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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't be too sad to wave goodbye to Ben Forster - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has a new Ben on the way, and he's not exactly new to the role of the masked man. Ben Lewis was acclaimed in the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber sequel Love Never Dies. Which other #StageFaves join him in the West End from 4 September?
We all love singing along to our favourite #showtunes but how often do you get the chance to have a singalong to your favourite musicals via Facebook Live! Meet your new fave muso Eric Neuenschwander! Eric is a Choral and Theatre Director at Xenia High School in Ohio with a big love of Musical Theatre. He collects hundreds of musical theatre scores and every week he takes requests and jams out to his favourite showtunes...
With a release date set for 2019, who will be cast in Wicked, one of the most iconic musicals of this century? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dries Janssens picks his dream cast...
Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Kate Rose wonders, why are the theatre scenes on Broadway and in the West End so different?
Good news for phans! Ben Forster, the masked man who led THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th birthday gala celebrations this past October, has extended his run. He'll remain in the show, along with Celinde Schoenmaker and Nadim Naaman as Christine and Raoul, until 2 September. Do you know who else calls the Paris Opera House home these days?...
Our first-night vlogger Perry O'Bree is getting ready for the holidays. In the first of Perry's special festive videos, he sings his own #StageFaves-style letter to Santa of some of the top performers on his "All I Want for Christmas" must-have merchandise list. Can you guess who Perry wants this season? Who's on your Christmas wish-list?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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?