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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Lightweight, amusing and frothy, Broadway hit musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” seems an odd choice for the serious-minded Donmar Warehouse, but its U.S. high school hijinks and a cast full of fizz … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Elena Roger in Sondheim’s ‘Passion’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – That love never fails is a simple concept made rich and complex in Stephen Sondheim’s ardent 1994 Tony Award-winning musical “Passion” in a memorable new production at the Donmar Warehouse. From the sizzling opening bedroom … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Mark Haddon’s ‘Polar Bears’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – British writer Mark Haddon, whose 2003 novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” told of a boy with Asperger syndrome, turns his attention to a young woman with bipolar disorder for his … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Elena Roger in ‘Piaf’ at the Donmar

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Playing legendary French singer Edith Piaf seems to bring out the best in performers. Following Marion Cotillard’s Oscar-winning turn in the film “La Vie en Rose” comes Argentine pocket rocket Elena Roger in a new … Continue reading

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