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Barry Harman and Composer Keith Herrmann’s Romance Romance Is Wooing London

Barry Harman and Composer Keith Herrmann’s Romance Romance Is Wooing London

Above The Stag, the leading LGBQT theatre in London, has produced a new, same-sex version of the classic Broadway musical Romance, Romance written by Barry Harman and composer Keith Herrmann and has given it a new lease on life! 

Photo credit PBG STUDIOS

This charming and intelligent musical brings together two contrasting stories, set 100 years apart.

Blair Robertson, Jordan Lee Davies Photo credit PBG STUDIOS

In late 19th Century Vienna, two bored high-society lovers disguise themselves as struggling members of the working class. Can their love survive without the comforts and luxuries they’re used to? And 100 years later, two couples rent a beach house in The Hamptons, where a spot of extramarital flirtation might explode into something more.

Romance Romance was nominated for five Tony Awards for its Broadway run. This new production reimagines it as a brilliantly entertaining exploration of gay attraction and how times have changed.

Could this becoming back to Broadway?


★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review
“I can pay it no greater compliment than to say I’d happily watch it all over again. And to say, whatever else you see, don’t miss it”
★★★★★ LondonTheatre1
“Two distinct musical plays united by romance. This is a cracker of a night.   The show works brilliantly for an all-male cast, and I imagine would translate just as well for an all-female cast”
★★★★ The Stage
“This tight and tender version is full of wit and warmth”★★★★ Boyz
This is a clever and enjoyable musical that puts the reality of gay relationships and friendships under the softest of spotlights.”
★★★★ The Spy in the Stalls
“This musical packed as much energy as any West End show I’ve attended.”
★★★★ Theatre Weekly
“A wonderfully enjoyable piece of theatre”
★★★★ Shadows On The Wall   
“The show’s universal themes about love and lust, longing and loneliness…take a much more complex look at love than most musicals dare.”
★★★★  PocketSize Theatre  “Brilliant original and new musical theatre done well by a talented, intelligent and polished creative team.”

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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