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10 Apr

Here's something to look forward to - and cannily announced on National Siblings Day (10 April 2020) - Samantha Barks' Elsa has found her new little sis Anna in the form of Stephanie McKeon for the West End premiere of Frozen, due to reopen the refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane this autumn.

07 Aug

What's the number one thing Wicked fans ask Rachel Tucker? If she could only sing one song ever again, which would it be? How long has she been performing cabaret (spoiler: since the age of 9)? This interview with's Paul Wontorek with our #featured performer Rachel Tucker is a must-watch. He catches up with Broadway and West End star ahead of her return live concerts at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below this week... (Have you entered our competition yet?)

26 Sep

She won our hearts on "I'd Do Anything" all those years ago and ever since, Samantha Barks' career has gone from strength to strength on both sides of the pond! Now, our favourite big-screen Eponine is heading to Broadway as the lead in the stage adaptation of PRETTY WOMAN opposite Steve Kazee...

09 Jul

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

16 May

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!

14 Mar

With Let It Shine such a big hit for TV and theatre, is there any chance of more theatre casting shows coming our way? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dries Janssen compares it with the Andrew Lloyd Webber talent shows of old...

24 Feb

Who's joining Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill in the London Musical Theatre Orchestra stellar concert presentation of Broadway musical HONEYMOON IN VEGAS? This is one night at the London Palladium not to be missed. (And you could win tickets through #StageFaves if you're lucky!)

14 Feb

Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicholas Cage, eat your hearts out. #StageFaves Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill will be taking their HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in the UK premiere of the screen-to-stage musical, which plays in concert for one night only at the West End's London Palladium care of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra...

02 Dec

Albums are one of the best ways to keep a show alive in the memory - or to discover a new side of one of your favourite performers. There's some phenomenal scores and #StageFaves talent represented in the shortlists for The Curtain Up Show's second annual Album of the Year awards. Who gets your votes? Vote online by 4 January 2017...

22 Nov

Our first-night vlogger Perry O'Bree is getting ready for the holidays. In the first of Perry's special festive videos, he sings his own #StageFaves-style letter to Santa of some of the top performers on his "All I Want for Christmas" must-have merchandise list. Can you guess who Perry wants this season? Who's on your Christmas wish-list?

24 Jun

West End Live wasn't a one-off: Samantha Barks is coming back to the London stage for a longer run. She'll star with Jonathan Bailey in a new production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed two-hander song cycle THE LAST FIVE YEARS, helmed by the composer himself, at the St James Theatre in the autumn...

26 May

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...