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Theatre world mourns the loss of actress and singer Barbara Cook

Barbara Cook, whose nonpareil career stretched from dazzling portrayals in classic Broadway musicals to iconic performances in concert halls and cabarets, died on 8 August at the age of 89. The cause was reported to be respiratory failure. Cook made her Broadway debut in 1951 as the ingenue lead in the short-lived musical Flahooley, then […]

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National Theatre’s Follies – further cast details

Full casting details have been revealed for the National Theatre’s much-anticipated production of the 1970s Broadway musical Follies which is due to begin previewing in August. Starring the multi-award winning trio of Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton, Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies will play the Olivier Theatre from 22 August until 4 November with […]

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Follies at the National Theatre – more cast details

More details have been revealed for the National Theatre’s much-anticipated production of the 1970s Broadway show Follies which is due to begin previewing in August. Starring the multi award-winning trio of Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton, the Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman musical will play the Olivier Theatre from 22 August until 4 November with […]

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National Theatre 2017 season – Pinocchio and Follies provide the musical interest

There will be ‘no strings to hold him down’ when Pinocchio steps on to the stage at the National Theatre this Christmas as part of the prestigious venue’s packed 2017 season. Directed by John Tiffany, the world premiere of Pinocchio by Dennis Kelly joins the new production of the 1970s Broadway musical Follies as two of […]

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Follies at the National Theatre – Philip Quast joins Imelda Staunton and Janie Dee

National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris has confirmed details of next year’s much-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Broadway musical Follies, Starring the multi-award winning duo of Imelda Staunton and Janie Dee, the show will play the Olivier Theatre at a date which has yet to be confirmed. Imelda Staunton plays Sally Durant Plummer, Janie Dee […]

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Staunton and Dee heading for Follies at the National

Multi award-winner Imelda Staunton is to return to the music of Stephen Sondheim to star in next year’s National Theatre production of Broadway musical Follies, directed by Dominic Cooke. The actress, who won rave reviews for her performance as Momma Rose in the hit revival of Gypsy, will co-star with Olivier Award winner Janie Dee (Carousel) […]

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Sally Ann Triplett – Crazy Coqs

Sally Ann Triplett performs her show Elephants to Broadway and Back Again at the Crazy Coqs, London until 11 July. Star rating: 3 stars ★ ★ ★ Actress and singer Sally Ann Triplett always imagined she was going to be a ballet dancer until she discovered at a relatively young age that she had a “loud […]

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Follies in Concert – Royal Albert Hall

Follies in Concert was performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ London has had a surprisingly – and tragically – short history with Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies. The original full-scale West End production opened in 1987 (which, admittedly, remains the show’s longest ever run, anywhere in the world). […]

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Follies in Concert – Jennifer Coolidge and Stefanie Powers join cast

Further star casting has been announced for Follies in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 28 April 2015 in celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday year, including Jennifer Coolidge, Alexander Hanson, Stefanie Powers, Alistair Brammer and Laura Pitt-Pulford. The musical will be directed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood and will also feature […]

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Our Time – KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar Sing Sondheim – Crazy Coqs

Our Time: KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar Sing Sondheim at the Crazy Coqs, London continues until 14 February. Star rating: 4 stars **** Put two of New York’s finest, most enduring cabaret performers in the best room in town, give them 20 of Stephen Sondheim’s cleverest songs to interpret, many with a new, gender-bending twist, and the result, as you might […]

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Follies concert will feature Christine Baranski and Ruthie Henshall

SilverBlue Entertainment, in association with Elliot Davis are presenting Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Royal Albert Hall in celebration of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s 85th birthday year. The show will be playing on Tuesday 28 April for one matinee (at 3pm) and one evening performance (at 7.30pm) only. The all-star cast includes Christine Baranski (Into the Woods, The Good Wife, Mamma Mia!), Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Chicago), Anita Harris (Carry On Doctor and Follow That Camel, Cats), Ruthie Henshall (original Roxy in Chicago, Les Misérables), […]

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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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The Ladies Who Lunch – The Pheasantry

The Ladies Who Lunch: A Celebration of Sondheim’s Women was performed at The Pheasantry, London. It’s hard to think of any composer who writes better songs, funny or sad, for the opposite sex than Stephen Sondheim and that view was strengthened when 22 of his best were given the full treatment by the talented quartette of Katy Secombe, Rebecca Caine, […]

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