So who were the musical theatre winners at one of the best loved events in the theatre awards calendar, the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards? Step forward the much loved West End production of Come From Away, Most Promising Newcomer Sam Tutty for his Dear Evan Hansen debut and Best Director Jamie Lloyd who was recognised for three of his shows, including Evita at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
Did you hear that Gander is going to be welcoming (via London’s Phoenix Theatre) a bunch of new members of the Come From Away community from 10 February 2020 as the award-winning musical begins its second year in the West End? Surely a return visit is in order.
The awards season continues with news of the nominees for the 65th annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards on 24 November 2019 at the London Coliseum. Come From Away, Evita, Fiddler & Sweet Charity are up for Best Musical category while Anne-Marie Duff, Andy Nyman and Sheridan Smith are all nominated in the Best Musical Performance category.
The Stage today (8 August 2019) announces the shortlist for The Stage Debut Awards 2019. The awards, now in their third year and presented in association with Access Entertainment, celebrate the best breakthrough talent in theatre, from actors and directors to designers, writers, composers and lyricists, all of whom have made their professional debuts in the past year. Who are the musical contenders?
The flags have been flying this weekend for Pride In London 2019 and West End performers and shows have been playing their part. Are you ready for a colourful collaboration between 9 To 5 The Musical and Waitress, for example? Enjoy our Twitter round-up below.
With just under a week until West End LIVE returns to London’s Trafalgar Square, the full line-up of award-winning shows and acts has been released. StageFaves will be there to capture all the action for you so don’t forget to check out our special events page. Which performances are you looking forward to the most?
Yes, it’s that time of year again and we can’t wait for the free theatre festival West End Live to return to Trafalgar Square on the weekend of 22 and 23 June 2019. Want to know which shows are performing at this year’s event, from old favourites to first-timers? Then read on…
The 2019 Olivier Awards may be over, but this year's categories were so strong they will never be forgotten! Amongst loads of cool photos and tidbits to get us all excited, the team also launched a "Road to the Oliviers" segment. Here are all the videos featuring Musical Theatre shows and stars...
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!
So the big day has arrived. Olivier Awards rehearsals have been taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, the set is beginning to take shape, all the nominees are picking out their sparkly outfits and the nerves are growing. StageFaves has a look at the build-up on Twitter so far.
It's been a hell of a West End opening for COME FROM AWAY! The Broadway transfer flew into London after a run in Ireland and now it's nominated an astonishing NINE TIMES!!! In case you needed reminding why, Rachel Tucker (who is herself nominated for Best Actress in a supporting role) teamed up with social media star Doug Armstrong for a lovely acoustic medley and a chat about the show...
The 2019 Olivier Awards are fast approaching and we're already super excited. The only problem is, we have to wait until the weekend to know who wins!!! If, like us, waiting is not your forte, here's a cool video to help ease the pangs of desire. Three top theatre professionals chat about all four of the fantastic Olivier Nominates shows in the "Best New Musical" category...
The anticipation is properly building in the run up to the biggest night in the theatre calendar and now it has gone up a notch with news that all the nominated musicals will be performing at the Olivier Awards 2019 ceremony on 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, plus The Lion King and Mamma Mia! will be celebrating 20 years in the West End. Oh, and did we mention that stars like Gloria Estefan and Katharine McPhee will be presenting awards?
An unexpected hit when it originally opened on Broadway, COME FROM AWAY has flown the coop, finally landing in London's West End. Needless to say, this heartwarming new musical about the triumph of humanity in the face of tremendous evil stole the hearts of UK audiences as much as across the Atlantic. Nominated for a series of the biggest honours at this year's Olivier Awards, fans and critics alike would no doubt love to see it scoop some accolades. See what the critics are saying about it here...
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?
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of Tony Award-winning Canadian musical Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre. Perry was there at the after-party to catch up with several members of the cast including Rachel Tucker and Jenna Boyd, plus he also caught up with original stranded passenger Kevin Tuerff, and Janice Goudie – one of the islanders who expressed such love and compassion to the 7,000 people diverted to their hometown during the wake of 9/11. Welcome to the Rock…
Tony Award-winning Canadian musical Come From Away will land at London’s Phoenix Theatre for its UK premiere from 30 January 2019, with a pre-West End stop-off at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from 6 December 2018 to 19 January. Now we know which performers are on the journey, are you going to join them?
We haven't stopped talking about COME FROM AWAY since it was announced that the show will be coming to the UK in early 2019 so it just felt right to choose a song of the week from this fab show! "Me and the Sky" tells the fantastic (and true!) tale of Beverley Bass, who led the first all-female crew in the history of commercial jet aviation. Performed here by Jenn Colella, marvel at the awesomeness of one woman, sung in the awesome voice of another...
We can’t wait to see how Come From Away tells the incredible true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland welcomed them. The musical lands next year at the Phoenix Theatre.