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Audra McDonald on Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in the West End

Following a record-breaking, sold-out Broadway run, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald will make her West End debut at Wyndham’s Theatre this summer, portraying singer Billie Holiday in the one-woman show Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. Musical Theatre Review was invited to a special launch event of the production, where McDonald – recently given five stars from […]

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The Best of the Danny Kaye Show – new DVD release

Michael Darvell reviews new DVD release, The Best of the Danny Kaye Show. Danny Kaye (1911-87) was born David Daniel Kaminsky in New York of Ukrainian Jewish parents who had left Russia two years before their son’s birth. He was a performer from childhood. After his mother’s death when he was a teenager, he left home […]

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Under the influence of Alison Jiear

Alison Jiear – Under the Influence. Reviewed at the St James Studio, London. After witnessing this somewhat exemplary vocal performance from Alison Jiear, it is hard to fathom why the actress and singer has only just released her third album. Not in a long time have I heard a voice of such versatility, clarity, tone, […]

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