Over the past 10 years the Disney organisation has become a major player in the stage musicals business. There have been massive, internationally replicated successes like THE LION KING, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and ALADDIN and critically acclaimed and much respected shows, for instance NEWSIES, a magnificent New York centric musical which is yet to transfer to the West End, and PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER which had a respectable Off Broadway and Broadway run. But there have also been some real clunkers like THE LITTLE MERMAID and TARZAN which sunk in the Big Apple and have only had a few revivals since.
Theatre News and Reviews
Review: FROZEN at The St James Theatre, New York
By Phil Willmott Friday, April 20 2018, 12:15
Review: MY FAIR LADY at the Lincoln Centre, New York
By Phil Willmott Friday, April 20 2018, 09:39
One of the most anticipated openings of the current Broadway Season is director Bartlett Sher's revival of MY FAIR LADY at the Lincoln Centre where he’s recently staged world class productions of SOUTH PACIFIC and the KING AND I (to be revived soon at the London Palladium)
Lauren Ambrose and Diana Rigg in a scene from "My Fair Lady." Photo Joan Marcus
Tina Turner is the new Rock Queen of the West End
By Phil Willmott Wednesday, April 18 2018, 17:10
There was plenty of press enthusiasm for TINA, a new musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, when it opened last night so it comes as no surprise that this morning producers announced that 140,000 new tickets will go on sale today and you can now book until 16 February 2019.
From left to right: Hannah Jay-Allan, Adrienne Warren, Perola Congo and Sia Kiwa (Tina and the Ikettes). Photo by Manuel Harlan
Review: PÉRICLÈS, PRINCE DE TYR by CHEEK BY JOWL at The Barbican
By Justin Murray Tuesday, April 17 2018, 09:43
So, it’s Pericles. That Shakespeare play you, erm, know and love. In… French? With a frame narrative which places the action of the Shakespeare play entirely in a different character’s head? Sure, I guess…
Review: 0 DAYS WITHOUT CRYING at the Landor Theatre
By Justin Murray Tuesday, April 17 2018, 09:29
Living with mental health issues is like having rain clouds around your waist. It’s raining around half of you, but the other half you might be fine. Some of the time. These, and other memorable images, populate Caterina Incisa’s solo show 0 Days Without Crying: part-standup, part-memoir.
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