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NEWS: The Color Purple, A View from the Bridge & Hamilton triumph at Tony Awards

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The Menier Chocolaty Factory’s production of The Color Purple led the British charge at last night’s Tony Awards, hosted by fellow British import James Corden at the Beacon Theatre in New York. It won two awards, as did the Young Vic’s transfer of A View from the Bridge. American-born hit Hamilton, due to open in the West End in 2017, swept the board with 11 awards.

NEWS: The Color Purple, A View from the Bridge & Hamilton triumph at Tony Awards

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The Menier Chocolaty Factory’s production of The Color Purple led the British charge at last night’s Tony Awards, hosted by fellow British import James Corden at the Beacon Theatre in New York. It won two awards, as did the Young Vic’s transfer of A View from the Bridge. American-born hit Hamilton, due to open in the West End in 2017, swept the board with 11 awards.

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Oliviers: 23 priceless quotes and 8 more-than-words moments from the Royal Opera House

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This afternoon I caught up with the ITV highlights programme of last night’s Olivier Awards. While quite entertaining, it’s no surprise that the telecast missed out a lot of good stuff – sometimes right in the middle of a quote. (Ahem, see Kevin Spacey, oh what’s his name… Matthew Warchus.) The TV version was just […]

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Arthur Miller centenary: TWO View(s) from the Bridge and a Salesman transfer

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In case you didn’t know it, 2015 marks the centenary of Arthur Miller‘s birth, and what a ripe old time it is for this giant of 20th-century American drama here in Britain. After last year’s incendiary in-the-round production of The Crucible, starring Richard Armitage at the Old Vic, Ivo van Hove‘s award-laden A View From […]

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Picture this: More Views from bridges all over the world

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In today’s other blog post, I’ve been raving about the OTHER current offering of A View From the Bridge on at the moment: Stephen Unwin‘s production for Touring Consortium, starring the brilliant Jonathan Guy Lewis (a very different Eddie Carbone to West End wonder Mark Strong‘s). As I disclosed, I’m loosely connected to Touring Consortium’s View, as I […]

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Ultimate press pass: All the angles on 2015 #Oliviers shortlists

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I offered my own take on yesterday’s 2015 Laurence Olivier nominations yesterday. But my view is only one, of course. The shortlists announcement was live-streamed across myriad platforms and attracted international headlines. So how did other commentators interpret the shortlists? Well, angles are varied, but they largely break down into the following five main thrusts: […]

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2015 #Oliviers nominations: What’s in, what’s out? Full lists here

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The biggest surprise for me at today’s Olivier nominations event at the ritzy Rosewood London hotel was just how much this event has grown in a few short years. Celebrating nominees: you’re all beautiful I remember so well when I held the first WhatsOnStage Awards Launch Party back in 2002. I believed then, as I […]

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Critics’ Circle winners contradict Standard: any bets on Oliviers?

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If you read my Best of the Best of #theatre2014 round-ups a few weeks ago, you may have been able to predict most of the winners of the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, announced today at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre. That’s with the possible exception of Best Actress, which based on the frequency […]

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The best of the best of #theatre2015 preview highlights

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We’ve looked back ad nauseum over the past fortnight at the best of #theatre2014; now it’s time to look forward. And there’s SO much to look forward to theatrically. To help you keep track of all the new year picks and predictions, here’s a handy 2015 recommendations round-up. Having perused them all, let me summarise […]

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The best of the best of #theatre2014 round-ups

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Can you keep up with all the 2014 theatrical year round-ups? I’ve rounded up the round-ups to give you a quick overview. The Guardian went ALL out looking back with a profusion of top 10 lists from its various critics, including eminence grise Michael Billington, fringe and festival queen Lyn Gardner, columnist Mark Lawson and […]