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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.

01 Apr
2017

BBC leaders have identified over 200 creatives to watch out for in a special event hosted by Tony Hall and Idris Elba. Amy Trigg, Leone Elliott and Tori Allen-Martin are here on #StageFaves!

It's 9 days until the 2017 Olivier Awards are held at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. The #StageFaves team have put our heads together to come up with 9 things you should be doing to prepare for the big night...

31 Mar
2017

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced a new cast yesterday, and #StageFave Thomas Aldridge makes the switch from musicals to plays to take over the role of Ron Weasley from the current Ron, Paul Thornley. Currently in Les Miserables, Thomas will start in the JK Rowling uber-hit at the Palace Theatre on 24 May 2017...

31 Mar
2017

Following a sell-out run at Waterloo East Theatre and rave reviews at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe, Liam O'Rafferty's debut musical PAPER HEARTS transfers to Upstairs at the Gatehouse this spring, before embarking on a tour to Germany in the summer. And we now have the full list of cast and creatives confirmed....

29 Mar
2017

The team behind JUDY!, formerly known as Through the Mill, have confirmed full casting for the show's West End premiere. It's a great reunion for the #StageFaves joining the show's three Judy Garlands at the Arts Theatre...

The Olivier Awards are going primetime on ITV this year. And that's in addition to other coverage on radio and social media on the night. Which #StageFaves performances are you most looking forward to as part of the show?

27 Mar
2017

A new trailer and cast photographs have been released for Julian Fellowes' musical The Wind in the Willows on the West End.

24 Mar
2017

On Wednesday this week (22 March 2017), two of our greatest living musical theatre composers, Andrew Lloyd Webber (69) and Stephen Sondheim (87) both had birthdays. Fellow multi award-winning composer and #StageFave Lin-Manuel Miranda celebrated by throwing a party on Twitter and causing a viral sensation. We invite you to the #SondWebParty here...

24 Mar
2017

Happy #RedNoseDay! Have you seen the StageFaves featured in Comic Relief's brilliant new video? Lin-Manuel Miranda and Rebel Wilson audition to become Stephen Hawking's new voice, while Andrew Lloyd Webber takes to the keyboards to compose a new musical in honour of the scientist, Everybody's Hawking. Plus, KINKY BOOTS is on fundraising fire for Comic Relief...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

16 Mar
2017

Ribbet! Ahead of opening tonight (16 March 2017), THE FROGS had a very special visitor at Jermyn Street Theatre last night - none other than Broadway legend Nathan Lane, who was also co-writer and star of the show's 2004 New York staging. And, yep, he posed for pics...

16 Mar
2017

The full cast has now been announced for the revival of 1961 Broadway musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING... and they're all now on #StageFaves too!

15 Mar
2017

Off-Broadway musical PETE 'N' KEELY gets its European premiere at London's Tristan Bates Theatre in May, with David Bardsley and Katie Kerr playing the Swingin' Sixties TV sweethearts from the show's title...