Some of the reviewers of It’s Only Life still seem to talk of John Bucchino as an unknown American songwriter, which is a shame – let’s hope this production is the start of an awakening of awareness.
Award-winning producer Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment is joining forces new partnership with New York City-based Tony and Olivier Award-winning theatre and film producer Jim Kierstead of Kierstead Productions to develop and present new and groundbreaking productions on both sides of the Atlantic in Off-Broadway/Off-West End-sized venues.
The award-winning Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and Aria Entertainment has today announced the first three in-house productions of an ambitious and diverse 2018: The world premiere of new British musical The ToyBoy Diaries, a new revival of the acclaimed modern Broadway hit Spring Awakening and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic Aspects of Love.
Although I’d never seen a production of Hair, many of the songs were familiar to me, and I felt as if I’d almost been born knowing them! Whilst I wasn’t part of the ‘Hair Generation’ (I wasn’t born for another 30 years), I feel that this production has reinvented it and definitely made it perfect for my generation as well as those younger than me.