Musicals

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‘He was a god for us’: actors on being side by side with Stephen Sondheim
Musical theatre stars Jenna Russell, Daniel Evans and Janie Dee remember working with their hero, and the unique demands and rewards of his songs

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

29, Nov, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Stephen Sondheim obituary
Lyricist of West Side Story who went on to write music and lyrics for acclaimed works including Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods

Tom Sutcliffe

28, Nov, 2021 @1:05 PM

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The week in theatre: Manor; The Drifters Girl; Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)
Rising tides and clunking dialogue overwhelm Moira Buffini’s new play; Beverley Knight and co excel in the latest jukebox musical. Plus, the joys of karaoke Jane Austen

Susannah Clapp

28, Nov, 2021 @10:30 AM

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London’s West End theatres to pay tribute to the genius of Stephen Sondheim
Stars of stage and screen mourn the death at 91 of the lyricist and composer who reinvented musicals

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

27, Nov, 2021 @5:59 PM

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‘I’m a great audience – I cry very easily’: Stephen Sondheim in his own words
In these extracts from interviews published in the Guardian and the Observer, the musicals maestro – who has died aged 91 – talks about rhyme, reviews and risk

Chris Wiegand

27, Nov, 2021 @2:13 PM

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Stephen Sondheim: a daring and dazzling musical theatre icon
The American composer and lyricist, who has died aged 91, shaped the musical artform with his wise, witty and extravagantly clever work

Mark Lawson

26, Nov, 2021 @11:00 PM

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'His songs are like a fabulous steak': an all-star toast to Stephen Sondheim
The supreme lyricist and composer has died aged 91. In a piece first published to mark his 9oth birthday, Jake Gyllenhaal, Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane and many more celebrate the man and his musicals

Interviews by Chris Wiegand and Alexis Soloski

26, Nov, 2021 @10:45 PM

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Stephen Sondheim: master craftsman who reinvented the musical dies aged 91
Scoring his first big hit with West Side Story at 27, the US composer and lyricist raised the art form’s status with moving and funny masterpieces including Follies and Company

Chris Wiegand

26, Nov, 2021 @10:21 PM

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Moulin Rouge! review – ridiculously entertaining Broadway hit opens with opulence in Australia
Almost brought to its knees by the pandemic, this show has pulled off an endearingly trashy, sensual tribute to theatre

Tim Byrne

25, Nov, 2021 @11:25 PM

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The Drifters Girl review – sensational songs but flat storytelling
Beverley Knight excels as trailblazing manager Faye Treadwell in a musical that skips hastily through history and lacks emotional drama

Arifa Akbar

25, Nov, 2021 @11:00 PM

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Basquiat and Warhol’s ‘intimate friendship’ explored in Young Vic drama
Jeremy Pope and Paul Bettany play the art legends in The Collaboration staged by artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah

Chris Wiegand

24, Nov, 2021 @2:34 PM

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Fishnets, French kisses and fireworks: inside Moulin Rouge! The Musical
After winning 10 Tony awards on Broadway, an adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s high-kicking, pop song-mashing film hits both the West End and Melbourne. Its creators draw back the red velvet curtain …

Lyndsey Winship

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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