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17 Apr

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.

18 Jan

There will be many a musical theatre fan secretly listening to the National Theatre cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical Follies at work today. Plus, it’s not long before the production returns to the venue on 12 February 2019. Here they come, those beautiful girls…

16 Nov

What originally started as a concept album, then a community project, has over the passing of many years, found itself a record-breaking New York production, currently playing at the National Theatre ahead of a Broadway run! HADESTOWN is taking the musical theatre world by storm and if these reviews are anything to go by, it's got a long life ahead of it!

05 Nov

This November, a new American musical transfers to the National Theatre for the first time, bringing with it the two American leads. With a haunting folk-jazz score and a timeless story, HADESTOWN is Broadway-bound but the Brits are lucky enough to experience it first. Our Song of the week is the stunningly beautiful "All I've Ever Known" from this show...

16 Aug

Amber Gray and Patrick Page originated the roles of Persephone and Hades in New York Theatre Workshop's premiere of Anais Mitchell's album-to-stage HADESTOWN musical and will now recreate them in the UK premiere at the National in November ahead of a 2019 Broadway premiere. Full cast, including Eva Noblezada and Andre De Shields, also announced...

24 Jun

In February 2019 the popular actors will join the cast as Ben and Sally in the award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s Follies opposite Janie Dee and Peter Forbes who reprise their roles as Phyllis and Buddy.

25 Apr

Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown arrives at the National Theatre prior to a Broadway run in 2019, followed by the Olivier Award-winning revival of Sondheim & Goldman’s Follies.

09 Apr

We've got more photos from the year's Olivier Awards. Check out these of your #StageFaves winners in the press room with their trophies and the people who presented them those trophies, care of photographer Pamela Raith.

There’s the West End cast of Hamilton opening the Olivier Awards ceremony, US musical theatre legend Chita Rivera will lead a West Side Story tribute and past stars of Joseph are celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary – it’s going to be quite a night…

13 Feb

Continuing our series on affordable theatre, guest blogger Nicole Ackman runs through the best places in London for younger theatregoers to get the most out of their Student ID. Do YOU know which blockbuster West End musical you can see for just £5?!

Musicals dominated the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards in a ceremony held today at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre (and organised by none other than Faves founder Terri Paddock). Full list of musical winners here. And have you seen our live-tweeting from the event itself?

13 Dec

Jiminy Cricket makes his National Theatre stage debut tonight (13 December 2017) in Dennis Kelly's stage adaptation of the 1940 Walt Disney screen classic PINOCCHIO. Watch #StageFave Audrey Brisson bring him to life - and remind yourself of the Disney original. You'll be giving a little whistle all the way to the South Bank and back...

Very rarely does a show come along that receives unanimous praise and adulation, after all, appealing to the wide ranging tastes of both audience and critics is a tough ask. The National Theatre's production of FOLLIES however, is one of those shows! It's been ages since we've seen such glowing reviews pouring in from far and wide and it's great to see the Sondheim classic 1971 musical still feels as fresh as ever! You can't be a true musical theatre lover without a bit of Sondheim, and we reckon FOLLIES is the perfect way to clock in a few hours of one of the greatest American composers...We've rounded up the best reviews and features so you can get your FOLLIES fix all in one place!

01 Sep

The National Theatre's highly anticipated production of FOLLIES is in its previews and already the response from audiences is tremendous! We're so excited for it to officially open that we thought we'd share this behind-the-scenes video of the stars during their photo shoot. We thought it might calm us down a bit as we await 5 September, but if we're honest it's just made us even more impatient...

15 Aug

We reckon it's going to be one of the biggest shows of the season, but the National Theatre's run of FOLLIES has just become even more exciting! On Tuesday 22 August, the man himself, Stephen Sondheim will chat to Jeremy Sams about the legendary musical, chocked full of StageFaves from Imelda Staunton to Janie Dee. It's in the Dorfman so tickets are extremely limited, but you can enter a ballot to win the chance to get them...sign us up right now!

17 Jun

It's not very often a major UK theatre asks for our help, but The National Theatre has done just that! Their production of FOLLIES, which will run from this June until next January is one of their most ambitious to date, with a cast of 37 and 21 live musicians creating a spectacular show in the world famous Olivier Theatre. With that in mind, and a big budget needed to make it happen, the National Theatre have asked for our help...

16 Jun

We won't be growing any long noses in the #StageFaves office because it's totally true - PINOCCHIO is coming to the National Theatre this winter as part of the newly announced season (which includes the #StageFaves-filled FOLLIES). With the writing brains behind the RSC's MATILDA and with songs and score from the original Walt Disney film, it's certainly going to be a treat for all the family...

09 Jun

Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES makes its National Theatre debut in September, care of director Dominic Cooke. Who'll be joining Imelda Staunton, Philip Quast, Janie Dee and other previously announced principals in the 37-strong cast...

05 May

So you've got your tickets to a West End show in London, but you want to make a day of it and go exploring. You’ve been to the science and history museums, seen the sites, but did you know that there are a few things us theatre lovers to do? The Musical Theatre Appreciation Society show you how to spend your day in showstopping style...

11 Apr

After a fantastic win for Best New Comedy at the #OlivierAwards on Sunday, OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR have released a brand new trailer for their West End premiere at the Duke of York's Theatre next month. We can't wait to see the ladies back onstage in London...