Mark Shenton

Mark Shenton is a full-time freelance theatre journalist and critic. He regularly contributes to The Stage, including a daily online column, reviews and features. He is also London correspondent to, and a contributing editor for, for whom he hosts a monthly recorded critical round-up. He regularly hosts live public interviews, with guests that have included Tom Stoppard (at the British Museum), Stephen Sondheim and Peter Shaffer (at the National Theatre), Michael Ball, Arlene Phillips, Maria Friedman and Kerry Ellis (at the Shaw Theatre) and Nicholas Hytner, Michael Codron, Bill Kenwright, Howard Goodall, Sylvia Young, Rob Ashford, Craig Revel Horwood, Janie Dee, Stiles and Drewe, Simon Russell Beale and Jeremy Sams (for the Theatrical Guild at Jermyn Street Theatre and Soho Theatre). He is also currently chairman of the Drama section of the Critics' Circle

Are there too many sitting tenants on Broadway and in the West End? Are there too many sitting tenants on Broadway and in the West End?

Last Sunday, Chicago – already the longest-running American musical revival in either West End or Broadway history – set yet another new record to become Broadway’s second-longest running show of all-time, overtaking the long-shuttered Cats…