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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 and the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society.

'Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning': Peter Pan Live! is next up on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel this Friday. How well do you know the Broadway musical? Watch the trailer, and a wickedly funny Saturday Night Live's send-up, here...

12 Jun

Do you want to see the first live performances – with a live band – in a theatre since the West End and Off-West End closed in mid-March? Then tune in from tonight (12 June 2020) to see what’s been happening at the Union Theatre this month in lockdown.

Ease on down the road: Way before Wicked, The Wiz reinvented children's classic on Broadway. The star-studded live American telecast of the soul and R&B take is the next free-to-view stream on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel. Watch the trailer here.

04 Jun

Jason Robert Brown's ever-popular song cycle The Last Five Years gets a new 'virtual lockdown production' this month, starring Lauren Samuels and Danny Becker. Pre-sale begins today (4 June 2020), with tickets on general sale from midday tomorrow...

29 May

As part of the city-wide sourced Bristol Arts Channel on YouTube, Bristol Old Vic will screen its acclaimed macabre musical THE GRINNING MAN, free to view for one week from 7pm on Friday 26 June 2020. Watch the trailer for this 'bootleg capture' here...

27 May

You can't stop the beat! Ahead of the London stage revival starring Michael Ball, due at the London Coliseum later this year (fingers crossed), you can catch Hairspray Live! on lockdown musicals channel The Shows Must Go On this weekend...

19 May

Something to look forward to during theatre lockdown: WEST END LIVE is going virtual next month. Which musicals would you most like to see showcased?

18 May

After ten weeks, 72 virtual shows and over £30,000 raised for musical theatre performers during lockdown, the hugely successful #LeaveALightOn online concert series will come to a close next Friday 26 May 2020 with Beverley Knight.

12 May

Never mind the panned 2019 big-screen release. True feline fans know that the 1998 recording of CATS, featuring Elaine Paige reprising her role as Grizabella, is where's it's really at. And it's next up on Andrew Lloyd Webber's free lockdown line-up - though only for 24 hours.

It was last in the West End more than twenty years ago so this may be the first opportunity for many to see Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn's sole collaboration. Their musical comedy BY JEEVES, inspired by PG Wodehouse's classic Jeeves and Wooster stories, streams for 48 hours for free on YouTube from this Friday 8 May 2020. Watch two of the show's songs here...

24 Apr

Will a brand-new digital song cycle bring you hope in dark times? The casting alone is raising ou hopes. Over 100 performers, recording in lockdown isolation, will bring to life this new musical trilogy composed by over 60 composers and broadcast by The Other Palace.

23 Apr

Tickets to the star-studded special staged concert of Les Miserables were like gold-dust last year when the West End's longest-running musical moved temporarily to the Gielgud Theatre while its home at the Queen's Theatre was refurbished. Now's your chance to see it - or see it again... and help out those suffering during coronavirus...

22 Apr

Another must-watch for musical theatre fans. The latest broadcast on Andrew Lloyd Webber's lockdown The Shows Must Go On freeview YouTube channel is the award-winning Australian production of The Phantom of the Opera sequel Love Never Dies.

Another must-watch for musical theatre fans. Andrew Lloyd Webber is giving you an unmissable opportunity to see the spectacular 25th-anniversary Royal Albert Hall staging of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for free... for 24 hours only!

11 Apr

Another lockdown must-watch for musical theatre fans takes place on Tuesday 14 April 2020. And the producers of CURTAINS are inviting fans to get involved too with their own #ShowPeople videos. Get filming!

08 Apr

We kept hoping for a London transfer for Flowers for Mrs Harris... But, particularly during lockdown, this is probably even better. If you missed your chance to see this award-winning musical in 2018, be sure to tune in over the next month.

07 Apr

What are your plans for Thursday 23 April 2020? For #StageFaves fans in quarantine, the stellar online fundraiser All the Web's a Stage (held on Shakespeare's birthday) will be an absolute must-watch. We're delighted to support Theatre Together's efforts.

02 Apr

Which is your fave Andrew Lloyd Webber musical? If it's Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat or Jesus Christ Superstar, you'll be able to watch it at home during lockdown over the next two weeks. And they'll be followed by another each Friday.

13 Aug

New adult musical comedy TICKLE, based on an incredible true story and documentary produced by Stephen Fry, premieres at London's King's Head Theatre this autumn. Casting is now announced. Watch the trailer here!

09 Aug

Off-Broadway musical SHIDA will get its UK premiere at The Vaults next month. It's written and performed by Jeanette Bayardelle, who we're a little obsessed with from her "Broadway Shorts" film series. Watch her take on Hamilton and her Shida trailer here...