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: ON BLUEBERRY HILL at The Trafalgar Studios
By John Yap Wednesday, March 11 2020, 14:53
It is very rare when one chances upon a new Play of such poetic beauty and heart that grips right from the opening minutes and never lets go.
The Young Vic Launch a “House Music Opera”
By John Yap Monday, March 9 2020, 06:26
The Young Vic in association with The Gallery at Sea Containers London hosted a Private Event on March 5 2020 to launch their new House Music Opera ORFEUS which is based on the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice.
Review: PRETTY WOMAN at the Piccadilly Theatre
By John Yap Tuesday, March 3 2020, 00:01
PRETTY WOMAN The Musical sets out to be a Romantic Musical Comedy and it not only succeeds it also guarantees to be a crowd pleaser as well.
With Music and Lyrics by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance and Book by Garry Marshall and J.E.Lawton it’s based on the motion picture starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
Review: THE VISIT at the National Theatre
By John Yap Tuesday, February 18 2020, 16:36
It has been nearly 30 years since Friedrich Durrenmatt’s THE VISIT visited London. It was at the National Theatre then and now, in a new adaptation by Tony Kushner, it is re-visiting The National Theatre. This long delayed visit was anticipated with great interest and now that it is here, it is also very long.
The cast of The Visit at the National Theatre. Photo by Johan Persson.
Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre
By John Yap Friday, February 7 2020, 18:55
THE WEDDING SINGER The Musical finally makes it to London 14 years after its Broadway reception. London’s reception is in the rather out of the way Troubadour Theatre in Wembley Park.
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