A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A charming musical tale of a poker faced serial killer with tongue-in-cheek lyrics, fast-paced direction by Darko Tresnjak and a star-making performance from character actor John Rapson, makes Mirvish Productions’ A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder a must-see theatre run at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. A Gentleman’s Guide trailer Based on […]

Politics, Family Conflict and ‘The City of Conversation’

I recently saw The City of Conversation, now running in at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York until July 6 (extended).  The play, by Anthony Giardina, chronicles a liberal Georgetown political hostess and her relationship with her family, starting with the Carter administration in 1979.  At that time, we are […]

‘My Fair Lady’ with an Ethnic-Relations Twist

I came across a production of My Fair Lady by the Asian American Theater Project from a YouTube email I received over the weekend.  With a predominantly Asian cast, the production apparently has an interesting twist as it not only examines the “classism” between a middle class Professor Henry Higgins, lower class Eliza Dolittle and […]

Hugh Jackman as The Engineer in Miss Saigon? Please, NO!

With the success of Les Misérables as a movie musical, including Golden Globe wins and Oscar nominations, talks for a Miss Saigon film are apparently in the preliminary stages.  According to a sources, including Musical Theatre News, Hugh Jackman, who picked up a Golden Globe this past weekend, has been approached to play the Engineer, […]

Les Misérables Movie Highlights is Kind of…Random

The Les Misérables movie might not open for another few days, but information about the highlights recording was recently made available.  As expected, there’s a new song (an “unwritten rule” for movie musicals so they could qualify for an Academy Award nomination), and many familiar favourites, including “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Stars” and “On My […]

Les Miz Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New Sets and Staging

Despite technical difficulties (had a bit of trouble with the set right before the wedding scene.  The show was stopped for five minutes) at Thursday’s production, the 25th Anniversary production of Les Miserables was absolutely amazing.  The entire musical has been restaged, and even has some costume changes (take for example, Cosette’s costume, which is dark blue/black […]

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