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The Local Stigmatic: How has celebrity culture changed since 1966?

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My connection with The Local Stigmatic goes back over 17 years. I was performing in a play called Dealer’s Choice at the Union Theatre, acting alongside a friend, Dan Barzotti. One night after the show, we were having a drink and he asked me, ‘Have you ever heard of this play called The Local Stigmatic? Al Pacino made a film of it in 1990.’

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News from New York: Color Purple and Fun Home are hits, Pacino flops, Groban arrives

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London’s Menier Chocolate Factory have just scored their fourth Broadway hit: after previously transferring Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music, and Jerry Herman’s La Cage Aux Folles, to Broadway after runs in the West End first, this time they’ve by-passed the West End to go direct to Broadway with The Color Purple and take coals to Newcastle once again, returning a musical ‘home’ whose original production only closed seven years ago.

News from New York: Color Purple and Fun Home are hits, Pacino flops, Groban arrives

In Broadway, Features, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

London’s Menier Chocolate Factory have just scored their fourth Broadway hit: after previously transferring Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music, and Jerry Herman’s La Cage Aux Folles, to Broadway after runs in the West End first, this time they’ve by-passed the West End to go direct to Broadway with The Color Purple and take coals to Newcastle once again, returning a musical ‘home’ whose original production only closed seven years ago.

News from New York: Color Purple and Fun Home are hits, Pacino flops, Groban arrives

In Broadway, Features, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

London’s Menier Chocolate Factory have just scored their fourth Broadway hit: after previously transferring Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music, and Jerry Herman’s La Cage Aux Folles, to Broadway after runs in the West End first, this time they’ve by-passed the West End to go direct to Broadway with The Color Purple and take coals to Newcastle once again, returning a musical ‘home’ whose original production only closed seven years ago.