Blog / Andrew Lippa

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21 Aug
2018

The Tony Award-nominated musical Waitress from Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson has its West End premiere at the Adelphi Theatre in February 2019, bringing an all-female creative team – a West End musical first – along in the process. So who do you see winning the bake off and scooping up that pie-making central role?

01 Aug
2018

Joining Tim Howar, who plays the title role in the London production of The Phantom of the Opera for an initial run from 3 September to 8 December 2018, are Kimberly Blake as Carlotta Giudicelli and Ross Dawes as Monsieur Firmin.

17 Jul
2018

As a further 350,000 tickets are released for the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier Award-winning production of School of Rock – The Musical, term begins on 22 August 2018 for a new cast at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. 

12 Jul
2018

Is this his most ambitious one yet? James Corden returned to his native England to celebrate the classics of Andrew Lloyd Webber! And yes, he did make an appearance. Crosswalk Musical is a hilarious segment which takes famous musical theatre shows and condenses them into sections that last the time it takes to cross a road. There was an abundance of cats, a handful of fired children and a "cornucopia" of Lloyd Webber standards...

02 Jul
2018

As the West End pays its highest tribute to director and choreographer Gillian Lynne who created such groundbreaking work for up to 60 stage productions, read the words of tribute from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Matthew Bourne, Arlene Phillips and many, many others....

11 Jun
2018

While eyes were on SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical and Mean Girls, which had received 12 nominations each, it was actually David Yazbek and Itamar Moses’ intimate musical The Band’s Visit which took home 10 prizes, including Best Musical, at the Tony Awards 2018. Catch up on the Twitter activity from the night below.

25 Apr
2018

Award-winning performers Rebecca Trehearn & Adam J Bernard plus Alexia Khadime join the cast of the UK premiere of the musical A Little Princess by Tony-nominated composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa.

06 Apr
2018

The Sherlock star and Sunset Boulevard leading man are the first stars confirmed for Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa’s new show at London’s Royal Festival Hall in May.

There’s the West End cast of Hamilton opening the Olivier Awards ceremony, US musical theatre legend Chita Rivera will lead a West Side Story tribute and past stars of Joseph are celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary – it’s going to be quite a night…

20 Mar
2018

Could it be you? Find out how to audition for the forthcoming semi-staged concert performance of Andrew Lippa’s musical A Little Princess at London’s Southbank…

03 Jan
2018
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The first-ever revival of THE WOMAN IN WHITE is currently enjoying a run at the Charing Cross Theatre and we couldn't be more excited about it! Chris Peluso and Ashley Stilburn are starring in this long-awaited production and our friends at the Musical Theatre Review caught up with the two to chat about re-imagining the show in 2017...

26 Sep
2017

She won our hearts on "I'd Do Anything" all those years ago and ever since, Samantha Barks' career has gone from strength to strength on both sides of the pond! Now, our favourite big-screen Eponine is heading to Broadway as the lead in the stage adaptation of PRETTY WOMAN opposite Steve Kazee...

21 Sep
2017

Here at StageFaves we LOVE to geek out about our favourite musicals and if there's one thing we know from office rants (our editor is constantly listing the reasons WICKED is one of the the greatest shows ever...) and heated musical theatre-themed debates it's that everyone has their own opinions on what shows are the best, the most underrated, or just plain unlistenable! We've compiled our #TopFive videos...of Top 5 lists!

06 Sep
2017

He shot to fame in 2007 as the winner of TV series "Any Dream Will Do," and has gone on to become a bonafide West End superstar! Now, 10 years after he won the hearts of the nation, Lee Mead returns with his acclaimed Christmas show. There'll be showtunes, tracks off his album and even some new songs, so get your tickets, grab a glass of eggnog and get ready for Christmas 2017!

29 Aug
2017

Children In Need always showcases an amazing array of West End shows and this year will be no different. In fact, in a special one-night-only event, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Oliver award-wining SCHOOL OF ROCK will host this year’s BBC Radio 2’s BBC Children in Need Gala on 6 November 2017, at their London home the New London Theatre...

05 Aug
2017

It's official, the smash-hit musical SCHOOL OF ROCK has announced yet another extension along with a whole new 'kids' cast which will take over later this month. We've got all the info on the booking extension, the brand new cast and open auditions for the next batch of young music maestros...

03 Aug
2017

Don't be too sad to wave goodbye to Ben Forster - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has a new Ben on the way, and he's not exactly new to the role of the masked man. Ben Lewis was acclaimed in the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber sequel Love Never Dies. Which other #StageFaves join him in the West End from 4 September?

14 Jul
2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel have revisited their 2004 West End musical THE WOMAN IN WHITE; the new version will premiere later this year at London's Charing Cross Theatre, directed by Thom Southerland. Laura Pitt-Pulford is tipped to star in the role of Marian, created by Maria Friedman...

28 Jun
2017

The full cast has been announced for this summer's return of the Open Air Theatre's Olivier Award-winning revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In addition to the previously announced Declan Bennett, Tyrone Huntley and Peter Caulfield - all reprising their performances as Jesus, Judas, Pilate and Herod, respectively - who's back and who's new?

22 May
2017

HEATHERS THE MUSICAL opens the first Work in Progress series at The Other Palace later this month and Charlotte Wakefield will lead the cast alongside Jamie Muscato and Liam Doyle. The classic 80's teen movie is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High. This work-in-progress adaptation looks set to be a hit, as do the other shows set to follow...