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Evita at the Phoenix Theatre – exclusive production images

Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer Roy Tan has taken a selection of exclusive images of hit musical Evita which has returned to the West End. Presented by Bill Kenwright for a strictly limited 12-week season, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s multi award-winning musical continues at the Phoenix Theatre until 14 October. This year’s Eva is played […]

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Evita – Phoenix Theatre

Evita continues at the Phoenix Theatre, London until 14 October. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ After touring since January, the last and best Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice collaboration is settling in at the Phoenix for a strictly limited 12-week West End run and, like vintage wine, it improves with age. This […]

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Evita returns to the West End for limited season

Hit musical Evita is to make a return to visit to the West End to mark the 65th anniversary of the death of Eva Peron next month. Presented by Bill Kenwright for a strictly limited 12-week season, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s multi award-winning musical will play the Phoenix Theatre from 28 July until […]

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Madalena Alberto – Live At Zédel

Madalena Alberto at Live At Zédel, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Not even Storm Doris could keep them away from Madalena Alberto’s one-nighter at Piccadilly nightspot Live At Zédel, even if it did leave her percussionist stranded in Manchester. The strong-voiced Portuguese songbird has a growing reputation in musical theatre […]

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Elaine Paige – Stripped Back – G Live, Guildford and Touring

Elaine Paige – Stripped Back at G Live, Guildford. The show continues to tour England and Wales on selected dates until 18 December 2016, ending in the West End. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Following on from Elaine Paige’s sell-out tour Page by Page by Paige and the associated concert I’m Still Here two years ago, […]

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Evita tour returns to UK in 2017

Bill Kenwright’s production of Evita is to return to next year for another major UK tour. The revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved musical last toured the country three years ago ahead of a successful London run at the Dominion Theatre in the autumn of 2014. Although there is no news yet on the […]

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Marti Webb In Concert – Crazy Coqs

Marti Webb In Concert continues at the Crazy Coqs, London until 17 March. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ It would be indelicate to point out Marti Webb’s age, but as she lists a selection of her career highlights, it puts the performer into a remarkable perspective. Webb’s career officially began in 1961, when […]

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In memory of Robert Stigwood – impresario extraordinaire

Robert Stigwood (16 April 1934–4 January 2016): Impresario Extraordinaire who promoted The Bee Gees, John Travolta and Lloyd Webber musicals. Impresario Robert Stigwood, who has died aged 81, was a unique example of a businessman with his own vision that saw him achieving success in many forms of public entertainment. Not one to stick to […]

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Marti Webb – Crazy Coqs

Marti Webb performed at the Crazy Coqs, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Musical theatre star of a bygone era Marti Webb, a rare visitor to the cabaret circuit making her Crazy Coqs debut, turned back the clock the best part of half a century as she reprised the songs that informed her […]

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Madalena Alberto – Don’t Cry For Me – St James Studio

Madalena Alberto performed her show Don’t Cry For Me at the St James Studio, London. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Originally from Lisbon, Madalena Alberto moved to London to study performing arts and since graduating has developed a successful career in musical theatre. She has recently played Eva Peron in Evita both in […]

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Elaine Paige in Conversation – The Oak Room at The Hospital Club

Elaine Paige was In Conversation at The Oak Room at The Hospital Club, London. Last night at The Hospital Club, Elaine Paige continued to entertain audiences with her charm, infectious laugh and stories from a fantastic career. As part of a celebration of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts’ 70th anniversary, three of the Academy’s associates […]

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WhatsOnStage Awards – Miss Saigon and Memphis the Musical dominate nominations

Miss Saigon picked up 12 nominations for the 15th Annual WhatsOn Stage Awards. Picture: Roy Tan At a ceremony held today at London’s Café de Paris, Angela Griffin and Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. The announcement of the nominations marks the opening of the final voting stage (closes 31 January 2015), […]

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Elaine Paige in Concert – Royal Albert Hall, London

Elaine Paige in Concert (50th Anniversary Farewell Tour) at the Royal Albert Hall, London. It seems strange to imagine but to anybody under the age of 20, Elaine Paige is probably more regarded as a Sunday afternoon radio presenter than as a musical theatre star. Certainly her presence on the Radio 2 show has given musical theatre a […]

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West End Heroes – Dominion Theatre

West End Heroes 2014 was performed at the Dominion Theatre, London. Following the phenomenal success of West End Heroes last year, Dominion Theatre general manager David Pearson pulled out all the stops again to raise money for Help For Heroes who work to rehabilitate servicemen, women and their families who have suffered life-changing injuries in combat. Pearson […]

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Evita – Dominion Theatre

Evita continues at the Dominion Theatre, London until 1 November. Originally written in 1976, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Evita was groundbreaking in many different ways. Despite the proliferation of mob scenes throughout, Evita is essentially a three-person musical – a political love-triangle of sorts with the narrator (originally more than a hint of […]

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West End Heroes – Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro lead line-up

Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro will headline the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert at the Dominion Theatre on Sunday 28 September. The chart-topping group – the fastest selling new British band of 2014 – will be perfoming a song from their debut No. 1 album Stars. They will join double Olivier Award winner and recording artist Michael Ball who is hosting as […]

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Evita tour heads to West End for 55 performances

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is to return to London’s West End for a strictly limited season, opening on Tuesday 16 September at the recently refurbished Dominion Theatre (press night is Monday 22 September). The musical, considered by many to be the writers’ masterwork will play for 55 performances only in the West End, with […]

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Musical highlights in Austria include Sondheim and a Disney classic

Ludovico Lucchesi Palli looks forward to a packed season ahead in Austrian theatre.  With the 2013/2014 season slowly coming to an end, theatres in Austria are getting ready for the upcoming season, which promises to combine classics from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim to a Disney favourite (for the first time in German) and some musical […]

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Emerging Artists – Crazy Coqs

Emerging Artists was performed at the Crazy Coqs, London. It’s all well and good to celebrate the songbooks of America and Europe as part of the London Festival of Cabaret but the concept would be considered a museum piece if there wasn’t adequate time given over to new, original work. Kit and McConnel, Miss Hope Springs […]

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Introducing Glass Half Full Productions

Launched this week, Glass Half Full Productions is a new production company aiming to produce musicals, plays and comedy both in the UK and US in partnership with Just For Laughs Theatricals. CEO of Just For Laughs, Adam Blanshay (who won a Tony Award as co-producer on the Broadway musical Kinky Boots) has teamed up […]

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Patti LuPone – Leicester Square Theatre

Playing at the Leicester Square Theatre, London until 23rd June. It’s not often we get a real live Broadway musical theatre legend in the West End and fans, among them Adele, were out in force for Patti LuPone’s opening night at the Leicester Square Theatre. A belter in the Ethel Merman tradition and an actress […]

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