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04 Oct
2018

Here at StageFaves, we could spend hours arguing over our favourite musicals, performers and performances. YouTube channel MsMojo has put together their Top 10 list of the best Tony Awards performances of all time and although contentious, we think it's pretty good!

22 Jun
2018

Were you at West End Live!? Brilliant wasn't it!? Don't you wish it was still going on? Were you unable to attend? Gutted, right? WELL FEAR NOT!! West End Live 2018 have put together a comprehensive YouTube playlist of the performances from over the weekend....

19 Jun
2018

Stars from our favourite #StageFaves shows rocked out Trafalgar Square at this year's West End Live which was bigger and better than ever! We've rounded up some of our favourite moments in 10 top tweets! Check out our dedicated page for more coverage!

13 Jun
2018

SO MANY SHOWS TO SEE! Everybody's Talking About Jamie officially opens West End Live's 2018 proceedings at 11am this Saturday 16 June. The Saturday schedule continues with a slew of other West End big-hitters, with plenty other #StageFaves musicals and stars including Nathan Amzi, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Emma Kingston and Danielle Hope...

11 Jun
2018

Is there any end to the number of screen-to-stage shows on offer? Guest blogger Amanda Reynolds makes the case for newcomers Strictly Ballroom and An Officer & a Gentleman and long-running favourites such as Grease, Mamma Mia! and Hairspray. Just don't bring your popcorn to the theatre...

08 Jun
2018

Time for another #PalladiumPicks and this week we're going classic West End with a performance from THE LION KING. The cast popped by the London Palladium to spread some love and it had us belting along...

26 May
2018

West End LIVE 2018 is back – for an incredible 14th year – and we will be making sure you know everything there is to know about the event in Trafalgar Square on 16 and 17 June 2018. Starting with the packed list of shows queuing up to take part.

20 May
2018

Young Frankenstein was announced as the winners of the fourth annual right royal West End Bake Off in aid of Acting for Others – and a whopping £9.5k was raised. So which show’s cake was the Hamilton cast tucking into and who rustled up the brain-shaped creation that took the fancy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child? Read on to find out more...

07 Mar
2018

Mousetrap Theatre Projects’ 21st-anniversary gala celebration this month will feature musical excerpts from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Mamma Mia! and Dreamgirls as well as appearances from Michael Xavier Tyrone Huntley and Rachel Tucker. It's all happening Sunday 18 March 2018 at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre.

05 Mar
2018

Now a West End staple, THE LION KING has been in London for almost 20 years and it's still as fresh and exciting as ever. Not only that, last month it celebrated its 15 millionth guest, which we have to say is an achievement worth going down in the history books! This week, our #StageFavesSongOfWTheWeek is "He Lives In You" from the legendary Disney show, based on the film which stole our hearts back in 1994.

21 Feb
2018

20 February 2018 marked the day Disney's THE LION KING celebrated the astonishing achievement of welcoming 15 million guests to the show. That's right...15 MILLION!!! To celebrate this awesome feat, they held a pop-up exhibition at London's Waterloo Station. We're sure it made the endless train delays that little bit more bearable!

12 Aug
2017

We last saw earlier this year in Sonheim's THE FROGS at the Jermyn Street Theatre and now the Scottish #StageFave is heading across the pond to the great white way for one night only! Next February, George Rae will perform at Broadway's supper club Feinstein's 5/4 Below, sharing stories and singing songs from his 17-year musical theatre career and beyond. He's already announced a host of special guests, from Olivier-winners to Amrican touring superstars, so to all you Broadway-bound MT fans, keep 5 February 2018 in your diary because this is one night not to be missed...

03 Aug
2017

The third instalment of James Corden's "Crosswalk Musical" segment is another long-running West End classic THE LION KING. "Crosswalk Musicals" take a famous musical theatre show and condense it into sections that last the time it takes to cross an American road. This time, James brought movie stars Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen along for the ride and we think it might be the funniest one yet...

07 Jul
2017

Saturday 8 July is the biggest day of the year for gay Londoners - it's Pride 2017! The theatre has long been a safe and welcoming space for LGBT+ people, and Musical Theatre in particular has been a home both LGBT+ performers, audiences and stories. This year, in celebration of Pride, the cast of THE LION KING have teamed up with the London Gay Man's Chorus for this beautiful (and tear-jerking) rendition of "The Circle Of Life" and it's got us brimming with pride!

26 Jun
2017

Who'd our vlogger Perry O'Bree catch up with at West End Live? Watch all his backstage video interviews from both days with West End stars including Ben Forster, Jade Ewen, Danny Mac, Cassidy Janson, Marisha Wallace, Kerry Ellis, Rachel Tucker, Tyrone Huntley, John Partridge (in drag!), Lucie Jones, Jason Manford and many others from Aladdin, An American in Paris, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Five Guys Named Moe, On the Town, The Lion King, Everybody Loves Jamie, Half a Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows - to name a few!

25 Jun
2017

Disney knows a thing or two about getting people talking - and sharing. We loved their use of social media at West End Live this year. In the Disney hut, fans were encouraged to get pics of themselves with props and costumes from Disney's two current West End hits, ALADDIN and THE LION KING, both of which performed at this weekend's festival....

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...

09 May
2017

Today, the London production of THE LION KING welcomes 11 new cast members from all over the world, including #StageFaves Janique Charles, Gary Jordan and Dominique Planter who take over the principal roles of ‘Nala’, ‘Zazu’ and ‘Shenzi’ respectively. Now in its 18th year, over 14 million people have seen Disney’s award-winning musical at the Lyceum Theatre and we can't wait to see the new cast in action.

With school holidays fast approaching, what is there to do to keep the kids occupied? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Keira Dulake is a big advocate of children's theatre and provides some child-friendly suggestions for all ages to enjoy...