Tag Archives | Jeanine Tesori

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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Caroline, or Change – Minerva Theatre, Chichester

Caroline, or Change continues at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester until 3 June. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Chichester Festival Theatre has a new artistic director, Daniel Evans, and though his tenure may have started with a bit of a blip in the revival of Alan Bennett’s Forty Years On, this inaugural […]

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Shrek the Musical tour – new dates announced

New dates have been announced for the 2017/2018 tour of the hit fairy tale with the green-tinged twist, Shrek the Musical. The second major tour of the Dreamworks Theatricals’ musical hit will now play dates in Sheffield, Cardiff, Woking, Liverpool, Canterbury, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Llandudno and Leeds. As previously announced, the outsize ogre will initially take to […]

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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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Shrek das Musical – Vienna

Shrek das Musical continues at Vienna Stadthalle until 22 March. Star rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Following a triumphant premiere in Düsseldorf in October 2014 and a subsequent tour through Germany and Switzerland, the world’s most beloved ogre has arrived in Vienna for its final tour dates. The show is based on the first of the four Dreamworks […]

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Shrek the Musical – Grand Theatre, Leeds

Shrek the Musical continues at the Grand Theatre, Leeds to 17 August, then tours until September 2015. Shrek, the grumpy green ogre who was the unlikely love interest in the vastly popular DreamWorks movie and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane production in 2011, has plenty to grouch about, including being booted out of his home aged seven […]

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Violet – American Airlines Theatre, New York

Violet continues at the American Airlines Theatre, New York until 10 August. Violet, the eponymous heroine of the musical Violet, tells us early on that she has a “scar that cuts a rainbow clear across my cheek”. It’s the result, we eventually learn, of an accident some 12 years earlier when Violet was 13. Violet was […]

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