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Check here for the latest musical news with links to all your #StageFaves performers, shows and theatres. Also look out for our regular #GetSocial features and contributions from our syndicate media partners including MyTheatreMates.com and the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society.

Now here's a very special treat! Three-time Olivier Award nominee Hannah Waddingham returns to the London stage for a special one-off concert at London's Hippodrome Casino, as Musical Theatre Review's Angela Thomas reports...

23 Mar
2017

Don't Stop Till You Get Enough... That's clearly the motto of the producers of THRILLER LIVE, which is getting thrillingly close to become the West End's ninth longest-running show (mark your diaries for 26 March). The latest booking extension means Michael Jackson fans can see the again and again well into 2018. Are you moonwalking on air?

23 Mar
2017

The full cast for the West End run of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is announced today. And its stars - Gary Wilmot, Denise Welch, Simon Lipkin and Craig Mather, joining the previously announced Rufus Hound and Neil McDermott - gathered at the London Palladium for a very swish photoshoot (nice ones, Darren Bell!)...

23 Mar
2017

Composer and lyricist Alexander S Bermange has attracted scored of #StageFaves performers for his new album Wit & Whimsy, produced by legendary musical director Mike Dixon. Comic songs include "Stuck in the Ensemble", "It's Lovely Being a Luvvie" and "I Wish That My Life Were Like A Musical" - a #StageFaves anthem for the sequel, please?

22 Mar
2017

Here’s what London is crying out for: an escape to Paris, the Hollywood Golden Age version. It’s a slew of five-star reviews today for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, which officially opened last night at the West End's Dominion Theatre after runs in New York and, appropriately, Paris...

22 Mar
2017

#StageFaves Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt star in the premiere of AFTER YOU, the first new musical to be staged - and specially written for - renowned London cabaret venue, Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, which has a limited run in April...

Originally from New York, musical theatre star Chris Peluso made the trip across the pond to star in his West End debut as Chris in Miss Saigon. Now he's playing opposite a #StageFaves favourite in the UK tour of Funny Girl. Musical Theatre Review's Polly Sisley wondered what the draw of the UK was for him...

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the West End premiere (on 20 March 2017) of the lavish screen-to-stage musical spectacular AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Dominion Theatre. Was it 'S Wonderful?

21 Mar
2017

Tonight's the night: opening night for the Broadway transfer of sumptuous screen-to-stage musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, that is. Get an eyeful for just how stunning Christopher Wheeldon's reinvention of the Oscar-winning film is with this new production footage just released of the new London production. And check out the gallery on the show's #StageFaves page for newly released production photography too!

21 Mar
2017

The sun is in the sky and it’s officially spring! Yesterday was the Spring Equinox and now we can look forward to the days getting longer and the weather getting better (hopefully!). We took a look at how some of our #StageFaves bid goodbye to winter…

21 Mar
2017

If the mere mention of A Slice of Saturday Night has you humming the title song and yearning for the Club-a-Go-Go (it does us), pay attention: the writers of that hit musical are back with a brand-new musical comedy which takes aim at evangelical television. We love it already! The title from the blasphemers? HOLY CRAP, of course...

21 Mar
2017

Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan will reprise their performances in FOOTLOOSE when it returns to London in September as part of its latest UK-wide tour. They'll be joined by a cast of #StageFaves, including Joshua Dowen in the lead as Ren McCormack, the role of the city kid who's just gotta dance, immortalised in the 1984 film by Kevin Bacon. And you can #GetSocial for all of them here...

With school holidays fast approaching, what is there to do to keep the kids occupied? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Keira Dulake is a big advocate of children's theatre and provides some child-friendly suggestions for all ages to enjoy...

20 Mar
2017

As AN AMERICAN IN PARIS prepares for its West End premiere tomorrow night (20 March 2017), we take a look at some of the Americans in London who are proving a hit with #StageFaves musical fans. And several of them have connections beyond their country of birth... Who have you seen onstage? Who are we missing to shout about?

17 Mar
2017

We look at what a selection of our Irish #StageFaves are up to this St Patrick's Day. From national tours to Broadway, our Irish performers are a talented bunch. Check out more here...

17 Mar
2017

Melanie C and the SCHOOL OF ROCK kids surprised last night's audience with the Spice Girls' hit song "Wannabe". #StageFaves star David Fynn joined in, too! Watch this fantastic video of the performance and sneak a peek at our onstage and backstage photos here...

Musical Theatre Review's Angela Thomas helps Joe McElderry announce his new studio album and UK wide concert tour, including some #StageFaves special guest appearances!

17 Mar
2017

Dreamgirls stars Tyrone Huntley and Marisha Wallace (alternate Effie) join a cast of other #StageFaves in a major one-off concert presentation of THE COLOR PURPLE, running for one night only at London's Cadogan Hall in May...

16 Mar
2017

Grant McConvey sang 'Don't Look Down' to Stiles & Drewe prize-winning effect at the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition two years ago. Now THE SUPERHERO, the one-man musical from which it hails, receives its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse. Who will star in the premiere production?

After her thoughts comparing The West End with Broadway, Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Katie Rose turns her attention closer to home - West End shows vs their touring counterparts...