Monday, April 23, 2018

#StageFavesSongOfTheWeek - "Will You Stay" from the cult rock classic @LizzieMusicalUK

It may be somewhat of a cult show, but LIZZIE, the all-female, heavy rock musical based on the life of Lizzie Borden and (possible) murders she committed, is a firm favourite in SatageFaves …

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Ray of sunshine: @ShobnaGulati swaps the street for the West End and joins the cast of @JamieMusical

Actress Shobna Gulati, best known for playing Sunita Alahan in ITV’s Coronation Street, is joining the award-winning London cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, taking on the role of…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

WATCH: Killian Donnelly is going on the road as Jean Valjean in Les Mis UK & Ireland tour

Killian Donnelly will make history as the first Irishman to play the role since Colm Wilkinson in the original production. Watch him chat below about bringing the show home to Dublin…

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Meet Miss Littlewood: #ClareBurt will play the legendary theatre director in her @TheRSC debut

The actress will portray Joan Littlewood in a brand new musical by Sam Kenyon, opening at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 22 June 2018.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

"Simply The Best!" - @TinaTheMusical celebrates West End opening by announcing extension

London's newest Jukebox success, TINA - THE MUSICAL opened on 17 April 2018 to rave reviews from many of the big publications. from a star-studded red carpet to a showstopping lead performan…

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#Sondheim classic #IntoTheWoodsPlay is reinvented for the 21st century at London’s @cockpittheatre ‏

After a sold-out run in 2014, All Star Productions – winner of the Best Producer in the Off-West End Awards 2018 – teams up in May with Trilby Productions and The Cockpit to stage a fres…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Flying high: new musical @brokenwings2018 has West End premiere at the @TRH_London in August

West End star Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan’s autobiographical tale of tragic love based on the writings of The Prophet author Kahlil Gibran opens in August. Watch a video of one of the …

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Critics are raving about... @TinaTheMusical

Last night, TINA - THE MUSICAL officially opened on London's West End and if these reviews are anything to go by, it's..."Simply The Best!" We've put together a round-up of the top reviews f…

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#StageFaves buddy and big Theatre fan @DazzaRoss shares photos from the #OlivierAwards 2018 red carpet!

It's been 10 days now since the 2018 Olivier Awards took over our Twitter feed and we STILL can't stop talking about it! Our buddy (and fellow theatre-nut) Darren Ross shared some photos fro…

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WATCH: #TheSecretGarden cast give a #SecretGardenJam encore at their post-show Q&A with Faves founder @TerriPaddock at @BTheatreCiren

When the Barn Theatre’s inaugural production of THE SECRET GARDEN extended by a fortnight, it gave Faves founder Terri Paddock an opportunity to fit another trip to Cirencester and a post-…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

INTERVIEW: Presenting the one & only, @ChicagoOnStage’s Billy Flynn, also known as Oscar winner @cubagoodingjr

Caroline Hanks-Farmer continues her series of interviews with the stars of CHICAGO, the award-winning show spreading plenty of razzle-dazzle at London’s Phoenix Theatre. Next in line is Cu…

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Fancy a drip down the Great White Way? New fringe revue @BroadwayRegards has #showtunes aplenty at @GatehouseLondon

A new musical revue celebrating New York’s greatest show tunes from 1902-1942 will receive its world premiere at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in North London from 17 July to 5 August 2018.

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It’s the look of love: @RufusHound & #RobertaTaylor join @katkingsley in #DustyMusical as new images revealed

Jonathan Harvey’s new musical about the life of Dusty Springfield has its world premiere in June 2018 before touring – watch Katherine Kingsley transform into Dusty in a special behind-t…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Did you hear? @JamieMusical is going to the movies – with live screenings from the West End in July

The award-winning much-loved British musical will be broadcast live by satellite from London’s Apollo Theatre to cinemas across the UK, Ireland and Europe on 5 July 2018.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Here we go again: #MammaMiaLondon celebrates 19th birthday with news of fresh cast & extended booking period

The West End hit musical Mamma Mia! has opened a new booking period from 22 October 2018 to 2 March 2019 and announced some major cast changes from 11 June 2018.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Coloured lights shine on @gemmasutton1 as she joins @cazoconnor in @TheRinkMusical

