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Leslie Bricusse obituary
Oscar-winning composer and lyricist known for his hugely successful songs for Willy Wonka and Doctor Dolittle

Michael Coveney

20, Oct, 2021 @2:08 PM

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Leslie Bricusse, songwriter behind Goldfinger and Willy Wonka, dies at 90
The Grammy and Oscar-winning songwriter, whose work drew acclaim on stage and on screen, has died

Benjamin Lee

19, Oct, 2021 @8:13 PM

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Thoughts of a Colored Man review – Black Brooklyn life explored on Broadway
The first Broadway show to be written, directed by, starring and produced by Black artists offers a patchy mix of insight and unoriginality

Gloria Oladipo

18, Oct, 2021 @1:31 PM

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Chicken and Biscuits review – under-baked Broadway comedy
A funeral at a Black church promises chaotic and culturally specific comedy but the end-product feels more like a broad, lukewarm sitcom

Gloria Oladipo

11, Oct, 2021 @5:34 PM

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Netflix’s Diana: The Musical is the year’s most hysterically awful hate-watch | Stuart Heritage
The filmed Broadway show has crash-landed early on the streamer with hilariously awful songs, a musical mess to rival Cats

Stuart Heritage

04, Oct, 2021 @2:14 PM

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Diana: The Musical review – a right royal debacle so bad you’ll hyperventilate
This filmed version of the Broadway show, with its accidental comedy and cringeworthy lines, is a guilty-pleasures singalong in waiting

Peter Bradshaw

01, Oct, 2021 @2:31 PM

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Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga to star in Macbeth on Broadway
The latest take on the Shakespearean tragedy will reunite the actor with his 007 producer Barbara Broccoli

Benjamin Lee

29, Sep, 2021 @4:01 PM

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‘They changed my ending, I felt aghast’: how we made Wicked
‘I once performed Defying Gravity at the White House within spitting distance of the Obamas,’ says Idina Menzel. ‘In fact, I might actually have spat on them’

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

27, Sep, 2021 @1:26 PM

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Tony awards 2021: Moulin Rouge! triumphs in a Broadway celebration
The adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s musical picked up 10 awards in a ceremony that also acted as a comeback for New York theatre

Benjamin Lee in New York

27, Sep, 2021 @4:06 AM

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Melvin Van Peebles obituary
Influential film-maker whose 1971 hit Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song is credited with launching the blaxploitation genre

Chris Wiegand

23, Sep, 2021 @10:51 AM

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Jane Powell obituary
American singer and dancer who played Milly in the classic 1954 film musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Ronald Bergan

21, Sep, 2021 @6:17 PM

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‘Sweating out the notes’: the stunning portrait of Sondheim’s Company by DA Pennebaker
A newly rereleased documentary captures tense scenes in the studio for the 1970 musical’s original cast recording – and reveals much about the songs and their singers

Chris Wiegand

15, Sep, 2021 @1:36 PM

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