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The rain was never going to deter #StageFaves vlogger Perry O'Bree on the 2018 Olivier Awards red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall. In addition to this year's two-time nominee and all-round legend Imelda Staunton, he also caught up with stars from Hamilton, Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Bat Out Of Hell. See who you can spot!

HAMILTON was the night's biggest winner at this year's Olivier Awards, taking home seven prizes in total including Best New Musical. But in the performance categories, it split down the middle between men from Hamilton and women from Bob Dylan hit GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. The National Theatre's revival of FOLLIES also took two awards, including Best Musical Revival.

As the big night looms, there is plenty to enjoy in the final episode of the Olivier Awards’ Facebook series, with appearances from Janie Dee, Elaine Paige and, of course, Perry!

Fancy a look backstage at the preparations for the biggest night in the theatre industry calendar? Then stop right here and spy on Lee Mead and Sheila Atim rehearsing, the Hamilton costumes arriving and who is sitting where at the Royal Albert Hall.

London theatre’s biggest night of the year is this Sunday – West End casts are rehearsing, the set is being built at the Royal Albert Hall and fans are working on their best selfie faces for the Red Carpet…

04 Apr

It's nearly time for the Olivier Awards and this year, the leader of the pack is HAMILTON with a record 13 nominations! We can't wait for Sunday to come around but for now, we have to "wait for it" - so we've pulled together a bunch of footage from the 2016 Tony Awards, where HAMILTON took home a whopping 11 awards!

02 Apr

It's a total phenomenon, earned Lin-manuel Miranda a Pulitzer Prize and will no doubt go on to run for years on both sides of the Atlantic. Our #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek this week is "Alexander Hamilton" - the opening number from HAMILTON, performed live at the Grammy's in 2016...

It's not only Easter Sunday. More importantly, in the theatre world, it's only one week to go until this year's Olivier Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. Congratulations again to all of our #StageFaves nominated for 2018 gongs. Here's a quick round-up of our top 10 tweets of our favourite nominees' responses to their nominations. We just wish you could all win!

There’s the West End cast of Hamilton opening the Olivier Awards ceremony, US musical theatre legend Chita Rivera will lead a West Side Story tribute and past stars of Joseph are celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary – it’s going to be quite a night…

29 Mar

This year, the legendary charity production, WEST END EUROVISION returns to London for the first time in four years. This April, eight West End shows will compete at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The shows have now unveiled their Ident Movies and are seeking public votes to win the coveted "Best Video Ident" trophy. Watch them all and giggle along with your StageFaves...

28 Mar

On Saturday 24 May 2018, students in America were joined by thousands of fellow citizens for the "March For Our Lives" rally in Washington DC. The protest, to end gun violence, has been supported by many famous names including performers in theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt came together during the rally to perform their duet "found tonight" live from Washington to support the students...

26 Mar

With Rock of Ages confirmed to return this year, amongst other current touring shows such as Jersey Boys, Cilla, Son of a Preacher Man, Beautiful and The Band (now announced for the West End too), Amanda Reynolds asks, are ‘jukebox musicals’ taking over the theatre world?

It’s only two weeks until the biggest theatre awards of the years, so time to see how excited the lucky nominees are getting about the big night, starting with Best New Musical.

13 Mar

Most people tend to focus on the hero of a story, or the major love interest that propels much of the action of a Musical along. But we reckon the villains are often the most interesting part of a show (after all, that's literally what WICKED is entirely based upon!) so we decided to share this collection of the top songs from Musical Theatre Villains.

07 Mar

Get your Sequins, spandex and glitter balls at the ready and prepare for a raucous night of fun because after four whole years away, West End Eurovision is back for one night only this April!!

06 Mar

As far as Musical Theatre remixes go, this has to be one of the strangest, and most fun! Parody legend Weird Al Yankovic has created a hilarious (and actually really good) medley of a polka!

Could HAMILTON win as many Oliviers as it has Tony Awards? To add to its 11 Tony wins, Lin-Manuel Miranda's blockbuster dominates the Olivier Awards shortlists, announced today, with a record-breaking 13 nominations. Who else has got a shot in the musical categories? Full list of musical contenders and the live announcements, by Elaine Paige and Alexandra Burke, here...

01 Mar

There were backstage tidbits galore this February at HAMILTON and the official Twitter team were busy all month sharing cool content for fans to gobble up faster than a pack of valentines chocolates! There were boxes of wedding rings, unhappy Kings and...Spice Girl mannequins..?

24 Feb

When the casting of Freddie Flintoff in the current tour of Fat Friends the Musical was announced, there was a wide range of views and opinions from the public, as well as the theatre world. Mainly, people were complaining that it was an insult to theatre and to those who are studying and training in the Arts.

17 Feb

It's the middle of February and love is in the air! Wednesday was valentines day and thousands of lovebirds flew to theatres around the country to enjoy a musical together! There was also a lot of, a LOT a lot of we put together our top tweets from Valentines Day 2018. Some are funny, some are cool, some are...original, to say the least.