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!
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?
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?
Everyone's Talking About Jamie's John McCrea and Lucie Shorthouse, Tina The Musical's Adrienne Warren and The King and I's Kelli O'Hara compete with the likes of Bryan Cranston and Aidan Turner in the West End category, while eight up-and-coming StageFaves are nominated across the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical fields in The Stage's second annual Debut Awards. Who gets your vote?
Every once in while a truly unique, unlikely gem of a musical appears that reminds you why you love the form so much. After years of praying to the Musical Theatre Gods, the 2015 Tonu-Award winning FUN HOME has finally arrived in London and the hype is REAL. It's rare a musical receives such universally amazing reviews, but this one has...
This week, the utterly fantastic FUN HOME plays its first performances at the Young Vic. We've been waiting for this day since the show won big at the Tony Awards back in 2015. Our song of the week is from those awards. It's "Ring of Keys" - the moment a young Alison Bechdel sees a butch woman for the first time...
There’s plenty of girl power packed into the cast for Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s five-time Tony Award-winning musical, previewing at the Young Vic’s main house from 18 June 2018.
Continuing our series on affordable theatre, guest blogger Nicole Ackman runs through the best places in London for younger theatregoers to get the most out of their Student ID. Do YOU know which blockbuster West End musical you can see for just £5?!
Want to know what's in store for musical theatre in 2018? Well look no further. Our friends at Musical Theatre Review have put together a month by month run-down of what to look forward to this year. Whether it's the next West End sensation, a cult classic playing on the fringe or a show that's touring near you, they've got you sorted!
Let the fun begin! FUN HOME is coming to the UK with its five Tony Awards in tow. It'll premiere at the Young Vic next summer, helmed by its original American director Sam Gold but with a new UK cast. Which of your #StageFaves would you cast? Watch this video from the Broadway production for inspiration!