Sunday, May 26, 2019

StageFaves hangs out at BIG The Musical’s London press launch

See what happened when our colleague @stagedoorjoe got to hang out at the BIG The Musical London press launch with Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly and Wendi Peters. There was a…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Broadway musical Brooklyn the Musical has its European premiere at Greenwich Theatre

Billed as a touching and inspiring sidewalk-fairy tale, and featuring the famous song ‘Once Upon A Time’, Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson’s Broadway musical Brooklyn will have its …

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

American X-Factor & Broadway star Stacy Francis stars in Bare: A Pop Opera

Broadway star and American X-Factor finalist Stacy Francis plays a Catholic school nun in Julie Atherton's revival of coming-of-age and coming-out hit Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults this su…

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Children’s cast is announced for Adrian Mole musical in the West End

It’s going to be child’s play! Read on to find out which talented young performers have been chosen to play the pivotal roles of Adrian, Pandora, Barry and Nigel in the West End stage ad…

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Waitress West End cast changes see Lucie Jones & Ashley Roberts playing the roles of Jenna & Dawn

It’s amazing what a little baking can do: Former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts will be making her West End debut as Dawn in Waitress at London’s Adelphi Theatre for a limited summer seaso…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

London’s biggest shows line up for West End Live 2019

Yes, it’s that time of year again and we can’t wait for the free theatre festival West End Live to return to Trafalgar Square on the weekend of 22 and 23 June 2019. Want to know which sh…

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Michel Legrand's legacy lives on at Charing Cross Theatre: Watch Terri's post-show Q&A with Amour's stars

How does Michel Legrand's score inspire the cast of AMOUR? The five-time Tony Award-nominated musical receives its UK professional premiere in this production, which is also the first stagin…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Tyrone Huntley joins the cast of The View Upstairs at the Soho Theatre

Fresh from his success directing Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Southwark Playhouse, Tyrone Huntley will be back in the spotlight, playing the role of Wes in the European premiere of new LGBTQ+ mu…

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Manchester hosts opening of Back To The Future The Musical in February 2020 in run up to West End transfer

Great Scott! It was and remains a classic movie from the 1980s and now it’s going to be reinvented as a stage musical. Grab your hoverboard because Back To The Future The Musical is intro…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Critics are raving about... Amour at Charing Cross Theatre

"C'est magnifique!" says The Stage and, across the board, critics are professing j'adore AMOUR. We've rounded up a few of the four- and five-star reviews as well as the latest show trailer. …

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‘A world where folklore & reality intertwine so seamlessly’: Writer Jethro Compton on relocating The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to Cornwa

Jethro Compton’s stage adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with music by Darren Clark, premieres this week at London’s Southwark Playhou…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Six The Musical is heading out on an extensive nine-month UK tour from October 2019

Is there no stopping the queens of Six The Musical? Following on from invasions of Edinburgh, the West End and North America, Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ award-winning rocking Royal musical…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Rosemary Ashe, John Hopkins & Amy Ellen Richardson are among the cast confirmed for the West End premiere of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole

Time to find out who will be attending the West End class for Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary’s musical stage adaptation of Sue Townsend’s The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ – The…

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Jenna Russell returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory to play the lead role of Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County musical

Jenna Russell left us with wonderful memories when she played Dot in Sunday in the Park With George at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. Now she is heading back in July 2019 for Trevor Nu…

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Mazz Murray will play Donna as major cast changes take place in the West End production of Mamma Mia!

