Tag Archives: Rob Ashford

Dashing into action to the aid of Rachel Weisz

By Ray Bennett Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz, who turns 45 on March 7, is Mrs. Daniel Craig now but there was a moment, a single moment, when she only had eyes for me.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Rachel Weisz in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A knockout performance by Rachel Weisz as Blanche DuBois is the main reason to see “A Streetcar Named Desire,” running at London’s Donmar Warehouse through October 3. But the production has many other riches. Tony-winning … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Parade’ at the Donmar Warehouse

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Tony-winning choreographer Rob Ashford’s Donmar Warehouse revival of the 1998 American musical “Parade,” which is based on the notorious 1913 murder trial of Leo Frank, is an enthralling testament to the wisdom of revisiting strong … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Elena Roger in ‘Evita’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Fans of the 1980s musical “Evita” who feared the long-running West End and Broadway hit had been sunk forever by the Madonna film version will be delighted to hear that it has re-emerged in a … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Frank Loesser’s ‘Guys and Dolls’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Movie star Ewan McGregor has chosen well for his West End musical debut as Frank Loesser’s American classic “Guys and Dolls” spreads the heavy lifting across the entire cast and director Michael Grandage has assembled … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – A clutch of Tony Awards doesn’t always mean that a Broadway show will win over British audiences but “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, which won six including best musical, has succeeded where “City of Angels”, “Grand Hotel”, … Continue reading

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