2009 Broadway

2009 Broadway

  2009 was an incredible year on Broadway across all mediums. Just watching the Tony Awards opening number was enough to confirm that a lot happened during this season – from big budget transfers to flop revivals and some more tactful celebrity casting. The most sensational new show of the year came from writers Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt and was a surprise hit. Next to Normal the rock...

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2010 Awards

2010 Awards

After the excitement of the 2009 awards season this year was relatively subdued. Not as many new shows opened in New York or London, resulting in an uncontested race for Best Musical Awards. Performance awards however were fiercely contested on both sides, deservedly won for Mark Rylance in London and Denzel Washington in New York. The Tony Award ceremony lacked the glamour of previous years,...

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2009 West End

2009 West End

2009 proved to be once again a phenomenal year for new writing. New plays from the National Theatre, Royal Court and the Almedia ruled the season, alongside further revivals by the Donmar both in and out of the West End. Celebrity turns, some more reality television casting and comedians-turned-serious-actors made for some exciting productions in London, with only a small number of Broadway...

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2008 Broadway

2008 Broadway

Unlike London, New York was alive with new musical theatre talented throughout 2008, some better than others, but most enjoyed successful runs none the less. From new shows by established artists to more film to musical transitions, the Great White Way was awash with a rich mix of shows ranging from the good to the bad and the downright green. Broadway favourite Jason Robert Brown caused a stir...

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2008 West End

2008 West End

After a few years of some epic musicals on the London stage, 2008 will be remembered as being a time for excellence in plays both old and new. The Donmar Warehouse began its year long residency at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End, kicking off with an outstanding production of Chekhov’s Ivanov starring a somewhat smug Kenneth Branagh, directed by Artistic Director Michael Grandage. At the...

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