Tag Archives: George Hearn

The Saturday List: Favourite Songs from 1980s Musicals

Choosing ten favourite songs from 1980s musicals was considerably easier than choosing songs for similar lists from the 1960s and 1970s. There just weren’t as many great shows with great scores in the 1980s. Ranking the songs is another story. Continue reading

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VIDEO: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on Broadway

One of the most highly anticipated revivals of the season, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein’s La Cage aux Folles has been running for a week. Time to have a look at a few clips from the show, I think. Now, … Continue reading

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SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Video Clips

Sondheim on Sondheim opens tonight. To mark that event, let’s take a look at a few clips from the show: My reactions: Opening Montage: The show looks like what it is: a revue. The video screens look impressive, as if … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: George Hearn Joins ANNIE GET YOUR GUN at Ravinia

George Hearn will join the previously announced Patti Lupone and Brian Stokes Mitchell for the Ravinia Festival’s concert production of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES’s Return to Broadway

La Cage aux Folles is being revived on Broadway for the second time this decade. The 2004 revival received mixed notices, but managed to pick up the Tony Award for the Best Revival of a Musical (over Pacific Overtures and … Continue reading

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Tony Award Caged Death Match: SUNDAY vs. LA CAGE

Picture it. It’s 3 June 3 1984 and you’re watching the Tony Awards. You’ve watched the performances of each of the nominated musicals: “I Want It All” (performed by Liz Callaway, Catherine Cox, Beth Fowler) from the charming, but uneven … Continue reading

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SWEENEY TODD on DVD: the Show or the Concert?

The question is simple: which of the two DVD versions of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd do you like better: the fully staged version with George Hearn and Angela Lansbury or the concert version with Hearn and Patti LuPone? For me, … Continue reading

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