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07 Dec

Will the new Silent Snacks project be an answer to the rustle of crisp packets and the slurping of drinks? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Willy Mukendi-Wood tries them out...

Slightly belated - as 8 November 2016 will go down in the history books for other reasons thanks to Donald Trump - we've rounded up our favourite fan and #StageFaves tweets from Tuesday's opening of LAZARUS. The late David Bowie's musical, with a book by Enda Walsh and direction by Ivo van Hove, got its London premiere this week at King's Cross Theatre after its debut earlier this year in New York. We think these ten #LazarusMusical tweets from the last few days really capture how special an occasion it was...

15 Sep

A role in the London premiere of David Bowie's posthumous musical is a pretty good way to follow up an Olivier Award nomination. Amy Lennox (nominated for Kinky Boots, pictured with her then co-star Killian Donnelly) is amongst the Brits #StageFaves who will complete the cast of LAZARUS, which starts performances next month at King's Cross Theatre...

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...

25 Jul

We'd heard rumours for months but now it's official: David Bowie's musical LAZARUS, based on his final album Blackstar, will receive its posthumous London premiere this autumn. It transfers to London, following its sell-out Off-Broadway success, bringing along for the ride its American stars including Michael C Hall (a.k.a TV's favourite serial killer Dexter)...

04 Jul

On the 4th of July, we're exploring #StageFaves' American connections: six musicals and six performers born in the US and onstage soon in London. How many more can you name?

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...

13 Jun

How proud and excited are British #StageFaves fans?! At last night's Tony Awards, Cynthia Erivo scooped Best Actress in a Musical for her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, as we KNEW she would, and Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, which swept the board with 11 awards including Best Musical, is coming to London...

12 Apr

New cast members have joined the company of Olivier Award-winning musical In The Heights this week: Christine Allado (From Here to Eternity, Here Lies Love) as Vanessa, Norma Atallah (The Sound of Music - Live) as Abuela and Jonathan Bishop (The Lion King) as Graffiti Pete (from 15 April). Kimmy Edwards (Memphis, Hairspray) will join the ensemble and Ryan Reid (Shrek The Musical) will join as swing.

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.

01 Apr

UPDATED: David Bedella wins Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for In the Heights. Brush up on your knowledge with our guide to him and the other men who wowed the judges with their supporting performances this year: Dan Burton, Gavin Spokes and Peter Davison.