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18 Sep
2018

British theatre composer Nick Butcher has released a new video featuring Heathers actress Rebecca Lock singing his song ‘Alive’. The original song is the third video in Nick’s YouTube series, featuring stars of the West End. The song encourages us “to dare and be brave” so have a listen!

18 Sep
2018

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new album UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION is soon to be released as a deluxe five LP box set. The performers on this mammoth new box set include *draws breath* Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, Nicole Scherzinger, Gregory Porter, Madonna, Barbra Streisand AND MORE!!! We know...it's a lot to take in...

17 Jul
2018

As a further 350,000 tickets are released for the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier Award-winning production of School of Rock – The Musical, term begins on 22 August 2018 for a new cast at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. 

12 Jul
2018

Is this his most ambitious one yet? James Corden returned to his native England to celebrate the classics of Andrew Lloyd Webber! And yes, he did make an appearance. Crosswalk Musical is a hilarious segment which takes famous musical theatre shows and condenses them into sections that last the time it takes to cross a road. There was an abundance of cats, a handful of fired children and a "cornucopia" of Lloyd Webber standards...

27 Mar
2018

It's back and better than ever! ‘Magic at the Musicals with Cadbury Dairy Milk’ is set to return to London’s Royal Albert Hall for one night only on 21st May 2018 with a brand new show and a 60 piece orchestra...

13 Feb
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?!

12 Feb
2018

The UK premiere of ROTHSCHILD & SONS, with music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, is now in its final week at London's Park Theatre. We caught up with Broadway's Glory Crampton, reprising her role from the show's New York run, and West End favourite Gary Trainor, who play mother and son in the show...

17 Nov
2017

The National's revival of Sondheim's FOLLIES gets three big nods in this year's Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlists, announced today. And seven shows, including two from the Menier Chocolate Factory, are named for audience voting for Best Musical...

08 Nov
2017

We LOVE #JerryAndKevin, the gay dads from SCHOOL OF ROCK who bring us hilarious (and gloriously tuneful) snippets of songs every week to brighten up our Twitter feed! We've rounded up some of the recent videos that made us giggle the most so that you can get in on the fun too!

23 Oct
2017

Have you caught Stephen Leask as Dewey Finn yet? The alternate, who also wowed audiences this year at West End Live, steps into the lead properly from next month, with Stella TV star Craig Gallivan as the new alternate Dewey. Find out who else is in the new adult cast as the show enters its second year...

21 Sep
2017

Here at StageFaves we LOVE to geek out about our favourite musicals and if there's one thing we know from office rants (our editor is constantly listing the reasons WICKED is one of the the greatest shows ever...) and heated musical theatre-themed debates it's that everyone has their own opinions on what shows are the best, the most underrated, or just plain unlistenable! We've compiled our #TopFive videos...of Top 5 lists!

06 Sep
2017

September has come around so fast but we're still in the mood for some summer talk! It's back to school time for many this week, so we though who better to chat to than SCHOOL OF ROCK's leading man Gary Trainor!? Gary told us about his time at Glastonbury, his plans to head out to France and how he's partial to a bit of Swedish country music...

29 Aug
2017

Children In Need always showcases an amazing array of West End shows and this year will be no different. In fact, in a special one-night-only event, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Oliver award-wining SCHOOL OF ROCK will host this year’s BBC Radio 2’s BBC Children in Need Gala on 6 November 2017, at their London home the New London Theatre...

05 Aug
2017

It's official, the smash-hit musical SCHOOL OF ROCK has announced yet another extension along with a whole new 'kids' cast which will take over later this month. We've got all the info on the booking extension, the brand new cast and open auditions for the next batch of young music maestros...

28 Jul
2017

On Thursday 27 June, London’s West End showed an overwhelming display of support to the Mayor’s "London is Open" campaign. Over 30 theatres and shows collectively shared photos and videos on Twitter, encouraging visitors to come and experience the magic of London theatres. The Mayor of London then shared a bunch of them on his own Twitter! We've collected our favourite videos and photos so you can see all your #StageFaves messages in one place...

17 Jul
2017

It takes a lot to out-hype the Wimbledon finals, but #Doctor13 may well have managed it! The announcement that Jodie Whittaker will be the first female doctor practically shut down the internet and loads of #StageFaves got on board to tweet their support. Here's a round-up of our #TopTweets from the epic announcement...

26 Jun
2017

How do you measure success when it comes to one of Europe's largest free performing arts festivals? Check out these stats for West End Live, both in terms of what happened in Trafalgar Square, and how the event became a top trending topic across both Twitter and Facebook. We think the organisers definitely #GetSocial!

29 May
2017

It's nearly summer holidays! If that's not enough to shout about, SOLT are returning with Kids Week, giving millions of free tickets to some amazing West End shows! Let's see which StageFaves favourites are on the list this year...

25 May
2017

It's less than a month until #WestEndLIVE 2017 begins and we can't wait to spend a day hanging out in the sun watching our #StageFaves perform the best showtunes in front of an audience of thousands - FOR FREE!! To whet our appetites, the lovely organisers have released the shows that will be taking part. One thing's for sure, it's going to be a star studded line-up, and it's going to be GREAT! So don't wait a second longer, see if your favourite show is going to be there...

23 May
2017

Theatre and cakes together – what could be better? This year’s West End Bake Off raised more than £5000 for Acting for Others as teams from 17 shows baked a host of sugary delights! 42ND STREET took the prize but there were spectacular cakes from lots of #StageFaves! We’ve rounded up 10 tweets from the day.