It’s hard to believe but a decade has passed since Stephen Clark and Howard Goodall’s musical adaptation of Erich Segal’s novel Love Story premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre before a run at the West End’s Duchess Theatre. To mark the anniversary, original cast members Michael D. Xavier, Emma Williams and Peter Polycarpou will star in a special concert at the Cadogan Hall on 17 May 2020.
SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, will premiere in London on 31 March 2020 at London’s newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Three special preview performances in December 2019 will star Michael D Xavier and Kimberley Walsh.
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.
Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ 21st-anniversary gala celebration this month will feature musical excerpts from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Mamma Mia! and Dreamgirls as well as appearances from Michael Xavier Tyrone Huntley and Rachel Tucker. It's all happening Sunday 18 March 2018 at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre.
They got us fully into the Christmas spirit(s) last year with an all-star concert staging of Alan Menken's musical version of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Now London Musical Theatre Orchestra are back for two Sundays at the West End's Lyceum Theatre, with a new company of #StageFaves joining Robert Lindsay's Scrooge. Full casting here...
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.
The London Musical Theatre Orchestra are on a roll of phenomenal successes and their next production, A CHRISTMAS CAROL looks like it's going to continue the tradition. Michael Xavier, Lucie Jones and more fabulous StageFaves will join Robert Lindsay (who is to play Scrooge) this December at the Lyceum Theatre...
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?
London’s biggest and most vibrant Pride Festival ever took place this July! From shared West End pre-show warm ups to messages of love we’ve rounded up our 20 top rainbow tweets! #LoveHappensHere
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.
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...
Happy New Year! 2017 is fast upon us and it’s time to sort out those New Year’s Resolutions! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our 10 fave tweets from our #StageFaves to give you some ideas!
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!
We've rounded up our favourite fan (or rather Phan) and performer tweets from last night's incredible #Phantom30th gala, marking the thirtieth anniversary of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the West End's Her Majesty's Theatre. We think these thirty tweets really capture how special this milestone event was for actors and audience alike. Have we unmasked one of your tweets? See also official gala pics in our gallery...
Samantha Kirtley was the lucky winner in our inaugural #StageFaves competition. Her truly awesome prize? Not only tickets for two to SOME ENCHANTED EVENING at Cadogan Hall, but a chance to meet star Michael Xavier after the show... and get him to sign her new #MichaelIsMyFave #StageFaves t-shirt when she did.
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.
There are a few reunions to look out for in the cast of Robert J Sherman's BUMBLESCRATCH, premiering at the West End's Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September. Elf's mother and son are back together, and Michael Xavier is joined by two other Sunset Boulevard alumni. Any others you can spot?...
From love rat to plague rat? One of London's original musical theatre geezers, Darren Day, returns to the West End stage to star alongside #StageFaves stalwarts Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin in the concert premiere of Robert J Sherman's BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre for one night only. Watch as Darren Day gets to grip with the material in his first day of rehearsals at the piano...
In this fourth in Perry O'Bree's WEST END LIVE vlog series for #StageFaves, from Sunday of the two-day festival, he captures performance highlights from The Lion King, Thriller, Matilda and American Idiot, plus turns – and interviews – with Michael Xavier, Sam Mackay, Matt Cardle, Samantha Barks and Beverley Knight.
Samantha Barks and Tom Chambers back in the West End, Beverley Knight and Matt Cardle reuniting post-Memphis, sneak-peeks of new shows including Murder Ballad and The Secret Garden, plus TONS of other #StageFaves shows (25!) and performers (too many to count?!) will take part in this year's WEST END LIVE...