Tag Archives: musical revival

Scrooge: Review Roundup

The latest West End revival of the 1992 musical Scrooge, adapted from the 1970 film version of the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol, has opened at the London Palladium to poor reviews. The creative team includes Leslie Bricusse (book, … Continue reading

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Cabaret: Review Roundup

The fourth West End revival of the 1966 musical Cabaret has opened at the Savoy to positive if somewhat guarded reviews. This limited-engagement London run, a revised version of the 2006 Olivier-nominated production, is the final stop of a UK tour that … Continue reading

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Drood: Review Roundup

The Roundabout Theater Company has received mixed reviews for its Broadway revival of the 1985 Tony-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The 2012 creative team includes Rupert Holmes (book, lyrics, music, orchestrations), Scott Ellis (direction), Warren Carlyle (choreography), Paul … Continue reading

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Annie: Review Roundup

The second Broadway revival of the 1977 musical Annie, based on the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray, has opened to generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Thomas Meehan (book), Martin Charnin (lyrics), Charles Strouse (music), … Continue reading

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Marry Me a Little: Review Roundup

The Keen Company has received mixed reviews for its first-ever musical production, a “revisal” of the 1980 one-act Marry Me a Little, which was last revived Off-Broadway in 1987. The creative team includes Craig Lucas and Norman Rene (book), Stephen … 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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Pipe Dream: Album Reviews

Ghostlight Records has released the live 2012 Encores! concert revival cast recording of Pipe Dream, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1955 musical adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1954 novel Sweet Thursday, to strongly positive reviews. The creative team includes Oscar Hammerstein II (book, lyrics), … Continue reading

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Album Reviews

Sony Masterworks has released the 2012 Encores! concert revival cast recording of the 1949 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to very positive reviews. The creative team is Anita Loos and Joseph Fields (book), David Ives (book adaptation), Leo Robin (lyrics), Jule … Continue reading

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Into the Woods: Review Roundup

The second New York revival of the 1987 musical Into the Woods has opened Off-Broadway, as the closing show in the Public Theater’s summer season at the Delacorte in Central Park, to decidedly mixed reviews. For the record, the creative team … Continue reading

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Spamalot: Review Roundup

The London revival of the 2005 musical Spamalot opened last week at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End to lukewarm reviews. For the record, the creative team includes Eric Idle (book, lyrics, music), John DuPrez (music), Christopher Luscombe … Continue reading

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