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Press Have A Passion For 'Passion'

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Press Have A Passion For 'Passion'#4
Posted: 9/22/10 at 8:45pm
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
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Press Have A Passion For 'Passion'#5
Posted: 9/22/10 at 8:50pm
Well, thats WhatsOnStage - say no more
Updated On: 9/22/10 at 08:50 PM
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Press Have A Passion For 'Passion'#6
Posted: 9/22/10 at 9:47pm
Hey Mr
Im a critic for What's on Stage and write a column for them.

Though that's for the North West section, our critics rock.

I have to say he seems to annoying a few people with his reviews of late, he was the only one who seemed to hate Deathtrap as well.
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Press Have A Passion For 'Passion'#7
Posted: 9/22/10 at 9:53pm
I know my angel. He put the plot twist in his review for 'Deathtrap'! x
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Press Have A Passion For 'Passion'#8
Posted: 9/23/10 at 3:33am
"The music is flat and uninspired for long stretches, almost shockingly banal at the start, and not really redeemed by some good anthems and chorales towards the end." - Covenay in WhatsOnStage.

So Covenay is apparently deaf as well as stupid. Passion is one of the most beautiful and inspired scores one could wish to hear - and "No One Has Ever Loved Me" (which comes "towards the end")is quite possibly the greatest love song ever written for musical theatre.

And sprry SADM = apart from you, of course! - I think WhatsOnStage is run by a bunch of w***kers LOL
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Press Have A Passion For 'Passion'#9
Posted: 9/23/10 at 3:36am
"The subject is not really Sondheim’s style, and he doesn’t do Rodgers and Hammerstein, or Puccini, as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber does."

So apparently music has to sound like or be in the style of a dead famous composer to be worth anything?
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Press Have A Passion For 'Passion'#10
Posted: 9/23/10 at 1:51pm
I'm seeing this at the end of October and can't wait.

I love the suffocating quality of the score- it's so intense it doesn't give you a moment to catch your breath. And as for that buffoon Coveney, has he not realized that the surface simplicity of 'Happiness' is there to counterpoint the agonies and complexities that follow?

Also, this obsession with Sondheim's musicals being self-consciously clever: he gives the impression that the writing has some kind of ego. He is, rather, make a judgement on the writer and, I guess, dislikes his unapologetic intelligence. The work itself is striving to be honest in all Sondheim's writing. Perhaps Coveney should just confess: "I hate a smarty pants".