Friday, August 18, 2017

WATCH: We go backstage at 5,6,7,8 - A Steps Musical with #StageFaves vlogger Shalana Serafina

This week, #StageFaves vlogger Shalana Serafina gives us a glimpse of backstage life at Upstairs at the Gatehouse as they prepare for the opening night of 5,6,7,8 - a Steps Musical.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

From Page to Stage podcast: What can we do to increase diversity in musical theatre?

StageFaves founder Terri Paddock hosted a panel debate this week to help open the fifth annual From Page to Stage festival of new musicals, in its new home at The Other Palace. Listen to the…

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INTERVIEW: StageFaves at the Fringe - Prom Kween takes Edinburgh by storm!

It's official - we've found your new favourite musical at the Fringe! PROM KWEEN is taking Edinburgh by storm this August, selling to packed out, party-ready crowds at Underbelly Cowgate and…

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WATCH: George Rae chats to StageFaves about his New York debut in February 2018

From West-End shows to major tours; UK premiers to exciting new musicals, George Rae has certainly been around the block when it comes to Musical Theatre in the UK, but now for the first tim…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Who's joining Andy Coxon's Berger in the Tribe? Full Hair cast announced

Join the Tribe! Andy Coxon, who finishes this weekend in Yank!, leads the 50th-anniversary revival of HAIR as hippy Berger, alongside original Manchester cast members Robert Metson and Laura…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Stephen Sondheim on Follies - Live at the National this August

We reckon it's going to be one of the biggest shows of the season, but the National Theatre's run of FOLLIES has just become even more exciting! On Tuesday 22 August, the man himself, Stephe…

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StageFaves at the Fringe: Notflix announce their biggest show yet this Edinburgh!

They're our favourite all-female long-form Musical Theatre troupe (it's a pretty specific niche, right?) and they're taking the fringe by storm! The lovely ladies of NOTFLIX are selling out …

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"RyCa : Refresh" brings a new kind of Musical Theatre cabaret to Covent Garden

The fabulous Ryan Carter isn't just a brilliant performer. The StageFaves superstar, currently raising the roof in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL also runs creative company Ryca Creative who are current…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

#StageFave superstar George Rae heads to America in "Life is a Caba-RAE: A Scot in New York!"

We last saw earlier this year in Sonheim's THE FROGS at the Jermyn Street Theatre and now the Scottish #StageFave is heading across the pond to the great white way for one night only! Next F…

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Opinion: Across the pond - Natasha, Pierre and The Great Controversy of 2017

We all know the theatre can be political, just look at what HAMILTON and RENT did, not just for Broadway but America as a whole! Occasionally though, it's the controversy offstage that makes…

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The Sword and the Dope brings both the X Factor and the S Club to #StageFaves!

X Factor star Stevi Ritchie is set to make his musical debut alongside former S Club Juniors singer Stacey Franks (nee McClean) in The Sword and the Dope, a musical comedy at Waterloo East T…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Which of your #StageFaves are in the running for The Stage Debut Awards?

The Stage's inaugural Debut Awards has brand-new musical theatre talent categories including Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Composer. There's also a Best West En…

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WATCH: IN THE REHEARSAL ROOM WITH #STAGEFAVES VLOGGER SHALANA SERAFINA

This week, newest #StageFaves vlogger Shalana Serafina takes us into the rehearsal room for 5,6,7,8 - A Steps Musical. Opening next week as part of Camden Fringe Festival, meet the cast as t…

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Hear the People Sing: Les Mis comes to Batley in honour of Jo Cox

We always knew that Musical Theatre could change lives and the guys and gals of Batley and Spen Youth Theatre Company know it more than most! The company, from the heart of the area represen…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Wind in the Willows posts closing notices at London Palladium

The amazing Mr Toad and his furry friends are packing up and leaving us at the end of the summer. THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will now finish its West End run at the London Palladium on 2 Septem…

