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26 Nov
2019

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of & Juliet at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre, the Shakespeare-style tale with a twist featuring oodles of iconic Max Martin tunes. Read on to see who Perry caught up with on the Red Carpet and watch his awesome post-shows interviews with Max Martin, Jessie J and all the cast, including Juliet herself, Miriam-Teak Lee.

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…

11 Feb
2019

It’s going to be a Shakespeare-style tale with a twist featuring Max Martin tunes and there are now a stream of West End stars lining up alongside Miriam-Teak Lee (in the title role) for new musical & Juliet, including Cassidy Janson, Oliver Tompsett, Arun Blair-Mangat Melanie La Barrie, Jordan Luke Gage and Tim Mahendran. But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks…?

28 Jan
2019

What would have happened if Shakespeare’s Juliet had chosen her own fate? Audiences might be able to find out when new musical & Juliet – featuring the hits of songwriter Max Martin and starring acclaimed actress Miriam-Teak Lee – plays briefly at Manchester Opera House from 10 September to 12 October 2019 before transferring to the West End’s Shaftesbury Theatre on 2 November.

27 Oct
2018

Has the date sneaked up on you too? Can you believe that tomorrow (Sunday 28 October 2018) is the night of the theatre’s hottest fundraiser? Comedian Tom Allen hosts this year’s WEST END BARES, while Eva Noblezada opens the show. And who’s stripping off? (Well, we’re stripping off 20% with a last-minute discount!)

15 Aug
2018

We heard it through the grapevine... and we're not happy about it at all. MOTOWN will finish its three-year West End run in April next year when the Shaftesbury Theatre closes for major refurbishment. Ahead of that, a separate UK tour will launch this October...

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!

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.

29 Mar
2018

This year, the legendary charity production, WEST END EUROVISION returns to London for the first time in four years. This April, eight West End shows will compete at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The shows have now unveiled their Ident Movies and are seeking public votes to win the coveted "Best Video Ident" trophy. Watch them all and giggle along with your StageFaves...

07 Mar
2018

Get your Sequins, spandex and glitter balls at the ready and prepare for a raucous night of fun because after four whole years away, West End Eurovision is back for one night only this April!!

09 Feb
2018

This weekend the West End production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will celebrate its second birthday at the Shaftesbury Theatre and from 6 March 2018 the West End cast will be led by Jay Perry as Berry Gordy, Natalie Kassanga as Diana Ross and Carl Spencer as Marvin Gaye. Who else is joining them?

15 Nov
2017

It’s time to celebrate all things theatre on #LoveTheatreDay 2017 in association with The Stage! Ever wondered happens backstage at your favourite musicals? Now is your chance to find out with our top ten #Backstage tweets!

21 Jul
2017

Stop! In the name of your love for musicals. MOTOWN has extended its booking at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre until January 2019 and 500,000 tickets for new dates have now been released. Do you know who's in the current cast?

10 Feb
2017

Cedric Neal and Lucy St Louis, a.k.a. 'Berry Gordy' and 'Diana Ross', continue to lead the cast (with a few changes) of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL into its second year at the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre, where it's celebrating its birthday by extending booking to February 2018...

18 Aug
2016

Every four years, we go absolutely wild for sports we know next to nothing about. Fencing? Get it on the telly. Synchronised swimming? Absolutely. Dressage? Bring it. We all love the Olympics and our #StageFaves performers are no exception. We've gathered a few of our favourite Olympics tweets from our performers who've been keeping up with all the action in Rio.

28 Jul
2016

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...

04 Jul
2016

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
2016

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...