibrations taboo broadway dance of the vampires annie 2 bring back birdie jailhouse rock
re: Footloose the musical The UK Production Oct 3
2006, 12:09:54 AM
We are having to close because the only theatre we could get when we went in to London was the Novello and that was booked out to the rsc in november. Our producers tried so hard to search for a new home after november but there were no theatres free so we are having to close whilst we are doing great buisness.
The show is going out on its 3rd uk tour from febuary with pretty much a new cast but they are saying that the show will go back in to London next year.
Carrie the musical- Hey look what i can do Theatre Of Blood Bloody Prom Night Here Piggy,Piggy,Piggy Red is so not my Color Monthly the musical Im a woman now
Wedding Singer -shoulder pads and mullets
Miss Saigon Whore does good
Dirty Dancing - Cash In The Musical Whats Not Real
Footloose the musical The UK Production Oct 1
2006, 09:43:40 PM
The hugely succesfull UK production of Footloose could be heading over to the states for a full US Tour. The UK production has been such a huge hit in london and on tour that the american producers of Footloose want to take the UK version around the states.
The UK production is set very different to the version that opened and ran for over 700 performance's on Broadway and the choreography has also been highly praised.
Songs in the Broadway production such as Lets make beli
Friends of Dorothy may be diverted by this musical prequel to The Wizard of Oz. But, although it has been a hit in New York, it seems all too typical of the modern Broadway musical: efficient, knowing and highly professional but more like a piece of industrial product than something that genuinely touches the heart or mind. Winnie Holzman's crowded book is itself based on a novel by Gregory Maguire that imagines the prehistory of both the Wicked and Good Witches.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That, largely speaking, appears to be the mantra behind the London production of Broadway's celebrated record-breaker "Wicked." There have been tiny tweaks to Winnie Holzman's book, but the only people likely to notice are the show's devoted fans. Many were at opening night, screaming with happiness the moment the lights went down. But will this supremely American show make fans out of Brits not already in the know? In t
Stephen Schwartz’s score, arguably his best so far, is an ebullient mix of grandiose anthems and lyrical ballads while Winnie Holzman’s book expertly blends fairytale whimsy with broad moral issues. Much of the appeal of the story is our recognition of so many memorable characters, and designer Eugene Lee ensures that the Oz we see on stage is nothing too unrecognisable, although with a whole Act I finale dedicated to Elphaba’s Defying Gravity, the flight sequence is wo
Well most UK critics HATE Wicked Oct 1
2006, 12:00:45 PM
The reviews here in the UK have not been kind to the green one im afraid.One critic gave it 0 stars out of 5 ouch.It's a shame because it's such a fun show and im quite angry with the critics because they seem to be bashing it because its a well hyped show(our critics are normally more diplomatic in there reviews).
This wont effect it's run here at all though(our critics dont have the power to close shows,the audience make up it's own minds)and so far the audience are loving it.
re: MARIA CHOSEN AS EXPECTED Sep 18
2006, 11:24:00 PM
The show in Manchester you are refering to was sex chips and rock and roll. Emma was also in the uk production of Batboy and has had some fantastic reviews for her work.
As far as i know(coming from emmas mouth)she will def do 2 shows a week and has been told that she will take over the roll in 6 months(subject to change).