There’s a new Miss Hedge in town from 17 November 2019 when actress, singer and radio presenter Preeya Kalidas joins the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, plus we are thrilled to see that Roy Haylock, best known as his drag alter ego Bianca Del Rio, will reprise the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 9 December.
We're getting mighty excited about the forthcoming West End premiere of Kander & Ebb's 2007 Broadway musical whodunnit CURTAINS! Especially after watching these videos with Jason Manford, Rebecca Lock and other members of the #StageFaves cast. Have a watch!
After receiving acclaim for their performances as Joseph and the Pharaoh in the new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium this year, Jac Yarrow and Jason Donovan will return for the 10-week season in 2020.
As the RSC's much-anticipated musical adaptation of David Walliams' children's novel THE BOY IN THE DRESS starts performances, check out what Walliams revealed to Faves founder Terri Paddock during rehearsals... including his love of Matilda and desire to play Miss Trunchbull! (Can you see it?)
How often does the writer of a show perform the lead role in their own musical and make their West End debut at the same time? Well, that is exactly what Sara Bareilles is going to do when she plays Jenna in the London production of Waitress for six weeks from 27 January to 7 March 2020. And just look who is going to perform opposite her as Dr Pomatter, it’s only Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor Gavin Creel.
Get a taste for new pub-set musical The Green Fairy, with footage of the cast's fantastic performance at Theatre Cafe and just released production images. Book your tickets now!
Enter the world of a 50-year marriage with the trailer and production images for I Do! I Do!, currently running at Highgate's Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Book your tickets now.
The awards season continues with news of the nominees for the 65th annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards on 24 November 2019 at the London Coliseum. Come From Away, Evita, Fiddler & Sweet Charity are up for Best Musical category while Anne-Marie Duff, Andy Nyman and Sheridan Smith are all nominated in the Best Musical Performance category.
Fans of Kander and Ebb shows will be excited to hear that the current touring production of the award-winning musical Curtains, starring Jason Manford, will have a West End premiere run at London’s Wyndham”s Theatre from 13 December 2019 to 11 January 2020.
It’s been five long years but the wait is over, the Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels – directed by Josie Rourke – is heading to London’s Garrick Theatre in March 2020. The original creative team is back as are Hadley Fraser, Rosalie Craig and Rebecca Trehearn. Oh, and did we mention that Vanessa Williams will be making her West End debut?
Save the last dance for Beverley Knight because she will be starring as Faye Treadwell, the legendary manager of one of the world’s greatest vocal groups, The Drifters, in the world premiere of The Drifters Girl, opening for a short season at Newcastle Theatre Royal in September 2020 before transferring to London’s Garrick Theatre the following month.
Have you heard the heavenly casting for the London run of Sister Act The Musical when it plays at the Eventim Apollo from 29 July to 30 August 2020? For the first time on stage Whoopi Goldberg will reprise the part of Deloris Van Cartier and Jennifer Saunders has been cast as Mother Superior. It’s going to be fabulous baby.
The Hoff is about to be hassled if Dolly Parton has anything to do with it. Yes, it’s David Hasselhoff who will play Franklin Hart Jnr in 9 To 5 The Musical at the Savoy Theatre from 2 December 2019 until 8 February 2020.
Can you hear the beat of their dancing feet? Bonnie Langford, Tom Lister, Clare Halse and Philip Bertioli got a chance to see themselves starring in 42nd STREET. Who else made the reunion for the private cast screening of the musical ahead of its release to 650+ cinemas on 10 and 12 November 2019?
Richard Hawley and Chris Bush’s Standing At The Sky’s Edge at the Crucible Theatre is named Best Musical at the UK Theatre Awards 2019, while Rebecca Trehearn’s title role in Nottingham Playhouse’s Sweet Charity wins the actress Best Performance in a Musical.
Casting for the West End production of Hairspray just got even more exciting as it was announced that Lizzie Bea & Marisha Wallace would be joining Michael Ball in the 2020 production at the London Coliseum.
As we count down to 42nd STREET hitting 650+ cinema screens via More2Screen in November, have a look at the official cinema trailer - and five other unmissable videos that trace the journey for the largest-ever staging of this Broadway classic, which ran at Theatre Royal Drury Lane until earlier this year.
After forthcoming 2019 productions of I Do! I Do! and 42nd Street, Upstairs at the Gatehouse continues its string of Broadway revivals in 2020 with a brand-new production of Mary Rodgers' rarely seen fairy-tale musical comedy Once Upon a Mattress in March, starring Offies nominee Beth Burrows. Tickets will go on sale in late November/early December.
Following its success at the Open Air Theatre, Jamie Lloyd’s fresh interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita will transfer to London’s Barbican Theatre for just eight weeks in the summer of 2020.
Is there anything more thrilling than the sound of a massive company tapping up a storm? Now you can experience the thrill of the largest-ever staging of Broadway classic 42nd STREET on the big screen. The recent acclaimed West End production, filmed live at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, hits 650+ cinemas across the UK from 10 November.