Dominic McHugh to appear in major new TV documentary on musical theatre

Lecturer in Musicology Dominic McHugh is to appear as an “expert” talking head on a major television documentary about Broadway, West End and Hollywood musicals, provisionally set to be screened in 2013. Filming took place earlier this week in London, with the interview covering topics ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber and from Ethel Merman to Barbra Streisand.

Loverly: The Life and Times of “My Fair Lady”, Dominic’s seminal study on My Fair Lady, continues to be featured in the international press, including most recently in the Washington-based Weekly Standard (“McHugh’s analysis is, on the whole, a fascinating one”) and the leading monthly arts review magazine The New Criterion (“Such a show well deserves its book-length tribute.”). His current activities include writing a programme note for the Crucible’s Christmas production of My Fair Lady and completing his 400-page collection of the correspondence of Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist of My Fair Lady and Gigi.

Links

Review in The Weekly Standard
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/their-fair-lady_660189.html

Review in The New Criterion
http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-fate-of--Fanfaroon--7461

Review in The Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2012/0831/Loverly

Loverly: The Life and Times of “My Fair Lady” on OUP’s website
http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Music/PopularMusic/MusicTheatrePopularSongFilmMusic/?view=usa&ci=9780199827305

The Crucible’s production of My Fair Lady
http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/my-fair-lady-12/