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Renaissance review ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Renaissance
By Jarlath O’Connell
Fanny and Stella ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Fanny and Stella
Reviewed by Jarlath O’Connell

The Patriotic Traitor ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Patriotic Traitor
De Gaulle vs. Pétain: you are enlightened without realising it

A Steady Rain ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | A Steady Rain
Mad Men and House of Cards writer's stage play

The End of Longing ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The End of Longing
Matthew Perry's World Premiere

Orson's Shadow ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Orson's Shadow
Welles, Olivier, Leigh, Plowright & Tynan

A perfect cast ...Staunton's Rose is gloriously multi-faceted ...in an age of vapid rock musicals and cynical jukebox shows it's an object lesson in what a musical should be.

Buddy Greco ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Joe Bonamassa
The American caught up with the blues rock superstar to talk about his new album, festivals, and – what else? – guitars.

Michael Urie, Buyer and Cellar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Buyer and Cellar
Ugky Betty and Modern Family star Michael Urie dazzles in a gloriously witty homage to Barbra Streisand

Barrie Rutter, King Lear ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Northern Broadsides' King Lear
A Lear unlike any you've seen before. Northern Broadsides shakes new life into Shakespeare.

Tom Senior, Godspell ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Godspell
A reinvention too far?

Death of a Salesman ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Death of a Salesman
The RSC hits gold dust with this Miller revival.

Benton self portrait ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Dust Bowl Masterpieces At Olympia
First Time in the UK for classic American art from the Great Depression

Joe Bonamassa ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Joe Bonamassa
Bonamassa takes you on a tour of the world of blues. Every branch, every fusion, all masterfully presented.

Katie Brayben in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Katie Brayben is a revelation in the title role

Kevin Spacey as Clarence Darrow ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Clarence Darrow
...a fittingly noble end to Spacey's tenure at the Old Vic

The Ruling Class ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Ruling Class
James McAvoy banishes memories of Peter O'Toole

Assassins ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Assassins
Sondheim's darkly delicious musical about the people who tried to assassinate US Presidents

Brent Barrett ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Brent Barrett: Life Is –
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Songs of Kander & Ebb. Barrett's voice is perfect instrument for musical theatre.

An interesting Broadway curiosity, given a very spirited production and some top-notch performances

Here Lies Love ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Here Lies Love
A portrait in disco of Imelda Marcos from Talking Heads' David Byrne, record producer/DJ Fat Boy Slim, Natalie Mendoza and Broadway wunderkind Alex Timbers.

City of Angels ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | City of Angels
Like wallowing in a special issue of Vanity Fair, this production oozes luxury and glamour

NFL London ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Charles Busch
The distinguished icon of off–Broadway theatre misses the mark in West End cabaret.

Chelsea Handler ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Chelsea Handler
The late night talk show host played her first London gig and proved to be an acquired taste, just like... well, read on if you dare.
Umphrey's McGee ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Umphrey's McGee
"They're constantly setting the bar higher for themselves," said Sam from Wisconsin as Umphrey's rocked The Dome. On until June 21.
Meow Meow ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Meow Meow — Feline Intimate
Words escape us trying to encapsulate the wonder that is Meow Meow! On until Sunday June 8.
In The Heights ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | In The Heights
A Manhattan–based show with huge ambitions and a very large cast, full of flavor and spice.

Urinetown, Richard-Fleeshman ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Urinetown – the Musical
Don't be put off by the name! Urinetown is a Broadway hit that has found a great berth in London's new St James Theatre.
Other Desert Cities ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Other Desert Cities
This great play demonstrates yet again that we're currently blessed by the quality of new American writing on the London stage.

Eric Church ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Eric Church
By Darren Weale. March 02, 2014
The roughneck country boy rocks London.
Liz Callaway ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Liz Callaway
By Jarlath O'Connell. January 28, 2014
"She still retains that girl next door sweetness and an endearing open hearted quality which can warm up a big concert hall, but in the confines of the cabaret room, can come across as rather over cooked."
The Book of Mormon ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Olivier Nominations 2014
By Jarlath O'Connell.
In a strong year for musicals, The Book of Mormon (pictured) is vying in the Olivier Awards' New Musical category with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Scottsboro Boys.

