2002

  2002 saw a return to the large scale musical, with new productions opening in both New York and London. The world waved goodbye to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats after 21 years and as the shadow of the 80’s ‘mega-musical’ began to fade, a new breed of  record breaking shows were on the horizon.

 

 

2002 on Broadway

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2002 on Broadway

Broadway showed signs of early recovery in 2002 despite the dramatic decline in tourist activity since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The Tony Awards presented a New York medley as an act of resilience and dedication to the wonderful city, featuring songs from On the Town, Guys and Dolls and Follies. Musicals of the season remained light-hearted, with a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1988 piece Into the Woods starring Vanessa Williams as the Witch. The production took a glossier look at the musical, inspired by Williams’ glamour and...

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2002 West End

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2002 West End

After the terrorist attacks in New York on September 11th of the previous year, the West End suffered due to a lack of tourist interest. Many new musicals and plays blamed the events for their early demise, although it quickly became an excuse from producers looking to please shareholders.   Celebrities became the buzz word for the year, to improve the volatile market and provide star quality to draw people back to the theatre. International Pop sensation Madonna took to the stage for the second time in her career to try and prove she...

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2002 Awards

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2002 Awards

After a harsh year for the theatre industry the awards season once again brought with a mixed bag of emotions, with the theatre community rallying round to show support to each other for getting through the difficult season. Tributes were made to the victims of 9/11, and the Tony Awards ceremony showed NYC’s resistance to the world. At the Tony Awards, there was a special tribute for the composer Richard Rodgers featuring a medley of his most famous material. In London controversy arose over Martine McCutcheon taking home the Best...

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