Is there a bigger American TV tradition than Saturday Night Live!? The show not only brings the funny every week, it peppers in plenty of sketches for the Musical Theatre geek! It's been a few years now since this sketch, but we think it's as funny as ever. From the Phantom trying to run the meeting to Elphaba lamenting her narrow casting bracket, this is worth a watch for any musical geek!
It's hardly news that London's West End is the beating heart of the UK Musical Theatre scene. Fans from all over the world flock to see their favourite shows and soak up the atmosphere and history of the area. But how can you learn even more about your favourite theatres, shows and performers? Introducing Neil Maxfield - Musical Theatre aficionado and the brains (and face!) behind the Musical Theatre walking tour, an absolute MUST for any Musical Theatre geek! We got the chance to ask Neil a few questions about what to expect from the tour, his favourite theatre and of course who is his West End #StageFave?
The nominations for the 2017 #TonyAwards have finally been announced and although two of the nominees are West End transfers, there's a whole host of exciting new shows that haven't been seen in the UK. You might be wondering what these other super slices of Musical Theatre sound like...well we've done the legwork for you and put together all of the trailers (and blurbs!) for the nominated Musicals in one place!
The nominations for the 2017 #TonyAwards have finally been announced and two shows first seen in London have been nominated for major awards. The Magnificent MISS SAIGON and the glorious GROUNDHOG DAY have been nominated for Best Musical Revival and Best New Musical respectively. To top it all off, West End #StageFaves Andy Karl and Eva Noblezada have been nominated too. Both performers completed a West End run before jetting off to Broadway and we couldn't be more excited that such great British talent is being celebrated over on the Great White Way! Here are our 14 top tweet reactions to the news from both creatives and fans.
Korean actress Sooha Kim makes her professional debut as Kim in the major new UK tour of MISS SAIGON, along with Filipino stars Red Concepcion Gerald Santos, and West End #StageFaves Zoe Doano and Ashley Gilmour. Further casting now announced for the tour opening in July in Leicester...
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...
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 first two months of London's 2017 musical year has been busy, but what's been happening on the other side of the pond? Musical Theatre Review has taken a look - and has been struck by the glare of the star wattage on offer...
Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Kate Rose wonders, why are the theatre scenes on Broadway and in the West End so different?
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...