Joan Collins ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Joan Collins – One Night With Joan
By Jarlath O'Connell. February 02, 2014
"Alone on a well bedecked stage and looking a million dollars, she regales us with gossipy snippets from her extraordinary career.
A Spoonful of Sherman ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | A Spoonful of Sherman
By Jarlath O'Connell. January 13, 2014
A little bit of schmaltz goes a long way with your curmudgeonly reviewer, but he happily survived this celebration of the life, times and songs of Robert B Sherman.
Eileen Atkins ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Ellen Terry With Eileen Atkins
By Jarlath O'Connell. January 27, 2014
One great actress inhabits the role of another, recreating her lectures on Shakespeare's female characters in the Globe's new winter home.
Brent Barrett ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Brent Barrett – Night Songs
By Jarlath O'Connell. January 14, 2014
One of the most beautiful voices in contemporary theatre in cabaret at London's The Crazy Coqs.
The El. Train ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The El. Train: Three One–Act Plays by Eugene O'Neill
By Jarlath O'Connell. December 13, 2013
Mini masterpieces in dramatic tension and like a perfect short story they make you long for more. An admirable labor of love by all concerned.
Candide ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Candide
By Jarlath O'Connell. December 02, 2013
The theatrical powerhouse that is the Menier Chocolate Factory strikes gold yet again with its now annual Christmas musical.
` ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | An Evening with Sylvester Stallone
By Peter Lawler. January 11, 2014
A surprisingly witty, insightful, sometimes very cerebral look at a life in a grueling industry.
Billy Stritch ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Billy Stritch in I've Got Your Number – The Jazz of Cy Coleman
By Jarlath O'Connell. October 15, 2013
Liza Minnelli's MD and accompanist plays a mean jazz piano while taking a tour of the Jazz works of the great Cy Coleman
KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler: Vienna to Weimar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Lorna Luft — Back in Business
By Jarlath O'Connell. December 03, 2013
Lorna Luft returns to Brasserie Zedel for a two–week pre–Christmas run and gets everyone in the mood with a vivacious 'Happy Holidays'
Ann Hampton Callaway ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Diva Power – Ann Hampton Callaway Salutes Great Ladies of Song
The long overdue return to the London stage of the American cabaret star and jazz artist.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
By Peter Lawler. October 08, 2013
Leave your political sensitivity at the theatre doors and enjoy a gleefully infectious show.
KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler: Vienna to Weimar ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler: Vienna to Weimar
By Jarlath O'Connell. October 22, 2013
KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler – a masterclass in cabaret.
The Lyons ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Lyons
By Peter Lawler. September 26, 2013
Can a bleak tragicomedy offer anything new and refreshing? Yes, in Nicky Silver's latest – a family drama reminiscent of O'Neill.
Horrible Histories ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Two!
By Jarlath O'Connell. October 12, 2013
Lauryn Redding, Anthony Spargo play all the characters in the "eww!-fest" that is Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain, Part Two
Barking in Essex ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Barking in Essex
By Jarlath O'Connell. September 16, 2013
"'Effin n blindin', that's about it really" would be a Cockney summing up of this new, alleged, comedy.
Arturo Ui ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
By Jarlath O'Connell. September 26, 2013
Bertolt Brecht's political masterpiece
James Earl Jones, Much Ado About Nothing, Old Vic ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Much Ado About Nothing
By Jarlath O'Connell. September 24, 2013
Rylance has been daring and given us a chance to wallow one more time in the presence of these acting greats, Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones.
Drowned Man ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Drowned Man - A Hollywood Fable
By Jarlath O'Connell. August 21, 2013
A Punchdrunk-National Theatre co-production at 31 London Street, London W2
The Pride ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Pride
By Jarlath O'Connell. August 14, 2013
By Alexi Kaye Campbell
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2DY, to November 9
Ladykillers ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Ladykillers
By Graham Linehan based on screenplay by William Rose
Vaudeville Theatre, Strand, London, WC2R 0NH

John Gordon Sinclair, Angela Thorne, Simon Day, Chris McCalphy, Ralf Little and Con O'Neill star in The Ladykillers.
Photo © Dan Tsantilis.
The Color Purple ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Color Purple - The Musical
By Alice Walker, adapted by Marsha Norman
Music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU, to September 14
Abiona Omonua, Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple. Photo © Nobby Clark.
Private Lives ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Private Lives
By Noël Coward
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, to September 21

Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens in Private Lives. Photo © Johan Persson.
Fences ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, Adapted by David Greig
Music by Marc Shaiman, Directed by Sam Mendes
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London WC2B 6JF
The cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Photo by Helen Maybanks.
Chimerica ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Chimerica
By Lucy Kirkwood
Almeida Theatre, London (Transfering to the Harold Pinter Theatre August 6)
David K.S. Tse in Chimerica. Photo © Johan Persson.
Daytona ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Daytona
By Oliver Cotton
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP, to August 18

Harry Shearer and Maureen Lipman in Fences. Photo © Manuel Harlan.
The Amen Corner ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Amen Corner
By James Baldwin
The Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, London SE1 9PX
To August 14
Lucian Msamati and Marianne Jean-Baptiste in The Amen Corner. Photo by Richard Smith.
Boston Ballet ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Boston Ballet
at the London Coliseum

Corina Gill, Misa Kuranaga, and Shelby Elsbree of the Boston Ballet. ©
The George Balanchine Trust. Photo by Gene Schiavone.
Othello ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Othello
By William Shakespeare
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre, Southbank, London SE1 9PX
To October 5
Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester in Othello. Photo © Johan Persson.
By August Wilson
Duchess Theatre, 3-5 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5LA, to September 14

Lenny Henry and Tanya Moodie in Fences. Photo © Nobby Clark.
Barbra Streisand ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Barbra Streisand at The O2, London
a On this tour, Barbra has an almost laid back feel – as laid back as you can get with a 60-piece orchestra and a choir of 100.
The Hothouse ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Hothouse
By Harold Pinter
Trafalgar Studios, London, SW1A 2DY
To August 3
John Simm in The Hothouse. Photo © Johan Persson.
Pink Martini ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Pink Martini with guest Rufus Wainwright
The multi-national, multi-cultural little orchestra
On tour to May 8

Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Rd, London
Booking until November 30, 2013

Declan Bennett (Guy) and Zrinka Cvitesic (Girl) in Once. Photo © Manuel Harlan.
Strange Interlude ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Strange Interlude
By Eugene O'Neill
Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, London SE1 9PX
Until September 1
Anne-Marie Duff in Strange Interlude. Photo © Johan Persson.
Patti LuPone ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Patti LuPone
Part concert, part on-stage interview, part masterclass, this sassy fun-packed week of shows will enrapture theatre aficionados, writes Jarlath O'Connell
Charles Castronovo ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Charles Castronovo
Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN
The American tenor in the intimate surroundings of a London pub fringe theatre
Six performances from Sunday March 31 until April 29
Charles Castronovo. Photo © Pia Clodi
To Kill a Mockingbird ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | To Kill a Mockingbird
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London
Adapted for the stage by Christopher Serdel, based on the novel by Harper Lee
Runs until June 15, 2013
Damian Humbley and Mark Umbers in Merrily We Roll Along. Photo by Tristram Kenton ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Merrily We Roll Along
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by George Furth
Now at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton St, London, SW1Y 4DN

Photo © Tristram Kenton.
Book of Mormon ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Book of Mormon
Book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry St, London W1D 6AS

Jared Gertner in The Book of Mormon. Photo © Joan Marcus.
Doktor Glas ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Doktor Glas
By Hjalmar Söderberg
Wyndham’s Theatre, London WC2H 0DA
Until May 11, 2013

Krister Henriksson in Doktor Glas. Photo © Mats Bäcker.
The Look of Love ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Sundance London 2013
O2 Cineworld, Greenwich, London
Thursday April 25 to Sunday April 28, 2013
Highlights from the Film and Music Festival, including The Look of Love Review
Steve Coogan in The Look of Love, showing at Sundance London
Alison Jiear ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Alison Jiear
St James Studio, London SW1
"An astounding talent, she combines impeccable artistry,
great warmth and complete command of her audience"
Alison Jiear. Photo © sarah-martin-2010 www.icandyforever.com
A Chorus Line ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | A Chorus Line
Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante
Lyrics by Edward Kleban.
London Palladium Theatre, 8 Argyll St, London W1F 7TF, Booking to Jan 18, 2014

The Cast of A Chorus Line. Photo © Manuel Harlan.
Peter and Alice ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Peter and Alice
Play by John Logan
Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU
To June 1, 2013
Dame Judy Dench in Peter and Alice. Photo © Johan Persson.
Quartermaine's Terms ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Quartermaine's Terms
By Simon Gray
Wyndham’s Theatre, London, until April 13, 2013

