When can we all get back to our fave shows? The most recent statement from the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) – on behalf of the major commercial West End theatre operators – confirms that theatres will remain closed until at least August.
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 2019 Olivier Awards may be over, but this year's categories were so strong they will never be forgotten! Amongst loads of cool photos and tidbits to get us all excited, the team also launched a "Road to the Oliviers" segment. Here are all the videos featuring Musical Theatre shows and stars...
Last night was the biggest in British Theatre! The Olivier Awards celebrated the best of all things stagey and we reckon this was the best year yet. As all your favourite musical theatre stars arrived on the Red Carpet, StageFaves’ awesome vlogger Perry O’Bree was ready to chat with all the nominees and guests, while at the same time Twitter was flooded with photos. Here are our personal faves...
What a night for musical theatre at the Olivier Awards with Come From Away and Company each winning four prizes and awards going to the Sondheim show’s Jonathan Bailey and Patti LuPone. Also in the acting honours though were Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’s Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Caroline, Or Change’s Sharon D Clarke. Plus among the performances Six The Musical almost blew the roof off the Royal Albert Hall!
So the big day has arrived. Olivier Awards rehearsals have been taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, the set is beginning to take shape, all the nominees are picking out their sparkly outfits and the nerves are growing. StageFaves has a look at the build-up on Twitter so far.
The 2019 Olivier Awards are fast approaching and we're already super excited. The only problem is, we have to wait until the weekend to know who wins!!! If, like us, waiting is not your forte, here's a cool video to help ease the pangs of desire. Three top theatre professionals chat about all four of the fantastic Olivier Nominates shows in the "Best New Musical" category...
The anticipation is properly building in the run up to the biggest night in the theatre calendar and now it has gone up a notch with news that all the nominated musicals will be performing at the Olivier Awards 2019 ceremony on 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, plus The Lion King and Mamma Mia! will be celebrating 20 years in the West End. Oh, and did we mention that stars like Gloria Estefan and Katharine McPhee will be presenting awards?
After much-anticipation actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 today and it wasn’t long before the celebrations began for two West End musicals in particular. The acclaimed gender-bending revival of Sondheim’s Company and powerful Canadian show Come From Away are recognised in nine categories each. The King and I and the Queens of Six The Musical are close behind with six and five nominations respectively. Who do you think will come out top on the night?
They are big shoes to fill but we have the feeling that Nkeki Obi-Melekwe is going to make her mark in her West End debut as Tina in the record-breaking run of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre. She joins the company on 15 April 2019, as does the new Ike Turner, Ashley Zhangazha. And as for original West End Tina Adrienne Warren, she is preparing to head off to NYC to lead the Broadway production in autumn 2019.
It’s the best new for fans of the West End production of Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre as Adrienne Warren and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith continue in the roles of Tina and Ike Turner until 13 April 2019. Plus over 200,000 tickets have been released for the popular show and there’s a cast recording is in the pipeline.
Everyone's Talking About Jamie's John McCrea and Lucie Shorthouse, Tina The Musical's Adrienne Warren and The King and I's Kelli O'Hara compete with the likes of Bryan Cranston and Aidan Turner in the West End category, while eight up-and-coming StageFaves are nominated across the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical fields in The Stage's second annual Debut Awards. Who gets your vote?
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....
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!
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.
London's newest Jukebox success, TINA - THE MUSICAL opened on 17 April 2018 to rave reviews from many of the big publications. from a star-studded red carpet to a showstopping lead performance from Broadway star Adrienne Warren, it's already a hit. So much so, that the producers have already announced the show will be extending until February 2019...
Last night, TINA - THE MUSICAL officially opened on London's West End and if these reviews are anything to go by, it's..."Simply The Best!" We've put together a round-up of the top reviews from this new musical charting the astonishing life of the legend Tina Turner, battended by the woman herself!
With Rock of Ages confirmed to return this year, amongst other current touring shows such as Jersey Boys, Cilla, Son of a Preacher Man, Beautiful and The Band (now announced for the West End too), Amanda Reynolds asks, are ‘jukebox musicals’ taking over the theatre world?