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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.

With the Union Theatre's Hello Again, there are now two Michael John LaChiusa musicals running simultaneously in London. What makes the work of this American composer, lyricist and book writer so remarkable? Faves founder Terri Paddock discussed at her post-show Q&A with the company of Queen of the Mist...

13 Aug
2019

Sara Bareilles has often spoken about the amount of music that had to be cut before the final version of Waitress made it to Broadway. Now fans of the show are going to get to hear ‘What’s Not Inside: The Lost Songs from Waitress’, a new EP featuring outtakes and demos recorded by Sara Bareilles. Below you can watch Jeremy Jordan singing the song ‘Without A Believer’ from the seven-track recording set for release on Friday 16 August.

12 Jun
2019

Our friends at Musical Theatre Appreciation Society paid a visit to rehearsals for Bare: A Pop Opera, which is revived at The Vaults this summer care of performer-turned-director Julie Atherton. We're super-excited now! Have you entered our competition to win tickets yet?

16 May
2019

Jethro Compton’s stage adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s short story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with music by Darren Clark, premieres this week at London’s Southwark Playhouse. Compton explains why he transplanted this mythic tale to the coast of Cornwall...

29 Apr
2019

'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?

The 2019 Olivier Awards may be over, but this year's categories were so strong they will never be forgotten! Amongst loads of cool photos and tidbits to get us all excited, the team also launched a "Road to the Oliviers" segment. Here are all the videos featuring Musical Theatre shows and stars...

01 Apr
2019

After a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Trevor Nunn's critically acclaimed revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has transferred to the West End's Playhouse Theatre for a limited season. Continuing our #FirstNightTakeover series, Faves vlogger Perry O'Bree was there. Amongst the opening night audience, he rubbed elbows with husband-and-wife West End stars Michael Jibson and Caroline Sheen and with onstage father and daughter stars Andy Nyman and Harriet Bunton. Watch what happened here!

25 Jan
2019

If you are counting the days until the West End production of Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress opens for previews at the Adelphi Theatre on 8 February, here is a double dollop of video delight for you. There’s a chance to step inside the rehearsal room to see the cast, including Katharine McPhee as Jenna, perform a selection of numbers from the show, plus we also have access to a fun video of David Hunter and Laura Baldwin offering US actor Jack McBrayer a taste of the best of British pies. Yummy…

23 Jan
2019

StageFaves vlogger Perry O'Bree was on hand to help Faves founder Terri Paddock capture the brilliance of Bernadette Robinson at the West End post-show Q&A at the transfer of tour-de-force one-woman show SONGS FOR NOBODIES. Watch the full Q&A, and Perry's take on it, here...

05 Nov
2018

If you're a musical theatre fan and you haven't yet discovered Amy Lovatt's brilliant vlogs about her love of musicals, catch up quick right here. We've chosen five of our favourite instalments for another watch as Amy prepares to take to the stage herself in the world premiere of FANATICAL... (And don't forget to enter our competition to win tickets!)

04 Oct
2018

Here at StageFaves, we could spend hours arguing over our favourite musicals, performers and performances. YouTube channel MsMojo has put together their Top 10 list of the best Tony Awards performances of all time and although contentious, we think it's pretty good!

22 Sep
2018

Have you watched the post-show Q&A Faves founder Terri Paddock hosted this week at MIDNIGHT? Catch up here to find out how this brand-new British musical adapted from an Azerbaijani play came about, what Stalin's Great Terror was all about, how you balance natural and supernatural, how lighting frames the stage... but no spoilers! And ask yourself: what would you do if the secret police knocked on your door?

22 Sep
2018

If you follow political news from the US, you'll know that Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is generating headlines for all sorts of reasons. Closer to home, the implications of America's highest court of justice shifting to the right was also discussed in Faves founder Terri Paddock's recent post-show Q&A at UNEXPECTED JOY... as well as embracing love, and joy, in all its forms, finding common ground through musical theatre and much else...

30 Aug
2018

The Edinburgh fringe sensation SIX THE MUSICAL starts London performances tonight at the West End's Arts Theatre. Have you seen the vibrant show trailer yet? It features the six queens in all their glory. Plus, we must draw your attention to vlogger Rukaya Cesar's feature on the show. Is this the British Hamilton?

Do you prefer Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart or Rachel Marron? You could see her as both over the coming months. After her West End turn in Chicago, which she started this week, she'll return to The Bodyguard, launching a new tour in December. WATCH these great videos of her embracing her inner murderess...

02 Aug
2018

It's been an exciting few months for the cast and creatives of new musical BROKEN WINGS. With an exciting debut run underway at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the buzz is getting louder every day, but they've been up to all sorts in the run-up, including this stop-off at the British Lebanese Association's 2018 Gala Dinner where Nadim Naaman and Rob Houchen performed for Salma Hayek herself!

31 Jul
2018

Like the plot of, well, a musical! With around a week to go before the first semi-staged run of BROKEN WINGS at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, ensemble member Nikita Johal stepped into the female lead role of Selma after Hiba Elchikhe had to drop out for personal reasons. But Nikita is a leading lady in her own right, having already starred in a recent production of SPRING AWAKENING...

30 Jul
2018

There's an exciting new musical coming to the Theatre Royal Haymarket this week and it's been co written by wonderful StageFave Nadim Naadam! A semi-staged production of BROKEN WINGS runs this August 1 - 4 and is based on the writings of Kahlil Gibran, the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi!

27 Jul
2018

Have you watched the post-show Q&A that Faves founder Terri Paddock recently hosted at The Rise & Fall of Little Voice? She managed to coax a Cher impression out of the title star, Sarah Louise Hughes, while getting to grips with the Greek tragedy of Jim Cartwright's modern classic. You now have until 11 August 2018 to see Michael Strassen's production in Cirencester...

17 Jul
2018

The Barn Theatre's production of THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE is going from strength to strength. With a host of great reviews and awesome responses from audiences, the Cirencester show really is theatre worth travelling for! The Barn team has just released a video filmed on opening night. If you're not already sold, why not follow in the footsteps of Ruthie Henshall and Verity Rushworth and get yourself to the Cotswolds!