Tag Archives | Michael Strassen

New Union Theatre patrons Ruthie Henshall and Stephen Mear back The Fix

New Union Theatre patrons, West End leading lady Ruthie Henshall and award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear, joined the cast and crew of Atomicus Entertainment’s production of The Fix to promote the first show to play the state-of-the-art theatre space. Commenting on her decision to take on the role of patron at the new Union, Henshall said: “The success of […]

Continue Reading ·

The Who’s Tommy – Greenwich Theatre

The Who’s Tommy continues at Greenwich Theatre, London until 23 August. Star rating: 4 stars ★ ★ ★ ★ Born out of a desire for inner enlightenment, Tommy is the brainchild of Pete Townshend of the legendary rock band The Who. Billed as a ‘rock-opera’ – the first of its kind – Tommy was originally released as an album in 1969, which […]

Continue Reading ·

The Who’s Tommy at Greenwich Theatre – Ashley Birchall cast in lead role

Full casting is announced today for The Who’s Tommy, which will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre from Wednesday 29 July to Sunday 23 August. The production comes 20 years after Tommy was last seen in London, marking the 40th anniversary of the original film and the 50th anniversary of The Who. The title role of […]

Continue Reading ·

The Who’s Tommy has anniversary production at Greenwich Theatre this summer

Almost 20 years after its last UK production, The Who’s Tommy will play a limited run at Greenwich Theatre this summer (29 July to 23 August, press night is 31 July), marking the 40th anniversary of the original film and the 50th anniversary of The Who. Based on the iconic 1969 double-album rock opera, which later […]

Continue Reading ·

Brush Up Your Sondheim – Royal Academy of Music

Craig Glenday writes… Brush Up Your Sondheim was a two-day Sondheim seminar organised by the Stephen Sondheim Society at the Royal Academy of Music. The event served up a smorgasbord of academic research, recitals, workshops and chat in celebration of Broadway’s greatest living composer/lyricist. Is it possible to spend two whole days discussing the work of Stephen […]

Continue Reading ·

Sondheim Society invites you to Brush Up Your Sondheim – with Sondheim

Following its success in 2012, the biennial Stephen Sondheim Society event Brush Up Your Sondheim returns with even more activities for participants to enjoy this year, including a Q&A session with the great man himself via a live video link from New York in real time. During this coming weekend (26-27 July) at the Royal Academy […]

Continue Reading ·

Pacific Overtures – Union Theatre, London

Pacific Overtures continues at the Union Theatre, London until 2 August. The almost-operatic Pacific Overtures was never going to be easy listening and it’s certainly not everybody’s cup of sake but the 45-seater Union Theatre appears to have itself an unexpected hit with this classy Michael Strassen revival of one of Stephen Sondheim’s most complex and ambitious […]

Continue Reading ·

The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S Bermange – St James Theatre

The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S Bermange – An Evening of Comic Songs was performed at the St James Theatre Studio, London. Following its debut last July, The Wit and Whimsy of Alexander S Bermange was reprised at St James Theatre Studio with a revised and updated selection of songs, featuring newly-penned numbers alongside established […]

Continue Reading ·

Billy the Musical – Union Theatre

Playing at the Union Theatre, London until 29th June. Originally staged in the West End back in 1974, Billy the Musical (adapted from Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall’s play Billy Liar by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais), with a score from John Barry and Don Black, has at its heart a hardly average musical hero. Billy […]

Continue Reading ·
Copyright: Musical Theatre Review Ltd 2013. All rights reserved.