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Rent - Broadway Revival

Rent

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Rent deals with starving artists living in New York City’s East Village. It focuses on the lives of Mark, a film-maker, who’s girlfriend, Maureen, a drama queen performance-artist-turned-lesbian, leaves him for another woman, Joanne who is an attorney. Mark lives with his roommate Roger, a struggling musician who just wants to write “one great song” before he dies of AIDS. One day he meets Mimi, an S&M dancer also with AIDS, and who is addicted to heroin. They fall in love. Mark and Roger’s ex-roommate Tom Collins, a philosopher, who has just returned from M.I.T meets and falls in love with More >

Rocky Horror Show

The Rocky Horror Show

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The Rocky Horror Show achieved cult status after the impressive 1975 film adaptation which starred the writer Richard O’Brien. The show is one of Britain’s most popular musicals and has become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to the hilarious story and catchy score, which includes the songs ‘Over at the Frankenstein Place’, ‘Dammit Janet’, ‘Hot Patootie’ and of course ‘The Time Warp’. The musical began life in 1973 at the Royal Court Theatre in an intimate production that ran for a mere three weeks. The show is a parody of B movies and follows a newly engaged couple as they take shelter in a mad More >

Ragtime Broadway Revival

Ragtime

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Ragtime, is an impressive musical from the writing team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. Based on E L Doctorow’s compelling novella of the same name, this musical sweeps turn of the century America, drawing on 3 different family experiences that would make up the melting pot of 20th Century USA. The original production was large in style and scale, featuring an impressive orchestra and cast that have gone on to symbolise the scale of the piece. Twinned with an emotional score of hit after hit makes Ragtime one of the most powerful new musicals of recent times. Numerous revivals have More >

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