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Musical

Review: Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios)

The cast impress in Flaherty and Ahrens' musical, but it lacks a little in the adaptation

Carlos Acosta rehearses Guys and Dolls

Exclusive: watch Carlos Acosta choreograph his first ever musical, Guys and Dolls.

Porgy and Bess, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, review: Gloriously sung Gershwin

The hairs on the back of your neck stand to attention so repeatedly during Timothy Sheader's gloriously sung production that they are quite worn out by the end (and this is the streamlined version of the original yet!).

Shrek the Musical , Grand Theatre, Leeds

Shrek the Musical is the latest in a line of large-scale West End productions (The Lion King and Wicked are others) to tour the UK and Ireland, and on the evidence of this opening in Leeds, it has a pretty good chance of equalling the success of those sho

Porgy and Bess, Regent's Park, review: 'a knockout'

The Gershwins' masterpiece is played with rare panache in this electrifying production, says Charles Spencer.

Mini-Review – Pacific Overtures – Union Theater

It’s hardly a secret that if you enjoy excellence, tickets to see musicals at the Union Theater are money well spent.

Review: Porgy and Bess (Open Air Theatre)

The great American opera spends Summertime livin' it easy in Regent's Park.

Porgy and Bess review exquisitely sung Gershwin in the fresh air

The singing is easy but life is hard in Timothy Sheader's refreshingly spare production.

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess , Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, London

Since its original Broadway opening in 1935, critics have debated whether Porgy and Bess (composed by George Gershwin, lyrics co-written by his brother Ira and the show’s librettist DuBose Heyward) should be described as an opera or musical.