Rose’s Turn. November 2017.

Dear Rowley, Can you remember that scene in Gypsy when Mama Rose has been deserted by both her daughters, actress June and stripper Gypsy, and takes to an empty stage to sing the ultimate eleven o’clock number Rose’s Turn?  As … Continue reading

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Funny Girl. April 2016.

Dear Rowley, They’re going to start calling me the Jonah of the West End. I book Sunset Boulevard on the first night of the run that Glenn Close is indisposed. We get tickets for Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre only for the show … Continue reading

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Stritchie! July 2014.

Dear Rowley, I remember having a conversation with La Farmer one night around a table at Ciao Bella as to whether there was such a thing as a female hell raiser of the show business variety. The 1960s was a … Continue reading

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Les Misérables. January 2013.

Dear Rowley, Devastating news that HMV has gone into liquidation, no? I was interviewing the fragrant Emma Willis today for a Rake feature. Her admittedly young team couldn’t understand why we old timers were so depressed by the demise of … Continue reading

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Burlesque at the Savoy. September 2012.

Dear Rowley, Did I tell you I’m back in business at the Savoy? We’ve been in talks about doing a book called Savoy Style: How To Be A Perfect Host with Rizzoli US but have yet to sign contracts. They suggest … Continue reading

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