It's hard to imagine a StageFave more perfect for the role of Sammy Davis Jr than Olivier Award winner Giles Terera. After years of development, he'll star in Leslie Bricusse's new musical about the Rat Packer, directed by Clarke Peters.
What a Christmas present for Olivier Award winners Giles Terera (well known to musical theatre fans for playing Aaron Burr in the original West End production of Hamilton) and director and choreographer Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins, White Christmas, Hello, Dolly!, Gypsy) who have received a MBE and CBE respectively in the New Year Honours List. Not to forget The Lion King and Billy Elliot composer (and general superstar) Elton John who becomes a Companion of Honour.
There's no denying HAMILTON has excited audiences this side of the Atlantic just as much as back home on Broadway. Our original West End Hamilton and Burr Jamael Westman and Giles Terera sat down to chat about what makes the show so special, the buzz of excitement they get from the audience and little moments they're still discovering months into the run...
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 However, we probably didn’t take in every single historical reference the show has to offer.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.
The Olivier Awards 2018 was certainly a night to remember! There were incredible performances from some our favourite #StageFaves shows, lashings of glamour and some truly inspirational moments. We rounded up 10 of our top tweets from the ceremony and after party!
There are always cheers and tears at every awards ceremony and this year’s Oliviers were no exception. We’ve been trawling through Twitter to find some of the best reactions to who won and lost on the big night.
The West End production of Hamilton may not have swept the board at the Olivier Awards 2018, but the show still dominated with a haul of seven. And of course the cast opened the ceremony – in style...
We've got more photos from the year's Olivier Awards. Check out these of your #StageFaves winners in the press room with their trophies and the people who presented them those trophies, care of photographer Pamela Raith.
HAMILTON was the night's biggest winner at this year's Olivier Awards, taking home seven prizes in total including Best New Musical. But in the performance categories, it split down the middle between men from Hamilton and women from Bob Dylan hit GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. The National Theatre's revival of FOLLIES also took two awards, including Best Musical Revival.
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!
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...
It was clear to see that musical theatre dominated the 2017 Critics Circle Awards. The ceremony was live-streamed and all of the speeches are still online. We've rounded up all of the winners related to Musical Theatre so you can see what it was like to be there in the room where it happened...
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!
The wait is over! HAMILTON officially got its London premiere tonight (21 December 2017) at the West End's Victoria Palace Theatre. We're rounding up the reviews as they come in. Do Brits get it? Here's what critics are saying so far...
As the hours count down to HAMILTON's opening night, we've rounded up some of the best news stories about this fantastic show and how it really is changing the face of musical theatre. From the realisation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's epic vision to the racial politics of its casting, there's even room for a light-hearted look at cast members' favourite lyrics and our very own 'spy in the stalls' report of the first preview. Find out more about HAMILTON here.
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.