Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Critics are raving about... Preludes at Southwark Playhouse

The UK premiere of Preludes has now opened at London's Southwark Playhouse. Alex Sutton's new production has won plaudits from the show's Tony Awards-lauded composer and lyricist. But what h…

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Stars line up for the UK premiere of Cinderella in Concert at the Cadogan Hall

Just look at the fairy tale cast for the UK premiere of the Broadway version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, in concert at Cadogan Hall on 20 October. Joining Christine Allado…

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Monday, September 16, 2019

NEWS: The Stage’s Best West End Debut Award goes to Jac Yarrow for Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Jac Yarrow’s performance in the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium was obviously a big hit with audiences as it was the public who crowned h…

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Jon Robyns will play Jean Valjean when Les Miserables reopens the Sondheim Theatre in December 2019

Can Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables get any more popular? Perhaps it can with the just-announced new cast starring in the musical at the newly reburbished Sondheim Theatre, reopen…

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Friday, September 13, 2019

WATCH: Take a peek at Tony Hawks' new musical Midlife Cowboy with a couple of songs from the show

As Midlife Cowboy, the new musical created by Tony Hawks, plays its first performances at the Pleasance Theatre, listen to a couple of snippets from the show's songs before throwing on your …

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Italia Conti graduate Sam Tutty makes his West End debut playing the title role in London’s Dear Evan Hansen

They have been found. Meet the all-British full West End cast of London’s premiere production of Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen which opens for previews at the Noël Coward Theatre on…

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sharon Osbourne, Danny Dyer, Dani Dyer & Rylan Clark-Neal will star in Nativity! The Musical

Fancy feeling festive? The team behind Nativity! The Musical does with the announcement that the hit show is heading back to London for the third year and this time Sharon Osbourne will be j…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Stage Door Joe reports from the Prince Of Egypt West End launch as full casting details are announced

As the excitement builds for the West End premiere production of The Prince Of Egypt, previewing at London’s Dominion Theatre from 5 February 2020, Stage Door Joe attends the launch for th…

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Monday, September 9, 2019

West End opening of Pretty Woman The Musical is set for Valentine’s Day 2020

‘Big new musical. Big. Huge’: Yes, it’s been confirmed, on the most romantic day of the calendar in 2020, much-anticipated Broadway show Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin previews …

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Union Theatre revives Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, full cast announced

Do gentlemen really prefer blondes? The Union Theatre seeks to answer the question as it revives the classic Broadway musical that also spawned the classic film. Who’ll play the blonde bom…

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Olivier-nominated Songs for Nobodies star brings Songs of Bernadette concert to London

Australian star Bernadette Robinson, Olivier Award-nominated this year for one-woman Songs for Nobodies, revisits the five divas from that show plus a few more 'surprise guests' as she retur…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Georgie Ashford, James Hume & Alex Lodge are cast in tick, tick... BOOM! at the Bridge House Theatre

Rent composer Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical tick, tick… Boom!, directed by Guy Retallack at the Bridge House Theatre from 30 September to 27 October 2019, will star Georgie …

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Menier Chocolate Factory stages the first major London revival of The Boy Friend for 10 years

It’s never too late to fall in love with Sandy Wilson’s classic British musical and the Menier Chocolate Factory obviously feels the same, having just announced the first major London re…

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WATCH: John Partridge & Kara Hayworth on being 'custodians' of Cabaret's iconic roles

Iconics roles like Cabaret's Emcee and Sally Bowles will live on far longer than the performers who play them, says John Partridge. He, Kara Hayworth and Anita Harris discussed being "custod…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Islander, Musical Theatre Review’s Best Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe, transfers to London’s Southwark Playhouse

Having received a big bunch of five and four star reviews during its run at Summerhall at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, sell-out success Islander, which also won Musical Theatre R…

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WATCH: Terri Paddock talks to Queen of the Mist's company about Michael John LaChiusa

With the Union Theatre's Hello Again, there are now two Michael John LaChiusa musicals running simultaneously in London. What makes the work of this American composer, lyricist and book writ…

