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09 Sep
2019

‘Big new musical. Big. Huge’: Yes, it’s been confirmed, on the most romantic day of the calendar in 2020, much-anticipated Broadway show Pretty Woman: The Musical will begin previews at London’s Piccadilly Theatre, playing for a 46-week engagement. Now we can start speculating about whether Andy Karl and Samantha Barks will also make the journey.

19 Nov
2018

Yes, it’s true, the West End production of the award-winning Kinky Boots is being filmed later this month for future worldwide screening and from 26-28 November original cast members Killian Donnelly and Matt Henry are going to revisit their roles of Charlie and Lola. It’s going to be emotional…

17 Oct
2018

Coinciding with the centenary of the end of World War I, a rare London production of Billy Bishop Goes to War heads to Jermyn Street Theatre at the end of the month, care of Proud Haddock and director Jimmy Walters. Did you know a 2010 film version exists of this story based on a real-life Canadian war hero? Get excited for the new stage two-hander by watching the trailer for the film...

19 Sep
2018

He's become somewhat of an American icon, but now he's going Brit! The original HAMILTON, world-renowned Musical Theatre writer and StageFaves superstar Lin-manuel Miranda is breaking into Hollywood with his latest role as Jack in the new film Mary Poppins Returns! Watch it here...

04 Jun
2018

Warp Films and the creators of the musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie are are looking to cast 30 young people to star as the movie’s principal Year 11 class and will be holding an open casting call, challenging Sheffield to help them find their stars. Composer Dan Gillespie-Sells explains how below:

29 May
2018

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s roots are in Sheffield so it seems fitting that a production company based there – Warp Films – is helping to continue the fairytale success of the award-winning show by making a major film version.

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree at the West End premiere of STRICTLY BALLROOM, starring Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and Will Young at the Piccadilly Theatre (on 24 April 2018). Did you spot Baz Luhrmann in the house? And who'd Perry rhumba with at the after-party?

03 Dec
2017

Marcus Brigstocke isn't the only #StageFave entering the three-ring circus as PT Barnum this month. One of this Christmas' biggest releases from Hollywood is movie musical The Greatest Showman, in which Hugh Jackman plays the showbusiness legend. The high-flying trailer looks thrilling!

12 Sep
2017

It may have finished its run in the West End, but now you'll have another chance to watch the London Palladium's StageFaves-studded production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS - on a screen instead! The show has been filmed live and is due to be released online and gasp possibly in cinemas and on TV in the near future!

08 Sep
2017

Are you a fan of Baz Luhrmann's 1992 Australian film hit STRICTLY BALLROOM? Well, get your happy face on! It's finally coming to the West End, directed and choreographed by Brit wunderkind Drew McOnie. Have a look at the video trailer for the UK premiere and start dreaming about who you want on your West End dance card...

27 May
2017

It's true, millenials get a bad rap. Each generation has a set of musicals that define them, but before Frozen hit our screens, or HAMILTON rapped its way into our hearts, movie musicals were the biggest blockbusters of all! In this video, a group of teenagers are shown classic clips from your favourite films and asked if they know where they come from. Were they masters of musical theatre, or tone-deaf to the true glory of the form..?

07 Feb
2017

We're still hoping the actual stage show will join fellow Disney hits The Lion King and Aladdin in the West End at some point. But in the meantime, UK audiences can experience the Tony Award-winning delights of Disney's NEWSIES on the big screen from 19 February. Check out these behind-the-scenes photos..

07 Oct
2016

Following The Wild Party and Whisper House, the third offering in The Other Palace inaugural season is a world premiere musical stage adaptation of Fellini's Oscar-winning Italian film masterpiece LA STRADA. It comes to London after a 16-week national tour, directed by Sally Cookson. Full details and ensemble cast now announced here...

16 Sep
2016

Here come THE GIRLS! What a wonderful assemblage of #StageFaves divas who will be strutting on and stripping off in Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s new British musical. Based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, THE GIRLS opens in the West End in the new year. Full casting now unveiled...