Blog / Justin Paul

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13 Sep
2019

They have been found. Meet the all-British full West End cast of London’s premiere production of Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen which opens for previews at the Noël Coward Theatre on 29 October 2019.

17 Jun
2019

With just under a week until West End LIVE returns to London’s Trafalgar Square, the full line-up of award-winning shows and acts has been released. StageFaves will be there to capture all the action for you so don’t forget to check out our special events page. Which performances are you looking forward to the most?

07 Jun
2019

Today is going to be a good day and here’s why: An extra ticket release for the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen goes ahead on 10 June 2019 (Pasek and Paul’s Tony Award-winning show begins previews at the Noël Coward Theatre on 29 October) and now fans have a chance to be part of the musical’s distinctive artwork.

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!

On Sunday, the 2019 Olivier Awards ceremony brought together the great and the good of the British Theatre world in one place. As usual, both the ceremony and the red carpet brought us ALL the feels, and some tweeters could only truly explain how they were feeling in gif form...

The 2019 Olivier Awards are fast approaching and we're already super excited. The only problem is, we have to wait until the weekend to know who wins!!! If, like us, waiting is not your forte, here's a cool video to help ease the pangs of desire. Three top theatre professionals chat about all four of the fantastic Olivier Nominates shows in the "Best New Musical" category...

26 Mar
2019

The anticipation is properly building in the run up to the biggest night in the theatre calendar and now it has gone up a notch with news that all the nominated musicals will be performing at the Olivier Awards 2019 ceremony on 7 April at the Royal Albert Hall, plus The Lion King and Mamma Mia! will be celebrating 20 years in the West End. Oh, and did we mention that stars like Gloria Estefan and Katharine McPhee will be presenting awards?

10 Feb
2019

Playing at London’s The Other Palace from 11 to 23 February 2019, the Taster Menu series – as part of the inaugural MT Fest UK – will showcase eight new musicals via 45-minute semi-staged stagings. So which performers are bringing these new works to life? Read on…

08 Feb
2019

In the same week that queues of hopefuls lined up for the Dear Evan Hansen open auditions, dates have been confirmed for the Tony Award-winning Broadway show’s West End transfer, with previews at the Noël Coward Theatre set to begin on 29 October 2019 followed by an opening night on 19 November. Now it’s all about what the casting will be!

22 Jan
2019

Paul Taylor-Mills’ plans for MT Fest UK, a two-week festival of new musical theatre, already sounded exciting, but a bonus comes in the shape of Night Caps, an informal late-night concerts series as part of the event featuring some of the country’s eminent musical theatre stars.

11 Jan
2019

If it isn’t exciting enough that the Fats Waller musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ is being revived at Southwark Playhouse from 19 April to 1 June 2019, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from 15-30 March, just look which artists are making their debuts as director and theatre choreographer. It’s only Tyrone Huntley and Strictly’s Oti Mabuse. We think the joint is going to be jumpin!

17 Dec
2018

From Monday 11 to Saturday 23 February 2019 MT Fest UK at The Other Palace will showcase emerging and established writers. The programme includes a Taster Menu series of eight new musicals alongside talks and concerts from some of the most celebrated industry figures currently working in musical theatre. Could this be just the boost new writers need?

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End gala opening of Heathers The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, transferring from The Other Palace. Watch our awesome vlogger delving into the Heathers candy store as he catches with all the stars of the cast at the after-show party including Carrie Hope Fletcher (who thinks he’s the best!) & grabs a #StageFaves selfie with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. How very…

10 Sep
2018

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.

17 Aug
2018

That’s right, a new song has been written into Heathers The Musical ahead of its West End debut at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in September 2018, along with changes to the script too. Oh, and did you want to know which new performers will be joining Carrie Hope Fletcher in the London cast? Then look no further…

09 Jul
2018

A decade before they were winning Oscars for their work on THE GREATEST SHOWMAN and LA LA LAND and Tony Awards galore for the stunning DEAR EVAN HANSEN, the songwriting duo Pasek & Paul wrote a little song-cycle that went by the name EDGES. Here, Carrie Hope Fletcher performs "I've Gotta Run" from EDGES... #StageFavesSongOfTheWeek

05 Jun
2018

It's a fresh start for The Other Palace as Artistic Director Paul Taylor Mills steps down to be replaced by...no-one! The theatre has decided to bring on Chris Harper (formerly with the National Theatre) as Director of Programming and announced that it will now programme plays in its main space as well as musical theatre, which is what the space is known for...

11 May
2018

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…

08 Aug
2017

It's time for an injection of brand new musical theatre! Following their pitch day earlier this year, The Other Palace has announced that two new shows, SPILT MILK and EVER ONWARD will have public sharings on Friday 11 August and Friday 24 November respectively. Here at StageFaves we love seeing new talent get the platform it deserves and we can't wait to see what these fab new shows are like...

03 Mar
2017
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Everyone is talking about the Oscars 'Best Picture' debacle. But Musical Theatre Review's Angela Thomas reminds us of the La La Land winner for 'Best Song'...