Mark Shenton rounds up news, reviews & tweets of the week from London, New York & beyond including a life-size first birthday cake of John McCrea at Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and the opening of King Kong on Broadway.
Mark Shenton offers reviews, news, interviews and tweets of the week from the West End, Broadway and beyond.
Mark Shenton’s news, reviews, quotes, tweets and farewells of the week, from the West End, Broadway and beyond.
A big week in London theatre, with three of the most anticipated openings of the autumn: Marianne Elliott’s new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 musical Company, Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance at the Noel Coward and the launch of Emma Rice’s new post-Globe company Wise Children with a show also called Wild Children, at the Old Vic.
It lives up to the hype. It truly lives up to the hype. Mean Girls follows Cady Heron, who moves from the wilds of Africa to the wilds of suburban America, where instead of facing lions, malnutrition and loneliness, she faces boy drama, social issues and the struggle to stay true to herself.
Mark Shenton offers the week’s news, reviews, quotes and tweets in theatre from both sides of the Atlantic, including an interview with Sonia Friedman, reviews of Shakespeare in three different abbreviated versions, and a YouTube star appearing on Broadway.
Sara Bareilles’ Waitress is based on the 2007 film of the same name which was written by late comedic legend Adrian Shelley and is a quirky, heartfelt show which transfers wonderfully to the stage.
Mark Shenton views the week of news, openings & upcoming awards… in the West End, Broadway & beyond.
Jerry Mitchell is following his winning screen to stage formula with this production of Pretty Woman and has provided a show which fans of the film will adore. The outstanding leads and tight ensemble make this a high-octane, fun for all show.
News, reviews, interviews and farewells of the week in London, New York and the regions, including social media influencers, Pinter in the West End and more.
Once on this Island is basically the show version of a huge hug; filled with a heartwarming story, spectacular talent and amazing use of theatrical devices, it’s a truly brilliant piece of theatre.
News, reviews, interviews, commentary and farewells from London, New York and beyond, including The Stage Debut Awards, Sylvia at the Old Vic and regional openings in Chichester and Bristol.
Two new music releases – Renée Fleming tackles Broadway classics in style, and The Quentin Dentin Show releases its cast recording
News, reviews, controversies and commentary from the West End and Broadway, including the first West End job share and the re-opening of the Kiln Theatre (formerly the Tricycle).
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Summer theatre highlights in Provincetown, Cape Cod and Boston, including appearances by Audra McDonald, Marilyn Maye, Randy Rainbow, drag bingo and music at Herring Cove beach — plus Moulin Rouge in Boston.
Mark Shenton rounds up the latest news, reviews, podcasts and more from London and Broadway, including Prince Harry at Hamilton and Lin-Manuel Miranda at Southwark Playhouse.
If I have found some relief from my habit of compulsive theatregoing that I typically adopt in London and New York whenever I’m there, the temptation is never too far away. So I’m particularly proud of myself that despite contemplating a quick jaunt to New York this coming weekend, I’ve resisted it (so far).
Mark Shenton offers a wrap-up of news from the West End, Broadway and Edinburgh, including the West End transfer of Waitress, Edward Hall saying farewell to Hampstead Theatre and Laura Benanti joining My Fair Lady on Broadway.
Provincetown, of course, is not an entirely theatre-free zone — there’s plenty live entertainment, from a lot of drag cabarets to male strip shows and piano bars, to enjoy.