'I don't deserve your attention / I'm hardly worthy of mention...' So sings Dusoleil in Michel Legrand's AMOUR - but we beg to differ. Especially after watching this full-length, sneak-peek into the rehearsal room, including interviews with stars Anna O'Byrne and Gary Tushaw and director Hannah Chissick. Have you entered our competition yet?
Hold on to your hats, Smash fans! Andy Mientus is making his UK stage debut in the European premiere of new LGBTQ+ musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS at Soho Theatre in July. And he's joined by a hot, hot, hot cast of StageFaves for this limited summer season...
F Scott Fitzgerald's 1922 short story, set in Baltimore, was made into a 2008 Hollywood film starring Brad Pitt, set in New Orleans. Now this epic, reverse-ageing fantasy gets a British stage musical makeover set in Cornwall with an original Celtic score. It's performed by a five-strong ensemble cast...
Oscar-winning French musical composer, conductor and pianist Michel Legrand passed away in January. Join Faves founder Terri Paddock on Monday 13 May 2019 at the posthumous UK premiere of his five-time Tony-nominated 2002 musical AMOUR to discuss Legrand, his legacy and the show with director and cast...
We love these snapshots of activity as we count down to the much-anticipated UK premiere of the late, great Michel Legrand's AMOUR. Did you know that the Charing Cross has a theatre pug?! Plus, have you watched Anna O'Bryne's first-listen video yet? Or entered our competition?
Just months after Michel Legrand passed away, at the age of 86 on 26 January 2019, his five-time Tony-nominated musical AMOUR receives its professional UK premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre for a limited 12-week season. Gary Tushaw, Anna O'Byrne and Alisdair Harvey lead the cast. Who's joining them?
"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!
Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the West End opening of LIZA SINGS STREISAND, in which Liza Pulman pays tribute to the musical talents of Barbra Streisand (though, trust us, this isn't a 'tribute show'!), at Shaftesbury Avenue's Lyric Theatre. What did Perry think of the show? What did he and Liza bond over afterwards? Watch here!
"Well worth waiting 90 years for": Mark Giesser exceedingly long-overdue UK premiere of the Gershwins' STRIKE UP THE BAND has been attracting some great reviews as well as two Offies nominations. "All who profess to love musical theatre would be insane to miss it." What else have critics said?
How scary is it performing alone on a West End stage? How important is the relationship with an audience to a solo performer? In the second part of our Liza Sings Streisand interview, Liza Pulman gives us the scoop.
A musical about going to war over cheese? The puns just write themselves and the cast have had no end of fun with them, says STRIKE UP THE BAND's Beth Burrows. But which is her favourite Gershwin song? (And have you entered our competition yet?)
The Marx Brothers wrapped around a dark satire is what you'll get with little-known 1927 Broadway gem STRIKE UP THE BAND, says cast member Pippa Winslow. But which is her favourite Gershwin song? (Have you entered our competition yet?)
What's your favourite Gershwin song? Actor and Frank Sinatra mega-fan Adam Scott Pringle is in no doubt... and he's pretty chuffed that he gets to croon it to co-star Charlotte Christensen in a rare production of 1927's STRIKE UP THE BAND at Upstairs at the Gatehouse this month...
From Glyndebourne to Fascinating Aida to Barbra Streisand, actor, singer and comedienne Liza Pulman has brought her extraordinary voice to a wide range of material. Now she's bringing her latest show LIZA SINGS STREISAND to the West End's Shaftesbury Avenue. Read part one of our interview with her - and don't forget to enter our competition!
Who's who in the much-anticipated London debut of the Gershwins' and George S Kaufman's 1927 musical STRIKE UP THE BAND? Catch up on casting, sneak-peek rehearsal shots and our new competition for the show, running 6 to 31 March 2019 at Upstairs at the Gatehouse.
How many musicals have you committed to memory: plot, songs, choreography, musical style? For the Showstoppers, they've got a library in their improv brains of more than 300. Watch Faves founder Terri Paddock's post-show Q&A with co-founders Adam Meggido and Dylan Emery and the company after the premiere of that night's brand-new musical 'One Block Away'...
How many types of improv laughs are there? How do the pros ‘listen, accept and commit’ in an improvised musical? In our last of our three-part SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical interview series, co-founder DylanEmery shares his faves and secrets after 11 years leading the way. (Have you entered our competition yet?)
In the first of our three-part SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical interview series, co-founder Dylan Emery told us about he and Adam Meggido brought The Showstoppers to life, with influences from the likes of Ken Campbell and Alan Marriott. What happened next? We talk to Dylan about some highlights since from Edinburgh Fringe to the Olivier Awards... (Have you entered our competition yet?)
How did the late British maverick theatremaker Ken Campbell, leading Canadian improv teacher Alan Marriott and the four Elizabethan humours contribute to the birth of SHOWSTOPPER! The Improvised Musical? In the first of a three-part series, founder Dylan Emery recalls the rollercoaster ride that he and Adam Meggido went on when setting up the troupe more than 11 years ago... (Have you entered our competition yet?)
A hidden gem in the Andrew Lloyd Webber canon, ASPECTS OF LOVE has returned to the London stage after a successful run at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, and Jonathan O'Boyle's production is certainly making its mark! We've rounded up the reviews, the Offies nominations - and the stunning, brand-new trailer...