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On Sunday, the 2019 Olivier Awards ceremony brought together the great and the good of the British Theatre world in one place. As usual, both the ceremony and the red carpet brought us ALL the feels, and some tweeters could only truly explain how they were feeling in gif form...

08 Apr

What a night for musical theatre at the Olivier Awards with Come From Away and Company each winning four prizes and awards going to the Sondheim show’s Jonathan Bailey and Patti LuPone. Also in the acting honours though were Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’s Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Caroline, Or Change’s Sharon D Clarke. Plus among the performances Six The Musical almost blew the roof off the Royal Albert Hall!

05 Mar

After much-anticipation actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 today and it wasn’t long before the celebrations began for two West End musicals in particular. The acclaimed gender-bending revival of Sondheim’s Company and powerful Canadian show Come From Away are recognised in nine categories each. The King and I and the Queens of Six The Musical are close behind with six and five nominations respectively. Who do you think will come out top on the night?

20 Dec

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at the Playhouse Theatre, continuing in the West End to 9 February 2019 following sell-out seasons at Chichester and Hampstead. Perry was there at the after-party to catch up with several members of the cast including Sharon D Clarke (who “blew the roof off the Playhouse”), Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Alastair Brookshaw, Me’sha Bryan and Lauren Ward. It turned out to be quite an emotional night!

20 Nov

Actress Rosalie Craig and director Marianne Elliott celebrated their wins at the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards, while Best Musical went to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical and leading man Jamael Westman received the Emerging Talent Award

24 Sep

Following sell-out seasons at Chichester and Hampstead, Jeanine Tesori & Tony Kushner’s celebrated musical will run at London’s Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 to 9 February 2019. Among the #StageFaves joining Sharon D Clarke are Alastair Brookshaw, Sue Kelvin, Keisha Amponsa Banson, Ako Mitchell, Teddy Kempner & Lauren Ward.

12 Sep

The gang of four join the previously announced Adrian Lester, Jason Manford, Meow Meow, Clive Rowe & Joe Stilgoe in the much-anticipated semi-staged concert of the classic musical, directed by Stephen Mear and running for three performances from 19-20 October 2018.

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?)

15 May

Fifty years on from the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr and 30 years since the first performance of the late Martin Smith’s musical, Hackney Empire joins forces with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra for performances on 30 June and 1 July 2018.

03 May

Live At Zédel’s summer season is packed with your #StageFaves plus there’s also shows like I Wish My Life Were Like a Musical and Heart of Winter to look forward to.

23 Mar

Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D. Clarke will reprise her five-star performance as Caroline Thibodeaux when the musical transfers to the Playhouse Theatre in November 2018.

14 Sep

The nominees for the UK Theatre Awards 2017 have been announced and three StageFaves musicals are on the list! EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, CAROLINE OR CHANGE and TOMMY are all nominated in various categories and Sharon D Clarke, who will host the ceremony this October, has been nominated for Best Performance in a Musical. See the full list of musical theatre categories below, and don't forget the public vote for "The UK's Most Welcoming Theatre" Award with Smooth Radio close this month...

05 Sep

It was nominated for a Tony in 2004 and won big at the 2007 Oliviers - now the fantastic CAROLINE OR CHANGE transfers from Chichester back to the London stage for a run at the Hampstead Theatre in spring 2018...

03 Apr

He has been in the business for almost 70 years, but Michael Blakemore is back at the helm of THE LIFE, a Broadway show he first tackled more than 20 years ago and is now receiving its long-overdue UK premiere. Musical Theatre Review's Scott Matthewman caught up with Blakemore to see if the show was as daunting second time round...

08 Mar

It’s #InternationalWomensDay and to celebrate we’ve found some fabulous female #StageFave stars with incredible live gigs coming up soon! Take your chance to see these supremely talented West End and Broadway leading ladies in a more intimate setting…

07 Mar

How are preparations going for the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman's Tony Award-winning masterpiece THE LIFE? We sent fellow #StageFave and Backstage Jam creator Michael Watson along for a sneak-peek at rehearsals. Check out his mini video interviews including with stars Sharon D Clarke, Cornell John and the musical's legendary original director Michael Blakemore...

21 Jan

It’s Part Two of our countdown of great new musicals coming to London in 2017! Spring is approaching, the days are getting longer, holidays and chocolate are on the horizon and there’s even more to add to your #YearofTheatre. Here are some #StageFaves shows we’re looking forward to seeing this March and April…

04 Nov

We've only had to wait 20 years for the Broadway transfer of Cy Coleman's Tony Award-winning masterpiece THE LIFE, but boy are we getting it good: with its legendary original director Michael Blakemore at the helm and two legendary #StageFaves, Sharon D Clarke and Cornell S John, leading the cast. Another Off-West End coup for Southwark Playhouse, where it premieres in March...