These two guys have dominated musical theatre writing for the last half century. Their style is as different as chalk is to cheese but both celebrated birthdays recently (on March 22nd the populist, Lloyd Webber, was 71 and the sophisticate, Sondheim, was 89) so let’s have fun frivolously comparing and contrasting.
News from London's Theatreland.
Immerse Yourself in a Walk Through A Midsummer Night’s Dream this Summer
By Phil Willmott Monday, March 18 2019, 14:21
Last year the swanky new Bridge Theatre near London Bridge had a massive hit with an immersive production of JULIUS CAESAR in which part of the audience walked amongst the action. I didn’t see it but apparently it was a thrilling experience to watch or participate in.
Celebrating the Choreographer Merce Cunningham
By Phil Willmott Monday, March 18 2019, 11:36
If you’re interested in contemporary dance theatre then you’ll be excited to learn of a series of events and performances celebrating the legacy of choreographer Merce Cunningham at the Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS.
What’s behind the Enduring Appeal of Fiddler on the Roof?
By Phil Willmott Tuesday, February 26 2019, 20:18
Full casting has been announced for the transfer of classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, a revival which is moving from the little Menier Theatre near London Bridge to the Playhouse Theatre in the West End.
All About All About Eve
By Phil Willmott Friday, February 15 2019, 12:16
A stage version of the classic movie ALL ABOUT EVE has just opened at the Noel Coward Theatre starring Gillian Anderson and Lily James.
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