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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.

07 Oct
2016

This is the first official photo of The Dreams - played by Amber Riley, Liisi LaFontaine and Ibinabo Jack - for the upcoming West End premiere of Broadway classic DREAMGIRLS. Now watch the behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoot to see just how this stunning new image was created...

06 Oct
2016

A week ago (29 September 2016), we tweeted news of the death of Ann Emery, Billy Elliot's long-serving Grandma, who passed away at the age 86. We were incredibly moved by how many of you responded, sharing memories of both working with Ann and seeing her perform and how that affected you. We've rounded up some of our favourite tributes here...

06 Oct
2016

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the UK premiere of MURDER BALLAD at the Arts Theatre. This deadly new rock musical is written by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash with a killer cast including Kerry Ellis, Ramin Karimloo, Norman Bowman and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt. Don't forget to enter our competition too...

We've rounded up our favourite fan tweets from last night's incredible #Wicked10 gala, marking the tenth anniversary of WICKED at the West End's Apollo. We think these ten tweets really capture this milestone event from the audience perspective...

27 Sep
2016

Can you believe it? Tonight (Tuesday 27 September 2016), WICKED marks ten thrillifying years in the West End! The team behind the show have been painting the town green this week, and we're feeling pretty green with envy that we aren't lucky enough to be in tonight's swankified audience to wildly applaud this achievement. But in the spirit of #Wicked10, we are delighted to share these 10 milestone facts about the show with you. Do be sure to check out WICKED's #StageFaves page too. For tonight's gala, in addition to the show's official Twitter feed, we're pulling in all of your fan tweets on the #Wicked10 hashtag for posterity - and later this week, we'll be awarding #StageFaves prizes to our Top 10 #Wicked10 fan tweets!

07 Sep
2016

After the death of Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks has earmarked 2017/8 for a London production of the Young Frankenstein, the musical based on his film which starred Wilder as the Doctor. Far ahead of that though, another American comedy horror from 1974 gets its UK premiere: Richard Foreman and Stanley Silverman's HOTEL FOR CRIMINALS...

31 Aug
2016

She just finished a long run in SHOW BOAT in the West End on Saturday and before than Sheffield, but Rebecca Trehearn isn't taking a break. She's back treading the musical boards in a few weeks starring alongside Ashley Robinson in Jonathan Butterell's new production of FLOYD COLLINS at Wilton's Music Hall. Full cast and creatives now announced...

29 Aug
2016

What a way to add some glamour to a Bank Holiday weekend. Summer at the Musicals brought the season to a near-close at the Phoenix Artists Club with 15 dazzling divas belting out songs from a diverse range of shows including Funny Girl, Avenue Q, Flower Drum Song, A Chorus Line and many more. #StageFaves, as media partner for the annual concert, was proud to be there with our photographer...

27 Aug
2016

Our #StageFaves get around. They're not just in London, there's a whole world out there and with summer holiday season upon us, Twitter's been playing host to some terrific shots of some of our favourite performers making waves around the world...

20 Aug
2016

Samantha Kirtley was the lucky winner in our inaugural #StageFaves competition. Her truly awesome prize? Not only tickets for two to SOME ENCHANTED EVENING at Cadogan Hall, but a chance to meet star Michael Xavier after the show... and get him to sign her new #MichaelIsMyFave #StageFaves t-shirt when she did.

18 Aug
2016

Every four years, we go absolutely wild for sports we know next to nothing about. Fencing? Get it on the telly. Synchronised swimming? Absolutely. Dressage? Bring it. We all love the Olympics and our #StageFaves performers are no exception. We've gathered a few of our favourite Olympics tweets from our performers who've been keeping up with all the action in Rio.

12 Aug
2016

Many #StageFaves make the running in this year's third annual West End Wilma Awards, for which the nominations are announced today ahead of public voting opening on 2 September 2016 and the awards ceremony on 4 November 2016.

29 Jul
2016

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the world premiere of EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL - Life Through a Lens at the St James Theatre. This new photo-mad musical, supported by Getty Images, is written by Mike Dyer with a cast including Michael Greco, Natalie Anderson, Niamh Perry and, in the starring role as a young photographer on a dangerous commission to shoot the seven deadly sins, David Albury...

28 Jul
2016

The stars of 38 shows across Theatreland - including 20 #StageFaves musicals - joined in the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's campaign to declare to the world that #LondonIsOpen - to business, to creativity, to talent, following last month's EU Referendum. See all the musical cast photos here...

26 Jul
2016

From love rat to plague rat? One of London's original musical theatre geezers, Darren Day, returns to the West End stage to star alongside #StageFaves stalwarts Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin in the concert premiere of Robert J Sherman's BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre for one night only. Watch as Darren Day gets to grip with the material in his first day of rehearsals at the piano...

25 Jul
2016

We'd heard rumours for months but now it's official: David Bowie's musical LAZARUS, based on his final album Blackstar, will receive its posthumous London premiere this autumn. It transfers to London, following its sell-out Off-Broadway success, bringing along for the ride its American stars including Michael C Hall (a.k.a TV's favourite serial killer Dexter)...

22 Jul
2016

It's time for another #StageFaves takeover! After his success at West End Live, we sent Perry O'Bree to the opening night of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre for the first in our new series of First Night Takeovers...

17 Jul
2016

While The Secret Garden took home the trophy, the sheer scale of the Titanic's cruiseliner cake astounded all at WEST END BAKE OFF this weekend. Here the cast shares its recipe for (near) success, inspired by lyrics from the show....

17 Jul
2016

The #StageFaves team had a blast at WEST END BAKE OFF on Saturday. Not only did we gorge ourselves on myriad sweet treats, we also won an Olivier Award for best-ever musical theatre social media directory and got to see the incomparable Christopher Biggins in full-on auction action. And we captured both incidents via Facebook Live. Watch here...

17 Jul
2016

The team from the upcoming West End production of The Secret Garden won the second annual WEST END BAKE OFF on Saturday 16 July 2016, with a blooming marvellous cake. More than £4,500 was raised for Acting for Others...