Rowan Atkinson in Quartermaine’s Terms. Photo © Nobby Clark.
The Audience ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Audience
By Peter Morgan
Gielgud Theatre, 35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, until June 15, 2013

Dame Helen Mirren stars in The Audience. Photo © Johan Persson.
Janie Dee ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Janie Dee and the London Cabaret Renaissance
The Crazy Coqs Cabaret at Brasserie Zédel,
20 Sherwood St, London W1

Janie Dee at The Crazy Coqs Cabaret. Photo © Marcos Bevilacqua.
Old Times ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Old Times
By Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter Theatre, Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DN, until April 6, 2013

Kristin Scott Thomas in Old Times. Photo © Simon Annand.
This House ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | This House
By James Graham
National Theatre's Olivier Theatre, Southbank, London SE1 9PX
Booking until May 15, 2013

The Cast of This House. Photo © Johan Persson.
Viva Forever ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Viva Forever
Book by Jennifer Saunders
Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street, London W1D 7DY Now Booking until June 8

The Hannah John-Kamen and her fellow hopefuls in Viva Forever!. Photo: Brinkhoff/Moegenburg.
Matilda, Cambridge Theatre ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Matilda The Musical
Matilda, by Dennis Taylor and Tim Minchin, based on the novel by Roald Dahl.
At the Cambridge Theatre, London. Booking to December 22, 2013.

Pictured: Eleanor Worthington Cox as Matilda and Lauren Ward as Miss Honey. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Macbeth ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Macbeth
By William Shakespeare
Trafalgar Studios, Whitehall, London SW1, until April 27, 2013

James McAvoy in Macbeth. Photo © Johan Persson.
Privates on Parade ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Privates on Parade
Play by Peter Nichols, music by Denis King
Noel Coward Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4AU, until March 2, 2013

Simon Russell Beale in Privates on Parade.
One Man Two Guvnors, Theatre Royal Haymarket ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: One Man, Two Guvnors
One Man, Two Guvnors, by Richard Bean, is now at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Pictured: James Corden as Francis Henshall and Suzie Toase as Dolly. Photo by Tristram Kenton.
Hedda Gabler. Photo by Johan Persson ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Hedda Gabler
By Henrik Ibsen
Old Vic Theatre, London SE1, until November 10, 2012

Photo © Johan Persson.
Daddy Long Legs. Photo by Jeanne Tanner ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Daddy Long Legs
Book By John Caird, Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
St James Theatre, London SW1, until December 8, 2012

Photo © Jeanne Tanner.
Charley's Aunt. Photo by Catherine Ashmore ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Charley's Aunt
By Brandon Thomas
Menier Chocolate Factory Theatre, London, until November 10, 2012

Photo © Catherine Ashmore.
Top Hat, Aldwych Theatre ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Top Hat
Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, based on RKO’s motion picture.
At the Aldwych Theatre, London. Booking to April 26, 2013

Pictured: Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen. Photo ©Alaistair Muir.
Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Photo by Carina Musk-Anderson ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Ballet: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet
The production at the Sadlers Wells Theatre, London has now ended

Photo © Carina Musk-Anderson.
Anthony Rapp in Without You, at the Menier Chocolate Factory ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Without You
Anthony Rapp recounts the parallel stories of his mother's death and that of Jonathan Larson, the creator of Rent, the show Rapp starred in.

Anthony Rapp in Without You. Photo © Nobby Clark.
Curtains at the Landor Theatre. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Curtains
By Rupert Holmes
At the Landor Theatre, London, until September 1, 2012.

Buster Skeggs as Carmen Bernstein and Jeremy Legat as Lt. Frank Cioffi in Curtains. Photo © Francis Loney.
Dear World ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Dear World
Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E Lee in a new version by David Thompson
Charing Cross Theatre, London WC2, until March 30, 2013

Betty Buckley in Dear World. Photo © Eric Richmond.
DruidMurphy - Conversations ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Druid/Murphy
Three plays by Tom Murphy, now over at the Hampstead Theatre, London, they now move on to New York, Galway, Cork, Dublin, Washington, and Oxford.

