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31 Jan
2017

As WICKED welcomes cast changes this week - including Willemijn Verkaik returning to the role of Elphaba - yet-another new booking period for the long-running West End production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre...

31 Jan
2017

Tim Minchin's GROUNDHOG DAY has been named the Best Musical of 2016 by the people who really know - the critics. The annual Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, held today at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre, also featured a sneak-peek performance of a musical that will be facing the critics in a few weeks...

31 Jan
2017

As it celebrated its 600th West End performance last night (30 January 2017), KINKY BOOTS has announced the opening of a new booking period until Saturday 30 September 2017...

30 Jan
2017

Stefan Bednarczyk, Claire-Marie Hall, Dale Rapley and Simon Willmont star in the world premiere of new Bateman and Conley musical THE SORROWS OF SATAN, which has a limited season starting next month at London's Tristan Bates Theatre...

30 Jan
2017

Broadway legend Lillias White makes her London stage debut in THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN', the concert show celebrating - and radically reinterpreting - the music of jazz icon Fats Waller, which comes to The Other Palace studio in April...

26 Jan
2017

What have Jews dominated the entertainment industry? And musical theatre in particular? New musical revue THAT'S JEWISH ENTERTAINMENT, which premieres at north London's Upstairs at the Gatehouse next month, has the answers...

18 Jan
2017

Full casting has been announced for Welsh musical MY LAND'S SHORE, which, after more than 15 years in development, receives a full-scale, world-premiere production at Walthamstow's Ye Olde Rose & Crown next month...

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...

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...

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!

09 Dec
2016

There are SO many fantastic #StageFaves announced to join Frances Ruffelle in Michael John LaChiusa's THE WILD PARTY, we hardly know where to start - Donna McKechnie, John Owen Jones, Simon Thomas, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Tiffany Graves, Ako Mitchell, Lizzy Connolly and more. Safe to say: the rebranded The Other Palace is launching in stellar style...

06 Dec
2016

Ahead of its London opening at the St James Theatre this Thursday night, the producers of the 20th anniversary revival of Jonathan Larson's RENT have released this fantastic new show trailer. Still marking the seasons and measuring the years 20 years on - and still fresh. RENT continues its limited London season until 28 January 2017. It's the last production before the St James theatre is renamed and relaunched as The Other Palace...

02 Dec
2016

January is a notorious month for the winter blues. But #StageFave Julie Atherton aims to provide an antidote with a new musical revue at legendary cabaret venue, Brasserie Zedel (a.k.a. Crazy Coqs)...

02 Dec
2016

Albums are one of the best ways to keep a show alive in the memory - or to discover a new side of one of your favourite performers. There's some phenomenal scores and #StageFaves talent represented in the shortlists for The Curtain Up Show's second annual Album of the Year awards. Who gets your votes? Vote online by 4 January 2017...

02 Dec
2016

Big treat for Sondheim fans next year - even before Follies at the National. His rarely seen take on Aristophanes' THE FROGS gets an outing in March at Jermyn Street Theatre. This is the UK premiere of the post 9/11 version, with a revised and expanded book by Nathan Lane...

24 Nov
2016

Theatre Royal Stratford East's 2017 season will include the European premiere of The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Kirsten Childs' award-winning musical about a young black girl battling racism and sexism in the US...

23 Nov
2016

In addition to our limited-edition festive "All I Want for Christmas" range, #StageFaves is delighted to unveil our brand-new, specially commissioned design celebrating musical theatre (meeting social media!) in the 21st century, which has now been rolled out across all 2200+ performers featured on the site...

20 Nov
2016

Jessica Russell was the lucky winner in our #KerryIsMyFave competition. Her killer prize? Not only tickets for two to MURDER BALLAD at Cadogan Hall, but a chance to meet star Kerry Ellis one-one-one for hugs, pics and video after the show... and a signed Kerry Ellis #StageFaves t-shirt, of course. Be sure to follow @StageFaves on Twitter and like us on Facebook, where we'll be announcing our next competition in the next few days....

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the West End opening (on 17 November 2016) of HALF A SIXPENCE, now transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre after winning rave reviews at Chichester Festival Theatre. See his blue-carpet and backstage selfies and videos with the creators and stars of the show...