A year and a day after Gillian Lynne DBE sadly passed away, ‘To Gillie, With Love’ will see stars of the world of dance, theatre, film and TV come together on 2 July 2019 at London’s Gillian Lynne Theatre, to show their admiration and thanks. Already in the line-up are Sierra Boggess, Ben Forster, Linzi Hateley, Ramin Karimloo, Beverley Knight and the New Adventures Company. A special evening is in store.
Playing at London’s The Other Palace from 11 to 23 February 2019, the Taster Menu series – as part of the inaugural MT Fest UK – will showcase eight new musicals via 45-minute semi-staged stagings. So which performers are bringing these new works to life? Read on…
A stream of A-listers including Paul McCartney, Bryan Cranston, Judi Dench, Henry Cavill, Whoopi Goldberg, Jack Black, Steve Martin and more have contributed to a music video for ‘The Hero – A West End & Friends Tribute’ alongside stars of London’s West End (Charlie Stemp, Marisha Wallace, Cleve September, Kerry Ellis and oodles more #StageFaves). Everyone involved wished to pay thanks to servicemen and women around the world and to raise money for the UK charity, Help For Heroes.
Our #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek this week was from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA so we thought we'd continue the trend! This weeks #PalladiumPicks is also from the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, this time with Ben Forster singing "Music Of The Night".
To celebrate #LoveTheatreDay, we rounded up 20 top #StageFaves tweets that show what makes theatre so special. We’ve got lots of love, magic, inspiration, debuts, surprises and even chin-lip-synching (thank you, BOOK Of MORMON!). We think every day should be #LoveTheatreDay!
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.
Don't be too sad to wave goodbye to Ben Forster - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has a new Ben on the way, and he's not exactly new to the role of the masked man. Ben Lewis was acclaimed in the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber sequel Love Never Dies. Which other #StageFaves join him in the West End from 4 September?
The summer holiday season got us thinking about all the performers stepping out onstage each night. When do they get time off? Where do they go on holiday? What’s on their summer playlist? Thus our #SummerMusicalMoment series was born and to kick it off we’ve rounded up some holiday Tweets from your #StageFaves so you can find out what they're doing with their precious downtime...
Forget Glastonbury, this weekend the only place to be was WEST END LIVE with amazing performances from all of our favourite shows! We’re rounded up 20 of our favourite tweets from performers and shows that capture some of the magic! You can find our full social media coverage, features and more on our dedicated WEST END LIVE page.
How do you measure success when it comes to one of Europe's largest free performing arts festivals? Check out these stats for West End Live, both in terms of what happened in Trafalgar Square, and how the event became a top trending topic across both Twitter and Facebook. We think the organisers definitely #GetSocial!
Who'd our vlogger Perry O'Bree catch up with at West End Live? Watch all his backstage video interviews from both days with West End stars including Ben Forster, Jade Ewen, Danny Mac, Cassidy Janson, Marisha Wallace, Kerry Ellis, Rachel Tucker, Tyrone Huntley, John Partridge (in drag!), Lucie Jones, Jason Manford and many others from Aladdin, An American in Paris, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Five Guys Named Moe, On the Town, The Lion King, Everybody Loves Jamie, Half a Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows - to name a few!
Did you make it back for Day Two of West End Live 2017 (25 June) in Trafalgar Square? In addition to several more top productions, fans were treated by special performances from West End stars as they may not have seen or heard them before, including Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis, Matt Cardle, Marisha Wallace, Ben Forster, Willemijn Verkaik, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Lucie Jones and John Partridge (in drag). Watch video highlights of Day Two below...
We took an awful lot of photos ourselves at West End Live this year, and we looked at thousands more over the weekend. But as #WestEndLive trended globally, there was one snapper whose pics we were continually favouriting: Ollie Cole (a.k.a. @ProducerOllie). Check out some of his Twitter collections of your #StageFaves below...
Theatre and cakes together – what could be better? This year’s West End Bake Off raised more than £5000 for Acting for Others as teams from 17 shows baked a host of sugary delights! 42ND STREET took the prize but there were spectacular cakes from lots of #StageFaves! We’ve rounded up 10 tweets from the day.
Were you at #WestEndBakeOff on Saturday? Our fantastic vlogger Perry O'Bree was, and he spent the day meeting #StageFaves and hanging out by the beautiful baking creations. Read our round-up of the fab morning, see who won and check out Perry's video diary...
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...
Audra McDonald will perform exclusively for the Memoriam section of this year's Olivier Awards on Sunday, while further #StageFaves presenters announced for the final line-up include Amanda Holden and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda...
With Let It Shine such a big hit for TV and theatre, is there any chance of more theatre casting shows coming our way? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dries Janssen compares it with the Andrew Lloyd Webber talent shows of old...
Good news for phans! Ben Forster, the masked man who led THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th birthday gala celebrations this past October, has extended his run. He'll remain in the show, along with Celinde Schoenmaker and Nadim Naaman as Christine and Raoul, until 2 September. Do you know who else calls the Paris Opera House home these days?...
Our first-night vlogger Perry O'Bree is getting ready for the holidays. In the first of Perry's special festive videos, he sings his own #StageFaves-style letter to Santa of some of the top performers on his "All I Want for Christmas" must-have merchandise list. Can you guess who Perry wants this season? Who's on your Christmas wish-list?