As if we weren't excited enough about the initial casting of Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo and Jac Yarrow, the full cast of StageFaves taking part in The Secret Garden concerts at the London Palladium are giving us palpitations!
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.
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the London premiere of Broadway musical The Light In The Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall. Perry gets goosebumps from the beauty and style of the show and has the added bonus of catching up with several members of the cast afterwards including Dove Cameron, Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker and Liam Tamne. Oh and did we mention that he bumped into Tony Award-winner Ben Platt too?
First it was exciting that London audiences were going to finally get a chance to see a full staging of Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, starring Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron, no less. Now the anticipation has intensified with the news that Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne, Malcolm Sinclair and Olivier-nominated international soprano Marie McLaughlin have also been cast in the production which runs for just 20 performances from 14 June to 5 July 2019.
Following the sell-out success of their debut production, There’s Nothin’ Like a Dame, Lambert Jackson has announced West End Women – A Celebration of Women in Musicals. Rachel John, Lauren Samuels and Celinde Schoenmaker come together for one night only to perform some of the most famous musical theatre hits from across the decades at Cadogan Hall on 2 February. It’s a trio of talent you won’t want to miss…
David Thaxton’s Arthur and Savannah Stevenson’s Guenevere will not only be joined by the likes of Celinde Schoenmaker, Emmanuel Kojo & Oliver Savile in London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s special forthcoming concert version of Camelot on 6 October 2018, internationally renowned opera star Charles Rice has also been cast as Lancelot. How can we resist?
Live At Zédel’s summer season is packed with your #StageFaves plus there’s also shows like I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical and Heart of Winter to look forward to.
Celinde Schoenmaker is a West End name and superstar StageFave with a CV chock-full of West End credits but this year she's spending Christmas at the Menier Chocolate Factory alongside Marcus Brigstocke in BARNUM. Our friends at the Musical Theatre Review chatted to Celinde about rehearsals, the showbiz story and fitting such a big show into a smaller theatre...
Marcus Brigstocke isn't the only #StageFave entering the three-ring circus as PT Barnum this month. One of this Christmas' biggest releases from Hollywood is movie musical The Greatest Showman, in which Hugh Jackman plays the showbusiness legend. The high-flying trailer looks thrilling!
We can't wait to see his circus skills! Comedian Marcus Brigstocke will play PT Barnum in Gordon Greenberg's revival of BARNUM this Christmas at the Menier Chocolate Factory, along with #StageFaves including Laura Pitt-Pulford, Celinde Schoenmaker, Harry Francis and many more...
London’s biggest and most vibrant Pride Festival ever took place this July! From shared West End pre-show warm ups to messages of love we’ve rounded up our 20 top rainbow tweets! #LoveHappensHere
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!
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?...
We've rounded up our favourite fan (or rather Phan) and performer tweets from last night's incredible #Phantom30th gala, marking the thirtieth anniversary of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the West End's Her Majesty's Theatre. We think these thirty tweets really capture how special this milestone event was for actors and audience alike. Have we unmasked one of your tweets? See also official gala pics in our gallery...
You don't have to tell us here at #StageFaves what an absolutely amazing job understudies do. They're as big as the stars they cover, as far as we're concerned. So we wholeheartedly second the case that Dries Janssens makes here, care of our friends at the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society...
Following this week's #Wicked10, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will be the next long-running West End musical blockbuster to mark a major milestone. The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gala at Her Majesty's Theatre on 10 October...