HELLO, DOLLY! is a rollicking musical comedy. Tunefully adapted from Thornton Wilder’s kinetic farce The Matchmaker, the show is a delightful romp through nineteenth century New York. So why, last night, did I watch most of the first act with a lump in my throat? Why, before we even reached the intermission, were my friend and I both reduced to tears? There is something intangibly lovely, bittersweet, and deeply moving about HELLO, DOLLY! Read More
HELLO, DOLLY! starring Bette Midler opened on Broadway last night, and the critics are raving! Here’s what they had to say: Ben Brantley, The New York Times: HELLO, DOLLY! Is Bright, Brassy and All Bette! Ms. Midler brings such comic brio – both barn-side broad and needlepoint precise – to the task of playing with … Read More
The UK is abuzz with Tams-Witmark shows! With critically-acclaimed productions of FUNNY GIRL, DREAMGIRLS and THE LIFE currently thrilling UK audiences, 42ND STREET opened last night at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The show’s opening night was a fundraiser for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH), hosted by The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and audiences … Read More
THE LIFE, Cy Coleman’s hit musical from 1997, made its London debut last night in a new production at The Southwark Playhouse. Despite Southwark’s tiny stage, the show is making a huge impact. Here’s what the critics are saying:
Jonathan Baz, Jonathan Baz Reviews: ★★★★★ Scorchingly unmissable, THE LIFE is one of the finest shows in town!
Mark Shenton, The Stage: ★★★★ It’s a thrusting, strutting show, gritty, dark and edgy… Coleman adorns it with one of his most scintillating jazz-based scores… Read More