Tag Archives: The Producers

Charlie Chaplin in the LIMELIGHT Once More

Limelight, the new musical based on the life story of Charlie Chaplin, opens at La Jolla Playhouse tonight for a run through 17 October. The show has music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis, with a book by Curtis and Broadway … Continue reading

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BLAZING SADDLES! Another Mel Brooks Musical!

The hard part was inventing the candy-gram. The easy part, it seems, is for Mel Brooks to turn his films into stage musicals. Following The Producers and Young Frankenstein, Brooks is working on his third Broadway musical, this time based … Continue reading

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Longest Running Broadway Musicals

This is the list as it stands at present, with the shows that have moved up the list since last October in green. 1. The Phantom of the Opera – 9179 performances, still running 2. Cats – 7485 performances 3. … Continue reading

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Anything Goes: the John Barrowman Poll

Although my obsession with John Barrowman has waned somewhat in the years gone by, it is nice to see that a DVD of his latest concert is being released. The promo makes it look pretty cheesy, but I still enjoy … Continue reading

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HAIRSPRAY, Bialystock and Bloom

A couple of years since it hit the cinemas, the musical film version of Hairspray is still a great deal of fun. While the film isn’t perfect, it provides a mostly enjoyable couple of hours in front of the TV. … Continue reading

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VARIETY Article: “Mainstream Embracing Musicals”

Variety has run with an interesting article on the re-integration of musicals into popular culture. The full article is available here, but here are a few choice quotes: David Rooney and Gordon Cox wrote: Musicals are once again becoming part … Continue reading

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Michael John LaChiusa and the “Faux Musical”

Opera News published a super article by Michael John Lachiusa about the state of musical theatre. Entitled “The Great Grey Way”, the article is essential reading for anyone interested in musicals and how they are developing in this new century. … Continue reading

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