Renée Fleming’s choices are shrewd and wide-ranging in her Broadway album, embracing the contemporary and the classic in pretty much equal measure whilst demonstrating that style in this repertoire probably has more to do with attitude than technical adjustment. More, but not all.
I wanted to know more what happened to the boys’ differing careers – banking houses in London, Paris, Vienna, Naples – and how did they get into wine? Actually, that’s a fabulous story worthy of a musical in itself.
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, James Graham’s Ink and the National’s revival of Sondheim’s Follies dominate the shortlists for the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
For their popular annual winter musical, Menier Chocolate Factory serves up a delectable chocolate box of melodies with Golden Age romantic musical comedy She Loves Me.
Ahead of rounding up various publications #theatre2016 highlights, I’m taking a moment to reflect on my own theatregoing year and my favourite plays, musicals, performances and other events.
Stumble on your way out of the Menier’s restaurant and you can, literally, roll down the ramp through The Bunker’s front door. The two upstairs, downstairs theatres are currently serving up two, very different, musicals: She Loves Me and Muted.
Matthew White directs this revival of the musical, featuring music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. But what have critics been saying about it? The Guardian: **** “It’s a show that gains from the intimacy of the Menier setting and […]
With little space for big numbers choreographer Rebecca Howell delivers sharp wit instead, from the first moment when an arriving worker jumps over a passing postman.
Matthew White’s production is as pretty as a picture, as a music box in fact, Paul Farnsworth’s luxe design emerging as an exceptional piece of work, using four mini revolves to great effect – the shop’s interior looks particularly stunning.
we’re looking backwards and forwards for our final list today. These are our current Top 15 Ticket Recommendations – broken down into five musicals, five plays and five ‘star attractions’ (in other words, there are famous faces in the cast) – based on both best-sellers over the past month as well as our predictions on the hottest of upcoming openings…
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw, Les Dennis, Callum Howells, Katherine Kingsley, Dominic Tighe and Mark Umbers in the cast of SHE LOVES ME at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Tickets are onsale via MyTheatreMates.
The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen will return to the Menier Chocolate Factory to lead the company of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December 2016, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017.
Broadway breaks all previous records for a single week, and I choose the half dozen shows I am most looking forward to this spring in New York.