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Thursday 19 December 2013
Sheffield Crucible: 'Visually gorgeous and beautifully choreographed'
Wednesday 20 November 2013
In this episode of Channel 4's backstage documentary The Sound of Musicals (the second of four), we followed the fortunes of two producers at very different stages in their respective careers.
Friday 23 August 2013
Watch the videos below to view clips of songs from ‘Les Misérables’ which could feature on Russell Watson's new album, as well as a preview of a new production of ‘Miss Saigon’.
Thursday 08 August 2013
Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Thursday 20 June 2013
Miss Saigon, the musical that brought a real helicopter onto the West End stage, is descending on London again.
Friday 05 April 2013
Wittgenstein famously remarked that “If a lion could speak, we would not be able to understand him” (because, as a different form of life, he would play wholly distinct language games).
Monday 25 February 2013
It came true. Thank you so much to the Academy for this and for nominating me with Helen Hunt, Jacki Weaver, Amy Adams and Sally Field
Sunday 15 January 2012
Original performers told that the curtain's coming down on their payments for recording sales
Tuesday 12 July 2011
The infectious music of Abba reached a little bit further round the globe last night, as the first Mandarin-language version of Mamma Mia! opened in Shanghai, with producers hoping audiences will indeed thank them for the music and deliver them a blockbuster.
Sunday 20 March 2011
Friday 18 March 2011
Carl Davis conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in his own accompaniment to the original silent film Phantom of the Opera this month. In February he conducted his scores to Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush and Modern Times – and this is only a taste of the empire he has created over the past 30 years.
Monday 28 February 2011
A pleasure boat belonging to the theatre impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh has been destroyed in a fire that police are treating as suspicious.
Friday 18 February 2011
It is a confrontation as passionate as anything seen between Javert and Jean Valjean, pitting Cameron Mackintosh against the orchestra of Les Misérables, one of the theatre impresario's biggest successes.
Friday 28 January 2011
Last Night's TV: Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream/BBC2<br />Arena: Rolf Harris Paints His Dream/BBC2
Thursday 30 December 2010
The arrival of Les Misérables in the West End some 25 years ago was a good news/bad news deal for ticket touts. On the up side the demand for tickets was stratospheric; on the down side it wasn't the easiest title for an East End gouger to mutter out of the side of his mouth. In Les Mis at 25: Matt Lucas Dreams the Dream, Nicholas Allott, a senior executive for Cameron Mackintosh, recalled walking to the theatre one day and hearing a burly man pitching tickets for a show he could only pronounce as "Lesbian Rebels".
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