REVIEW: Sondheim on Sondheim, Royal Festival Hall ✭✭✭✭✭

Sondheim on Sondheim Royal Festival Hall

Mark Ludmon reviews the new London production of the Sondheim on Sondheim revue at the Royal Festival Hall Sondheim on Sondheim Royal Festival Hall 16 March 2018 Five stars Even the most lavish musical productions in the West End may stretch to only 20 musicians, with most having far fewer, so a one-off staging of Broadway hit Sondheim on Sondheim with the BBC Concert Orchestra was a rare opportunity to hear Stephen Sondheim’s music in all its richly orchestrated splendour. Add to this six of the best musical theatre performers around, and you have a captivating evening of Sondheim songs ranging from something familiar to something peculiar. This is a symphonic version of the Sondheim on Sondheim revue that premiered in New York City in 2010, which was immortalised in a superb cast recording. It slightly trims the original show but retains most of the video interviews and clips that reveal candid … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Jesus Christ Superstar Returns To Regent’s Park By Popular Demand

Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by popular demand following a sell out season last year. Jesus Christ Superstar features Tyrone Huntley (who won the Evening Standard Emerging Talent Award for his performance as Judas), Declan Bennett as Jesus, David Thaxton as Pilate and Peter Caulfield as Herod. With direction by Timothy Sheader, design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Drew McOnie, musical direction by Tom Deering, lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph, the production won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical in the Evening Standard Awards and has received 15 nominations in the BroadwayWorld Awards, including Theatrical Event of the Year. Jesus Christ Superstar runs until 16 September 2017 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR TICKETS

Declan Bennett and Tyrone Huntley To Reprise Superstar Roles

Book tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have announced that Declan Bennett (Jesus), Tyrone Huntley (Judas), David Thaxton (Pilate) and Peter Caulfield (Herod) will reprise their roles in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar when it returns this year. The show which was a sell-out last year went on to win the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical and the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. It also received a further five Olivier Award nominations, for Best Theatre Choreography, Best Lighting, Best Sound, Outstanding Achievement in Music and Best Actor in a Musical (for Tyrone Huntley). The production opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in April 2018. Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Timothy Sheader, choreography by Drew McOnie, designed by Tom Scutt, musical supervision by Tom Deering, lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph. The production has extended its run and … Read more

REVIEW: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent Park Open Air Theatre ✭✭✭

Book now for Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Jesus Christ Superstar Regent Park Open Air Theatre 21 July 2016 3 stars Book Now In the midst of a summer of variably air conditioned theatres, what a relief to bask in the midsummer night at Regent Park Open Air Theatre. The third of a quartet of summer plays, Jesus Christ Superstar makes its first return to London since the arena-rock version at the O2 in 2012. The combination of the remarkable venue, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s infectious riffs and Tim Rice’s sharp lyrics means that production was never going to be a flop. As you might expect in an outdoor show this was a fairly stripped back affair, with simpler costumes and minimal props. It is a sparkly production in many senses; not only does it have an ‘X Factor’ sheen throughout but glitter is used in place of blood. The bright spot of this production is Tyrone Huntley as … Read more

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