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11 Jul
2016

Rufus Norris’ production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world as part of the NT Live season...

11 Jul
2016

Faves founder Terri Paddock chaired a Q&A with #StageFaves Landi Oshinowo, Nicolas Colicos and Rosanna Hyland after yesterday's matinee performance of I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD at Jermyn Street Theatre. Catch up on podcast, photos and video here...

08 Jul
2016

What a trooper! Sheridan Smith has returned to FUNNY GIRL, and will continue until the end of the run, with her heroic understudy Natasha Barnes now continuing to alternate as Fanny Brice on Monday evening and other performances. Two-for-one #StageFaves...

08 Jul
2016

Prepare ye the way of the Lord! #StageFaves mega-stars Ramin Karimloo, Kerry Ellis and Preeya Kalidas are passing it on to a new generation of musical theatre performers in a special concert presentation of GODSPELL, which launches the new British Theatre Academy in August...

06 Jul
2016

Here's a show to make many #StageFaves fans very happy: Lauren Samuels, Lizzy Connolly and Ashleigh play harmonise as 1960s Dallas cheerleaders and sorority friends in the European premiere of "classic American story", VANITIES THE MUSICAL...

04 Jul
2016

On the 4th of July, we're exploring #StageFaves' American connections: six musicals and six performers born in the US and onstage soon in London. How many more can you name?

04 Jul
2016

Ever feel like killing your boss? Worried about being replaced by a machine? The hilariously dark anti-musical ADDING MACHINE, a 2008 Off-Broadway hit, may have the answers. It receives its UK premiere at London's Finborough Theatre in September...

30 Jun
2016

A new production of Adam Guettel and Tina Landau's 1996 Obie Award-winning, Off-Broadway musical FLOYD COLLINS, directed by Jonathan Butterell, features in the autumn season at the world's oldest surviving music hall in east London...

26 Jun
2016

In this fifth and final in Perry O'Bree's WEST END LIVE vlog series for #StageFaves, from Sunday of the two-day festival, we see improv masters The Showstoppers in action plus star turns – and more Perry interviews – with Pixie Lott, Nathan Amzi, Stephen Rahman Hughes, Ramin Karimloo and Dean John Wilson. Ending on a high!

26 Jun
2016

In this fourth in Perry O'Bree's WEST END LIVE vlog series for #StageFaves, from Sunday of the two-day festival, he captures performance highlights from The Lion King, Thriller, Matilda and American Idiot, plus turns – and interviews – with Michael Xavier, Sam Mackay, Matt Cardle, Samantha Barks and Beverley Knight.

24 Jun
2016

Not content with running a season of four major musicals at Charing Cross Theatre, director Thom Southerland and producer Danielle Tarento return to Southwark Playhouse with Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO in August. Gary Tushaw stars as Joseph Taylor. The full cast also includes these #StageFaves...

24 Jun
2016

Burt Bacharach will have gained a lot more fans after the success of Close to You, which finished its West End run in February, and now they can get another fix. Bacharach's Nearly 50 years after its West End premiere, Bacharach's Broadway hit PROMISES, PROMISES - which includes classic songs like I'll Never Fall In Love Again and I Say A Little Prayer - gets its first London revival at Southwark Playhouse next year. Full dates, cast and creatives are still to be announced...

24 Jun
2016

West End Live wasn't a one-off: Samantha Barks is coming back to the London stage for a longer run. She'll star with Jonathan Bailey in a new production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed two-hander song cycle THE LAST FIVE YEARS, helmed by the composer himself, at the St James Theatre in the autumn...

22 Jun
2016

In this third in Perry O'Bree's WEST END LIVE vlog series for #StageFaves, we get sneak-peeks at Richard O'Brien's new musical The Stripper, premiering this summer at the St James Theatre, and Robbie Sherman's Bumblescratch, as well as tub-thumping West End longrunner Stomp. Plus Perry celebrates at the Theatre Cafe's after-party with his own bid for StageFavedom at the open mic. How did he do?...

22 Jun
2016

In this second in Perry O'Bree's WEST END LIVE vlog series for #StageFaves, we get sneak-peeks at Jesus Christ Superstar, The Secret Garden (both opening in London this summer) and The Wedding Singer (launching a major tour in February - ahead of transfer?), as well as performance highlights from West End longrunners Jersey Boys and Thriller. Plus many #StageFaves performers and more crazy crowd interactions...

21 Jun
2016

Perry O'Bree had a ball at WEST END LIVE 2016. In this vlog from Day 1, he captures the crowd fun - and initiates a resounding group 'woo! - and captures performance snippets from shows including Motown, Wicked, Show Boat, Kinky Boots, Sunny Afternoon and many more...

20 Jun
2016

What does the number 27 signify? The age that rock legends including Jim Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse all died prematurely. And it's the inspiration for a new British rock musical, directed by Arlene Phillips and premiering at London's Cockpit Theatre in October...

17 Jun
2016

Ready to be blown away? High-camp cult musical MOBY DICK! - not seen in London since its brief run at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre in 1992 - returns to London in the autumn. The musical is about a group of girls who stages a musical version of Moby Dick to raise money to keep their school open. Bonus fun: If you turn up at the Union Theatre in school uniform, you get a front-row seat and a part in the show! How's that for a whale of a time?

17 Jun
2016

Comedian, actor and presenter Rufus Hound will star as the lovable menace Mr Toad in this highly-anticipated new musical production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, launching from Theatre Royal Plymouth...

16 Jun
2016

It's Waterloo Sunset time for our favourite Kinks musical. SUNNY AFTERNOON has posted closing notices in the West End. But two bits of good news: you still have until October to see the show in London, and you'll have plenty more chances to see the Davies brothers raising rock'n'roll hell on tour...