Tag Archives: British premiere

Wild Bride Review Roundup

The Cornish theater troupe Kneehigh has received very positive reviews for the Off-Broadway stop of its U.S. tour of The Wild Bride, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Girl Without Hands.” The creative team includes Carl Grose (book, lyrics), … Continue reading

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Viva Forever: Review Roundup

The new jukebox musical Viva Forever, based on the music of the Spice Girls, has received scathing reviews for its West End premiere at the Piccadilly. The creative team includes Jennifer Saunders (book), Paul Garrington (direction), Lynne Page (choreography), John … Continue reading

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Bodyguard: Review Roundup

The new West End musical The Bodyguard, based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 film (whose Grammy-winning soundtrack featured Whitney Houston’s iconic recording of “I Will Always Love You”), has opened at London’s Adelphi Theatre to rave reviews for leading lady Heather Headley but poor … Continue reading

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Carrie: Album Reviews

Ghostlight Records has released the much-anticipated 2011 Off-Broadway “revisal” cast recording of the 1988 musical Carrie, the infamous adaptation of Stephen King’s 1974 novel and 1976 film, to appreciative reviews. The legendary original production opened at the RSC in Stratford, … Continue reading

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Let It Be: Review Roundup

The Beatles jukebox musical Let It Be has opened to mixed reviews at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre, where the Fab Four gave their notable 1963 Royal Variety Performance. It is the first British musical to be granted … Continue reading

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Love Story: Review Roundup

The U.S. premiere of Love Story, the musical based on Erich Segal’s 1970 novel and film that premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2010 before an Olivier-nominated West End limited run, has opened at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre to mixed … Continue reading

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Soul Sister: Review Roundup

The jukebox Tina Turner bio-musical Soul Sister opened to mixed reviews – unfavorable for its creators but highly favorable for its performers – in a limited West End engagement at the Savoy, where it transferred after a limited Fringe engagement … Continue reading

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London Road: Review Roundup

The 2011 musical London Road returned to London’s National Theatre last week to overwhelmingly positive reviews for a limited summer revival. The creative team includes Alecky Blythe (book, lyrics), Adam Cork (lyrics, music, orchestration), Rufus Norris (direction), Katrina Lindsay (production … Continue reading

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Love Never Dies: Video Reviews

Universal has released the video of Love Never Dies to mixed reviews. Filmed live in Melbourne, Australia, last September, the creative team includes Andrew Lloyd Webber (book and music), Glenn Slater (book and lyrics), Ben Elton (book), Charles Hart (additional … Continue reading

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Top Hat: Review Roundup

The first stage adaptation of the 1935 film Top Hat opened last night in the West End. The reviews have been mixed but generally positive. The creative team is Matthew White and Howard Jacques (book), Irving Berlin (lyrics and music), … Continue reading

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