Tag: Michael Ball

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Book review: The Half – Simon Annand

The Half – Photographs of Actors Preparing for the Stage by Simon Annand Just a quickie for…

Posted in Adam Gwon Andrew Lloyd Webber John Patrick Shanley Kristen Anderson-Lopez Maury Yeston Michael John LaChiusa Music Musicals Robert Lopez Scott Alan Stephen Schwartz Stephen Sondheim Tony Kushner

Album Reviews: Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project / Mamma Mia / Il Divo – A Musical Affair

This trio of album reviews covers Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project, Mamma Mia! The Movie…

Posted in Musicals Theatre Theatre review West End

Review: Chess, London Coliseum

Nobody’s on nobody’s side – an all-star cast can’t save this game of Chess from itself, for…

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Unmasled
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How to solve a problem like a compilation – my alternative Unmasked

I make my own suggestions about interpretations of Andrew Lloyd Webber songs that could have been included…

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Unmasled
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Album Review: Andrew Lloyd Webber Unmasked: The Platinum Collection

Andrew Lloyd Webber marks his 70th birthday with a new musical anthology –  Unmasked: The Platinum Collection…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrates 70 years with ‘Unmasked: The Platinum Collection’

In celebration of his 70th birthday this March, new compilation ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION will…

Posted in Albums Christmas Music

Midlife Crooner Crisis Album Reviews

With Top of the Pops cruelly taken away from us, I’ve rarely much of a clue as…

Posted in Albums Andrew Lloyd Webber Lin-Manuel Miranda Music Stephen Sondheim

Album Review: Michael Ball and Alfie Boe – Together Again

“I hang suspended Until I know There’s a chance that you care” It is no secret that…

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Album Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002 Original London Cast Recording)

  “What a happy time we’ll spend” I’m pretty sure that if you could distil the warmth…