Having just celebrated its 20th anniversary in the West End at the Novello Theatre, Mamma Mia! is going from strength to strength. That includes some major cast changes in the London product…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

First Night Takeover: Amour at the Charing Cross Theatre

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of AMOUR at the Charing Cross Theatre. Perry was there taking in the intimate atmosphere of Michel…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly & Wendi Peters join Jay McGuiness in the West End premiere of BIG The Musical

Watch Kimberley Walsh & Jay McGuiness sing ‘We’re Gonna Be Fine’ from the score of BIG The Musical and catch up with all the news about Kimberley, Wendi Peters and Matthew Kelly jo…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County receives its European premiere at the Menier Chocolate Factory

It’s taken a while to travel across the pond, but now Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Robert James Waller’s bestselling novel The Bridge…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

First Night Takeover: Man Of La Mancha at the London Coliseum

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Marika Visser attending the West End opening of Man Of La Mancha at the London Coliseum. Marika was there on the Red Carpet, ready to ‘dream t…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Maria Friedman & Anita Dobson are cast in West End’s Fiddler on the Roof

From 18 June 2019 the new Golde and Yente in Trevor Nunn’s West End production of Fiddler on the Roof, a transfer from the Menier Chocolate Factory, will be Maria Friedman and Anita Dobson…

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Hairspray the Musical returns to the West End in April 2020 with Michael Ball reprising the role of Edna Turnblad

It was the role that won Michael Ball an Olivier Award… No, we don’t mean Sweeney Todd! The actor and singer will be back as Edna Turnblad when Hairspray the Musical arrives at the Londo…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

February 2020 is the date set for the West End opening of Stephen Schwartz’s musical take on DreamWorks’ The Prince of Egypt

Featuring the Oscar-winning song ‘When You Believe’ and 10 new songs from Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, new stage musical The Prince of Egypt will arrive at London’s Dominion Theat…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Stars line up to to celebrate director & choreographer Gillian Lynne at special West End concert To Gillie With Love

A year and a day after Gillian Lynne DBE sadly passed away, ‘To Gillie, With Love’ will see stars of the world of dance, theatre, film and TV come together on 2 July 2019 at London’s G…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Julie Atherton directs a new production of Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults

Actor-turned-director Julie Atherton helms a new production of coming-of-age and coming-out hit Bare: A Pop Opera, coming to The Vaults this summer and marking the 50th anniversary of the St…

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Miss Saigon star Alistair Brammer is cast as Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked

Miss Saigon star Alistair Brammer is back in the West End and flying high with the news that he will be playing Fiyero in the hit musical Wicked at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre from 22…

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WATCH: Talking to Gary Tushaw & Anna O'Byrne in rehearsals for Amour + character portraits

'I don't deserve your attention / I'm hardly worthy of mention...' So sings Dusoleil in Michel Legrand's AMOUR - but we beg to differ. Especially after watching this full-length, sneak-peek …

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Bronté Barbé, Isaac Gryn, Emmanuel Kojo & Scott Karim join the company of Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre

Did you hear that Bronté Barbé, Isaac Gryn, Emmanuel Kojo and Scott Karim will be joining the company of Oklahoma! at Chichester Festival Theatre from 15 July to 7 September 2019, playing …

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Friday, April 26, 2019

We're having "One Fine Day" as the Carole King musical Beautiful announces tour dates starting January 2020

London's West End may still have a host of strong leading ladies, but we would be lying if we said we didn't miss Carole King's story BEAUTIFUL in the capital. Lucky for us (and the rest of …

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

A one-night-only tribute to AMOUR composer Michael Legrand will be performed at the Southbank Centre this September

We couldn't be more excited that Michael Legrand's AMOUR is finally coming to the UK for a professional production, but we're saddened that Michael himself, who died in January, couldn't see…

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A one-night-only tribute to AMOUR composer Michel Legrand will be performed at the Southbank Centre this September

We couldn't be more excited that Michel Legrand's AMOUR is finally coming to the UK for a professional production, but we're saddened that Michel himself, who died in January, couldn't see i…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tony Award winner Ben Platt will perform a solo concert at London’s Eventim Apollo in June 2019

We are just a little bit excited to hear that Pitch Perfect star and Dear Evan Hansen Tony Award winner Ben Platt will be bringing his Sing To Me Instead tour to London’s Eventim Apollo on…

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