Blog / Gary Barlow

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20 Mar

In amidst all the theatre closures taking place due to the coronavirus crisis, Thriller Live performed its last Moonwalk at London’s Lyric Theatre on 15 March 2020, just three shows away from becoming the 11th-longest running West End musical of all time. It was the show’s 4657th West End performance.

02 Jul

Presented at the Edinburgh Fringe by the team behind West End smash Heathers The Musical, the UK premiere of hit US musical Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical – based on the cult Hollywood film – has attracted quite a cast including Dominic Andersen, Rebecca Gilhooley, Evelyn Hoskins, Sophie Isaacs and Dean John-Wilson. Are you ready to binge on 90s hits?

22 Apr

Cruel Intentions: The ‘90s Musical is based on a cult Hollywood movie, it’s packed with 90s pop classics from Britney Spears, Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, Natalie Imbruglia, *NSYNC, R.E.M and many more, and it’s having its UK premiere at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. What else could we ask for?

StageFaves’ Perry O’Bree attended the West End charity gala opening of The Band at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, a special night raising money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Perry was there on the Red Carpet to chat to all the talented cast – one confessed to being a big fan of Perry – as well as Take That’s Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams too! Are you ready to see them ‘Shine’?

10 Sep

Nathan Amzi saves the day as smash-hit musical Heathers has its official opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket this week. His name is now on the Westerberg High register and will remain there until the end of the semester on 24 November.

04 Jul

Missed the sell-out European premiere production of HEATHERS? Don’t fret, grab a slushie and head down to see the dark tale of murderous teenage angst at the Theatre Royal Haymarket when the show transfers from 3 September to 24 November.

11 May

The Heathers are here and they mean business in the UK premiere of Heathers – The Musical from 9 June to 4 August 2018. Oh, and did you fancy seeing the cast’s old high school pictures, then go no further…

13 Apr

Following on from a great response to the 2017 workshop, the musical version of 80s cult classic movie Heathers has its European premiere at London’s The Other Palace from 9 June 2018.

16 Mar

Could it be magic? Looks like it, as Tim Firth’s Take That-inspired musical The Band looks set to transfer to London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from December 2018.

13 Oct

The world-famous film producer Harvey Weinstein has been hit with allegations from many women and has been fired from his own company. But Weinstein wasn't just a producer of films. His Broadway show FINDING NEVERLAND has been due for a West End debut for years but now its future seems even more uncertain. Joanne Sadler from our friends at the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society discusses the future of the musical in light of the recent allegations...

Celebs and fans flocked to the press night of THE BAND on 26 September 2017 and were treated not only to the show itself, but also to a performance from Take That...with a little help from Lulu! During the speeches it was also announced that the tour will be extended by a year and judging by all the glowing reviews it's getting, we're not surprised!

12 Sep

Could you imagine a more exciting night for a Take That fan? Monday On 11 September 2017, Take That surprised the audience of their new musical THE BAND with a special performance during the show's finale at the Manchester Opera House! They joined the cast of the show onstage and performed the finale again as one super-group ensemble!

In the play and design categories, Harry Potter & the Cursed Child swept the board with a record nine wins at the 2017 Olivier Awards. In the musical categories, there were double wins for Dreamgirls, Groundhog Day and Andrew Lloyd Webber, but Half a Sixpence and The Girls went home empty-handed...

Only a few days (or are you already counting the hours) to the 2017 Olivier Awards ceremony this Sunday (9 April) at the Royal Albert Hall, but today we want to wind the clock back rather than forward. Do you remember just how much excitement was generated around the openings of the Best New Musical nominees: DREAMGIRLS, THE GIRLS, GROUNDHOG DAY and SCHOOL OF ROCK?

THE BAND is off to a fan-frenzy start - taking £2 million in the first two hours of its touring on-sale today! Check out our video and photos from the Take That musical's secret launch yesterday at Manchester Apollo to see what all the fuss is about. Then #GetSocial for THE BAND & its Let It Shine-winning stars on the show's new #StageFaves page...

14 Mar

With Let It Shine such a big hit for TV and theatre, is there any chance of more theatre casting shows coming our way? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dries Janssen compares it with the Andrew Lloyd Webber talent shows of old...