Blog / John Rando

Check here for the latest musical news with links to all your #StageFaves performers, shows and theatres. Also look out for our regular #GetSocial features and contributions from our syndicate media partners including MyTheatreMates.com and the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society.

16 Jul
2019

Rev up that flux capacitor because it’s time to find out more casting details for the world premiere production of Back to The Future The Musical with Hugh Coles as George McFly, Rosanna Hyland as Lorraine Baines and Cedric Neal as Goldie Wilson.They join the previously announced Olly Dobson as Marty McFly in the show which opens at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 before transferring to the West End. Plus have a listen Cedric’s rendition of new song, ‘Gotta Start Somewhere’.

26 Jun
2019

Have you forgotten why everyone fell in love with Queen of the Mist when it ran at the Jack Studio? Well, no, probably not. How could you forget?! But just in case check out the trailer for the upcoming transfer to the Charing Cross Theatre.

Would you go over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Some 5,000 bodies were found at the foot of the falls between 1850 and 2011. The first recorded person to go over and survive was Annie Edson Taylor in 1901. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock and the QUEEN OF THE MIST company on 20 August 2019 to find out more about this extraordinary woman and the musical she inspired.

06 Jun
2019

Jason Manford is going to be in good company when the UK tour of musical Curtains opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 4 October 2019, with Ore Oduba and Carley Stenson among the new cast members just announced. Let’s hope they pull it together!

04 Jun
2019

We know which performers have been cast in the new UK and Ireland tour of Disney’s landmark musical The Lion King which will roar into Bristol in September 2019 before moving on to Edinburgh in December. Why not read on and find out more?

28 May
2019

Pint of Wine Theatre Company’s production of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist, which received its UK premiere in a sold-out run at the Jack Studio Theatre in April 2019, will transfer to London’s Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited seven-week season from 15 August to 5 October 2019. Plus the original London cast recording will be released to coincide with the opening.

26 May
2019

See what happened when our colleague @stagedoorjoe got to hang out at the BIG The Musical London press launch with Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly and Wendi Peters. There was an early preview of the score and a chance to have a play on the famous larger than life piano. The show will play at the Dominion Theatre from 6 September to 2 November 2019. For more images and video, read on…

17 May
2019

Great Scott! It was and remains a classic movie from the 1980s and now it’s going to be reinvented as a stage musical. Grab your hoverboard because Back To The Future The Musical is introducing itself at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a 12-week season before the cast (including Olly Dobson as Marty) and crew squeeze into the DeLorean to travel to the West End.

08 May
2019

Watch Kimberley Walsh & Jay McGuiness sing ‘We’re Gonna Be Fine’ from the score of BIG The Musical and catch up with all the news about Kimberley, Wendi Peters and Matthew Kelly joining Jay in the West End premiere at London’s Dominion Theatre in September 2019.

22 Apr
2019

"To find a production as good as this one with singer/actors of this calibre is a joy." Audiences and critics have taken to Twitter to praise the UK premiere of Queen of the Mist at Brockley's Jack Studio Theatre. Take a look at some of our favourite tweets, then book your tickets for the show that runs until 27 April 2019!

09 Apr
2019

As Queen of the Mist begins performances at Brockley's Jack Studio Theatre, discover more about this UK premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's historical musical from its leading lady, Trudi Camilleri. Check out the brilliant interview, then book your tickets for the show running from 9 to 27 April 2019!

05 Apr
2019

There's no watery fog in these rehearsal images from Queen of the Mist, just reams of sheet music, plenty of cases, the odd juggling ball and a host of performers, which all makes us very intrigued about the UK premiere that comes to the Jack Studio Theatre from 9 to 27 April 2019. Take a look, then book your tickets!

29 Mar
2019

"I will tempt my fate, take a chance." So says Anna Edson Taylor in this atmospheric, watery new trailer for musical Queen of the Mist, which comes to the Jack Studio Theatre from 9 to 27 April 2019. Have a watch, then book your tickets!

18 Mar
2019

Queen of the Mist, Michael John LaChiusa’s award-winning musical based on the incredible true story of a groudnbreaking woman, will receive its professional UK premiere at the Jack Theatre next month, when Pint of Wine Theatre Company stage the show from 9-27 April 2019.

09 Nov
2018

Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s lyrical and romantic Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza will shine brightly at the Royal Festival Hall from 14 June 2019 for just 20 performances, directed by Daniel Evans and featuring the Orchestra of Opera North. And with opera singer Renée Fleming and film and TV star Dove Cameron leading the cast, it’s going to be lush…

26 Oct
2018

Everybody is definitely talking about Layton Williams, best known to musical theatre fans for his roles in Rent and Hairspray, who will take over as Jamie New in the award-winning Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre from 28 January 2019. Now we are left wondering if John McCrea will be heading to Broadway with the show?

17 Oct
2018

No plonkers here! Just more details about the cast line-up for the musical version of Only Fools & Horses The Musical, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 9 February 2019. Dianne Pilkington plays Raquel, Pippa Duffy is Cassandra, Jeff Nicholson plays Boycie and Peter Baker plays Trigger. Cushti...

05 Jun
2018

We're counting down to the much-anticipated UK premiere of John Bucchino's IT'S ONLY LIFE, running at London's Union Theatre on 13 June 2018. From across the pond, the award-winning American composer and lyricist himself has sent this special message for London theatregoers and #StageFaves fans...

28 Feb
2017
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Disney musicals are now a family favourite and a staple on both sides of the theatrical pond. Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Charlie Reynolds looks back on some of the biggest hits and the biggest flops in the back catalogue...

12 Feb
2017
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Often met with snobbery, jukebox musicals are flourishing in the West End. Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dawn Bush discusses her own revelations about these much-loved productions...