Tag Archives | Jerry Herman

CD Review – Hello, Dolly! – 2017 Broadway Cast

HELLO, DOLLY! – 2017 Broadway Cast (Masterworks Broadway – 88985405922) At times like this I wish more than anything that I lived in New York. I would love to actually see this production onstage. Perhaps by now you may have gathered that I am in love with this recording of the 2017 Broadway cast of […]

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Hello, Dolly! – Sam S. Shubert Theatre, New York

Hello, Dolly! continues at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre, New York. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Look at the old girl now, fellas,” the lady in sparkly red at the corner of the stage sings out to the audience. And you’d have to be a total idiot to not do just […]

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La Cage Aux Folles – New Wimbledon Theatre and Touring

La Cage Aux Folles continues at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London until 18 March and then tours until 26 August. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The first-ever UK tour of Jerry Herman’s insanely entertaining 1983 Broadway hit – it picked up six Tonys and ran for four and a half years – is a […]

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Bette Midler stars in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway in spring 2017

Broadway theatregoers will once again have a chance to say ‘Hello, Dolly!’ And this time it will be Bette Midler portraying the indefatigable matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi. The news broke this week that Midler – also known rightly as the Divine Miss M – will star in a revival of the classic musical to open on 20 April 2017. […]

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Kings of Broadway – Palace Theatre

Kings of Broadway was performed at the Palace Theatre, London. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ Only five weeks after a glittering 85th birthday concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane came another Sondheim tribute at the Palace Theatre, this time also celebrating two other Kings of Broadway: the show tune champion Jerry Herman, composer […]

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Interview – Richard Fleeshman celebrates the Kings of Broadway

Singer, actor and songwriter RICHARD FLEESHMAN will be appearing in Kings of Broadway, a special concert celebrating legendary composers Jerry Herman, Stephen Sondheim and Jule Styne, at London’s Palace Theatre on Sunday 29 November. The latest show from Alex Parker and Alastair Knights, the creative team behind the staging of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music which played the Palace […]

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Mack & Mabel – Chichester Festival Theatre

Mack & Mabel continues at the Chichester Festival Theatre until 5 September, and then tours the UK and Ireland from 1 October–6 December. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s musical, telling of the early days of silent film-making and the relationship between film director Mack Sennett and his greatest star Mabel Normand, has […]

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Mack and Mabel at Chichester Festival Theatre – full cast revealed

The full cast has been confirmed for Chichester’s forthcoming summer musical, Mack and Mabel, which will be led by Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance in the title roles. Following the Chichester run (13 July to 5 September), this major new production will tour across the UK and Ireland. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, […]

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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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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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Rebecca LaChance cast opposite Michael Ball in Mack and Mabel at Chichester

After an extensive search, American actress Rebecca LaChance has been confirmed to star as Mabel alongside Michael Ball in Chichester’s forthcoming summer musical, Mack and Mabel, at the Festival Theatre from 13 July to 5 September, and then touring across the UK and Ireland in the production. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, this […]

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Jerry’s Girls – St James Studio

Jerry’s Girls continues at St James Studio, London until 15 March. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ It is only when you hear 28 of his show songs paraded one after the other in a sparkling revue staged so winningly by a hectically-involved cast of five under Kate Golledge’s imaginative direction that you realise the full extent of Broadway legend Jerry […]

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Jerry’s Girls London revival – meet the Girls

Full casting has been announced for musical revue Jerry’s Girls which, 30 years after it opened on Broadway, will be revived in a limited two-week run (3 to 15 March) at the St James Studio, London. Jerry’s Girls are Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones and Sarah-Louise Young. Anna-Jane Casey was recently seen starring in Forbidden Broadway at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Vaudeville Theatre. West End credits […]

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The Grand Tour – Finborough Theatre

The Grand Tour continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 21 February. 3 stars *** The Grand Tour used to be known as a traditional trip around Europe taken by young men of means as an educational rite of passage. Jerry Herman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble’s long neglected musical of the same name is based on […]

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Jerry Herman revue Jerry’s Girls opens at St James Studio in 2015

Thirty years after it opened on Broadway, musical revue Jerry’s Girls will be revived in a limited two-week run at the St James Studio, London from 3 to 15 March 2015. Jerry’s Girls brings together an all-female cast to honour the legacy of the multi Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of some of the greatest Broadway […]

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Cast revealed for Herman’s The Grand Tour at the Finborough

Alastair Brookshaw, Nic Kyle and Zoë Doano are to head the cast for the European premiere of Jerry Herman’s 1979 Broadway musical The Grand Tour, directed by Thom Southerland at the Finborough Theatre as part of the 20 Premieres Season. Produced by Danielle Tarento, The Grand Tour will run for an eight-week strictly limited season from Thursday 1 January to Saturday 21 […]

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Jerry Herman musical Grand Tour has European premiere at the Finborough Theatre

The European premiere of Jerry Herman’s Broadway musical The Grand Tour will be presented at London’s Finborough Theatre (1 January to 21 February 2015) by producer Danielle Tarento and director Thom Southerland, the same team that brought audiences Titanic, Parade, Mack & Mabel and Victor/Victoria (press nights are 6 and 7 January). The Grand Tour has music and lyrics by Jerry […]

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