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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.

30 Jan
2017

To celebrate HAMILTON public booking opening today we've got the the third and final part of our countdown of great new musicals coming to London in 2017! Make 2017 your #YearofTheatre...

How much do musical lovers love La La Land onscreen? Which American classic screen-to-stage musical started rehearsals in the West End this week? And who got HAMILTON tickets in the first round of booking? Find out in Em's latest video... Each week, #StageFaves vlogger Em Jenkins rounds up the latest news on musicals and social media goings-on. New videos are released here and on our YouTube channel every Monday at 6pm...

04 Jan
2017

Happy New Year! 2017 is fast upon us and it’s time to sort out those New Year’s Resolutions! If you’re looking for inspiration, check out our 10 fave tweets from our #StageFaves to give you some ideas!

01 Jan
2017

Happy New Year! This is a duet to get us wanting "More & More" in 2017. #StageFaves Chris Peluso and Zoe Doano give us a taste of what's to come with the European premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, with this first video and song release from the show, which opens this month at Charing Cross Theatre, directed by Thom Southerland...

14 Dec
2016
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Is it better to see a musical live on stage, or to snuggle up with a glossier, pre-packaged film alternative? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Katie Rose compares her best and worst contenders...

14 Dec
2016

It’s a busy time for lots of our #StageFaves as rehearsals started this week for BAT OUT OF HELL, PROMISES and DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY as well as continuing for GIRLS and so many other productions we’re looking forward to in 2017! To celebrate all the long hours and energy that goes into making great shows here are some of our favourite rehearsal tweets...b

08 Dec
2016
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Gone are the days of going to a show in a ballgown or top hat and tails, but should they make a comeback? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Willy Mukendi-Wood discusses the members' opinions...

07 Dec
2016
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Will the new Silent Snacks project be an answer to the rustle of crisp packets and the slurping of drinks? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Willy Mukendi-Wood tries them out...

06 Dec
2016

Ahead of its London opening at the St James Theatre this Thursday night, the producers of the 20th anniversary revival of Jonathan Larson's RENT have released this fantastic new show trailer. Still marking the seasons and measuring the years 20 years on - and still fresh. RENT continues its limited London season until 28 January 2017. It's the last production before the St James theatre is renamed and relaunched as The Other Palace...

04 Dec
2016

Have you set up your own #MyFaves dashboard on www.stagefaves.com yet? It's super simple, as our vlogger Em Jenkins (@ohmymusicals) explains in this one-minute video tutorial...

02 Dec
2016

In the past we’ve seen planking and the ice bucket challenge, and now the #MannequinChallenge is sweeping Twitter. Here are seven of the best #StageFaves making like musical statues. Well done to the cast of LES MISERABLES for managing two! Which of your #StageFaves would you like to see take the #MannequinChallenge next?

01 Dec
2016

Happy Vlogmas! On the 1st of December, we're officially launching our #ChristmasCountdown. In the second of Perry O'Bree's special festive videos, he belts out his #StageFaves version of "The 12 Days of Christmas". Also follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we'll be releasing the Perry's 12 days one day at a time and celebrating each of the #StageFaves shows (and the one privileged performer in the pear tree) named and numbered...

01 Dec
2016

It’s the 1st of December and we’re getting very excited at #StageFaves. It’s officially time to pull out your Christmas jumper, eat chocolate for breakfast and get shopping for presents. That’s where we can help out! There’s no better gift for your favourite musicals fan than our #StageFaves ‘All I Want for Christmas’ merchandise. So now your Christmas shopping is sorted, grab your tinsel and check out ten tweets from some #StageFaves getting into the festive spirit...

28 Nov
2016
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Director Bruce Guthrie had never seen RENT before tackling the 20th anniversary production, opening at London's St James Theatre next week. What does he think of Jonathan Larson's legacy and his cast of #StageFaves giving the show new life? Musical Theatre Review's Rebecca Gordon interviewed him...

28 Nov
2016
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You know the Marmite musicals - the ones that people either passionately love or passionately hate? How can the same musical be both a must-see and a must-avoid? Musical Theatre Appreciation Society's Dawn Bush gives her view...

27 Nov
2016

Black Friday 2016 (25 November) lived up to its name after a power surge plunged the West End into darkness. Several shows - including musicals ALADDIN, LES MISERABLES, JERSEY BOYS and THRILLER LIVE - had to be cancelled and many more were delayed. We’re rounded up some of our fave tweets - with videos, photos and other reactions - showing how #StageFaves were affected on the night...

22 Nov
2016

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?

22 Nov
2016
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Were the cast of HAMILTON right or rude to direct a message to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence at a Broadway performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit show this weekend? Our friends at the Musical Appreciation Society have opened up the debate...

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...

We tried to limit our choices to just ten but we just couldn't, even after we separated out the kids' excellent tweets from the show account into a second blog. Opening night of SCHOOL OF ROCK just looked like too much fun. So here are top twenty (ish) tweets that encapsulate the night - from the cast and others working on the show, from celebs, from other punters in the audience and from the Lord himself, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Are you in the band on Twitter?