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20 Feb
2017

After West End success with Half a Sixpence and, transferring later this year, The Wind in the Willows, the Stiles & Drewe juggernaut continues this Easter with the 20th anniversary production of HONK!, the story of the Ugly Duckling, at London's Union Theatre, where the pair's Soho Cinders was revived in November...

Opening tonight (20 February 2017), Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle leads the cast as Queenie in the UK premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical version of THE WILD PARTY. Our friends at Musical Theatre Review talked to Frances about party preparations during rehearsals and how she feels about her career to date...

We all wish for that magical night we get called onto stage to spontaneously perform the lead role. Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dawn Bush wonders if being an understudy is just the same thing...

17 Feb
2017

Michele Dotrice has had to temporarily withdraw from THE GIRLS under doctor's, but it's a dream come true for her 67-year-old understudy who takes a starring role in the new Gary Barlow and Tim Firth musical ahead of next week's official opening and star-studded gala...

17 Feb
2017

It's the age of Aquarius... again! The ultimate 1960s hippy musical, HAIR, transfers to London as it hits the grand old age of 50, transferring - care of the mighty Katy Lipson and Aria Entertainment - after an acclaimed run at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre...

16 Feb
2017

Miranda Hart has 'a spring in her step' - thanks to being cast as villainess Miss Hannigan in the new West End production of ANNIE, which comes to the Piccadilly Theatre in May. We reckon she'll be as big a success on the musical stage as she is in comedy world...

Why do straight men dislike singing and dancing so much? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dries Janssens disagrees that musicals are so exclusive...

15 Feb
2017

Some of our more famous #StageFaves are capable of creating their own mini Twitterstorms. Here are the Top Tweets from this week, which have generated the most shares and likes. Amongst the performers making this week's list: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Lea Salonga...

15 Feb
2017

After its current premiere of new British musical My Land's Shore, All Star Productions will continue its 2017 season at east London's Ye Olde Rose & Crown in Walthamstow with a rarely seen 1963 musical 110 IN THE SHADE in May...

14 Feb
2017

Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicholas Cage, eat your hearts out. #StageFaves Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill will be taking their HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in the UK premiere of the screen-to-stage musical, which plays in concert for one night only at the West End's London Palladium care of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra...

14 Feb
2017

Happy Valentines Day! But it doesn’t all have to be about romance and roses. Today we’re rounding up 10 top shows to celebrate the day whether you want to share the love with friends, family, partners or pets! There really is a #StageFaves Valentines show for everyone.

Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Kate Rose wonders, why are the theatre scenes on Broadway and in the West End so different?

13 Feb
2017

Good news for phans! Ben Forster, the masked man who led THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th birthday gala celebrations this past October, has extended his run. He'll remain in the show, along with Celinde Schoenmaker and Nadim Naaman as Christine and Raoul, until 2 September. Do you know who else calls the Paris Opera House home these days?...

Often met with snobbery, jukebox musicals are flourishing in the West End. Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dawn Bush discusses her own revelations about these much-loved productions...

10 Feb
2017

Those Mormon boys are still going squeaky-clean strong in the West End as they extend their booking period again at the Prince of Wales Theatre. Have you seen them yet? How many times? Who's your favourite Elder?

10 Feb
2017

Cedric Neal and Lucy St Louis, a.k.a. 'Berry Gordy' and 'Diana Ross', continue to lead the cast (with a few changes) of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL into its second year at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre, where it's celebrating its birthday by extending booking to February 2018...

Hamilton fever has hit London and is receiving mixed opinions. Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Willy Mukendi-Wood wonders why all the animosity...

Find out more about the process of putting on a American rock gothic musical in Denmark and London. Join #StageFaves founder Terri Paddock for an exclusive post-show Q&A with the cast of LIZZIE on 23 February...

09 Feb
2017

Now it's official, we can start properly thinking of which #StageFaves we want to star in Mel Brooks' screen-to-stage Broadway musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, which will have its West End premiere in September at the Garrick Theatre...

08 Feb
2017

Daniel Radcliffe recently starred in a major New York revival of this Broadway musical comedy classic. Who will take on the role of the ad exec trying to get ahead in this first London production in over 50 years?