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Aussie actor Tamlyn Henderson joins the London cast of Waitress in the role of Earl

With credits already including the UK and international tour of Mamma Mia! and Australian productions of Les Misérables and The Sound of Music, Tamlyn Henderson is not short of credentials …

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Rufus Hound, Irvine Iqbal, Natasha Lewis & Forbes Masson are cast in the RSC’s musical staging of David Walliams’ The Boy In The Dress

It’s a pretty exciting combination: Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers and Mark Ravenhill all creating a brand new musical adaptation of David Walliams’ novel The Boy In The Dress for the RSC…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Have you seen the brilliant ★★★★ reviews for Queen of the Mist? Check them out!

Following its acclaimed run at the Jack Studio, Queen of the Mist has now opened at Charing Cross Theatre to similarly rapturous reviews. Check out some of our favourites below, then book yo…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Joe Sugg joins the West End cast of Waitress in the role of Ogie from September 2019

Joe Sugg has made his name as a YouTube star, filmmaker, author, vlogger and 2018 Strictly Come Dancing finalist, but now he will be making his stage debut in Waitress at the Adelphi Theatre…

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'I’ve always wanted to do this and have been preparing for many years': Tony Hawks tells us about his songwriting history and bringing Midlife Cowbo

You probably know Tony Hawks for his hilarious books and radio appearances, but did you know he was a finalist for a musical theatre prize on three occasions? You do now. He told us about fu…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Joel Montague takes over from Matt Cardle in the UK premiere of Falsettos

West End musical theatre performer Joel Montague will be stepping in to the role of Mendel in the upcoming production of the award-winning musical Falsettos at London’s The Other Palace Th…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Watch: Jeremy Jordan sing a track from the soon-to-be-released What’s Not Inside: The Lost Songs from Waitress

Sara Bareilles has often spoken about the amount of music that had to be cut before the final version of Waitress made it to Broadway. Now fans of the show are going to get to hear ‘What…

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New adult musical comedy Tickle premieres at the King's Head in Oct

New adult musical comedy TICKLE, based on an incredible true story and documentary produced by Stephen Fry, premieres at London's King's Head Theatre this autumn. Casting is now announced. W…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Watch: Keith Ramsay singing ‘Lilacs’ from the UK premiere of Dave Malloy’s Preludes at Southwark Playhouse

Not long now until the UK premiere of Tony Award-nominated Dave Malloy’s musical Preludes – running at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 6 September to 12 October – but in the meanti…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

New post-show Q&A: Join Faves founder Terri on 29 Aug as Cabaret launches a new tour with John Partridge as the emcee

John Partridge & Kara Lily Hayworth star in the new tour of Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret I’ve loved Rufus Norris’ multi-award-winning production of Kander & Ebb musical classic …

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Friday, August 9, 2019

WATCH: The stars of Midlife Cowboy take to Twitter to tell us about the show

Why should you be getting excited about Tony Hawks' new musical Midlife Cowboy? Well, the show's cast, including Hawks, have leapt onto Twitter to answer exactly that question. Take a look a…

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Can a musical help us reclaim LGBTQ history? Watch Terri's The View Upstairs post-show Q&A

Do you know what happened in New Orleans on 24 June 1973? Why should we remember? Watch Faves founder Terri Paddock's post-show Q&A with Tyrone Huntley, Andy Mientus and Cedric Neal, thr…

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Shida, written & performed by Broadway Shorts creator Jeannette Bayardelle, gets its UK premiere

Off-Broadway musical SHIDA will get its UK premiere at The Vaults next month. It's written and performed by Jeanette Bayardelle, who we're a little obsessed with from her "Broadway Shorts" f…

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Who are the musical contenders in The Stage Debut Awards this year?

The Stage today (8 August 2019) announces the shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards 2019. The awards, now in their third year and presented in association with Access Entertainment, celebrate…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

After its 2013 Broadway outing, Rodgers & Hammerstein's reworked Cinderella makes UK debut in concert

Get your glass slippers ready. Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is coming to London. The Broadway version of the screen-to-stage fairytale musical gets its UK premiere in a concert version…

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