Tag Archives | Michael Matus

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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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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John Owen-Jones and Ben Forster to star in The Phantom of the Opera

From Monday 7 September 2015, there will be major cast changes in the West End production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre, with John Owen-Jones initially playing The Phantom, followed by Ben Forster (from Monday 1 February 2016). Owen-Jones has most recently played the part in the new production of […]

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The Return of the Soldier – Jermyn Street Theatre

The Return of the Soldier continues at the Jermyn Street Theatre, London until 20 September. Simon Anthony Wells’ set for The Return of the Soldier is poignantly evocative of the period in a year when we are thinking so much about the First World War which began exactly a century ago. One side of the stage is […]

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Hostage Song – Finborough Theatre

Hostage Song continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 8 July. Just a glance at the strikingly stark picture of a blindfolded man on the cover of this production’s programme tells the audience that this is not a show for the faint-hearted. The European premiere of new musical Hostage Song, first performed at the Kraine Theater, […]

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The A–Z of Mrs P – Southwark Playhouse

The A–Z of Mrs P continues at the Southwark Playhouse until 29 March. In the search for material for topics for new British musicals, some of the country’s greatest eccentrics can provide ample material. One such is Phyllis Pearsall, who created the London A-Z street atlas. The son of an immigrant Hungarian Jew and a flighty […]

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