REVIEW: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Audra McDonald doesn’t just perform as Billie Holiday, she completely emmerses herself in the character in Lonny Price’s elegant but ultimately tragic production.  Billie Holiday is remembered for her distinctive voice as much as her troubled personal life and this engrossing and sophisticated production really brings out her personality and story in a stylish way.… Read More

Advertisements

First Glimpse of… Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Wyndham’s Theatre

The first images of Broadway star Audra McDonald making her West End debut as Billie Holiday have been released as the production begins previews at the Wyndham’s Theatre.  Spend an intimate evening filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and hear the personal stories of Holiday’s loves and losses through… Read More

REVIEW: Carousel, London Coliseum

Lonny Price’s latest production to head to the London Coliseum is less semi-staged than a full-scale production that warmly embraces the music rather than the characters.  Following on from Lonny Price’s previous successes with Sweeney Todd and of course last year’s Sunset Boulevard,  his production of Carousel truly celebrates the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s… Read More

NEWS: Audra McDonald to Star in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Producers of the postponed London run of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill have announced that the production will now take place this summer, starring Audra McDonald.  Opening for previews at the Wyndham’s theatre from the 17th June, Audra McDonald will make her West End debut portraying jazz singer Billie Holiday in Lady Day… Read More

Review Roundup…Sunset Boulevard @London Coliseum

This semi-staged production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical sees Glenn Close making her West End debut. But is it a successful revival?  The Guardian: **** Michael Billington wrote: “this semi-staged version seems closer to the Wilder film noir and boasts a breathtaking performance from Glenn Close.” A Younger Theatre: Samuel Sims commented: “This isn’t just… Read More

PREVIEW:Sunset Boulevard @English National Opera

Multi-award winning actress Glenn Close will make her West End debut in this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic at the English National Opera. Listen to her talking about preparing for her role here:  Having won a Tony-award for her performance as Norma Desmond, which she last performed in the 1990’s in LA, she will be reprising… Read More