Marty Rea as Michael inDruidMurphy, Conversations. Photo © Catherine Ashmore.
The Last of the Haussmans at the Lyttelton Theatre. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: The Last of the Haussmans
By Stephen Beresford
At the Lyttelton Theatre, London, until October 11, 2012

Helen McCrory, Julie Walters, and Rory Kinnear in The Last of the Haussmans. Photo © Catherine Ashmore.
Dandy Dick at the Theatre Royal, Brighton ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Dandy Dick
By Arthur Wing Pinero
At the Theatre Royal, Brighton, and on tour. Until September 1, 2012.

Michael Cochrane and Patricia Hodge in Dandy Dick. Photo © Robert Workman.
A Life of Galileo ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | A Life of Galileo
By Bertolt Brecht, translated by Mark Ravenhill
RSC's Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon, until March 30, 2013

Ian McDiarmid in A Life of Galileo. Photo by Ellie Kurttz.
Great Expectations ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Great Expectations
By Charles Dickens, and adapted by Jo Clifford
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London, WC2R 0NH, booking to June 1, 2013

Paula Wilcox as Miss Haversham in Great Expectations. Photo © Alastair Muir.
The Turn of the Screw ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Turn of the Screw
By Henry James, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Almeida Theatre, Islington, London, until March 16, 2013

Lucy Morton as Flora in The Turn of the Screw. Photo © Nobby Clark.
KOOZA ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
The show's run at the Royal Albert Hall has now ended

The Innocent from KOOZA. Photo © OSA Images
The Bodyguard ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | The Bodyguard
Screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, book by Alex Dinelaris
Adelphi Theatre, The Strand, London WC2R 0NS, booking to September 28, 2013

Heather Headley in The Bodyguard.
What The Butler Saw at the Vaudeville Theatre, London ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: What The Butler Saw
By Joe Orton
At the Vaudeville Theatre, London WC2. Booking until August 25, 2012

Omid Djalili in What The Butler Saw. Photo by Simon Annand.
People. Photo by Catherine Ashmore ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: People
By Alan Bennett
National Theatre, Lyttelton, London SE1 9PX, until April 2, 2013

Photo © Catherine Ashmore.
Denial, King’s Head Theatre ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Denial
By Arnold Wesker
At the King’s Head Theatre, London. Booking until June 2012.

Pictured: Clare Cameron as Jenny. Photo by Christopher Tribble.
Singin In The Rain, Palace Theatre ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Singin' In The Rain
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed.
Palace Theatre, London, booking to August 31, 2013.

Pictured: Adam Cooper, Scarlett Strallen and Daniel Crossley. Photo by Manuel Harlan.
Sweeney Todd, Adelphi Theatre ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Sweeney Todd
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler.
At the Adelphi Theatre, London, booking to September 22, 2012.

Michael Ball as Todd, and Imelda Staunton as Mrs Lovett. Photo by Tristram Kenton.
Kate Nelson as Norma Cassidy in Victor/Victoria. Photo by Annabel Vere ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Victor/Victoria
Book by Blake Edwards, Music by Henry Mancini, Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
The run at the Southwark Playhouse is now over.

Kate Nelson as Norma Cassidy in Victor/Victoria. Photo © Annabel Vere.
David Bamber in The Sweet Smell of Success. Photo © Jason Bell, Lothar Schmid/ H&K, Simon Annand. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: The Sweet Smell of Success
Music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Crag Carnelia, book by John Guare
Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London, until December 22, 2012

David Bamber in The Sweet Smell of Success. Photo © Jason Bell, Lothar Schmid/ H&K, Simon Annand.
A Chorus Of Disapproval. Photo by Catherine Ashmore ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: A Chorus Of Disapproval
By Alan Ayckbourn
Harold Pinter Theatre, London SW1Y 4DN, booking through January 5, 2013

Photo © Catherine Ashmore.
Choir Boy. Photo by Simon Kane ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Choir Boy
Book by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Now transfered to the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Photo © Simon Kane.
Steel Pier. Photo by Claire Bilyard ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Steel Pier
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by David Thompson
The Union Theatre, Southwark, London SE1. Until November 24, 2012.

