The first thing we thought when we saw this casting was: when can we see this in London?! Currently playing Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on an international tour, Killian Donnelly takes to the road again for producer Cameron Mackintosh, taking the title role in The Phantom of the Opera's new 2020 tour.
As The Phantom of the Opera heads into its incredible 34th year in the West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that Australian singer and performer Josh Piterman will make his West End debut as The Phantom from 9 September 2019, with Britt Lenting as Carlotta Giudicelli and Richard Woodford as Monsieur André. Do you feel the music of the night calling you back to Her Majesty’s Theatre?
With just under a week until West End LIVE returns to London’s Trafalgar Square, the full line-up of award-winning shows and acts has been released. StageFaves will be there to capture all the action for you so don’t forget to check out our special events page. Which performances are you looking forward to the most?
Yes, it’s that time of year again and we can’t wait for the free theatre festival West End Live to return to Trafalgar Square on the weekend of 22 and 23 June 2019. Want to know which shows are performing at this year’s event, from old favourites to first-timers? Then read on…
The battle is on for your votes in the run up to West End Eurovision 2019 including ‘The Best ident Movie’. From previous winner The Phantom of the Opera to new kid on the block Only Fools and Horses – The Musical, #StageFaves has brought together several of the video contenders to help you make up your mind.
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...
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!
Joining Tim Howar, who plays the title role in the London production of The Phantom of the Opera for an initial run from 3 September to 8 December 2018, are Kimberly Blake as Carlotta Giudicelli and Ross Dawes as Monsieur Firmin.
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...
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....
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...
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.
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...
Wonderful West End actor and all-round superstar StageFave Ramin Karimloo is well known for his onstage roles in massive shows like LES MISERABLES and PHANTOM OF THE OPERA but his recording career is similarly awesome. His latest release is "From Now On" from the smash-hit film The Greatest Showman. Watch the video here...
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...
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!!
Our #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek this week was from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA so we thought we'd continue the trend! This weeks #PalladiumPicks is also from the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic, this time with Ben Forster singing "Music Of The Night".
It's mid-February and love is in the air! This Wednesday, it's Valentine's Day so we decided this #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek should be a love song! There are so many beautiful love songs in musical theatre that we just had to take the plunge and pick one or we'd spend all week deciding! So, this week we chose "All I Ask Of You" from West End staple THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
Last year, Lucie Jones flew the flag for Theatreland and the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest. Fellow #StageFave Liam Tamne is down to the final six to represent us in Lisbon this May with his song "Astronaut". TV audiences decide on Wednesday night (7 February 2018) whether or not he has lift-off. Louisa May talked to him about his extraordinary trajectory so far...
This Saturday 13th January was #NationalSwingDay and a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to those multi-talented actors, singers and dancers who keep all our favourite #StageFaves shows…well…swinging! They step into multiple roles at a moments notice and we love them! We rounded up 10 top tweets dedicated to all those fantastic swings out there!