It only takes a moment to check out the latest casting for the new West End production of Jerry Herman’s Hello, Dolly at the Adelphi Theatre, opening in August 2020. So welcome Clare Halse, Tyrone Huntley and Harry Hepple who join the previously announced players Imelda Staunton, Andy Nyman and Jenna Russell.
Acclaimed for his performance in Fiddler on the Roof, Andy Nyman is the latest member of the West End Hello, Dolly cast to be announced. He will star alongside Imelda Staunton in the title role and Jenna Russell as Irene Molloy in the show at the Adelphi Theatre, opening on 11 August 2020.
So nice to see Imelda Staunton back where she belongs, on the London stage, and this time she’s playing one of the most iconic musical theatre roles ever written, Dolly Levi, in a new West End production of Hello, Dolly! opening at the Adelphi Theatre in August 2020. The staging, also starring Jenna Russell as Irene Molloy, will see Imelda reunited with Dominic Cooke who directed the recent critically-acclaimed revival of Follies at the National Theatre.
Surely we are not heading towards awards season yet again? We had better hurry up then and check out the musical theatre nominees in this year’s UK Theatre Awards. Who will you be rooting for?
Ed Baker-Duly will play Robert to Jenna Russell’s Francesca in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s UK premiere production of The Bridges of Madison County, Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical adaptation of Robert James Waller’s bestselling novel, directed by Trevor Nunn. Romance is in the air.
Did you hear about who was named the 13th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) and who took home the 12th annual Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize? Look no further than LAMDA’s Stuart Thompson and composer Theo Jamieson. Not forgetting, runners-up Bird College’s Paige Fenlon and RADA’s Jamie Bogyo.
Jenna Russell left us with wonderful memories when she played Dot in Sunday in the Park With George at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. Now she is heading back in July 2019 for Trevor Nunn’s UK premiere production of Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman’s musical The Bridges of Madison County. So who will be her Clint Eastwood?
Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Jenna Russell and four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn will join Seth Rudetsky as music director/host for two intimate concerts on Sunday 3 February as part of the long-running Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre series. Two treats in one day!
Every once in while a truly unique, unlikely gem of a musical appears that reminds you why you love the form so much. After years of praying to the Musical Theatre Gods, the 2015 Tonu-Award winning FUN HOME has finally arrived in London and the hype is REAL. It's rare a musical receives such universally amazing reviews, but this one has...
There’s plenty of girl power packed into the cast for Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical, previewing at the Young Vic’s main house from 18 June 2018.
Here at #StageFaves HQ, we're delighted to introduce you to our new #StageFaves Performer Ambassador and vlogger: Shalana Serafina! Who is she? Where did we find her? What will she be bringing to the world of #StageFaves? Shalana explains all - and 10 facts you should know about her and her musical theatre world - in this launch video.
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!
A week ago (29 September 2016), we tweeted news of the death of Ann Emery, Billy Elliot's long-serving Grandma, who passed away at the age 86. We were incredibly moved by how many of you responded, sharing memories of both working with Ann and seeing her perform and how that affected you. We've rounded up some of our favourite tributes here...
Many #StageFaves make the running in this year's third annual West End Wilma Awards, for which the nominations are announced today ahead of public voting opening on 2 September 2016 and the awards ceremony on 4 November 2016.