Photo © Claire Bilyard.
Re-Animator: The Musical ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Edinburgh Fringe
Jarlath O’Connell’s choice cuts from the Edinburgh Fringe

George Wendt in Re-Animator: The Musical. Photo © Thomas Hargis.
Heartbreak House at the Chichester Festival Theatre ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Heartbreak House
By George Bernard Shaw
At the Chichester Festival Theatre until August 25, 2012

Derek Jacobi (Captain Shotover) in Heartbreak House. Photo © Johan Persson.
Ragtime at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Ragtime
Book by Terrence McNally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
At Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London, until September 8, 2012

Rolan Bell and Claudia Kariuki in Ragtime. Photo © Johan Persson.
Chariots of Fire at the Gielgud Theatre, London ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Chariots of Fire
At the Gielgud Theatre, London. Booking until October 11, 2012

Jack Lowden and James McArdle in Chariots of Fire. Photo © Manuel Harlan.
Torch Song Trilogy at the Menier Chocolate Theatre, London ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Torch Song Trilogy
By Harvey Fierstein
At the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, until August 12, 2012

David Bedella in Torch Song Trilogy. Photo by Catherine Ashmore.
The Sunshine Boys at the Savoy Theatre, London ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: The Sunshine Boys
By Neil Simon
At the Savoy Theatre, London WC2. Booking until July 28, 2012

Danny DeVito and Richard Griffiths in The Sunshine Boys. Photo © Johan Persson.
Long Days Journey Into Night, Apollo Theatre ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Long Day’s Journey Into Night
By Eugene O’Neill.
At the Apollo Theatre, London. Booking until August 18, 2012.

David Suchet and Laurie Metcalf. Photo ©Johan Persson.
Hay Fever, Noel Coward Theatre ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Theater: Hay Fever
By Noel Coward. At the Noel Coward Theatre, London, booking to June 2, 2012.

Pictured: Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam. Photo: Catherine Ashmore.


Jim Dale
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Jim Dale in London: Interview

"This is NOT 'Carry On Jim Dale'. It's an evening of 'Who the hell is Jim Dale, what's he become, who is the man behind all those characters?"

Stephen Kellogg ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Stephen Kellogg
The singer-songwriter, now without his band The Sixers, has a very personal new album, Blunderstone Rookery, and a September UK tour. He tells The American about what inspired the record, and a whole lot more.
Wilko Johnson ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Wilko Johnson
The man who reinvented British R&B shares his love of American music – and his love of life, as he nears the end of his – with The American.
Original Blues Brothers, Steve_Cropper ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: The Original Blues Brothers Band
The real deal is still smokin'. We spoke with 'Blue Lou' Marini and Steve 'The Colonel' Cropper before their performance at Under The Bridge in Chelsea, London.
Buddy Greco ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Buddy Greco
Jazz pianist and singer, friend of Marilyn and the Rat Pack, and now an expat in Essex! Buddy spills the beans to The American.
Sarah Gillespie ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Sarah Gillespie
Folk– or Blues–singer? Yank or Limey? Artist or political animal? The half–American, half–British musician tells all.
Sylvain Sylvain, PunkAssPhotos.com ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Sylvain Sylvain
The rock and roll survivor tells The American about still creating music forty years after The New York Dolls – and being carded when he wants to buy beer
Photo: PunkAssPhotos.com
Kenny Rackers ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: American Big Cheese Wins Ancient Race, Inspires A Million
a An American in full Stars and Stripes costume has defeated all-comers in one of Britain's oldest and weirdest sporting contests. Kenny Rackers, tells The American how he did it – and the big idea that inspired him.
Helaine Blumenfeld Exhibition, Salisbury Cathedral ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Helaine Blumenfeld
The New York-born sculptor chats with The American as her Messenger of the Spirit monumental retrospective exhibition arrives in the grounds of – and within – Salisbury Cathedral.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Robert Sean Leonard
Back performing in the UK for the first time in 22 years, Robert Sean Leonard prepares for To Kill A Mockingbird and chats with The American.
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How one of the biggest selling pop singers of the 90s became a happier jazz artist with the perfect work-life balance.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: David Hersey
The American-born legend of theatre lighting design talks to The American about Merrily We Roll Along, working on Broadway, and yachting.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Scott Gorham
Black Star Riders pick up Thin Lizzy’s baton, and their leader chats with The American.
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Eric Church ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Eric Church
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Martha Wainwright picture for The American interview ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Interview: Martha Wainwright
August 1, 2007
The latest distinctive talent from the Wainwright–McGarrigle fold tells us The American about her new album, her new husband and her new attitude to life - "I'm not as afraid any more!"


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