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.
As HAMILTON goes into its second year at the Victoria Palace Theatre, some performers are staying put – including Jamael Westman in the lead role – while another original cast member, Sifiso Mazibuko, has won the vital part of Aaron Burr. New to the room where it happens are Allyson Ava-Brown as Angelica Schuyler, Dom Hartley-Harris as George Washington, Jon Robyns as King George & alternate Hamilton Karl Queensborough. Could all this swapping around give us the perfect excuse to see the show again?!
If there were ever any doubts that UK audiences wouldn’t embrace Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking, award-winning musical HAMILTON they are quickly disappearing as another new booking period for the London production goes on sale on 4 June 2018 and the run extends to 30 March 2019.
Hamilton’s a scrappy young immigrant, who defies all expectations to become one of America’s most important political figures. However, we probably didn’t take in every single historical reference the show has to offer. Here are 5 Hamilton one-liners with a secret meaning.
It's not only Easter Sunday. More importantly, in the theatre world, it's only one week to go until this year's Olivier Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Congratulations again to all of our #StageFaves nominated for 2018 gongs. Here's a quick round-up of our top 10 tweets of our favourite nominees' responses to their nominations. We just wish you could all win!
On 27 March, the stagey community celebrated World Theatre Day 2018! Tonnes of fans and #StageFaves alike shared their photos, experiences and videos all about their love for theatre! We've put together our Top Tweets pick from #WorldTheatreDay which we think sums up the joy we all feel when we settle in to watch a great show...
Could HAMILTON win as many Oliviers as it has Tony Awards? To add to its 11 Tony wins, Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster dominates the Olivier Awards shortlists, announced today, with a record-breaking 13 nominations. Who else has got a shot in the musical categories? Full list of musical contenders and the live announcements, by Elaine Paige and Alexandra Burke, here...
There were backstage tidbits galore this February at HAMILTON and the official Twitter team were busy all month sharing cool content for fans to gobble up faster than a pack of valentines chocolates! There were boxes of wedding rings, unhappy Kings and...Spice Girl mannequins..?
Desperate to see the HOTTEST show around right now? Here, guest blogger Rochelle Bisson runs down the nine ways you can get yourself in the Room Where It Happens with the release this week of the next batch of HAMILTON tickets...
December 21st may be the shortest day of the year but the stars were aligned and shining brightly for the fantastic opening night of HAMILTON in London! And as soon as the show finished the rapturous reviews started pouring in! Still on a HAMILTON high we’ve rounded up our top 15 tweets from the big night!
HAMILTON is more than just a musical. As the West End premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's 11-time Tony Award-winning blockbuster raises interest further, learn more about the man behind the rap with this short extract from the newly released Alexander Hamilton: An Illustrated Biography by noted Hamilton scholar Richard Sylla. And be sure to enter our competition to win a copy too!
We just couldn't wait. We sent a little spy in the stalls for the first preview of the West End premiere of Broadway blockbuster HAMILTON. Catch up on his tweet thoughts and pics here. Have you got your tickets yet? How long do you have to wait?
Not got your tickets for HAMILTON yet? Well you've not thrown away your shot as producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh today confirm plans for the HAMILTON West End £10 daily Lottery which will open on Monday 4 December 2017 for the show’s first performance on Wednesday 6 December 2017.
The West End cast of HAMILTON has at last moved into the room where it happens, aka the beautifully refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre! Previews now start from 6 December 2017 and we just can’t wait for it. In the meantime, we’ve rounded up our 10 top cast tweets from technical rehearsals to keep us going!
It's one of the most hotly anticipated West End openings this decade and now the process of re-booking seats due to the delayed opening is done, the producers of HAMILTON have announced a further release of tickets for the first booking period of the show...
The wonderful Cleve September has had a busy few months! The IN THE HEIGHTS star, currently performing in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and soon to be in the original West End cast of HAMILTON is one talented man! But he's also a lovely one and he somehow managed to squeeze a little time in his manic schedule to hang out with our own StageFave star and vlogger Shalana Serafina. Expect life stories, laughter, dance lessons and...cereal talk???
You'll have to wait just a tad longer to see Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster HAMILTON in London. Performances will now start two weeks later than previously announced due to major, ongoing building work in and around the Victoria Palace Theatre. The press night - now on 21 December 2017 - will be the ultimate Christmas present, though!
The full cast has been announced for this summer's return of the Open Air Theatre's Olivier Award-winning revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In addition to the previously announced Declan Bennett, Tyrone Huntley and Peter Caulfield - all reprising their performances as Jesus, Judas, Pilate and Herod, respectively - who's back and who's new?
We've been waiting for what seems like forever, but we can now finally announce that Jamael Westman will be the UK's first Hamilton! He'll be joined by Michael Jibson as King George and a whole host of #StageFaves previously announced. We cannot wait until November! Our excitement is truly starting to RISE UP!!
With the Broadway smash hit Hamilton coming to the West End, a white actor has been cast into one of the previously black roles. Is this right? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Willy Mukendi-Wood discusses Colour Blind vs. Copycat casting...