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Adam Lenson: The show that changed me from doctor to director

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After recent successes including Songs for a New World at the St James Theatre, Adam Lenson directs the London premiere of See What I Wanna See, now running at the Jermyn Street Theatre. But it’s not his first meaningful encounter with Michael John LaChiusa‘s 2005Off-Broadway musical… In the spring of 2006, I found myself in Dress Circle, the now lost …

SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE – Jermyn Street Theatre

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This was my first visit to the Jermyn Street Theatre and what a lovely, unusual and intimate space to perform an exciting new show in.

A set of three pieces written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and all created to challenge and thought provoke fundamental issues. Michael John LaChiusa has used these stories, writing words and music for this production. The show has been produced in the UK by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment.

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD – St James Theatre

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At a professionally-packed first night for Songs For A New World even long-time theatre diehards were squeaky with anticipation: never before have so many been longing for a ‘decent’ production of their favourite 1995 off-Broadway concept show. And they raved about it, cheering every song and jumping to their feet at the end.

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Review: The Goodbye Girl (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

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Nothing to see here, move along. Gosh, this was tedious.  I’d have left before the interval if it hadn’t involved crossing the stage and I didn’t want anyone to think I might be ‘in’ it. There are plenty of good reasons The Goodbye Girl isn’t often revived – it’s made largely from the musical scraps Marvin […]

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