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INTERVIEW: Our #SummerMusicalMoment with David O'Mahony

Our #SummerMusicalMoment interview series is in full force and we're feeling the summer vibes! This week, we chatted to BEAUTIFUL's David O'Mahony about his post-West End plans, jetting off …

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Musicals alert! The Other Palace bring two work-in-progress shows to the London stage

It's time for an injection of brand new musical theatre! Following their pitch day earlier this year, The Other Palace has announced that two new shows, SPILT MILK and EVER ONWARD will have …

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Monday, August 7, 2017

GET SOCIAL: 10 cast tweets from the last night of BEAUTIFUL in the West End!

How can time have flown by so quickly? On Saturday 5th August BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL bowed out after more than two fabulous years in the West End and we were so sad to see it go…

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Take a look inside the newly refurbished Dominion Theatre

Here's a #StageFaves question for you - can you guess how many toilets are inside the Dominion Theatre? And how much it might cost to refurbish them all? Well, £6 million goes a long way to…

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New casting announced for the Matilda grown-ups

Get ready MATILDA fans, because the RSC masterpiece currently enjoying a brilliantly successful run at the Cambridge Theatre has announced the new grown-ups who will be joining the cast for …

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OPINION-How Does Musical Theatre Empower people within the LGBTQ+ community?

The theatre has often been a safe space for LGBT+ performers and audiences alike and can serve to educate others on the issues faced by marginalised communities and humanise a group who have…

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Hide your hammers! Matilda the Musical gets a new Miss Trunchbull, and a new Miss Honey too

MATILDA THE MUSICAL may be full of revolting children but the focus is on the adults today as a host of new #StageFaves join the cast from 12th September. Stepping into the sensible shoes of…

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

School Of Rock welcomes new kids and extends into 2019!

It's official, the smash-hit musical SCHOOL OF ROCK has announced yet another extension along with a whole new 'kids' cast which will take over later this month. We've got all the info on th…

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Miss Hanni-who?! Craig Revel Horwood takes over from Miranda Hart in Annie

Tomorrow, tomorrow... or, to be more exact, six weeks from now, Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood will reprise his cross-dressing performance as Miss Hannigan in the West End p…

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INTERVIEW: Our #SummerMusicalMoment with Joelle Dyson

Our #SummerMusicalMoment interview series continues with Joelle Dyson! We chatted to the DREAMGIRLS star about her summer work schedule (it's a busy one), her next big holiday (even though i…

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

WATCH: Has 'Anybody Seen' Sheila Atim singing Bob Dylan?

Faves founder Terri Paddock has been raving about Conor McPherson's new musical GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, inspired by Bob Dylan songs, and judging by this video of Sheila Atim's performan…

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Phan casting alert: West End gets new Phantom, Christine & Raoul

Don't be too sad to wave goodbye to Ben Forster - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has a new Ben on the way, and he's not exactly new to the role of the masked man. Ben Lewis was acclaimed in the Au…

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WATCH: James Corden does The Lion King: The Crosswalk Musical

The third instalment of James Corden's "Crosswalk Musical" segment is another long-running West End classic THE LION KING. "Crosswalk Musicals" take a famous musical theatre show and condens…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

INTERVIEW: Our #SummerMusicalMoment with Ethan Le Phong

Our #SummerMusicalMoment interview series kicks off with ALADDIN star Ethan Le Phong. Having finished his West End contract, been offered a Broadway run of the show only to injure himself, i…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

GET SOCIAL: #StageFaves shows opening this August you don’t want to miss!

Happy 1st August! If you’re not heading off on holiday, never fear! Instead, let yourself be carried away by one of the fantastic new shows opening in London this August! We've counted dow…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Beautiful! Look who's joining Bronte Barbe in The Carole King Musical on tour

We're sorry to see BEAUTIFUL bowing out of the West End this weekend. But the just-announced cast for the UK and Ireland tour, launching next month, looks gorgeous enough to travel for. It's…

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