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Now & forever? What is the legacy of Cats 40 years on?

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

There’s hardly a more insistent ear worm of a song in all of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ear-wormy repertoire than ‘Memory’, the breakout hit of his 1981 musical Cats, which last night celebrated the 40th anniversary of its premiere at the then New London Theatre (now itself renamed for Gillian Lynne, the choreographer whose work on the show ignited a revolution in global musical theatre, and accidentally created the West End’s first authentic dance-based musical).

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Spoiler alert: My favourite Forbidden Broadway spoofs

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Forbidden Broadway was just what the doctor ordered for me the other night – I haven’t laughed so hard in ages. The renowned Broadway institution (going since 1982) has been slightly Anglicised and specially tailored for the West End in 2014 – Cameron Mackintosh, Elaine Paige, Robert Lindsay and revivals of Evita and Cats be warned (you’re […]

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Review: The Book of Mormon (The Prince of Wales Theatre)

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Before Abercrombie and Fitch opened its noisy brash buff-model doors in London, everyone wanted its T-shirts: it was a “hot” brand and you could show off you’d been, or knew someone who’d been, to the States to get one. For two years now, news has been drifting across the Atlantic of how “hot” a ticket […]

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