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Lee laments success of Springer Exclusive - February 2004 The Stage - By Ruth Gillespie - February 26th, 2004

Jerry Springer – the Opera creator Stewart Lee has revealed he is uneasy over the commercial West End success of his hit show. He admitted: “If I had known it would run in the West End as an independent commercial venture I would not have got involved.” Lee’s comments come after he launched an impassioned…

It’s so … operatic - April 2003 The Times - By David Gritten - April 27th, 2003

A cult favorite on British TV, Jerry Springer comes to the National Theatre stage as the subject of an opera. LONDON — There’s a tingle of anticipation in the house tonight. A youngish audience, incited by a warmup man, punches the air rhythmically, chanting “Jerr-ee! Jerr-ee! Jerr-ee!” A trio of muscular security guys in black,…

Jerry Springer: The Opera - April 2003 The Scotsman - By Kate Copstick - April 11th, 2003

Well, dip me in chocolate and throw me to the lesbians, but it seems that not only do dreams come true but nice guys don’t always finish last. On 8 February, 2001, Richard Thomas, alone at a piano, performed the incomplete first half of his brainchild Jerry Springer: the Opera to seven people at London’s…

Jerry Springer: The Opera - December 2002 CBS NEWS - December 10th, 2002

The line of cold, anxious performers stretches around the corner of a theater in London’s famed West End. Making up and warming up, nearly 100 hopefuls are here to try out for a production to be staged next season at Britain’s prestigious National Theater. It’s to be an opera, reports CBS News Correspondent Richard Roth…

Jerry Springer: Stage set for more outrage - December 2002 BBC.co.uk - By Bob Chaundy - December 6th, 2002

An opera based on the Jerry Springer talk show is to be staged at London’s Royal National Theatre. The man said by some to epitomise the lowest of low-brow now finds himself at the centre of one of the temples of high culture. Andrea wants to woo her ex-boyfriend Chuck by revealing to him, in…

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