Mrs Henderson Presents star and 2016 Olivier Awards nominee Emma Williams is one of many West Enders running the 2016 London Marathon on Sunday 24 April 2016. She's running to raise money for Save the Children UK. Here's why...
Linzi Hateley returns to the role of Donna Sheridan in the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre from Monday 13 June 2016. This is a role she has played twice before in London – from 2007-2009 and in 2010.
The self-styled 'drag action musical' HEELS OF GLORY, written by cabaret legend Tricity Vogue and inspired by vintage James Bond movies, headlines this year’s London Pride Festival, with a three-week run at Chelsea Theatre in June.
The full cast has been announced for the forthcoming new production of THE GO-BETWEEN at the West End's Apollo Theatre from 27 May 2016. Joining the previously announced Michael Crawford – with the multi Olivier and Tony-award winning star returning to London’s West End to play Leo Colston – will be Issy Van Randwyck, Gemma Sutton and Stuart Ward.
JERSEY BOYS has extended its booking period at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre until 16 April 2017, with 250,000 tickets released today. JERSEY BOYS currently stars Matt Corner as Frankie Valli, Declan Egan as Bob Gaudio, Simon Bailey as Tommy DeVito and Matt Hunt as Nick Massi.
Kinky Boots, the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 14 January. Since winning the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots is now the winner of every major Best Musical award.
Alex Green stars in new British musical comedy, DEVILISH!, which bills itself as "‘Pinocchio’ meets ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ – with jazz hands!". It has its world premiere at London's Landor Theatre, running 4 to 29 May 2016, with a press night on 10 May.
New cast members have joined the company of Olivier Award-winning musical In The Heights this week: Christine Allado (From Here to Eternity, Here Lies Love) as Vanessa, Norma Atallah (The Sound of Music - Live) as Abuela and Jonathan Bishop (The Lion King) as Graffiti Pete (from 15 April). Kimmy Edwards (Memphis, Hairspray) will join the ensemble and Ryan Reid (Shrek The Musical) will join as swing.
Following on from its critically acclaimed 2015 London run and 2016 UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive Tony Award-winning musical, American Idiot will be returning to its London home at the Arts Theatre, for a strictly limited run from 8 July to 25 September 2016.
My Theatre Mates, also founded by Stage Faves creator Terri Paddock, today announces the winners of the second-annual Also Recognised Awards. What overlap is there with the Stage Faves database? And with a certain other prize-giving held earlier this week?
Following its acclaimed premiere at London Theatre Workshop in December last year, the musical play Through the Mill transfers to the Large at Southwark Playhouse this summer, running from 6 to 30 July 2016, with a press night on Friday 8 July.
How many #StageFaves performers can we get into this? The highly-anticipated major new musical theatre adaptation of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will hold open auditions this month in London and Manchester, ahead of its world premiere in autumn 2016.
As I round up the overnight reviews of Sunset Boulevard, I can't stop Norma Desmond's signature diva song, "With One Look", spooling round and round in my head. I have a feeling it may stay there for awhile. Damn you, Andrew Lloyd Webber. (No, thank you really; I love it.)
We've rounded up backstage pics of your musical #StageFaves winners at the 2016 #OlivierAwards. Plus, watch the video of winners' reactions on the night.
We've created special merchandise to celebrate the #OlivierAwards success of #StageFaves performers including Imelda Staunton, Lara Pulver, Matt Henry, David Bedella and all the 2016 musical nominees.
Our founder Terri Paddock was on heading mission control for @StageFaves live-tweeting of the 2016 #OlivierAwards - while also juggling awards coverage of additional non-musical categories for her other sites @MyTheatreMates and @TerriPaddock. Here she rounds up the key tweets as they happened across the three accounts plus the official @OlivierAwards Twitter feed.
UPDATED: Winners' conversion rate now added to this story... There are 13 musical productions in the 2016 Olivier Awards running, all but three of them still running (or, in the case of Bugsy Malone, soon to be returning). Brush up on the tallies and #GetSocial with them all here.
Amongst the nominated musicals, the big winners at the 2016 #OlivierAwards were Gypsy, Kinky Boots and In the Heights. Sadly, Guys and Dolls, Mrs Henderson Presents, Bend It Like Beckham and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers all went home empty-handed.
Fringe First Award-winning cult musical Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens returns to London in its 20th year, with original writer/curator Mike Fidler returning to direct the show. It runs at the King's Head Theatre 26 April to 21 May 2016, with a press night on 29 April.
Here's a reminder of all the full shortlists in the 2016 Olivier Awards, with a Stage Faves focus on musicals. Plus, watch Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton read the nominations at the star-studded nominations event in February.