Some 72 hours ago, David Baddiel, Stratford East and I launched our Kickstarter campaign, for Infidel - the Musical! In the weeks before this decision was reached, long debates were had. Was it odd, unseemly even, to be asking strangers and fans for money?
A musical biopic of Carole King might not seem the most likely of shows to secure production from the Broadway bigwigs but nevertheless we have an initial premiere at the Curran theatre in San Francisco, before the New York reviews in November. And it could be that those who signed this one off might be looking at a success.
Daniel Craig and his wife Rachel Weisz held hands while taking a bow after their joint Broadway debut on Tuesday. The couple
So. I hate musicals: my dirty little secret. They're too brash, too cheery. The overacting, injected with a fake sugary merriment, seems exhausting. I find myself pinning my face into the shape of a smile, and holding it there until the show's over.
Morris is adamant that Britain is in what he calls 'a really weird state of extraordinary creative health'. 'The cultural centre is healthy and has enormous capacity to grow,' he says, 'but we have all sorts of old-fashioned knee-jerk resistances to embracing that opportunity.' The trick, therefore, is to free the UK of its default setting of archaic mores and systems of thought.
Being involved in musical theatre from a young age, the score of A Chorus Line has been circling around my head for the last decade at least.
Every day I consider myself so lucky to be living in one of the UK's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cotswolds. People come to The Cotswolds from all over the World to experience this truly magnificent place with its picture perfect villages and landscapes.
As long as there are boards to tread on both sides of the Atlantic, you can be sure a British-American theatrical exchange will be going on in New York.
Despite its success with audiences after it opened on Broadway in 2005, the adaptation of Alice Walker 's novel The Color Purple into a musical play was never going to garner the most effusive of welcomes by theatre and literary critics.
With Wicked the musical celebrating its 10th anniversary later this year, should Andrew Lloyd Webber be looking over his shoulder?