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13 Aug
2019

Sara Bareilles has often spoken about the amount of music that had to be cut before the final version of Waitress made it to Broadway. Now fans of the show are going to get to hear ‘What’s Not Inside: The Lost Songs from Waitress’, a new EP featuring outtakes and demos recorded by Sara Bareilles. Below you can watch Jeremy Jordan singing the song ‘Without A Believer’ from the seven-track recording set for release on Friday 16 August.

13 Aug
2019

New adult musical comedy TICKLE, based on an incredible true story and documentary produced by Stephen Fry, premieres at London's King's Head Theatre this autumn. Casting is now announced. Watch the trailer here!

12 Aug
2019

Not long now until the UK premiere of Tony Award-nominated Dave Malloy’s musical Preludes – running at London’s Southwark Playhouse from 6 September to 12 October – but in the meantime we have an early peek at Keith Ramsay singing the track ‘Lilacs’ from the much-anticipated production.

09 Aug
2019

Why should you be getting excited about Tony Hawks' new musical Midlife Cowboy? Well, the show's cast, including Hawks, have leapt onto Twitter to answer exactly that question. Take a look at what they have to say, then book your tickets!

09 Aug
2019

Off-Broadway musical SHIDA will get its UK premiere at The Vaults next month. It's written and performed by Jeanette Bayardelle, who we're a little obsessed with from her "Broadway Shorts" film series. Watch her take on Hamilton and her Shida trailer here...

08 Aug
2019

The Stage today (8 August 2019) announces the shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards 2019. The awards, now in their third year and presented in association with Access Entertainment, celebrate the best breakthrough talent in theatre, from actors and directors to designers, writers, composers and lyricists, all of whom have made their professional debuts in the past year. Who are the musical contenders?

07 Aug
2019

Get your glass slippers ready. Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is coming to London. The Broadway version of the screen-to-stage fairytale musical gets its UK premiere in a concert version, directed by Jonathan O'Boyle and accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, at Cadogan Hall for one night only on Sunday 20 October 2019.

06 Aug
2019

Cast is yet to be announced but our minds here at #StageFaves can't stop racing with ideas. In what may be the last professional production in London before the much-anticipated screen version, Guy Retallack revives Jonathan Larson's tick, tick... BOOM! at the Bridge House Theatre in October.

05 Aug
2019

This’ll get you tumbling out of bed (but carefully please!)… There’s a new Judy and a new trailer as Casualty star Chelsea Halfpenny takes over from Amber Davies in the West End cast of 9 to 5 THE MUSICAL. Watch with Dolly Parton here!

30 Jul
2019

Toby Marlow, one of the writers of smash-hit West End musical Six, saved the day at the weekend when he donned high heels and leather hotpants to play the sixth Queen Catherine Parr. With just a few hours notice, the two performances initially threatened by cast illness went ahead.

25 Jul
2019

Shane Richie’s BOOGIE NIGHTS heads back to the London stage during Camden Fringe, care of JR Theatre Company with a week-long run from 5 to 11 August 2019 at Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Time to return to the 1970s – and to get booking!

24 Jul
2019

As The Phantom of the Opera heads into its incredible 34th year in the West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that Australian singer and performer Josh Piterman will make his West End debut as The Phantom from 9 September 2019, with Britt Lenting as Carlotta Giudicelli and Richard Woodford as Monsieur André. Do you feel the music of the night calling you back to Her Majesty’s Theatre?

22 Jul
2019

The classroom calls once again for Layton Williams as Jamie New and EastEnders’ Shane Richie as Hugo/Loco Chanelle with news that the ever-popular West End musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is embarking on its first UK tour in 2020.

17 Jul
2019

Disney’s hit West End musicals The Lion King, Aladdin, the eagerly-anticipated Frozen, and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins will all take centre stage in the Disney in the West End Summer Pop-Up, set to open its doors to fans of all ages in Covent Garden from 23 July to 1 September 2019. It could open up a whole new world.

16 Jul
2019

Rev up that flux capacitor because it’s time to find out more casting details for the world premiere production of Back to The Future The Musical with Hugh Coles as George McFly, Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines and Cedric Neal as Goldie Wilson.They join the previously announced Olly Dobson as Marty McFly in the show which opens at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 before transferring to the West End. Plus have a listen Cedric’s rendition of new song, ‘Gotta Start Somewhere’.

15 Jul
2019

In the second of our two-part interview, Bare: A Pop Opera star Darragh Cowley shares his Shakespeare ambitions and dishes the dirt on co-star and drama school peer Lizzie Emery as well as director Julie Atherton.

15 Jul
2019

Here’s your chance to get a glimpse of composer Stephen Schwartz attending the orchestral recording of the music for the brand new production of The Prince Of Egypt, premiering at London’s Dominion Theatre on 5 February 2020 for a limited 32-week engagement.

12 Jul
2019

Get ready to fight back the tears because Lambert Jackson Productions is bringing Doctor Zhivago – The UK Concert Premiere to London’s Cadogan Hall on 1 September with Ramin Karimloo as Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago and Celinde Schoenmaker as Lara Guishar, with further casting to be announced.

11 Jul
2019

If you are a fan of Sister Act, then producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg have answered your prayers with the announcement that a reworked version starring Brenda Edwards will open at Curve Leicester on 21 April 2020 ahead of further regional dates and a London season. Hallelujah!

10 Jul
2019

Throw your stetson high with excitement - Debra Stephenson and Tony Hawks will star in Hawks' new musical Midlife Cowboy when it receives its world premiere at The Pleasance Theatre in September. Book your tickets now!