Cole Porter

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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

Letters

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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It felt so right: I Kissed a Girl and the problematic lyrics artists attempted to disavow
Katy Perry has expressed regret at the stereotypes peddled on her debut single. She’s not the only artist who has attempted to distance herself from badly aged material

Michael Hann

08, Feb, 2018 @12:34 PM

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Beyond Bob Dylan: authors, poets and musicians pick their favourite songwriter
Dylan’s Nobel prize win sparked a debate about lyrics as literature. Here, Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Johnny Marr, Naomi Alderman and others nominate songwriters whose verse has the power of poetry

Andrew Motion, Carol Ann Duffy, Emmy the Great, Polly Samson, Naomi Alderman and others

05, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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A musical tour of Europe’s great cities: Paris
In the second of a new series, Stephen Moss traverses Paris through the musicians who lived and loved there; give us your suggestions for next week’s city, Venice, below

Stephen Moss

14, Jul, 2016 @10:31 AM

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Magdalena Kožená review – mezzo misbehaves, gently, with Cole Porter
Issues with sound levels marred the singer’s trip through the Porter songbook with a Czech big band, which would have benefited from more provocative wit

Tim Ashley

11, Jul, 2016 @11:15 AM

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French-kiss Me Kate: Parisian theatre embraces Cole Porter
With its series of extravagant and sophisticated shows, the Châtelet in France is casting English actors in American musical classics. The latest aims to match the Hollywood glamour of the 1940s

Kim Willsher

02, Feb, 2016 @3:30 PM

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From Broadway to France's boulevards: how Paris fell in love with musicals
Director Jean-Luc Choplin explains how he led an English-language musical comedy revolution when he took the reins at Paris’s Châtelet theatre

Kim Willsher in Paris

13, Nov, 2015 @3:41 PM

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