Cole Porter

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Oh, Mr Porter! That’s a terrible portrayal by Kevin Kline | Brief letters
Brief letters: Bad performances | Toilet tales | Monty Pythonesque | Royal barge | Marching to an earworm

25, Sep, 2022 @4:45 PM

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Sunday with Felicity Kendal: ‘If I don’t stay active, I’ll fossilise’
When not so busy, the actor likes to spend time with the family

Michael Segalov

17, Oct, 2021 @5:45 AM

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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Love for Sale review – a fond farewell
On what will be the 95-year-old’s final album, this unlikely duo reunite for a smooth set of Cole Porter covers

Michael Cragg

03, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett: Love for Sale review – jazz interloper livens up crooner’s swansong
The pop diva and jazz maestro defy the latter’s recent Alzheimer’s diagnosis and team up once again, this time for a creditable set of Cole Porter covers

Alexis Petridis

30, Sep, 2021 @1:38 PM

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The week in theatre: Anything Goes; Changing Destiny – review
A joyously shipshape revival of Cole Porter’s Broadway classic proves the perfect getaway

Kate Kellaway

08, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Anything Goes review – Sutton Foster dazzles in Cole Porter’s fizzing tonic for our times
Blissful songs and dance and spirited performances from a virtuoso cast make a preposterous plot into a delightful musical escape

Lyndsey Winship

05, Aug, 2021 @11:16 AM

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Julio Iglesias: how we made Begin the Beguine
‘It was a hit with women. I like to flirt. What can I say?’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

28, Oct, 2019 @3:45 PM

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Kiss Me, Kate review – joyfully makes a virtue out of its limitations
A multitalented cast bring gleeful spontaneity and big laughs to Paul Hart’s bold production, with choreography by Oti Mabuse

Miriam Gillinson

30, Jul, 2019 @3:22 PM

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Are Maybot’s speeches due an upgrade? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Oldham Evening Chronicle | Best banned songs | Pearl Harbor | GPT2 | Jam first


17, Feb, 2019 @5:53 PM

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The Producers; Kiss Me, Kate review – rousing goose-stepping and toe tapping
Mel Brooks’s classic musical about two swindling impresarios gets a risky reprise, while a brilliant cast carry off Cole Porter

Clare Brennan

16, Dec, 2018 @7:59 AM

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Kiss Me, Kate review – ferociously funny festive treat leaves a bitter taste
Standout turns from strong female leads can’t tame the darkness at the heart of Cole Porter’s Shakespearean musical

Catherine Love

14, Dec, 2018 @3:47 PM

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Kiss Me Kate review – the pinnacle of song-and-dance Shakespeare
Opera North present a deft revival of the 1949 Cole Porter show mixing The Taming of the Shrew with showbiz shenanigans

Michael Billington

25, May, 2018 @9:27 AM

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