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THEATRE REVIEW: Michael Ball in ‘Hairspray’

By Ray Bennett “Hairspray” is still running in New York, and there has been a movie version starring John Travolta, but the 2003 Tony winner for best musical has finally made it to London’s West End in all its frenetic, … 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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THEATRE REVIEW: Toyah Willcox in ‘Calamity Jane’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – When Doris Day blew in from the Windy City as the buckskinned tomboy in the movie “Calamity Jane,” she was ornery but toothsome and it didn’t take much for handsome Howard Keel to figure out … Continue reading

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