Musicals

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NHS the Musical review – the doctor will sing for you now
Bouncy songs explore three patients’ experiences in this ambitious and spirited show about the health service’s history and current crisis

Chris Wiegand

22, Sep, 2021 @6:00 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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‘We didn’t want to do a Grease’: how Everybody’s Talking About Jamie became a film
How do you turn hit musicals like Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Dear Evan Hansen into films? You axe songs, throw out plots and don’t worry about anyone’s favourite bit

Ryan Gilbey

20, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Tantrum of the opera: how Michael Palin’s angry dad inspired new show
The Monty Python star has reinvented his play The Weekend as musical theatre

Vanessa Thorpe

19, Sep, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Cedella Marley: ‘The mission is to spread Daddy’s music to every corner of the Earth’
As a new musical about Bob Marley prepares to celebrate his spirit and songs, Marley’s daughter, and the director and star of Get Up, Stand Up!, discuss his legacy

Tim Adams

19, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Everybody’s Talking About Jamie review – The Full Monty in drag
This gutsy musical comedy about a wannabe drag queen teenager adheres firmly to the Britfilm plucky outsiders template

Peter Bradshaw

16, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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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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Dear Evan Hansen review – ghoulish Ben Platt sinks high school musical
The film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical can’t overcome its 27-year-old star’s creepy teen makeup and the story’s wobbly handling of mental health

Adrian Horton

14, Sep, 2021 @6:42 PM

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‘Bob Marley songs are my DNA!’ – behind the scenes at the Get Up, Stand Up! musical
Clint Dyer was asked to direct the eagerly awaited reggae rollercoaster the night before he started cancer treatment. He explains why he couldn’t say no

Alexis Petridis

14, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Back to the Future: The Musical review – the car’s the star
This is a splashy theatre-film mashup, with gravity-defying effects, cute quirks and offbeat gags

Arifa Akbar

13, Sep, 2021 @10:59 PM

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‘Up yours, Covid!’ Roger Bart on playing ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown
Fire up the DeLorean! The Desperate Housewives actor is playing the time-travelling scientist in the Back to the Future musical – now he can finally sing in Christopher Lloyd’s accent

Ryan Gilbey

13, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The week in theatre: Frozen; Rockets and Blue Lights – review
Will the West End ever let go of this glinting new adaptation of the beloved Disney film?

Susannah Clapp

12, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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