A Doctor and a Queen, namely Waitress’ Gavin Creel and Six The Musical’s Alexia McIntosh, were on hand today to announce the 2020 Olivier Awards nominations, just a month before the ceremony takes place on 5 April at the Royal Albert Hall. So now the celebrations have begun, particularly in the & Juliet, Fiddler On The Roof, Dear Evan Hansen and Mary Poppins camps, all of which have received plenty of love from the nominating panel. So who are you hoping leaves with the big prizes on the day?
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of & Juliet at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre, the Shakespeare-style tale with a twist featuring oodles of iconic Max Martin tunes. Read on to see who Perry caught up with on the Red Carpet and watch his awesome post-shows interviews with Max Martin, Jessie J and all the cast, including Juliet herself, Miriam-Teak Lee.
The stagiest weekend of the year may be over, but don’t worry, you can relive West End Live 2019 all over again by checking out StageFaves vlogger Perry O'Bree’s selfies, backstage interviews & video excerpts. Just look at the line up: Rachel Tucker, Lucie Jones, David Hunter, Grace Mouat, Bonnie Langford, Oliver Tompsett, Alistair Brammer, Trevor Dion Nicholas, and that’s just a few!
What would have happened if Shakespeare’s Juliet had chosen her own fate? Audiences might be able to find out when new musical & Juliet – featuring the hits of songwriter Max Martin and starring acclaimed actress Miriam-Teak Lee – plays briefly at Manchester Opera House from 10 September to 12 October 2019 before transferring to the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre on 2 November.
Following sell-out performances in 2016 and 2017, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra returns to the Lyceum Theatre for three performances of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens & Mike Ockrent’s A Christmas Carol on 10 and 17 December 2018 & just look at the cast – full of #StageFaves. There’s no ‘Bah, humbug!’ from us!
Hamilton’s a scrappy young immigrant, who defies all expectations to become one of America’s most important political figures. However, we probably didn’t take in every single historical reference the show has to offer. Here are 5 Hamilton one-liners with a secret meaning.
December 21st may be the shortest day of the year but the stars were aligned and shining brightly for the fantastic opening night of HAMILTON in London! And as soon as the show finished the rapturous reviews started pouring in! Still on a HAMILTON high we’ve rounded up our top 15 tweets from the big night!
As the hours count down to HAMILTON's opening night, we've rounded up some of the best news stories about this fantastic show and how it really is changing the face of musical theatre. From the realisation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's epic vision to the racial politics of its casting, there's even room for a light-hearted look at cast members' favourite lyrics and our very own 'spy in the stalls' report of the first preview. Find out more about HAMILTON here.
Not got your tickets for HAMILTON yet? Well you've not thrown away your shot as producers Jeffrey Seller and Cameron Mackintosh today confirm plans for the HAMILTON West End £10 daily Lottery which will open on Monday 4 December 2017 for the show’s first performance on Wednesday 6 December 2017.
Last night (17 September 2017), our vlogger Perry O'Bree attended the first-ever The Stage Debut Awards. Watch his full event takeover, including red carpet arrivals and interviews with stars including your #StageFaves musical winners: Miriam Teak-Lee, Samuel Thomas, Christina Bennington (collecting for Andrew Polec) and Everybody's Talking About Jamie composer Dan Gillespie-Sells.
In case you missed our Perry O'Bree's extensive live coverage last night, Andrew Polec, Miriam Teak-Lee, Samuel Thomas and Everyone's Talking About Jamie's composer Dan Gillespie Sells all triumphed at last night's The Stage Debut Awards, the inaugural awards celebrating breakthrough talent. We toast them all!
The Stage's inaugural Debut Awards has brand-new musical theatre talent categories including Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical and Best Composer. There's also a Best West End Debut category which includes some already very big names. How many of your #StageFaves are in the running?
We've been waiting for what seems like forever, but we can now finally announce that Jamael Westman will be the UK's first Hamilton! He'll be joined by Michael Jibson as King George and a whole host of #StageFaves previously announced. We cannot wait until November! Our excitement is truly starting to RISE UP!!
It may have been a dramatic start to the current run of ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, with injuries and recasts pushing the Press Night back, but that hasn't stopped the show being a success! Watch the incredibly talented cast sing and dance their hearts out in the official trailer...
Perry O'Bree is gutted, especially in this heatwave, not to be heading to Regent's Park tonight for his latest #FirstNightTakeover. But while the show must go on, the press night has been cancelled for ON THE TOWN at the Open Air Theatre. Here's a short statement from the theatre...
Randy American sailors Gabey, Chip and Ozzie - immortalised in the 1949 Hollywood film of Leonard Bernstein's classic musical ON THE TOWN - will be played in this summer's much-anticipated Open Air Theatre production by Strictly Come Dancing and Hollyoaks star Danny Mac, newcomer Fred Haig and Jeremy Taylor. It's the biggest dance production in the theatre's history, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. Full cast of #StageFaves now announced...