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The Frogs at Jermyn Street Theatre – exclusive gallery of images

The 2004 Broadway re-working of Stephen Sondheim’s quirky musical comedy The Frogs, presented by House on the Hill Productions, continues at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre until 8 April. Here’s an exclusive gallery of production images from Musical Theatre Review’s official photographer Roy Tan. With a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane, based on Sondheim and Burt Shevelove’s original […]

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The Frogs – Jermyn Street Theatre

The Frogs continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London until 8 April. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ Stephen Sondheim was on a roll when he wrote the music and lyrics for The Frogs in 1974; his three previous shows, Company, Follies and A Little Night Music, coming during his most fertile […]

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The Frogs at Jermyn Street Theatre – Nathan Lane attends UK premiere

Nathan Lane, whose 2004 Broadway version of Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs has its UK premiere tonight (Thursday 16 March), attended the show last night at Jermyn Street Theatre in London’’s West End. Afterwards, he happily posed for photos with the creative team and cast, including Michael Matus, who plays his central role of Dionysos, and […]

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Stratford East and Jermyn Street theatres – changes at the top

Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Kerry Michael and Jermyn Street Theatre’s Anthony Biggs have both announced their intention to step down as artistic directors of their popular London venues. Michael, who has spent 12 highly successful years in the post, will leave Theatre Royal Stratford East at the end of this year. In a statement announcing […]

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Cautionary Tales For Daughters – Jermyn Street Theatre and Touring

Cautionary Tales For Daughters continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London until 11 February and tours until 24 July. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ Tanya Holt has a delightful way of packing emotion and accents into song and her voice is like rich cream complete with fresh, sweet strawberries. She resonates in the […]

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Sondheim’s Frogs at Jermyn Street Theatre – Matus and Rae head cast

The 2004 Broadway re-working of Stephen Sondheim’s quirky musical comedy The Frogs, presented by House on the Hill Productions, will receive its UK premiere at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre from 14 March until 8 April. With a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane, based on Sondheim and Burt Shevelove’s original 1974 work, the production will […]

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Sondheim musical The Frogs has UK premiere at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2017

The latest Broadway version of the rarely-performed Stephen Sondheim musical The Frogs, a send-up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane, is to get its UK premiere in 2017 at Jermyn Street Theatre (press nights are 16 and 17 March). The Frogs is loosely based on a comedy written in […]

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I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road – Jermyn Street Theatre

I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road at Jermyn Street Theatre, London until 23 July. Rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆ It is a quarter of a century since I first heard Steve Ross sing ‘Old Friend’ at the old Pizza On the Park and fell in love with […]

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Marilyn & Sinatra play to make London debut

A secret love affair between two of the 20th century’s most iconic figures is the subject of the new play Marilyn & Sinatra which receives its London premiere next month. Written and directed by Sandro Monetti, the show which charts a tempestuous five-week relationship between Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra in 1955 will play the […]

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I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road – cast details

Casting details have been announced for the first UK revival of the musical I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road. West End stars Landi Oshinowo (Shrek, Barnum, Sister Act) and Nicolas Colicos (Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard, Sister Act, The Bodyguard) will head the cast of the show which opens for a […]

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Sandra Dickinson cast in UK premiere of I Loved Lucy

I Loved Lucy, a play that explores the final years of musical comedy legend Lucille Ball, will follow up a well-received workshop presentation in London last year with a full UK premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre next month. The show, which was written by Lee Tannen and is based on his own memoir, recounts his […]

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Desperate Measures – Jermyn Street Theatre

Desperate Measures continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre until 20 December. Star rating: one star ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ Some musical theatre composers like to set challenges for themselves, it seems. Looking for comedic material to adapt? Choose one of Shakespeare’s ‘problem plays’ that, while listed as a comedy, is altogether darker in tone. […]

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New musical Desperate Measures has world premiere at Jermyn Street Theatre

Desperate Measures, a freewheeling new musical based on Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure will receive its world premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre from 24 November to 20 December. The piece (script/lyrics by Robin Kingsland, music/lyrics by Chris Barton) is set in London in the ‘swinging sixties’ against a backdrop of starchy middle class morality and hypocrisy in a country on the verge of […]

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Interview – Jonathan Butterell on why See What I Wanna See has made him want to act again

JONATHAN BUTTERELL, who choreographed the original production of Michael John LaChiusa’s Off-Broadway hit See What I Wanna See at New York’s Public Theater, has joined the cast of its London premiere at the Jermyn Street Theatre after a 22-year break from acting (in recent times he has been mainly concentrating on directing). Jonathan also directed the premieres of Michael John LaChiusa’s other works Giant and Tres Nińas. […]

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See What I Wanna See – Jermyn Street Theatre

See What I Wanna See continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre until 3 October. Rating: two stars ★★✩✩✩ A collection of short stories rarely makes the best material for a coherent full-length musical, a point proved by Michael John LaChiusa’s See What I Wanna See, a misfiring hotchpotch of trite tropes that one of London’s best Fringe […]

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See What I Wanna See – original choreographer Jonathan Butterell joins cast

Casting has been announced for Michael John LaChiusa’s Off-Broadway hit See What I Wanna See, which will receive its London premiere in a limited four-week run at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 8 September to Saturday 3 October, with a press night on Friday 11 September, 7.30pm. The cast features Jonathan Butterell as The Janitor/The Priest, Marc Elliott as The Thief/A Reporter, Cassie […]

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Off-Broadway musical See What I Wanna See has London premiere at Jermyn Street Theatre

Michael John LaChiusa’s Off-Broadway hit See What I Wanna See will receive its London premiere in a limited four-week run at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 8 September to Saturday 3 October, with a press night on Friday 11 September. See What I Wanna See is a vibrant and provocative new musical that explores the nature of truth, and how it is altered by perspective. From medieval Japan where […]

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Jerry’s Girls – Jermyn Street Theatre

Jerry’s Girls continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London until 31 May. Rating: 5 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ There’s no doubt that Jerry Herman has earned his place as one of the 20th century’s greatest composers of musical theatre. From his early successes of Milk and Honey and Hello, Dolly!, to his 1983 smash hit La Cage Aux […]

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Caroline Sheen – Sondheim & So Forth – Jermyn Street Theatre

Caroline Sheen: Sondheim & So Forth at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, as part of the London Festival of Cabaret. Star rating: Four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Caroline Sheen has been gracing the London stage since her West End debut in Grease at the Cambridge Theatre in the late 1990s – a job that saw her cut short […]

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Jerry’s Girls transfers to Jermyn Street Theatre for three-week run

Following a sell-out run at St James Studio last month, musical revue Jerry’s Girls will transfer to Jermyn Street Theatre for a limited three-week run from Tuesday 12 to Sunday 31 May 2015, with a press night on Friday 15 May. Featuring songs from classic musicals including Hello, Dolly!, Mame, and La Cage Aux Folles, […]

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Halbwelt Kultur – Jermyn Street Theatre

Halbwelt Kultur continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London until 15 December. Halbwelt Kultur explores the world of political upheaval and exuberant cultural experimentation during the Weimar Republic, and highlights in particular the work of six extraordinary female artists – international film star and cabaret singer Marlene Dietrich, lesbian entertainer Claire Waldoff, actress and singer […]

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