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14 Sep
2018

The weather will just be fine on your parade if you catch this sneak peek of the cinema trailer for Funny Girl starring Sheridan Smith. The Menier Chocolate Factory production, which had a West End run followed by a tour, was filmed during the final week of its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre and is released on 24 October 2018. Not long now…

02 Aug
2018

Did you miss out on seeing Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in the West End or on tour? Well, don’t despair as the show will be broadcast in cinemas nationwide on 24 October 2018, as part of a worldwide release.

12 Mar
2018

Performances from Danny Mac & Sheridan Smith in the touring productions of Sunset Boulevard (also named Best Musical) & Funny Girl come out on top with judges at the ‘most important theatrical prize-giving outside London’.

29 Aug
2017

She's had a fantastic few years, becoming a West-End sensation in FUNNY GIRL and going on to reprise the role in the UK and Ireland tour but now it's time for Natasha Barnes to break out into the music business in her own right! Sony Music has announced her debut single Supermodel, will be released this September, followed by a whole album of original and classic tunes...

Last night was the primetime broadcast of the 2017 Olivier Awards on ITV! Fans finally got to see for themselves the glitz and glamour of Sunday's star-studded event and watch their #StageFaves perform songs from nominated shows. There was an awful lot of fan love in particular for Gary Barlow, Amber Riley and Lin-Manuel Miranda, but they were far from being the only stars worthy of praise. Here are our 18 favourite (and some of the funniest) audience tweets while watching the show. (You must scroll down to see young Jena's reaction to Amber!)...

Just hours to go until this year's Olivier Awards, which take place this Sunday 9 April. The 2017 Oliviers aren't just the biggest ever - held for the first time at the Royal Albert Hall and broadcast primetime on ITV - they're also the most social ever with lots of innovations in the mix. We're counting down this week. Each day, we'll be rounding up the best awards content being shared on social media. Final update on Saturday 8 April...

08 Apr
2017

One day to go! Here's #StageFaves blogger Perry O'Bree to remind you of the key musical nominations in the 2017 Olivier Awards and what to look out for tomorrow...

It's 9 days until the 2017 Olivier Awards are held at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. The #StageFaves team have put our heads together to come up with 9 things you should be doing to prepare for the big night...

Originally from New York, musical theatre star Chris Peluso made the trip across the pond to star in his West End debut as Chris in Miss Saigon. Now he's playing opposite a #StageFaves favourite in the UK tour of Funny Girl. Musical Theatre Review's Polly Sisley wondered what the draw of the UK was for him...

20 Mar
2017

As AN AMERICAN IN PARIS prepares for its West End premiere tomorrow night (20 March 2017), we take a look at some of the Americans in London who are proving a hit with #StageFaves musical fans. And several of them have connections beyond their country of birth... Who have you seen onstage? Who are we missing to shout about?

16 Mar
2017
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After her thoughts comparing The West End with Broadway, Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Katie Rose turns her attention closer to home - West End shows vs their touring counterparts...

The #OlivierAwards nominees were announced on Monday, and the celebrations continue today at the Nominee Celebration lunch! With everyone in high spirits, let's take a closer look at the reactions to the nominations.

In the 2017 Olivier Awards shortlists, which were announced today, the #StageFaves musicals battling for supremacy include Groundhog Day, Dreamgirls, The Girls, Half a Sixpence, Jesus Christ Superstar, School of Rock and Sunset Boulevard - the last three of which were all composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber...

24 Feb
2017

Lots of #StageFaves musicals and performers have been nominated in this year's third annual #AlsoRecognised Awards, run by our sister site MyTheatreMates. Public voting has now opened and continues until 26 March 2017...

11 Jan
2017

After starring in the European premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY in London this month, Miss Saigon and Show Boat hunk Chris Peluso will hit the road to star opposite Sheridan Smith's Fanny Brice as Nick Arnstein in Funny Girl. The full cast of #StageFaves performers for Funny Girl's extensive post-West End tour also includes Darius Campbell and Sheridan's former understudy Natasha J Barnes, reprising their roles as Nick and Fanny later in the run...

14 Dec
2016
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Is it better to see a musical live on stage, or to snuggle up with a glossier, pre-packaged film alternative? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Katie Rose compares her best and worst contenders...

02 Dec
2016

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...

14 Nov
2016

The four-strong cast of #StageFaves for the return of satirical West End review JEST END are: Bronte Barbe, Daniel Buckley, Jemma Alexander and Adam Bailey. The show returns to the Off-West End Waterloo East Theatre this month..

04 Nov
2016

Was Mrs Henderson Presents underrated? YES. Is Kinky Boots and its luscious Lola, Matt Henry, still strutting strong? YES. Do #StageFaves Kerry Ellis, Mazz Murray, Claire Machin and Natasha J Barnes deserve gongs a-go-go? YES, YES, YES, YES. We are in broad agreement with the talent celebrated at this year's West End Wilma Awards, announced today...

24 Oct
2016

Four of your #StageFaves performers are in the final shortlists in this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards: Glenn Close, Andy Karl, Sheridan Smith and Tyrone Huntley. Congratulations to them all - and, once again, to all the longlisted performers as well. Winners are announced in November...