Tag Archives | Alex Parker

After You – Live At Zédel

After You continues at Live At Zédel, London until 22 April. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ The first musical commissioned by Piccadilly nightspot Zedel is a little gem of a two-hander, a love story with a sting in the tail, short and sweet at exactly an hour and site-specific too as […]

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After You – first new musical at Live at Zedel – cast details

Details have been announced for contemporary love story After You, the first new musical to be staged at Live at Zédel at the Crazy Coqs. Liam Doyle (Wicked, UK tour; Mamma Mia!, Prince of Wales Theatre) and Laura Tebbutt (Love Me Tender, UK tour; Forbidden Broadway, Vaudeville Theatre) will star in the production which will play the London venue from 13 […]

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Something for everybody at Live at Zédel

To launch its spring programme, Piccadilly cabaret room Live at Zédel gave us a taster of seven very different acts, drolly introduced by French comic/compere Marcel Lucont, who is very funny indeed, rather naughty, and will be well worth seeing during Zedel’s French Fest in March. From a musical theatre point of view the highlight […]

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My Fair Lady – West End stars celebrate 60th anniversary

A host of West End Stars will gather at the iconic St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden, the location of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins’ memorable first encounter, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the original Broadway production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, My Fair Lady. Directed by Alastair Knights (Putting It Together at […]

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Best of British fundraiser at the Union Theatre

Home-grown musical talent will be celebrated at a special one-off fundraiser later this month at London’s Union Theatre. Devised by Alastair Knights (director of the award-winning production of The Spitfire Grill), Best of British will play for one night only at the Union Theatre on 20 March. The cabaret, which is in aid of the Union […]

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Kings of Broadway – Palace Theatre

Kings of Broadway was performed at the Palace Theatre, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Only five weeks after a glittering 85th birthday concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane came another Sondheim tribute at the Palace Theatre, this time also celebrating two other Kings of Broadway: the show tune champion Jerry Herman, composer […]

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Janie Dee performed at the St James Theatre Studio as part of the London Festival of Cabaret

Kings of Broadway concert – cast includes Richard Fleeshman and Janie Dee

The timeless music of legendary composers Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne will be celebrated in Kings of Broadway, a special concert at London’s Palace Theatre on Sunday 29 November. The latest from Alex Parker and Alastair Knights, the creative team behind the staging of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music which played the Palace in […]

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Janie Dee – Dee-Licious, Lightful and Lovely! – Crazy Coqs

Janie Dee performs her show Dee-Licious, Lightful and Lovely! at the Crazy Coqs until 14 March. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Last night a packed audience filled with showbiz personalities was treated to a masterclass in cabaret perfection. The multi-talented Janie Dee entertained, enthralled and enchanted her many fans with glorious singing as well as amusing […]

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A Little Night Music – Palace Theatre

A Little Night Music 40th anniversary concert at the Palace Theatre, London. Star rating: 4 stars **** This semi-staged one-off concert version of A Little Night Music, perhaps the richest of all Stephen Sondheim’s scores in a most attractive and amusing storyline, was always likely to please and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Given that producer Alex Parker had assembled musical theatre’s creme de […]

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An Afternoon with the Sondheim Society – Alex Parker & Friends

An Afternoon with the Sondheim Society and… Alex Parker & Friends at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. For a young man of 23, multi-talented Alex Parker has packed plenty into his burgeoning career. But you ain’t heard nothing yet. This fiercely ambitious musical director-pianist-composer’s credits already include a concert version of A Little Night Music, […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses: the Jule Styne Songbook – Crazy Coqs

Everything’s Coming Up Roses: the Jule Styne Songbook continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 6 September. What a blast – short but very sweet… two dozen Jule Styne songs rattled off in a bare hour in a gorgeous start to the Crazy Coqs’ autumn season. Truly, everything’s coming up roses for London cabaret if this is the […]

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Everything’s Coming Up Jule Styne – interview with musical director Alex Parker

Composer Jule Styne wrote some 1500 songs in a long career in Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and on Broadway. Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Jule Styne Songbook, opening at London’s Crazy Coqs on 2 September, is a tribute to a great songwriter who died 20 years ago this month. Devised and directed by Alastair Knights (Putting It Together, The […]

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GOD, a Musical Celebration and Parody of Sondheim – London Theatre Workshop

GOD, a Musical Celebration and Parody of Stephen Sondheim at the London Theatre Workshop, Fulham continues until 12 July. We’ve had a glut of Sondheim compilation shows recently – Just Another Love Story at the same London Theatre Workshop venue as this affectionate homage to his genius was one of the best – but GOD is one with a delightful difference and one […]

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Sondheim Society marks anniversary with God, a celebration and parody

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, the Stephen Sondheim Society will be paying tribute to the composer/lyricist with a brand new show called God, premiering at London Theatre Workshop for only six performances in July (8-12 July). With tongue very firmly in cheek, there will be gentle parodies that serve to demonstrate Sondheim’s art, songs that emphasise his genius, and brand new compositions inspired […]

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