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Year in Review: Ian Foster’s 12 Leading Men of the Year 2016

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It’s that time of year again when I am publicly shallow in my appreciation of the men that grace our stages – and given the hit counts I get on these annual posts, you’re all just as thirsty as me! (Note from Mates: Visit Ian’s site for many more, and more revealing, pics of each – plus archive lists since 2009!)






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Bumblescratch: The challenges of writing sung-through musicals

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Robert J Sherman is a composer, lyricist and book writer who is proud to carry on the enduring legacy of his father and uncle, Robert B and Richard M Sherman, a.k.a The Sherman Brothers, whose childhood musical classics include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins (whose stage versions are both currently revived on tour). Robert J Sherman’s own credits include A Spoonful of Sherman and Love Birds. And, with his latest show, BUMBLESCRATCH, he tackles something that even together his father and uncle never did: the sung-through musical.