There's a line in The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's semi-autobiographical musical two-hander about a relationship breakdown, that gets me every time.
Unexpected Joy Q&A video and photos: How can we find common ground through musical theatre?
Can musical theatre help us find common ground with those with whom we disagree? If so, Unexpected Joy is undoubtedly the musical to do it.
From Page to Stage Q&A podcast and photos: How is the international scene changing for new musicals?
Two years ago, I chaired the opening night discussion at the third annual From Page to Stage festival of new musicals founded by Aria Entertainment's Katy Lipson. The central question on that occasion was "are we doing enough to nurture new musicals?" And the central answer was no.
Lizzie Q&A podcast and photos: Why axe murderer Lizzie Borden is a feminist icon
The American gothic rock musical Lizzie, which is now receiving its UK premiere in a limited season at London's Greenwich Theatre, opens and closes with a nursery rhyme I memorised in my own American youth about the real-life 19th-century crime.
Manchester’s Menier is born: Look inside the new Hope Mill Theatre
Look inside: Manchester's new Hope Mill Theatre I've long been a fan of
British musical theatre has just had its Woodstock moment: I was there
Jamie Muscato performing at BEAM:2016. © David Ovenden This time last week I
Bar Mitzvah Boy: How do you turn a famous musical flop into a smash hit?
Remarkable debut: 13-year-old Adam Bregman, who had his own Bar Mitzvah in October, stars
3 important ‘new’ schemes for new musicals that get my full support
Nigel Richards, Emily Bull and Jessica Sherman in The Stationmaster at Tristan Bates Theatre.
From Page to Stage photos and podcast: Are we doing enough to nurture new musicals?
Last night I had the privilege of helping to open the third annual From Page to Stage season of new musicals. From Page to Stage is the brainchild of Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment.
Rock operas: How much does American Idiot owe to Tommy?
Ashley Birchall in Tommy vs Aaron Sidwell in American Idiot: both onstage in London