Musicals – introducing the April/May 2024 issue, featuring Lea Salonga

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Lea Salonga: from Miss Saigon to a new solo tour, her impressive career continues to evolve

In this issue:

As she heads off on tour, Musical Theatre legend Lea Salonga talks to Edward Seckerson about breaking the fourth wall with audiences, diversity in Musical Theatre and how she took the world by storm as Kim in Miss Saigon at just 18.

Matt Hemley invites us into the world of Musical Theatre Further Education with an in-depth guide to the courses, bursaries and famous alumni of some of the UK’s most prestigious drama schools.

Winners of ITV’s Mamma Mia! I Have A Dream show Stevie Doc and Tobias Turley talk to Ruth Deller about starring in the hit ABBA musical on the West End and how the medium of TV can reach a whole new audience.

Matt Wolf speaks to TV and stage star Sheridan Smith about Opening Night, a show tailor-made for the star by songwriter Rufus Wainwright and acclaimed director Ivo van Hove.

Musical Theatre legend Elaine Paige returns to our pages with her regular column celebrating the musicals that proved to be the biggest game-changers. This time, it’s Boubil and Schönberg’s revolutionary Les Misérables.

Hadestown, Standing at the Sky’s Edge, The King and I and the touring productions of Come From Away and Bonnie & Clyde are featured in our UK show reviews – and don’t miss our US show reviews, including The Notebook and The Connector on Broadway.

New musicals Little Big Things, U.Me and Two Strangers (Carry a Cake Across New York) – plus Melissa Errico’s Sondheim/Jazz fusion album Sondheim in the City – are included in our expert recording reviews.

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