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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…

12 Mar
2019

That 9 To 5 The Musical clock has been ticking and now Louise Redknapp is ready to return to the Savoy Theatre, playing the role of Violet Newstead from 25 March to 29 June 2019. After suffering a nasty injury shortly before the West End opening, Louise was forced to withdraw for a few weeks to recover. In her absence Caroline Sheen stepped in last minute to play the sassy office supervisor. So here’s an excuse to see the show again!

19 Feb
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre, continuing in the West End to 31 August 2019. Perry was there at the after-party to catch up with several members of the cast including Caroline Sheen, Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Brian Conley and Bonnie Langford. Watch out for Brian describing Perry as one of the best theatre vloggers around & some expert video-bombing fromOlivier Award winner Michael Jibson!

11 Feb
2019

From tattoos to celebrity lookalikes, Love Island to treading the boards, Brian Conley chatted to Lorraine Kelly about all sorts when he popped by the studio to promote 9 TO 5! Watch the full interview here, the head straight off to get your tickets because it's surely going to be a sell-out!

15 Jan
2019

There’s 13 days to go until Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical opens for previews at London’s Savoy Theatre & actress Caroline Sheen has roughly that same amount of time to learn the role of Violet Newstead following injured Louise Redknapp’s break from the show. Redknapp will re-join the show from the end of March. That’s showbiz…

11 Jan
2019

What a blow for Louise Redknapp who was due to play the role of Violet in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical but has had to temporarily withdraw after suffering a fall on the way to rehearsals. While she recovers, the show will go on, opening for previews at London’s Savoy Theatre on the same day – 28 January 2019 – as previously planned. Now we just await the news of who will stand in for the injured star.

30 Nov
2018

Full casting has been announced for 9 TO 5 which will open at the Savoy Theatre, London in January. West End superstar Bonnie Langford has been announced as well as the full chorus of this classic Dolly Parton musical...

13 Sep
2018

It’s nearly 40 years since the classic movie was released, but the themes in 9 to 5 will strike a chord with a whole new audience when the musical version opens at London’s Savoy Theatre in January 2019. Are you looking forward to living the Dolly daydream?

27 Jul
2018

In the lengthly process of creating a musical (one which sometimes takes decades!), there are always a few tunes that don't make the cut. It's a rare moment though, when we actually get to hear any of them! In a very special London performance, DREAMGIRLS creator Henry Krieger talks about the cut song "I'm The New Girl" and then performs it with West End Lorrell, Asmeret Ghebremichael.

17 Jun
2018

Bet you are keen to find out who our vlogger Perry O'Bree caught up with at West End Live 2018? Watch all his backstage video interviews from Day One with West End stars including Louise Dearman, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Marisha Wallace and Danielle Steers and many others from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Aladdin The Musical, Motown The Musical, Bat Out of Hell and Eugenius! – to name a few!

05 Jun
2018

Two years after London audiences welcomed DREAMGIRLS to the Savoy Theatre, the much-loved musical will play its final performance on Saturday 12 January 2019, before news of a UK tour. Are you going to squeeze in an extra visit before it’s too late?

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.

10 Apr
2018

No one was going to rain on the parades of all the stars lining to walk the Red Carpet at the Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards 2018. So whether you want a chance to catch up with Patti LuPone or the cast of Hamilton – here’s your chance…

It’s the biggest occasion in the theatre industry calendar and, slowly but surely, we are finding out which artists will be presenting those life-changing 2018 Olivier Awards this Sunday 8 April at the Royal Albert Hall.

12 Mar
2018

Last week, it was announced that Imelda Staunton is nominated for TWO Olivier Awards this year - for best actress in a musical AND play. We decided to celebrate by choosing a #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek from "Gypsy", for which her performance as mama Rose won her an Olivier in 2016.

09 Feb
2018

The fabulous DREAMGIRLS, currently enjoying a West End run at the Savoy Theatre, has released a brand new trailer for 2018 and it's so slick we feel like we're in a movie!

01 Dec
2017

As we come to the end of the year, it's time to start celebrating what our #StageFaves have been getting up to this year, and the brilliant guys over at The Curtain Up Show have just announced the nominees for their Album of the Year 2017, in association with TodayTix.

18 Oct
2017

It's been a fantastic first year for the debut West End production of DREAMGIRLS and the winning streak is set to continue with the announcement that the show celebrates its first birthday by extending into June 2018. Not only that, but they're welcoming a new Effie to the cast along with a host of other StageFaves...

13 Apr
2017

The Easter weekend is almost upon us! Everyone's getting ready to enjoy a glorious 4 day break, soak up the sun and take part in some festive fun. But what about your favourite stars and shows? They may be busy over the weekend entertaining us all but your #StageFaves are celebrating the Easter holidays in their own unique way!

12 Apr
2017

After winning two #OlivierAwards And we are telling you that, yes, we are excited. The original London cast recording of DREAMGIRLS, including Amber Riley as Effie White, will officially be released in mid-April but you can pre-order it online now...