Tag Archives: Andrew Lloyd Webber

I’ll Sing once More: Connie Fisher heads for the hills

The BBC recently broadcast a documentary about Connie Fisher, called I’ll Sing Once More – there is still some time left to watch it on iPlayer.  It is billed as the story of Connie Fisher’s ‘attempt to cure the loss of … Continue reading

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The Stage 100 – movers and shakers or users and takers?

It’s probably fair to say that we are not exactly the target audience for the Stage 100 list, a list of ‘movers and shakers’ in the theatre world published annually by ‘The Stage’ since 1997.  We’ve never been great fans … Continue reading

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Unmasked: Yeston and Kopit’s Phantom comes out of the shadows at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub

Friday 31st May 2013 We wonder if Gaston Leroux would be gratified to know that he created such a popular literary character in the Phantom of the Opera, spawning many different adaptations in so many different forms, or whether he … Continue reading

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We un-happy few: Are there really ‘so few leading men?’

Andrew Lloyd Webber caused some consternation by declaring that there are ‘so few leading men’ during the semi-final of his casting show ‘Superstar’ a couple of weeks ago.  Are leading men really an endangered species?  And what is a ‘leading … Continue reading

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Beware the false prophet: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Superstar

There is something oddly touching about Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ move to ITV for his latest casting show Superstar.  It’s as though he’s found his spiritual home.  What a relief it must be not to have to pretend that there is … Continue reading

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Give ’em the old razzle dazzle: Are TV casting shows here to stay?

According to Wikipedia, Noel Coward is attributed with the following quotation:  “The moment you have arrived in the profession is when you realise you don’t have to read ‘The Stage’”.  Now there’s an incentive for aspiring actors.  We can’t help … Continue reading

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Circle of strife: Will Tim Rice veto ‘Superstar’ casting?

Tim Rice may not be listed in the recently announced ‘Stage 100’, but he is currently our hero of the week.  According to an article in the Telegraph, he has spoken out against Andrew Lloyd Webber’s plans to cast his … Continue reading

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