Gemma Sutton has been cast as Angel, opposite Caroline O’Connor as her mum Anna, in the first London revival in 20 years of Kander and Ebb’s The Rink at Southwark Playhouse

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Dead exciting: @CarrieHFletcher is cast as Veronica in the 80s cult classic @HeathersMusical at @TheOtherPalace

Following on from a great response to the 2017 workshop, the musical version of 80s cult classic movie Heathers has its European premiere at London’s The Other Palace from 9 June 2018.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Oh to pluck a banjo string again: One dedicated fan's commitment to support Half a Sixpence #StageFaves

It's been six months since the curtain came down and the banjos were played for the very last time but the memories of HALF A SIXPENCE are still strong. Guest blogger Rebecca Wallis reminisc…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Watch: did you miss out on the Live from the Red Carpet #OlivierAwards show on Facebook? Look no further

No one was going to rain on the parades of all the stars lining to walk the Red Carpet at the Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards 2018. So whether you want a chance to catch up with Pat…

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No skating on thin ice as Chita Rivera and Caroline O’Connor warm up for The Rink at Southwark Playhouse

Broadway, West End and film actress Caroline O'Connor and legendary star of stage and screen Chita Rivera have got together for a chat about their roles in the forthcoming London revival of …

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Monday, April 9, 2018

20 of the best gifs from the emotional rollercoaster that was the #OlivierAwards 2018

There are always cheers and tears at every awards ceremony and this year’s Oliviers were no exception. We’ve been trawling through Twitter to find some of the best reactions to who won a…

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Watch: Award-winning Hamilton’s opening to this year’s Olivier Awards – then watch it again…

The West End production of Hamilton may not have swept the board at the Olivier Awards 2018, but the show still dominated with a haul of seven. And of course the cast opened the ceremony –…

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Getting Olivier Awards withdrawal symptoms? How about a recap of some of the highlights on and offstage…

So it’s the morning after the night before and we are still thinking about some of the great musical performances from the Olivier Awards 2018 ceremony – The Girl From the North Country…

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We LOVE these official #OlivierAwards press room #photos of winners Shirley Henderson, @Sheila_Atim + @GilesTerera @Mikejibson & more from #Hamilt

We've got more photos from the year's Olivier Awards. Check out these of your #StageFaves winners in the press room with their trophies and the people who presented them those trophies, care…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

WATCH: Who'd Perry O'Bree catch on Olivier Awards red carpet? Full video interviews

The rain was never going to deter #StageFaves vlogger Perry O'Bree on the 2018 Olivier Awards red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall. In addition to this year's two-time nominee and all-round l…

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Hamilton wins seven Olivier Awards, Girl From the Country & Follies nab two apiece

HAMILTON was the night's biggest winner at this year's Olivier Awards, taking home seven prizes in total including Best New Musical. But in the performance categories, it split down the midd…

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Watch: the final episode in the Road to the Oliviers series featuring StageFaves’ very own Perry O’Bree!

As the big night looms, there is plenty to enjoy in the final episode of the Olivier Awards’ Facebook series, with appearances from Janie Dee, Elaine Paige and, of course, Perry!

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Happy #OlivierAwards Day! Have a look at all the best Tweets from the build-up so far...

Fancy a look backstage at the preparations for the biggest night in the theatre industry calendar? Then stop right here and spy on Lee Mead and Sheila Atim rehearsing, the Hamilton costumes …

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Dead ringer for success: before opening night, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical extends run at the Dominion Theatre

Just as popular as it was during the last London season, Jim Steinman’s Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical has announced a new booking period ahead of its official opening on 19 April 2018.

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It’s full steam ahead for preparations for the #OlivierAwards 2018 – fancy a sneak peek?

London theatre’s biggest night of the year is this Sunday – West End casts are rehearsing, the set is being built at the Royal Albert Hall and fans are working on their best selfie faces…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

WATCH: #PalladiumPicks... the cast of Guys & Dolls perform "Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat" at @LondonPalladium

It's time for another #PalladiumPicks and this week we've chosen a true classic and one of the most famous musical theatre songs of all time, from a show that won the Olivier Award for "Outs…

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