UPDATED: Imelda Staunton wins Best Actress in a Musical for Gypsy. Brush up on all all you need to know about Imelda and other worthy contenders Laura Pitt-Pulford, Natalie Dew, Sophie Thompson and Tracie Bennett.
UPDATED: Matt Henry wins Best Actor in a Musical for Kinky Boots. Brush up on all you need to know about Matt and other worthy nominees David Haig, Jamie Parker, Ian Bartholomew and Kinky Boots' co-star Killian Donnelly.
UPDATED: Lara Pulver wins Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Here's your crib sheet on Lara as well as the other worthy Olivier contenders in this category Amy Lennox, Emma Williams, Lara Pulver and Preeya Kalidas.
UPDATED: David Bedella wins Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for In the Heights. Brush up on your knowledge with our guide to him and the other men who wowed the judges with their supporting performances this year: Dan Burton, Gavin Spokes and Peter Davison.
Kerry Ellis stars in the UK premiere of cult Off-Broadway musical Murder Ballad, which opens at the West End's in October.
The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard – the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar – has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House.
The producers of The Buskers Opera, a brand new musical by Dougal Irvine and Park Theatre have announced final casting and the first-ever ‘relaxed’ performance at Park Theatre, to take place on Thursday 2 June 2016, and have launched a new crowdfunding scheme to deliver this and charity ticketing.
ALL OR NOTHING, the Mod Musical, is extending its run at The Vaults Theatre, London. The show, which opens on 31 March 2016, will now run for an extra three weeks, closing on 21 May 2016.
Paul Taylor-Mills will join Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group as advisory producer. Whilst continuing to work independently on his own productions, Paul will also begin working on selected Really Useful Group titles, and supporting the programming and incubation of new work at the St James Theatre.
She’s played Velma Kelly in Chicago, appeared in The Producers, Kiss Me Kate and Sweet Charity amongst many other successful shows. Her cabarets have received critical acclaim - including an Also Recognised Awards nomination this year for her Desperate Divas cabaret with fellow #StageFaves performer Anita Louise Combe...
The world premiere of Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will run at London’s St James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on Thursday 28 July 2016. The book for this new musical was written by Mike Dyer, with Quentin Russell as script consultant and dramaturgy by Phil Willmott, who is also directing this World Premiere.
You have the legendary casting director Anne Vosser to blame for my Blog this week! Not only did she kindly give me my first job from college (Pickwick choreographed by Gillian Lynne), but she recently posted this YouTube clip from the West End opening of Grand Hotel at the Dominion Theatre in 1992 which lurched my sleepy Sunday brain into action...
Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck, Lucy Briers, Rebecca Trehearn, Emmanuel Kojo, Sandra Marvin, Alex Young and Danny Collins in the West End cast of Daniel Evans’ five star production of Show Boat.
This time last week I was coming down from the buzz of BEAM:2016. Today, as I was re-reading my notes and other people’s write-ups for this blog, I received news on casting for The Toxic Avenger, starring Mark Anderson (who I saw performing at Beam) and produced by Aria Entertainment’s Katy Lipson (one of the producers who had their portfolios showcased at Beam). So that seems pretty apt.
My biases when it comes to Bar Mitzvah Boy... plus director Stewart Nicholls explains how he's reclaimed this gem, previously a notorious West End flop that ran for only 77 performances.
To be a musical theatre fan, you HAVE to be dedicated. Not only is seeing live theatre a rather expensive hobby but for some people, taking the opportunity to see live theatre requires a lot of travelling. With her nearest theatre being just over an hour away by road, and the glittering west end being over 3 hours away by rail, Becky Wallis feels like she spends a lot of my time travelling - but for theatre, it’s worth it!