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 Post subject: "Oliver!"
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 11:40 am 
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<B>New twist on Oliver! hits mark almost every time</B>
November 2 2002
Review by Jim Murphy
The Age

This spanking new interpretation of Lionel Bart's adaptation of Oliver Twist, which premiered in the West End in 1994, would seem to have everything the punters want in a musical. It offers one of Charles Dickens' best stories, colourful staging, a big cast, and songs made to be whistled or hummed long after you leave the theatre, such as Consider Yourself, You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two, I'd Do Anything and Oom-Pah-Pah.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:17 am 
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'Oliver!' can't live up to original cast

By HEDY WEISS
The Chicago Sun-Times
February 1, 2004

Unfortunately, by watching the non-Equity touring company production of the show that opened Thursday night at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, you will have only the barest hint of why "Oliver!" deserves to remain a landmark show
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Two reviews of "Oliver" in the Boston papers today (these reviewers are not enthusiastic about the production either):

From Robert Nesti in the Boston Herald: 'Oliver’: Please, sir, may I have less?

and from Ed Siegel in the Boston Globe: Wang's ‘Oliver!’ needs more of original music


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'Oliver!' frantic but glorious

By DAMIEN JAQUES
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 21, 2004

The national touring production of "Oliver!" that arrived at the Milwaukee Theatre Tuesday night fulfills some expectations for the 41-year-old show. Production values are Broadway caliber, with numerous attractive set pieces and a truckload of good-looking costumes.
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 Post subject: Re: "Oliver!"
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:11 am 
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Tired production takes twist out of 'Oliver!'

By TONY BROWN
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 30, 2004

If "Oliver!" were just a little bit worse, it would be much better.
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Twist on life

by TABARI MCCOY
the Cincinnati Weekly

McCracken says the current version of the show is truer to Dickens' story than those of years past.

"(Producer Cameron Mackintosh) wanted to make sure people didn't think they were seeing a touring show; he wanted to make them feel like they were at a Broadway show," McCracken says.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 11:08 am 
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Hit London musical finally makes its way to South Florida’s stages

by KYLE LAWSON
the Arizona Republic

Mackintosh's second try ran for nearly five years at London's Palladium Theatre and broke box-office records.

Everyone expected an American tour.

It didn't happen.

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Several years ago, Mackintosh decided to step back from producing megamusicals. He didn't number Oliver! among the shows he was kissing goodbye. With more time to work on details, things began to gel.
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Mouth cancer claims Oliver! child star Jack Wild at 53
by STEPHEN MCGINTY for the Scotsman

HE CONSIDERED himself our mate. Jack Wild, who as a child actor won an Oscar nomination for the role of the Artful Dodger in the 1968 musical, Oliver!, has died.

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