John Yap is the owner of JAY/TER Records, an international Record Company specialising in recordings of Musical Theatre (and some Opera and personalities of the Stage and Screen) around the World, specifically from Broadway and the West End. He also produces all the company’s recordings, starting from 1985. John produced the London premiere of the new version of CLOSER THAN EVER at the Jermyn Street Theatre in 2014, directed by the Lyricist himself, Richard Maltby Jr. John has a BA in Graphic Design.
Review: GHOST STORIES at The Ambassadors Theatre
By John Yap Monday, October 14 2019, 10:35
Nine years after its premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 2010, GHOST STORIES returns to London for the fourth time (Duke of York Theatre 2010, Arts Theatre 2014, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre again 2019). A movie was made in the midst of an International tour from Moscow to Shanghai via Lima, Sydney and Toronto. As the main character, Professor Goodman, asks the audience at the start of the show, “Why did you come to see this play?”. Why indeed, but they do.
Review: MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS at The Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
By John Yap Thursday, October 3 2019, 12:30
Athol Fugard’s masterly semi-autobiographical play MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS makes a welcomed return to London after 36 years but with a wrong production in the wrong theatre.
Review: ANGELA’S ASHES at Ashcroft Playhouse at Fairfield Hall, Croydon
By John Yap Monday, September 30 2019, 10:22
ANGELA’S ASHES The Musical premiered at the Lime Tree Theatre in Limerick in 2017. It was revived In July of this year to tour Limerick, Belfast, Dublin, Cork and now it arrives in Croydon; providing three good reasons to travel to the outer London borough.
Review: HELLO AGAIN at The Union Theatre
By John Yap Monday, September 2 2019, 14:27
The Union Theatre continues their love affair with Michael John LaChiusa with the revival of HELLO AGAIN. They previously presented LaChiusa’s THE WILD PARTY, FIRST LADY SUITE and BERNARDA ALBA.
the Nurse (Alice Ellen Wright) in Hello Again at the Union Theatre.
Review: A STEAM PUNK GREAT EXPECTATIONS at The Geffrye Museum, Hoxton
By John Yap Friday, August 30 2019, 10:57
Free Theatre UK’s latest production is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ GREAT EXPECTATIONS. For the past 15 years, this admirable company conceived by Phil Willmott (who’s also our editor at Londonboxoffice) presented their productions at The Scoop outdoor amphitheatre, adjacent to City Hall.
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