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05 Jan

They're powerhouse vocalists in their own right but now Amber Riley, Cassidy Jansen and Beverley Knight have teamed up, they're unstoppable! The three stunning #StageFaves go by the "Leading Ladies" and in November, released their debut album "Songs from the Stage". The trio stopped by BBC's Children In Need last month to sing an absolutely beautiful rendition of the Bette Midler classic "Wind Beneath my Wings". Be honest, you cried...

30 Dec

It was Musicals week on Strictly Come Dancing and glorious gaggle of dynamic duos treated us to a host of brilliant dances to classic Showtunes! From CATS to PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, we were swept away by the marvellous moves, and we even spotted some familiar faces from the West End...

03 Dec

We once again salute all the #StageFaves performers and show shortlisted in this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards, but it was Dreamgirls star Amber Riley and the world premiere of Jim Steinman's BAT OUT OF HELL that took home the musical gongs at tonight's star-studded performance at the West End's Theatre Royal Drury Lane...

01 Dec

As we come to the end of the year, it's time to start celebrating what our #StageFaves have been getting up to this year, and the brilliant guys over at The Curtain Up Show have just announced the nominees for their Album of the Year 2017, in association with TodayTix.

20 Nov

American Marisha Wallace is conquering London. She's won us over in DREAMGIRLS and at West End Live and other events since she became Amber Riley's alternate last year. Now, as she takes over the role of Effie White full time from tonight (20 November 2017), she also this week releases her debut album and announces two concerts at the Charing Cross Theatre in the lead-up to Christmas... Plus, we're giving away tickets and albums!

18 Nov

What do Amber Riley and the cast of Dreamgirls do on their night off? Help launch a new 1980s jukebox musical, of course. Conceived and co-written by Dreamgirls ensemble member Ashley Luke Lloyd, MAD ON HER has a strictly limited season of weekend performances at Above the Arts Theatre. Check out our party pics and production shots...

17 Nov

The National's revival of Sondheim's FOLLIES gets three big nods in this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlists, announced today. And seven shows, including two from the Menier Chocolate Factory, are named for audience voting for Best Musical...

20 Oct

They're the leading ladies of the West End and now they're a supergroup! Beverley Knight, Amber Riley and Cassidy Janson have teamed up and will be releasing their first album this November. They officially launched the group in September 2017 with a special concert where the terrific trio blew the roof off with their tremendous pipes...

18 Oct

The talented trio of Beverley Knight, Cassidy Janson and Amber Riley have teamed up to create a brand new all-female supergroup "Leading Ladies" and will release an album this November...

Last night (17 September 2017), our vlogger Perry O'Bree attended the first-ever The Stage Debut Awards. Watch his full event takeover, including red carpet arrivals and interviews with stars including your #StageFaves musical winners: Miriam Teak-Lee, Samuel Thomas, Christina Bennington (collecting for Andrew Polec) and Everybody's Talking About Jamie composer Dan Gillespie-Sells.

10 Aug

The Stage's inaugural Debut Awards has brand-new musical theatre talent categories including Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Composer. There's also a Best West End Debut category which includes some already very big names. How many of your #StageFaves are in the running?

12 Apr

After winning two #OlivierAwards And we are telling you that, yes, we are excited. The original London cast recording of DREAMGIRLS, including Amber Riley as Effie White, will officially be released in mid-April but you can pre-order it online now...

Last night was the primetime broadcast of the 2017 Olivier Awards on ITV! Fans finally got to see for themselves the glitz and glamour of Sunday's star-studded event and watch their #StageFaves perform songs from nominated shows. There was an awful lot of fan love in particular for Gary Barlow, Amber Riley and Lin-Manuel Miranda, but they were far from being the only stars worthy of praise. Here are our 18 favourite (and some of the funniest) audience tweets while watching the show. (You must scroll down to see young Jena's reaction to Amber!)...

11 Apr

It's no secret that belting out your favourite showtunes is one of life's guilty pleasures when you're alone...but have you ever tried NOT singing along? We spotted this hilarious challenge on YouTube. Tune in...

How did #StageFaves celebrate their Olivier Award wins on social media? Reactions from Andy Karl, Amber Riley, Adam J Bernard, Rebecca Trehearn, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the teams behind this year's award-winning shows...

The #OlivierAwards ceremony may have ended at 10pm, but the night went on until morning! Here's our collection of favourite tweets from the party bus, the celebration, and the aftermath!

10 Apr

We were blown away by the performances from last night's Olivier Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall! Check out these photos of five #StageFave musicals vying for top spot - taken by people in the room! Who's jealous!?

10 Apr

Could we tempt Lea Michele to follow her former Glee co-star - and now Olivier Award winner - Amber Riley into treading the West End boards? She's dipping her toe into the London theatre scene with an exclusive one-off gig next Friday 21 April 2017 at Shoreditch Town Hall, a preview of her new musical theatre album Places...

In the play and design categories, Harry Potter & the Cursed Child swept the board with a record nine wins at the 2017 Olivier Awards. In the musical categories, there were double wins for Dreamgirls, Groundhog Day and Andrew Lloyd Webber, but Half a Sixpence and The Girls went home empty-handed...

Just hours to go until this year's Olivier Awards, which take place this Sunday 9 April. The 2017 Oliviers aren't just the biggest ever - held for the first time at the Royal Albert Hall and broadcast primetime on ITV - they're also the most social ever with lots of innovations in the mix. We're counting down this week. Each day, we'll be rounding up the best awards content being shared on social media. Final update on Saturday 8 April...