In amidst all the theatre closures taking place due to the coronavirus crisis, Thriller Live performed its last Moonwalk at London’s Lyric Theatre on 15 March 2020, just three shows away from becoming the 11th-longest running West End musical of all time. It was the show’s 4657th West End performance.
Just the titles ‘No Woman No Cry’, ‘Exodus’ and ‘3 Little Birds’ will remind you of the iconic artist Bob Marley and it is his musical genius that will be celebrated in new show Get Up, Stand Up! Featuring the talents of Arinzé Kene, the musical will start previews at London’s Lyric Theatre on 6 February 2021 (which would have been Marley’s 76th birthday).
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of LIZA SINGS STREISAND, in which Liza Pulman pays tribute to the musical talents of Barbra Streisand (though, trust us, this isn't a 'tribute show'!), at Shaftesbury Avenue's Lyric Theatre. What did Perry think of the show? What did he and Liza bond over afterwards? Watch here!
How scary is it performing alone on a West End stage? How important is the relationship with an audience to a solo performer? In the second part of our Liza Sings Streisand interview, Liza Pulman gives us the scoop.
From Glyndebourne to Fascinating Aida to Barbra Streisand, actor, singer and comedienne Liza Pulman has brought her extraordinary voice to a wide range of material. Now she's bringing her latest show LIZA SINGS STREISAND to the West End's Shaftesbury Avenue. Read part one of our interview with her - and don't forget to enter our competition!
How many types of improv laughs are there? How do the pros ‘listen, accept and commit’ in an improvised musical? In our last of our three-part SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical interview series, co-founder DylanEmery shares his faves and secrets after 11 years leading the way. (Have you entered our competition yet?)
In the first of our three-part SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical interview series, co-founder Dylan Emery told us about he and Adam Meggido brought The Showstoppers to life, with influences from the likes of Ken Campbell and Alan Marriott. What happened next? We talk to Dylan about some highlights since from Edinburgh Fringe to the Olivier Awards... (Have you entered our competition yet?)
How did the late British maverick theatremaker Ken Campbell, leading Canadian improv teacher Alan Marriott and the four Elizabethan humours contribute to the birth of SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical? In the first of a three-part series, founder Dylan Emery recalls the rollercoaster ride that he and Adam Meggido went on when setting up the troupe more than 11 years ago... (Have you entered our competition yet?)
There really is no stopping The Showstoppers. The Olivier Award-winning improv masters will celebrate 1000 performances in the new year by moving into The Other Palace for eight weeks of premiering a new musical every single night (and twice on Fridays and Saturdays)... while also continuing their monthly Monday forays on Shaftesbury Avenue.
After extensive touring, including dates at Wilton's Music Hall and Cadogan Hall, and most recently, sell-outs at The Other Palace (where Faves founder Terri Paddock caught it), LIZA PULMAN SINGS STREISAND transfers to the West End's Shaftesbury Avenue for four new-year dates at the Lyric Theatre. Put these in your diary now!
THRILLER LIVE will celebrate its record-breaking 4000th West End performance with charity gala featuring a host of high-profile guest stars on 12 September 2018 in aid of The Prince's Trust. Any guesses who'll make an appearance? Remember when Macy Gray, Stooshe and Joe McElderry did? You can watch it here...
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.
They're the Kings and Queens of British Improv. SHOWSTOPPER, the Olivier Award-winning, fully-improvised musical, have announced a new set of dates for 2018, marking their fourth year in London's West End...
We certainly won't be hearing the sound of silence for months to come! The successful touring show THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY is extending its West End run at the Lyric theatre into March 2018. The dynamic duo of Sam O’Hanlon and Charles Blyth will take to the stage for a series of select dates over the next few months after a fantastic reception so far...
It's a very exciting time for StageFaves stars Sam O'Hanlon and Charles Blyth who are both preparing for their West End Debuts in The Simon and Garfunkel Story, opening at the Lyric Theatre next week. And as a special present to StageFaves, Sam and Charles (who play Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel respectively) gave us an exclusive performance of the Simon and Garfunkel classic: The Sound of Silence.
Time for a cast change! Eight new dancers will be moonwalking into the Lyric Theatre this week as they make their West End debuts! Thriller is the 15th Longest running musical in West End History and these eight youngsters will be following in the footsteps of many dancing superstars...
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough... That's clearly the motto of the producers of THRILLER LIVE, which is getting thrillingly close to become the West End's ninth longest-running show (mark your diaries for 26 March). The latest booking extension means Michael Jackson fans can see the again and again well into 2018. Are you moonwalking on air?
Black Friday 2016 (25 November) lived up to its name after a power surge plunged the West End into darkness. Several shows - including musicals ALADDIN, LES MISERABLES, JERSEY BOYS and THRILLER LIVE - had to be cancelled and many more were delayed. We’re rounded up some of our fave tweets - with videos, photos and other reactions - showing how #StageFaves were affected on the night...
Final casting has now been announced for NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS, which runs for one night only at the West End’s Lyric Theatre on Monday 28 November. Olivier Award winner Sally Dexter and Clive Carter, both Wicked West End alumni, and rising star Katie Bernstein (Allegro, Mrs Henderson Presents, Urinetown) join the previously announced members of the line-up below...
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...