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Another weekend must-watch for musical theatre fans. The latest broadcast on the lockdown line-up for The Shows Must Go On freeview YouTube channel is the star-studded 50th birthday concert for composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall.

18 Sep

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new album UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION is soon to be released as a deluxe five LP box set. The performers on this mammoth new box set include *draws breath* Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Nicole Scherzinger, Gregory Porter, Madonna, Barbra Streisand AND MORE!!! We's a lot to take in...

27 Oct

In some amazing #StageFaves news, the ENO have announced that their next musical theatre production will be the first major West End revival of CHESS in over 30 years. The original production starred Elaine Paige and Murray Head, the 2008 Royal Albert Hall concert featured Idina Menzel and Kerry Ellis, and previous musicals here have attracted the likes of Alfie Boe and Glenn Close - which of your #StagesFaves would you like to see in this new revival?

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...

08 Apr

One day to go! Here's #StageFaves blogger Perry O'Bree to remind you of the key musical nominations in the 2017 Olivier Awards and what to look out for tomorrow...

It's 9 days until the 2017 Olivier Awards are held at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. The #StageFaves team have put our heads together to come up with 9 things you should be doing to prepare for the big night...

The #OlivierAwards nominees were announced on Monday, and the celebrations continue today at the Nominee Celebration lunch! With everyone in high spirits, let's take a closer look at the reactions to the nominations.

In the 2017 Olivier Awards shortlists, which were announced today, the #StageFaves musicals battling for supremacy include Groundhog Day, Dreamgirls, The Girls, Half a Sixpence, Jesus Christ Superstar, School of Rock and Sunset Boulevard - the last three of which were all composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber...

24 Feb

Lots of #StageFaves musicals and performers have been nominated in this year's third annual #AlsoRecognised Awards, run by our sister site MyTheatreMates. Public voting has now opened and continues until 26 March 2017...

24 Feb

The first two months of London's 2017 musical year has been busy, but what's been happening on the other side of the pond? Musical Theatre Review has taken a look - and has been struck by the glare of the star wattage on offer...

02 Feb

She's a #StageFaves legend, the 'understudy' who saved the day last year when Hollywood star Glenn Close was taken ill at the London Coliseum. And now, Ria Jones, who originated the role at Andrew Lloyd Webber's private Sydmonton Festival workshop in 1991, will fully make Norma Desmond her own in a major new production that opens at Leicester Curve in September ahead of a UK-wide tour...

14 Nov

What a night for Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. He snapped pics with Joan Collins and Elizabeth Hurley and got to celebrate three times over for a clean sweep of musical gongs for revivals of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and SUNSET BOULEVARD. See pics of all the stars plus Amber Riley, giving it some on behalf of Dreamgirls...

13 Nov

Glenn Close, Tyrone Huntley and Jesus Christ Superstars were the musical winners at the 2016 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, announced tonight at the Old Vic Theatre, where guests also got a sneak-peek of Amber Riley's forthcoming Dreamgirls performance. Watch video highlights...

24 Oct

Four of your #StageFaves performers are in the final shortlists in this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards: Glenn Close, Andy Karl, Sheridan Smith and Tyrone Huntley. Congratulations to them all - and, once again, to all the longlisted performers as well. Winners are announced in November...

19 Oct

Seven of your #StageFaves performers are in the long-list running for Best Musical Performance in this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards - plus, audiences will decide which of six shows take home the Best Musical gong on 13 November 2016. Congratulations to them all, we say!

21 Apr

All the buzz from the West End opening night of Funny Girl, starring Sheridan Smith amongst a company of #StageFaves.

05 Apr

As I round up the overnight reviews of Sunset Boulevard, I can't stop Norma Desmond's signature diva song, "With One Look", spooling round and round in my head. I have a feeling it may stay there for awhile. Damn you, Andrew Lloyd Webber. (No, thank you really; I love it.)