On 12 May 2019 at London’s Eventim Apollo there will be two concerts of The Best of… Rock Musicals for the benefit of The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and there are plenty of West End and international stars lining up to take part. They include Adam Pascal, Kerry Ellis, Judy Kuhn, Debbie Kurup, Rob Houchen, and that’s just a few. Are you trying out your air guitar in readiness?
Star of West End and Broadway, Kerry Ellis has recorded a song "A Million Dreams" from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN with 1000 students from West End Stage, in support of Childline. They also released a video which you can watch below...
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.
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.
It's been FAR too long but CHESS is finally back in the West End and it officially opens this week!! We knew we wanted to celebrate with #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek but there are so many amazing songs in the show we had a hard time deciding! In the end we went with one we don't think gets enough recognition. Our #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek this week is Idina Menzel singing "Nobody's Side"...
In a shock casting rumour, it's been suggested that 'Wicked' on Broadway has found their new green girl in international pop star Ariana Grande. Apparently current Elphaba, Jackie Burns (who has played the role on and off for 6 years), is ready to move on to pastures new so if you care to find her, be sure to look to the Western skies!
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?
There are certain unspoken habits and traditions all musical theatre fans must abide by. Whether it's the "guess where I am" stage shot or the delicate way you handle your programmes, all theatre geeks spend time and energy on every aspect of their Musical Theatre experience. So, for the first time, Katie Rose from our friends at the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society has put together the 10 commandments of a theatre lover! Tell us, how many do you follow?
It's hardly news that London's West End is the beating heart of the UK Musical Theatre scene. Fans from all over the world flock to see their favourite shows and soak up the atmosphere and history of the area. But how can you learn even more about your favourite theatres, shows and performers? Introducing Neil Maxfield - Musical Theatre aficionado and the brains (and face!) behind the Musical Theatre walking tour, an absolute MUST for any Musical Theatre geek! We got the chance to ask Neil a few questions about what to expect from the tour, his favourite theatre and of course who is his West End #StageFave?
Forget Glastonbury, this weekend the only place to be was WEST END LIVE with amazing performances from all of our favourite shows! We’re rounded up 20 of our favourite tweets from performers and shows that capture some of the magic! You can find our full social media coverage, features and more on our dedicated WEST END LIVE page.
How do you measure success when it comes to one of Europe's largest free performing arts festivals? Check out these stats for West End Live, both in terms of what happened in Trafalgar Square, and how the event became a top trending topic across both Twitter and Facebook. We think the organisers definitely #GetSocial!
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!
Did you make it back for Day Two of West End Live 2017 (25 June) in Trafalgar Square? In addition to several more top productions, fans were treated by special performances from West End stars as they may not have seen or heard them before, including Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis, Matt Cardle, Marisha Wallace, Ben Forster, Willemijn Verkaik, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Lucie Jones and John Partridge (in drag). Watch video highlights of Day Two below...
We took an awful lot of photos ourselves at West End Live this year, and we looked at thousands more over the weekend. But as #WestEndLive trended globally, there was one snapper whose pics we were continually favouriting: Ollie Cole (a.k.a. @ProducerOllie). Check out some of his Twitter collections of your #StageFaves below...
We may not have won but LUCIE JONES was definitely our Eurovision fave as well as our #StageFave! We’ve rounded up 20 top celebrity tweets from the big night!
With a release date set for 2019, who will be cast in Wicked, one of the most iconic musicals of this century? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dries Janssens picks his dream cast...
Happy Vlogmas! On the 1st of December, we're officially launching our #ChristmasCountdown. In the second of Perry O'Bree's special festive videos, he belts out his #StageFaves version of "The 12 Days of Christmas". Also follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we'll be releasing the Perry's 12 days one day at a time and celebrating each of the #StageFaves shows (and the one privileged performer in the pear tree) named and numbered...
What's been your favourite musical theatre album this year? Make sure it - and the #StageFaves talent behind it - gets the recognition it deserves. The Curtain Up Show, on Resonance FM, is running its Album of the Year prize for a second year in a row, now with three categories and all decided by public vote. Nominees announced this Friday at 4pm...
Jessica Russell was the lucky winner in our #KerryIsMyFave competition. Her killer prize? Not only tickets for two to MURDER BALLAD at Cadogan Hall, but a chance to meet star Kerry Ellis one-one-one for hugs, pics and video after the show... and a signed Kerry Ellis #StageFaves t-shirt, of course. Be sure to follow @StageFaves on Twitter and like us on Facebook, where we'll be announcing our next competition in the next few days....
Was Mrs Henderson Presents underrated? YES. Is Kinky Boots and its luscious Lola, Matt Henry, still strutting strong? YES. Do #StageFaves Kerry Ellis, Mazz Murray, Claire Machin and Natasha J Barnes deserve gongs a-go-go? YES, YES, YES, YES. We are in broad agreement with the talent celebrated at this year's West End Wilma Awards, announced today...