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The cover, which has been ‘The prophets of doom had a field day over Maury Yeston's musical Titanic when it was launched on Broadway in 1997 ahead of James Cameron's blockbuster cinematic weepie.  Technical glitches during the previews and a rumour-mill drooling with anticipatory schadenfreude convinced wiseacres that the $10 million dollar show, like the eponymous vessel, was on a collision course with disaster.

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Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

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Macbeth, Tramway, Glasgow

A slight, traumatised man is led into the locked ward of a vast mental asylum. Stripped of his suit, in his institutional scrubs, he is a tiny figure observed by three CCTV cameras and from a raised window at the back of the set.

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Actor and comedian James Corden was crowned the king of Broadway on Sunday night as he was named best actor at the Tony Awards – beating heavyweight Hollywood rivals including Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Earl Jones. It marks the culmination of a recovery for an actor who admitted he had lost his way.

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James Corden was crowned the king of Broadway amid speculation a career in Hollywood could be next after he was named best actor at the Tony Awards.

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