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20 Jan
2018

It may have closed its run this month with a BANG (get it..?) but STOMP will forever hold a special place in our hearts. This week, in our second #PalladiumPicks segment, we decided to remember the jawdropping performance at the Palladium London, celebrating 25 years of the show.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL is heading out on its first UK & Ireland tour. Watch the adorable girls tackling the title role as the tour launches with Craige Els, who reprises his West End role as Miss Trunchbull. Plus more casting news...

19 Jan
2018

Something truly wonderful is coming our way. Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles is now confirmed to join fellow Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in the Lincoln Center transfer of THE KING & I. The Rodgers & Hammerstein classic opening at the West End's London Palladium in June and has just extended booking due to demand...

18 Jan
2018

Jon Carlton will reprise his title performance in PIPPIN, alongside Genevieve Nicole as The Leading Player, when Jonathan O'Boyle's acclaimed revival transfers from Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre to London's Southwark Playhouse next month. Who are the other players? Full casting now announced.

18 Jan
2018

It's been a few weeks since BANANAMAN flew into the Southwark Playhouse to fill you with laughter and potassium. Listen to "Every Great Cliche" where Mark Newnham's Eric Wimp and Jodie Jacobs' crow set their sights on saving the day. Check out the awesome clip, get inspired, and marvel at Jodie's epic puppetry skills!

17 Jan
2018

Want to know what's in store for musical theatre in 2018? Well look no further. Our friends at Musical Theatre Review have put together a month by month run-down of what to look forward to this year. Whether it's the next West End sensation, a cult classic playing on the fringe or a show that's touring near you, they've got you sorted!

15 Jan
2018

This Saturday 13th January was #NationalSwingDay and a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to those multi-talented actors, singers and dancers who keep all our favourite #StageFaves shows…well…swinging! They step into multiple roles at a moments notice and we love them! We rounded up 10 top tweets dedicated to all those fantastic swings out there!

15 Jan
2018

Producers have announced an extension for the West End transfer of original British musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. The award-winning production, first seen in Sheffield in spring 2017, opened at London’s Apollo Theatre in November and had been due to run until 21 April –...

14 Jan
2018

Where will you be on Sunday 8 April? If you're like us, you'll be at the Royal Albert Hall, either in person or in spirit, for the biggest awards night of all. Yep, key dates for the 2018 Olivier Awards have been confirmed...

14 Jan
2018

Our friends north of the border are always a lot of fun, but those Scottish lads and lassies are a talented bunch too! After a hugely successful one-night-only show at the Arts Theatre on St Andrews Day in November, Scots In The City - aka #StageFaves Kieran Brown and Shona White - returns for a Burns Night special at The Other Palace...

13 Jan
2018

Tim Firth's Take That-inspired musical THE BAND, co-produced by Take That, has added six more months to its UK and Ireland touring schedule, now booking through to March 2019. Is it coming near you? When, oh when, is it going to announce a London transfer? Squeeeeeeeaaaalllll....

13 Jan
2018

Tonight at the London Palladium has long been a British television tradition and this classic show has championed musical theatre from the beginning. Now it's a new year, StageFaves are launching a host of new segments and we decided that #PalladiumPicks would be one of our first! For our first #PalladiumPick, we decided to start 2018 off with one of 2017's best-loved West End shows...HALF A SIXPENCE.

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the West End opening of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, which has transferred for a limited season at the Noel Coward Theatre following its lauded world premiere at the Old Vic. Can you name all the celebs Perry spotted on the red carpet? (Hint: They include Hollywood royalty Cate Blanchett!)

12 Jan
2018

We challenge you to read this news without humming... "Fame! I'm gonna live forever"... "Baby, remember MY name... Remember. Remember". And, if you're too young to remember the tune, for goodness sake, educate yourself by booking tickets now for the 30th-anniversary production of screen-to-stage hit FAME THE MUSICAL, which launches an extensive tour from Manchester in July.

12 Jan
2018

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr is the first of the big-name casting for CHICAGO's West End return. The Jerry Maguire star will razzle-dazzle as lawyer Billy Flynn - who'll play his murderess clients Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly? Any bets on a few more Hollywood headline-grabbers...

11 Jan
2018

We may not need another hero but TINA The Musical does need someone to play the role of Anna Mae, the 11 year-old Tina Turner, along with the adult cast of the musical. So if you are a black and mixed race girl between the ages of 9 – 12 years old, under 4’ 10” with good acting skills and a fantastic singing voice and you think you're simply the best...then now is your chance!

10 Jan
2018

The hype is STRONG with this one! SIX - the pop musical about the six wives of Henry VIII - has exploded onto London's West End and the five shows at the Arts Theatre are now completely sold out. SO, the lovely ladies have added another, final date to their run, bringing the total to, yup...six!

10 Jan
2018

By the press statements released, sounds like something went awry in negotiations... Blame the agent? Whatever the reason that Jimmy Nail is no longer appearing in the UK premiere of THE LAST SHIP, we think it's pretty cool that Joe McGann and Richard Fleeshman are onboard. Have you seen who else is in the cast for Sting's debut musical, opening in Newcastle in March?

How many Broadway musical writing legends have you met? Add another to your list this month. Join #StageFaves founder Terri Paddock for an exclusive post-show Q&A with Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me) and the company for the European premiere of his show ROTHSCHILD & SONS at the Park Theatre on 30 January 2018...

09 Jan
2018

After taking the theatre world by storm in 2016 when she stepped into the role of Fanny Brice for the West End run of Funny Girl, Natasha Barnes' star has only continued to rise. And she looks set to have another spectacular year in 2018 as she releases her debut album Real and not only that, she's expecting her first child in the summer!