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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…

08 Apr
2019

What a night for musical theatre at the Olivier Awards with Come From Away and Company each winning four prizes and awards going to the Sondheim show’s Jonathan Bailey and Patti LuPone. Also in the acting honours though were Tina – The Tina Turner Musical’s Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Caroline, Or Change’s Sharon D Clarke. Plus among the performances Six The Musical almost blew the roof off the Royal Albert Hall!

It's been a hell of a West End opening for COME FROM AWAY! The Broadway transfer flew into London after a run in Ireland and now it's nominated an astonishing NINE TIMES!!! In case you needed reminding why, Rachel Tucker (who is herself nominated for Best Actress in a supporting role) teamed up with social media star Doug Armstrong for a lovely acoustic medley and a chat about the show...

An unexpected hit when it originally opened on Broadway, COME FROM AWAY has flown the coop, finally landing in London's West End. Needless to say, this heartwarming new musical about the triumph of humanity in the face of tremendous evil stole the hearts of UK audiences as much as across the Atlantic. Nominated for a series of the biggest honours at this year's Olivier Awards, fans and critics alike would no doubt love to see it scoop some accolades. See what the critics are saying about it here...

05 Mar
2019

After much-anticipation actors Sheila Atim and Giles Terera announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2019 today and it wasn’t long before the celebrations began for two West End musicals in particular. The acclaimed gender-bending revival of Sondheim’s Company and powerful Canadian show Come From Away are recognised in nine categories each. The King and I and the Queens of Six The Musical are close behind with six and five nominations respectively. Who do you think will come out top on the night?

21 Feb
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of Tony Award-winning Canadian musical Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre. Perry was there at the after-party to catch up with several members of the cast including Rachel Tucker and Jenna Boyd, plus he also caught up with original stranded passenger Kevin Tuerff, and Janice Goudie – one of the islanders who expressed such love and compassion to the 7,000 people diverted to their hometown during the wake of 9/11. Welcome to the Rock…

29 Nov
2018

It’s a dream come true for Caroline Flack as the former Strictly Come Dancing champion and Love Island host prepares to play Roxie Hart in Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre from 10 December 2018 until the end of the show’s run on 5 January 2019.

05 Nov
2018

Todrick Hall may be a YouTube sensation, but he is also no stranger to Broadway, having played Billy Flynn in Chicago and Lola in Kinky Boots. Now he reprises the role of the slick, manipulative lawyer at the Phoenix Theatre from 19 November 2018 until 5 January 2019 when the show closes. That’s showbiz folks…

16 Oct
2018

The West End‘s current Roxie Hart and Billy Flynn are proving popular, so Alexandra Burke and Duncan James have extended their stays in Chicago. In other news: Josefina Gabrielle returns to play Velma Kelly on 22 October 2018. And that’s showbiz...

10 Oct
2018

Tony Award-winning Canadian musical Come From Away will land at London’s Phoenix Theatre for its UK premiere from 30 January 2019, with a pre-West End stop-off at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin from 6 December 2018 to 19 January. Now we know which performers are on the journey, are you going to join them?

20 Sep
2018

There’s already plenty of pressure on a performer when looking out for the next West End role… but when Laura Tyrer tried out for the West End cast of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, it was also filmed for the brand new ITV series The Big Audition. Thank goodness it was a ‘Yes’ at the end of the day!

10 Sep
2018

On the day that Denise Van Outen was due to start rehearsals as Velma Kelly in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre, it was discovered that she had suffered a stress fracture in her heel. Her replacement will be announced shortly as will dates for Van Outen’s return to the show.

01 Sep
2018

Having previously played Roxie Hart to critical acclaim, star of stage and screen Denise Van Outen is taking the stand as Velma opposite Alexandra Burke in Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre from 24 September 2018.

23 Aug
2018

It’s a role Duncan James originally played in 2008 and now he is back in the courtroom (or Phoenix Theatre) joining Alexandra Burke, Josefina Gabrielle, Mazz Murray and Paul Rider in Chicago from 10 September 2018.

Do you prefer Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart or Rachel Marron? You could see her as both over the coming months. After her West End turn in Chicago, which she started this week, she'll return to The Bodyguard, launching a new tour in December. WATCH these great videos of her embracing her inner murderess...

16 Jul
2018

We haven't stopped talking about COME FROM AWAY since it was announced that the show will be coming to the UK in early 2019 so it just felt right to choose a song of the week from this fab show! "Me and the Sky" tells the fantastic (and true!) tale of Beverley Bass, who led the first all-female crew in the history of commercial jet aviation. Performed here by Jenn Colella, marvel at the awesomeness of one woman, sung in the awesome voice of another...

03 Jul
2018

We can’t wait to see how Come From Away tells the incredible true story of 7,000 stranded air passengers during the wake of 9/11 and the small town in Newfoundland welcomed them. The musical lands next year at the Phoenix Theatre.

26 Jun
2018

There’s a new Mama in charge of Cook County Jail from 2 July as Mazz Murray takes over the role in Chicago at London’s Phoenix Theatre opposite another new addition, Martin Kemp as Billy Flynn.

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.

23 May
2018

Following in the footsteps of Cuba Gooding Jr, the actor & musician will be playing the smooth-talking, razzle-dazzling lawyer from 2 July until 1 September 2018. Now we’re wondering who is going to join him?