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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.

13 Jan
2017

This is happening, people! HAMILTON starts performances at the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre on 21 November 2017, with an official press night on 7 December. Booking opens this month for dates until 30 June 2018. It will also be the first show to introduce fully paperless ticketing to crack down on touts...

11 Jan
2017

Bad news for fans of Maxwell Caulfield, who's withdrawn from the imminent European premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre. But the show must go on - and on schedule - with #StageFave Mark Inscoe saving the day...

11 Jan
2017

After Miss Saigon and Groundhog Day in the West End, #StageFave Carolyn Maitland hits the road to star opposite Hollyoaks hunk Andy Moss in the continuing tour of screen-to-stage adaptation GHOST...

11 Jan
2017

After starring in the European premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY in London this month, Miss Saigon and Show Boat hunk Chris Peluso will hit the road to star opposite Sheridan Smith's Fanny Brice as Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl. The full cast of #StageFaves performers for Funny Girl's extensive post-West End tour also includes Darius Campbell and Sheridan's former understudy Natasha J Barnes, reprising their roles as Nick and Fanny later in the run...

11 Jan
2017

Another little gem for Sondheim fans: a rare London outing for the maestro's early Broadway 'flop' ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, revived at the Union Theatre as part of direct Phil Willmott's new residency. Casting is still to be announced...

09 Jan
2017

Ready for some more kids who are more than alright? Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest West End (and Broadway) hit breaks records, extends booking and, from 2 March, welcomes more stupendously talented young performers to the cast...

07 Jan
2017

How did your favourites fare in The Curtain Up Show's Album of the Year accolades? Only three could be named winners across the categories for Best UK Cast Recording, Best American Cast Recording and Best Non Cast Recording...

04 Jan
2017

Happy New Year! 2017 is fast upon us and it’s time to sort out those New Year’s Resolutions! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our 10 fave tweets from our #StageFaves to give you some ideas!

04 Jan
2017

Announced on World Braille Day (4 January 2017), the world premiere of THE BRAILLE LEGACY tells the true-life story of the inventor of the language for blind people - and is supported by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Jerome Pradon stars, continuing director Thom Southerland's run of musicals at Charing Cross Theatre...

01 Jan
2017

Happy New Year! This is a duet to get us wanting "More & More" in 2017. #StageFaves Chris Peluso and Zoe Doano give us a taste of what's to come with the European premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, with this first video and song release from the show, which opens this month at Charing Cross Theatre, directed by Thom Southerland...

23 Dec
2016

We’re nearly there…Santa is packing the sleigh, Rudolph is polishing his nose and Christmas Day is right around the corner! All of our #StageFaves are hard at work but happily they’ve managed to fit in some festive cheer between the extra matinees! Here are 10 of our favourite Christmas tweets.

19 Dec
2016

Carley Stenson and her real-life fiance and Strictly Come Dancing star Danny Mac star as Annie and Sam, the roles immortalised on screen by Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, in the screen-to-stage musical adaptation of 1993 romcom Sleepless in Seattle. SLEEPLESS premieres at Theatre Royal Plymouth in April ahead of a short tour and planned West End run.

19 Dec
2016

Tina Turner came to town to drop in on workshops for a new musical based on her life, which is now in development, under the direction of Phyllida Lloyd, who made a Mamma Mia! monster hit out of Abba's back catalogue. Who do you think should play Tina when the show comes to fruition? Any ideas for Ike?

Should a principal go on without any rehearsal? How starry were the opening nights of RENT and DREAMGIRLS? Whose sitzprobe got into the festive swing? Who's losing sleep? Find out in Em's latest video... Each week, #StageFaves vlogger Em Jenkins rounds up the latest news on musicals and social media goings-on. New videos are released here and on our YouTube channel every Monday at 6pm...

16 Dec
2016

Cast - including Karis Jack and Sophia Mackay as young and old Viveca, the title character - have been announced for the London premiere production of award-winning Off-Broadway musical THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN, which opens at Theatre Royal Stratford East in February.

15 Dec
2016

What's got critics so excited about DREAMGIRLS? These three new clips of stunning show footage give a good indication. Watch The Dreams singing we're your Dreamgirls and Amber Riley belting out One Night Only as well as, giving the boys a go, leading man Joe Aaron Reid and cast Steppin' to the Bad Side. Have you got your tickets yet???

It's fair to say the reception to DREAMGIRLS has been absolutely electric. Amber Riley and company are absolutely en fuego at the moment, so we gathered our ten favourite tweets from the glittering opening night at the Savoy Theatre. Audience members, agents and journalists all sang the show's praises, so check out our latest blog here!

Is it better to see a musical live on stage, or to snuggle up with a glossier, pre-packaged film alternative? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Katie Rose compares her best and worst contenders...

14 Dec
2016

It’s a busy time for lots of our #StageFaves as rehearsals started this week for BAT OUT OF HELL, PROMISES and DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY as well as continuing for GIRLS and so many other productions we’re looking forward to in 2017! To celebrate all the long hours and energy that goes into making great shows here are some of our favourite rehearsal tweets...b

14 Dec
2016

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the opening (on 13 December 2016) of the 20th anniversary revival of Jonathan Larson's RENT, which, following a short tour, has now transferred - and already sold out! - at London's St James Theatre.