Tickets to the star-studded special staged concert of Les Miserables were like gold-dust last year when the West End's longest-running musical moved temporarily to the Gielgud Theatre while its home at the Queen's Theatre was refurbished. Now's your chance to see it - or see it again... and help out those suffering during coronavirus...
With a heartfelt message to “Stay at home and support the NHS so they can bring your loved ones home”, musical theatre supergroup The Barricade Boys have joined forces with special guests Alfie Boe, Ramin Karimloo, John Owen-Jones, David Shannon, Alistair Brammer, Fra Fee and Rob Houchen to put together a stunning rendition of ‘Bring Him Home’ from Les Misérables, introduced by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby
It’s been five long years but the wait is over, the Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels – directed by Josie Rourke – is heading to London’s Garrick Theatre in March 2020. The original creative team is back as are Hadley Fraser, Rosalie Craig and Rebecca Trehearn. Oh, and did we mention that Vanessa Williams will be making her West End debut?
They dreamed a dream of performing in the West End and it has come true for Brit School graduate Shan Ako & the Royal Academy of Music’s Lily Kerhoas as they take on the roles of Eponine and Cosette alongside a star-studded cast in Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, running at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 10 August to 30 November 2019.
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the London premiere of Broadway musical The Light In The Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall. Perry gets goosebumps from the beauty and style of the show and has the added bonus of catching up with several members of the cast afterwards including Dove Cameron, Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker and Liam Tamne. Oh and did we mention that he bumped into Tony Award-winner Ben Platt too?
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?
First it was exciting that London audiences were going to finally get a chance to see a full staging of Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza, starring Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron, no less. Now the anticipation has intensified with the news that Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne, Malcolm Sinclair and Olivier-nominated international soprano Marie McLaughlin have also been cast in the production which runs for just 20 performances from 14 June to 5 July 2019.
While some commentators might have guessed that Six the Musical would be a big winner at the Offies 2019 Awards presented by Off West End, it was The Rink at Southwark Playhouse that ended the evening with a count of five gongs, including a double whammy win for actresses Gemma Sutton and Caroline O’Connor. How did your favourite do?
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.
If you can’t wait until 2 and 3 November 2018 to see London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert version of Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends at The Bishopsgate Institute, then here’s a teaser video of Lucie Jones and Lauren Samuels singing a track from the score. Will you be joining them for the real thing?
London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s concert performance of Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends, composed by Emmy Award-winner Howard Goodall, can be seen at London’s Bishopsgate Institute on 1 and 2 November 2018 – & if the casting is anything to by, it’s going to be quite a treat!
It's been an exciting few months for the cast and creatives of new musical BROKEN WINGS. With an exciting debut run underway at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the buzz is getting louder every day, but they've been up to all sorts in the run-up, including this stop-off at the British Lebanese Association's 2018 Gala Dinner where Nadim Naaman and Rob Houchen performed for Salma Hayek herself!
There's a brand new musical in town! BROKEN WINGS, co-written by StageFaves superstar Nadim Naaman, plays a strictly limited number of semi-staged shows this week at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London's West End. Faves founder Terri Paddock got to ask the cast and creatives some questions recently during the rehearsal period...
There's an exciting new musical coming to the Theatre Royal Haymarket this week and it's been co written by wonderful StageFave Nadim Naadam! A semi-staged production of BROKEN WINGS runs this August 1 - 4 and is based on the writings of Kahlil Gibran, the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi!
If you loved EUGENIUS first time around at The Other Palace, chances are you'll be even more thrilled for its return especially with the starry new casting just announced. Rob Houchen is the new Eugene alongside West End stars including Neil McDermott, Emily Tierney, Alex Bourne and Simon Thomas. Plus...
BROKEN WINGS, the new musical penned by PHANTOM OF THE OPERA alum and superstar StageFave Nadim Naaman, will get its West End Premiere this August with a strictly limited run of four days! Check out the beautiful song "Selma" from this new show, sung by Rob Houchen...
BROKEN WINGS, West End star Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan’s autobiographical tale of tragic love based on the writings of The Prophet author Kahlil Gibran, hits the West End in August. Watch a video of one of the songs just released below…
WICKED stars Oliver Savile and Jodie Steele join a host of West End favourites who appear on a new EP of musical theatre ballads by songwriter Oliver Boito called "Notes Of Love".
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.