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Broadway musical Fun Home to open at Young Vic in June 2018

The Young Vic will host the UK premiere of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Fun Home, by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, from 18 June to 1 September 2018 (press night is 27 June). Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s celebrated 2006 graphic novel, made its debut at The Public Theater, New York in October […]

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Spotlight on musical theatre in Sweden – winter and spring seasons

Renate Stridh throws the spotlight on musical theatre productions featured in the current and upcoming seasons in Sweden. The winter season in Sweden is well under way. The autumn saw some exciting productions and there are some equally exciting opening nights ahead. The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon opened at the end of January at China […]

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Shuffle Along and others set Broadway closings

Broadway closings continue apace, with Shuffle Along unexpectedly joining the farewell parade. The show, whose full title is the rather cumbersome Shuffle Along, or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, posted a 24 July closing notice. That’s the same date that its leading lady, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald, […]

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Tony Awards 2015 – victories for Kelli O’Hara and Fun Home

The big news at the Tony Awards on Sunday night in New York was that Broadway’s adored songbird Kelli O’Hara finally won one after a string of six nominations. The recognition came for her lead role as English schoolteacher Anna Leonowens making her way in 19th Century Siam in Lincoln Center Theater’s mounting of Rodgers and […]

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Tony Award nominations – the winners and losers

When it comes to musicals, the nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards, announced today (Tuesday), focus on a tight little group of contenders, with Fun Home and An American in Paris, each receiving a dozen nods. Others high on the list are Something Rotten!, with ten nominations, and The King and I, with nine. On […]

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Fun Home – Circle in the Square Theatre, New York

Fun Home continues at Circle in the Square Theatre, New York. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Moving an acclaimed but definitely off-beat and small-scale Off-Broadway musical from the rather cozy environs of a well-funded not-for-profit organisation to the harshly competitive battleground of Broadway can be a precarious affair. It’s like repotting a beautifully fragile plant. […]

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Broadway stream of openings kick off with Honeymoon in Vegas

Looking to the first half of 2015 on Broadway, let’s hope that musical first-nighters have a good supply of umbrellas on hand. As Al Jolson liked to tells us, April is celebrated for its showers, and in the last-minute crunch for Tony Award eligibility for the 2014-15 season (23 April is the cut-off date), an […]

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Fun Home and Here Lies Love win Lortel Awards

The rich vein of theatre mined away from the bright lights of Broadway enjoyed its place in the awards sun with the handing out of the 29th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway arena. On the musical side of things, Fun Home was named Outstanding Musical of the 2013-14 season. Fun Home, […]

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