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14 Nov

The four-strong cast of #StageFaves for the return of satirical West End review JEST END are: Bronte Barbe, Daniel Buckley, Jemma Alexander and Adam Bailey. The show returns to the Off-West End Waterloo East Theatre this month..

We've rounded up our favourite fan (or rather Phan) and performer tweets from last night's incredible #Phantom30th gala, marking the thirtieth anniversary of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the West End's Her Majesty's Theatre. We think these thirty tweets really capture how special this milestone event was for actors and audience alike. Have we unmasked one of your tweets? See also official gala pics in our gallery...

02 Oct

You don't have to tell us here at #StageFaves what an absolutely amazing job understudies do. They're as big as the stars they cover, as far as we're concerned. So we wholeheartedly second the case that Dries Janssens makes here, care of our friends at the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society...

28 Sep

Following this week's #Wicked10, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will be the next long-running West End musical blockbuster to mark a major milestone. The Andrew Lloyd Webber classic celebrates its 30th anniversary with a gala at Her Majesty's Theatre on 10 October...

12 Aug

Many #StageFaves make the running in this year's third annual West End Wilma Awards, for which the nominations are announced today ahead of public voting opening on 2 September 2016 and the awards ceremony on 4 November 2016.

28 Jul

The stars of 38 shows across Theatreland - including 20 #StageFaves musicals - joined in the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's campaign to declare to the world that #LondonIsOpen - to business, to creativity, to talent, following last month's EU Referendum. See all the musical cast photos here...

17 Jul

The #StageFaves team had a blast at WEST END BAKE OFF on Saturday. Not only did we gorge ourselves on myriad sweet treats, we also won an Olivier Award for best-ever musical theatre social media directory and got to see the incomparable Christopher Biggins in full-on auction action. And we captured both incidents via Facebook Live. Watch here...

21 Jun

Perry O'Bree had a ball at WEST END LIVE 2016. In this vlog from Day 1, he captures the crowd fun - and initiates a resounding group 'woo! - and captures performance snippets from shows including Motown, Wicked, Show Boat, Kinky Boots, Sunny Afternoon and many more...

16 Jun

As we announced yesterday, vlogger Perry O'Bree will be taking over Stage Faves this weekend to report live from WEST END LIVE in Trafalgar Square this Saturday, 18-19 June 2016. In two more videos, Perry names his favourite musicals (and gives us a little audition!) and shares some other funny facts (the boy can do impressions too!). Watch below.

15 Jun

Today we officially launch our special #WestEndLive section and introduce Perry O'Bree, who'll be our guest tweeter & vlogger for the extravaganza in London's Trafalgar Square this Saturday and Saturday, 18-19 June 2016. Watch his launch videos, and how he introduces himself (hilarious!), here...

07 Jun

How appropriate: SUNDAY AT THE MUSICALS concluded with Marti Webb singing "Tell Me on a Sunday". It was one of more than 20+ barnstorming performances by #StageFaves divas. Check out the full running order and pics from the concert, sponsored by Stage Faves...

26 May

Samantha Barks and Tom Chambers back in the West End, Beverley Knight and Matt Cardle reuniting post-Memphis, sneak-peeks of new shows including Murder Ballad and The Secret Garden, plus TONS of other #StageFaves shows (25!) and performers (too many to count?!) will take part in this year's WEST END LIVE...

09 May

WEST END LIVE celebrates its 12th year this summer when the extravaganza returns to Trafalgar Square for two days of free performances on the weekend of 18-19 June 2016. Watch this video of highlights from last year's scintillating event to get you in the mood!

07 Apr

My Theatre Mates, also founded by Stage Faves creator Terri Paddock, today announces the winners of the second-annual Also Recognised Awards. What overlap is there with the Stage Faves database? And with a certain other prize-giving held earlier this week?

We've rounded up backstage pics of your musical #StageFaves winners at the 2016 #OlivierAwards. Plus, watch the video of winners' reactions on the night.

Our founder Terri Paddock was on heading mission control for @StageFaves live-tweeting of the 2016 #OlivierAwards - while also juggling awards coverage of additional non-musical categories for her other sites @MyTheatreMates and @TerriPaddock. Here she rounds up the key tweets as they happened across the three accounts plus the official @OlivierAwards Twitter feed.

04 Apr

UPDATED: Winners' conversion rate now added to this story... There are 13 musical productions in the 2016 Olivier Awards running, all but three of them still running (or, in the case of Bugsy Malone, soon to be returning). Brush up on the tallies and #GetSocial with them all here.

Amongst the nominated musicals, the big winners at the 2016 #OlivierAwards were Gypsy, Kinky Boots and In the Heights. Sadly, Guys and Dolls, Mrs Henderson Presents, Bend It Like Beckham and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers all went home empty-handed.

Here's a reminder of all the full shortlists in the 2016 Olivier Awards, with a Stage Faves focus on musicals. Plus, watch Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton read the nominations at the star-studded nominations event in February.

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard – the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar – has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House.