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THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse

May 28, 2017

Cy Coleman’s THE LIFE with lyrics by Ira Gasman at Southwark playhouse was simply awesome. I love the Southwark Playhouse because of the intimacy of the performances. From the moment John Addison opens the show I was hooked by this tale of hookers in New York. It is an updating of the tale told in “Sweet Charity” into the dark world of Times Square in the 1970’s. This show has got a great story, great musical numbers and great characters. All of the cast were excellent however the performances by Sharon D. Clarke and Cornell. S. John were simply astounding and I mean astounding. The emotion in their delivery of the musical numbers and the detail of how each of them inhabited their characters was a masterclass.I felt the menace that was at the core of their lives. Powerful and a reminder that Broadway is the home of the musical.

 

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