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25 Jun
2019

The stagiest weekend of the year may be over, but don’t worry, you can relive West End Live 2019 all over again by checking out StageFaves vlogger Perry O'Bree’s selfies, backstage interviews & video excerpts. Just look at the line up: Rachel Tucker, Lucie Jones, David Hunter, Grace Mouat, Bonnie Langford, Oliver Tompsett, Alistair Brammer, Trevor Dion Nicholas, and that’s just a few!

17 Jun
2019

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?

30 May
2019

Flying into the London production of musical sensation Wicked from 22 July 2019 will be Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf who will lead the new cast as Elphaba and Glinda, having played the roles on the recent UK and Ireland tour. They will be joined at the Apollo Victoria by Alistair Brammer as Fiyero, Kim Ismay’s Madame Morrible and Idriss Kargbo returns to play Boq. Do you see another visit to Oz in your future?

20 May
2019

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…

29 Apr
2019

Miss Saigon star Alistair Brammer is back in the West End and flying high with the news that he will be playing Fiyero in the hit musical Wicked at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre from 22 July 2019.

17 Apr
2019

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.

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!

04 Sep
2018

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!

07 Aug
2018

What's the number one thing Wicked fans ask Rachel Tucker? If she could only sing one song ever again, which would it be? How long has she been performing cabaret (spoiler: since the age of 9)? This interview with Broadway.com's Paul Wontorek with our #featured performer Rachel Tucker is a must-watch. He catches up with Broadway and West End star ahead of her return live concerts at New York's Feinstein's/54 Below this week... (Have you entered our competition yet?)

06 Aug
2018

Here's some #MondayMotivation: we defy you not to sing along as RACHEL TUCKER belts Elphaba's anthem "Defying Gravity", a role she's played to award-winning acclaim in WICKED on Broadway and in the West End. Here, she's performing at New York's famous supper club Feinstein's/54 Below, where she returns this weekend for two nights only by popular demand. Have you entered our competition yet?

19 Jul
2018

Wicked, the hit musical, tells the story of what happened before Dorothy dropped into Oz. It opened in London’s West End in September 2006 and has been enthralling audiences ever since with gravity-defying moments of theatre magic… BUT GUESS WHAT?! You definitely missed some hidden eggs inside this magical land, all the way from the Badlands to Munchkinland… Here are some references that link the two tales together.

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...

05 Jun
2018

Whether it's because they can’t afford it or that theatre going is seen as "uncool", there's a nagging stereotype that "teenagers don’t do theatre". Not so, says dedicated #stageyteen Beth Harris. Post-Wicked, a wide range of shows are building their own dedicated fanbases from a new generation...

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.

15 May
2018

Fresh from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Chris Jarman joins the West End cast of Wicked from 23 July 2018 alongside current cast member Rosa O’Reilly who takes over the role of Nessarose.

03 May
2018

Ex EastEnder David Witts has been wooed back from three years in LA to play Fiyero in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre this summer.

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...

21 Mar
2018

In a shock casting rumour, it's been suggested that 'Wicked' on Broadway has found their new green girl in international pop star Ariana Grande. Apparently current Elphaba, Jackie Burns (who has played the role on and off for 6 years), is ready to move on to pastures new so if you care to find her, be sure to look to the Western skies!