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Unexpected Joy Q&A video and photos: How can we find common ground through musical theatre?

By |2020-02-01T21:57:11+00:0014 September 2018|

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?

By |2020-03-27T17:00:35+00:0015 August 2017|

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

By |2020-03-27T18:52:15+00:0024 February 2017|

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.

From Page to Stage photos and podcast: Are we doing enough to nurture new musicals?

By |2020-03-28T23:57:47+00:0027 October 2015|

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.

Photos and podcast: The making of new British musical The House of Mirrors and Hearts

By |2020-03-28T23:59:02+00:007 July 2015|

The adage – usually attributed to Sondheim – that “musicals aren’t written, they’re rewritten” was central to the post-show discussion that I hosted last night at London's Arcola Theatre.