REVIEW: On The Twentieth Century, American Airlines Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Kristen Chenoweth stars in On The Twentieth Century at the American Airlines Theatre

Whatever your thoughts about Chenoweth, her performance in this musical is that one-of-a-kind, flat-out unbelievably extraordinary star turns that leaves you breathless and stunned by the power, ferocity and magnetism of the delivery, both vocal and physical, of the performance, desperate to immediately see her do it all over again and certain, quite quite certain, that, no matter how long you live, you will never see anyone play that role like that again.

REVIEW: The Elephant Man, Booth Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Bradley Cooper is The Elephant Man at The Theatre Royal Haymarket

At first glance it is a simple historical tale with a couple of central star turns; unremarkable fodder but capable of reaching glitzy heights. Ellis sees beyond that though, and although the casting is undeniably starry, this is a thoughtful, incisive and ultimately shattering meditation on tolerance, convention, acceptance and love.

The Elephant Man Starring Bradley Cooper London Bound

Bradley Cooper is The Elephant Man at The Theatre Royal Haymarket

It was reported today that Bradley Cooper will follow his phenomenal success with The Elephant Man on Broadway with a limited 12 week run of the play in London’s West End. The Elephant Man tells the story of Joseph Merrick, a deformed man living as the main exhibit in a 19th century freak show until he’s rescued by a high society doctor. The critically acclaimed performance concludes at the Booth Theatre on February 22 with a London production scheduled for April possibly at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket. It is reported that the entire Broadway company will come to London for the run. The revival is directed by Scott Ellis.