Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the London premiere of Broadway musical The Light In The Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall. Perry gets goosebumps from the beauty and style of the show and has the added bonus of catching up with several members of the cast afterwards including Dove Cameron, Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker and Liam Tamne. Oh and did we mention that he bumped into Tony Award-winner Ben Platt too?
So the big day has arrived. Olivier Awards rehearsals have been taking place at the Royal Albert Hall, the set is beginning to take shape, all the nominees are picking out their sparkly outfits and the nerves are growing. StageFaves has a look at the build-up on Twitter so far.
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of Tony Award-winning Canadian musical Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre. Perry was there at the after-party to catch up with several members of the cast including Rachel Tucker and Jenna Boyd, plus he also caught up with original stranded passenger Kevin Tuerff, and Janice Goudie – one of the islanders who expressed such love and compassion to the 7,000 people diverted to their hometown during the wake of 9/11. Welcome to the Rock…
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the London opening of ASPECTS OF LOVE at Southwark Playhouse. Dressed appropriately (you’ll see what we mean), Perry is wowed by the beautiful setting for Jonathan O'Boyle’s acclaimed chamber revival, the gorgeous score and the stunning performances. Plus he gets to chat with several of the cast including Jerome Pradon, Madalena Alberto, Felix Mosse, Kelly Price and Eleanor Walsh. Does love change everything? Read on and find out…
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’?
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree at the world premiere of wacky American musical It Happened in Key West at London's Charing Cross Theatre. How much love is there for this life-and-death romantic comedy? What did stars Alyssa Martyn and Wade McCollum profess? (And spot #stagey blogger Charlotte O'Growney with Perry at the interval!)
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?
Theatre worth travelling for indeed - and now you have an extra fortnight to make your travel plans. Dominic Shaw's actor-musician interpretation of THE SECRET GARDEN is now booking at Cirencester's new Barn Theatre until 28 April 2018. Watch this brilliant video of audiences' reactions to this stunning venue and production - see if you can spot our own Perry O'Bree!
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the West End opening of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, which has transferred for a limited season at the Noel Coward Theatre following its lauded world premiere at the Old Vic. Can you name all the celebs Perry spotted on the red carpet? (Hint: They include Hollywood royalty Cate Blanchett!)
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the West End premiere (on 14 December 2017) of macabre musical masterpiece THE GRINNING MAN, which has transferred to Trafalgar Studios after its award-winning 2016 world premiere at Bristol Old Vic. In addition to capturing the creepy atmosphere and Trafalgar transformation, Perry caught up with show stars Louis Maskell, Sanne den Besten and Amanda Wilkin, as well as fellow #StageFave Hannah Waddingham, who recently recorded her own version of one of the show's songs...
The latest entry in our #FirstNightTakeover series sees Perry O'Bree visiting the brand new purpose-built Marble Arch Theatre for the opening night (14 September 2017) of the new revival of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE. Featuring photo booths, interval conga lines, Elaine Paige, original cast members, new cast members, Matt Lucas, after-show parties, Cameron Mackintosh, specially made cocktails and more - there really ain't no party like a Perry-O'Bree-meets-Five-Guys-Named-Moe party!
Everybody go #PoopPoop!! Toad is in town and he's hopped his way to the London Palladium! Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the opening night of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS on 29 June 2017 and chatting to Mr. Toad himself, Rufus Hound (amongst others!) on the red carpet! This new adaptation of the world-famous children's book was composed by Stiles and Drewe and is sure to be a West-End smash! Watch Perry's #FirstNightTakeover vlog and check out his tweets and photos from the red carpet.
#StageFaves Perry O'Bree and Terri Paddock attended the West End premiere of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring Broadway superstar Audra McDonald making her West End debut. After the show, Perry talked to the six-time Tony Award winner about playing Billie Holliday and what she has in common with chihuahua co-star Tilly...
Who'd our vlogger Perry O'Bree catch up with at West End Live? Watch all his backstage video interviews from both days with West End stars including Ben Forster, Jade Ewen, Danny Mac, Cassidy Janson, Marisha Wallace, Kerry Ellis, Rachel Tucker, Tyrone Huntley, John Partridge (in drag!), Lucie Jones, Jason Manford and many others from Aladdin, An American in Paris, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Five Guys Named Moe, On the Town, The Lion King, Everybody Loves Jamie, Half a Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows - to name a few!
Our first-night vlogger Perry O'Bree is getting ready for the holidays. In the first of Perry's special festive videos, he sings his own #StageFaves-style letter to Santa of some of the top performers on his "All I Want for Christmas" must-have merchandise list. Can you guess who Perry wants this season? Who's on your Christmas wish-list?
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree attending the West End opening (on 17 November 2016) of HALF A SIXPENCE, now transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre after winning rave reviews at Chichester Festival Theatre. See his blue-carpet and backstage selfies and videos with the creators and stars of the show...
As we announced yesterday, vlogger Perry O'Bree will be taking over Stage Faves this weekend to report live from WEST END LIVE in Trafalgar Square this Saturday, 18-19 June 2016. In two more videos, Perry names his favourite musicals (and gives us a little audition!) and shares some other funny facts (the boy can do impressions too!). Watch below.
Today we officially launch our special #WestEndLive section and introduce Perry O'Bree, who'll be our guest tweeter & vlogger for the extravaganza in London's Trafalgar Square this Saturday and Saturday, 18-19 June 2016. Watch his launch videos, and how he introduces himself (hilarious!), here...