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18 Jul
2018

It's all-change at 42ND STREET as Bonnie Langford will take on the role of Dorothy Brock this September, before the show closes in January 2019 as the Theatre Royal Drury Lane also closes for refurb. That's three pieces of news in one! We can hardly keep up...

18 Jul
2018

There's no denying HAMILTON has excited audiences this side of the Atlantic just as much as back home on Broadway. Our original West End Hamilton and Burr Jamael Westman and Giles Terera sat down to chat about what makes the show so special, the buzz of excitement they get from the audience and little moments they're still discovering months into the run...

17 Jul
2018

The Barn Theatre's production of THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE is going from strength to strength. With a host of great reviews and awesome responses from audiences, the Cirencester show really is theatre worth travelling for! The Barn team has just released a video filmed on opening night. If you're not already sold, why not follow in the footsteps of Ruthie Henshall and Verity Rushworth and get yourself to the Cotswolds!

17 Jul
2018

Casting has been announced for Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub’s musical reworking of Twelfth Night. The production, heading to the Young Vic Theatre this October, is set in London’s Notting Hill...

17 Jul
2018

It's time for some fresh blood in EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE! Rebecca McKinnis and Lee Ross have joined the West End cast as Margaret New and Hugo/Loco Chanel. we're sure they're having a whale of a time in this FABULOUS show...

17 Jul
2018

Quentin's back! And he's been immortalised in musical form so future generations can hear his story. The rad peeps behind THE QUENTIN DENTIN SHOW have announced that an original cast recording of the show will be released this September and you can pre-order it now!

17 Jul
2018

As a further 350,000 tickets are released for the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier Award-winning production of School of Rock – The Musical, term begins on 22 August 2018 for a new cast at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. 

16 Jul
2018

We haven't stopped talking about COME FROM AWAY since it was announced that the show will be coming to the UK in early 2019 so it just felt right to choose a song of the week from this fab show! "Me and the Sky" tells the fantastic (and true!) tale of Beverley Bass, who led the first all-female crew in the history of commercial jet aviation. Performed here by Jenn Colella, marvel at the awesomeness of one woman, sung in the awesome voice of another...

13 Jul
2018

Sure, Musicals can be tough, but making one up on the spot..? Surely that's impossible! Well no, because Pippa Evans and her buds at SHOWSTOPPER: THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL do it all the time! Pippa is an improv Queen, but she also has a solo comedy career, and she stopped by the London Palladium to show us some of her more scripted work...

13 Jul
2018

In yet another twist for the much-anticipated production of the Sondheim and George Furth classic, opening at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre from 26 September 2018, Jonathan Bailey will play Jamie (originally written as Amy) and Alex Gaumond is his devoted boyfriend. But don’t worry, the song ‘Not Getting Married’ today remains!

13 Jul
2018

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Holly Mallett boarding The Barn Theatre bus for a trip to Cirencester and Michael Strassen's brand-new production of Jim Carwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Which cast members did she grab for selfies? And, most critically, what did Holly's mum think of the show?!

12 Jul
2018

Is this his most ambitious one yet? James Corden returned to his native England to celebrate the classics of Andrew Lloyd Webber! And yes, he did make an appearance. Crosswalk Musical is a hilarious segment which takes famous musical theatre shows and condenses them into sections that last the time it takes to cross a road. There was an abundance of cats, a handful of fired children and a "cornucopia" of Lloyd Webber standards...

11 Jul
2018

The year of the woman is certainly living up to its name! Yet another celebration of all things female will take place at Cadogan Hall on 30 August. THERE'S NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME is a one-night celebration of women in Musical Theatre and it's got a super-group of amazing, female talent ready to wow you with their epic pipes...

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree at the world premiere of wacky American musical It Happened in Key West at London's Charing Cross Theatre. How much love is there for this life-and-death romantic comedy? What did stars Alyssa Martyn and Wade McCollum profess? (And spot #stagey blogger Charlotte O'Growney with Perry at the interval!)

11 Jul
2018

It's #HamiltonHumpDay so it's time for your weekly slice of HAMILTON joy to get you through to the weekend. This week, we're going back to a legendary moment when composer (and original Hamilton) Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped by the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and dropped some utterly awesome improv rap with the "Wheel Of Freestyle"...

10 Jul
2018

Here come the ladies! Casting has been announced for the all-female, European Premiere of UNEXPECTED JOY! The show, about three generations of female singers, will play at the Southwark Playhouse this September and if the cast is anything to go by, it's going to be a corker!

10 Jul
2018

In tough times, there's nothing like a bit of music to remind you that everything is going to be ok. The Broadway community came together to record a version of "We Are The World" to call for healing and unity in the world today and with a great message, a beautiful song and some of the best voices in the business we dare you not to get choked up!

09 Jul
2018

There are always a lot of expectations when it comes to big revivals, especially when they've already had a brilliant reception on the other side of the Atlantic. Sometimes the success just doesn't translate to the London stage. Not this time! THE KING AND I returns with its head held hight and a series of glowing reviews to back up the hype. Here is our reviews round-up of this production...

09 Jul
2018

There has been a long-standing argument that audiences should know exactly who they are seeing perform each night. In England, most shows sell programmes and a lot have up to date cast information on display somewhere within the theatre. In America, shows have playbills which show the cast for that night. These are given free to audience members therefore ensuring that the audience know who is performing. A substantial amount of people want to see playbills, like used in Broadway, introduced to English theatres...

09 Jul
2018

A decade before they were winning Oscars for their work on THE GREATEST SHOWMAN and LA LA LAND and Tony Awards galore for the stunning DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the songwriting duo Pasek & Paul wrote a little song-cycle that went by the name EDGES. Here, Carrie Hope Fletcher performs "I've Gotta Run" from EDGES... #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek