We kept hoping for a London transfer for Flowers for Mrs Harris... But, particularly during lockdown, this is probably even better. If you missed your chance to see this award-winning musical in 2018, be sure to tune in over the next month.
Following the previously announced season of new musicals for MTFestUK 2020 at London’s Turbine Theatre, the full casts have been revealed for the shows and the line-up of talented performers taking part is pretty impressive. Read on to find out more...
West End musical theatre performer Joel Montague will be stepping in to the role of Mendel in the upcoming production of the award-winning musical Falsettos at London’s The Other Palace Theatre, following the news that Matt Cardle has had to withdraw to unforeseen scheduling complications. The show will go on!
Have you seen the cast for the European premiere of Falsettos? It’s looking pretty awesome with Natasha J Barnes, Daniel Boys, Matt Cardle, Gemma Knight-Jones, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Oliver Savile all lined up to star in the award-winning musical at The Other Palace from 30 August to 23 November 2019.
It’s a family affair for Laura Pitt-Pulford as she takes on the role of Sheryl, the matriarch of the eccentric Hoover family, in Little Miss Sunshine, running at the Arcola Theatre from 21 March to 11 May 2019 before heading off on a UK tour. Among the other Hoovers she will be attempting to keep in check will be Gary Wilmot, Gabriel Vick, Paul Keating and Sev Keoshgerian. Happy travels…
Paul Taylor-Mills’ plans for MT Fest UK, a two-week festival of new musical theatre, already sounded exciting, but a bonus comes in the shape of Night Caps, an informal late-night concerts series as part of the event featuring some of the country’s eminent musical theatre stars.
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.
Marcus Brigstocke isn't the only #StageFave entering the three-ring circus as PT Barnum this month. One of this Christmas' biggest releases from Hollywood is movie musical The Greatest Showman, in which Hugh Jackman plays the showbusiness legend. The high-flying trailer looks thrilling!
How many #StageFaves can you fit into the run of a Christmas cabaret? 21 and counting it turns out, as The Barricade Boys have announce the incredible line-up of guest stars for their festive show - THE BARRICADE BOYS - CHRISTMAS CABARET.
We can't wait to see his circus skills! Comedian Marcus Brigstocke will play PT Barnum in Gordon Greenberg's revival of BARNUM this Christmas at the Menier Chocolate Factory, along with #StageFaves including Laura Pitt-Pulford, Celinde Schoenmaker, Harry Francis and many more...
Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel have revisited their 2004 West End musical THE WOMAN IN WHITE; the new version will premiere later this year at London's Charing Cross Theatre, directed by Thom Southerland. Laura Pitt-Pulford is tipped to star in the role of Marian, created by Maria Friedman...
Composer and lyricist Alexander S Bermange has attracted scored of #StageFaves performers for his new album Wit & Whimsy, produced by legendary musical director Mike Dixon. Comic songs include "Stuck in the Ensemble", "It's Lovely Being a Luvvie" and "I Wish That My Life Were Like A Musical" - a #StageFaves anthem for the sequel, please?
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...
Huge congrats to two #StageFaves ladies - Clare Burt and Rebecca Trehearn - who have won UK Theatre Awards today (9 October 2016) for FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS and SHOW BOAT, respectively. The two Sheffield Crucible-originated musicals scooped a total of four big gongs between them, including jointly winning Best Musical Production. Chichester Festival's HALF A SIXPENCE, about to open in the West End, went home empty-handed...
On Friday, Haydn Oakley was announced for the UK premiere of An American in Paris in the West End. Five days later, he's announced to star in another UK premiere of another Broadway musical, SIDE SHOW, in which he'll star next month alongside 'conjoined twins' Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt Pulford at Southwark Playhouse. Busy man! Full SIDE SHOW casting is announced today...
After touring in Guys and Dolls and delivering Flowers for Mrs Harris in Sheffield, respectively, #StageFaves favourites Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford will return to the London stage, working very closely together... as conjoined twins in the UK premiere of Broadway musical SIDE SHOW in October at Southwark Playhouse...
We've created special merchandise to celebrate the #OlivierAwards success of #StageFaves performers including Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver, Matt Henry, David Bedella and all the 2016 musical nominees.
UPDATED: Winners' conversion rate now added to this story... There are 13 musical productions in the 2016 Olivier Awards running, all but three of them still running (or, in the case of Bugsy Malone, soon to be returning). Brush up on the tallies and #GetSocial with them all here.
Here's a reminder of all the full shortlists in the 2016 Olivier Awards, with a Stage Faves focus on musicals. Plus, watch Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton read the nominations at the star-studded nominations event in February.
UPDATED: Imelda Staunton wins Best Actress in a Musical for Gypsy. Brush up on all all you need to know about Imelda and other worthy contenders Laura Pitt-Pulford, Natalie Dew, Sophie Thompson and Tracie Bennett.