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13 Mar

"If you like seeing somebody torture themselves for 75 minutes, this is the show for you!" Star Jak Malone and director Joe McNeice take us behind the scenes at rehearsals for Diva: Live from Hell and tell us a little about the award-winning musical. Watch what they have to say, then book your tickets!

Curtains, the murder mystery musical comedy by Chicago and Cabaret creators Kander & Ebb, had its Broadway premiere in 2007 in a production starring Frasier's David Hyde Pierce. Why has it taken so long for it to at last receive its West End premiere? And why is it so very perfect for the West End?

22 Nov

Rebecca Lock stars with Jason Manford and Carley Stenson in Kander & Ebb's whodunnit musical comedy CURTAINS, which receives its overdue West End premiere next month. She shares anecdotes from the road and thoughts on how and why the show must always go on.

08 Nov

As the RSC's much-anticipated musical adaptation of David Walliams' children's novel THE BOY IN THE DRESS starts performances, check out what Walliams revealed to Faves founder Terri Paddock during rehearsals... including his love of Matilda and desire to play Miss Trunchbull! (Can you see it?)

01 Oct

Kirsty Findlay's last London stage outing, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, led to the Olivier Awards stage at the Royal Albert Hall. The Scottish actor now stars in another genre-busting transfer, Stewart Melton and Finn Anderson's ISLANDER, coming this week to London's Southwark Playhouse after its sell-out Edinburgh run. We caught up with her.

26 Sep

In Sasha Regan's upcoming revival of classic Broadway and Hollywood Golden Age musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, which runs at the Union Theatre from 2 to 26 October, Abigayle Honeywill follows in the footsteps of Carol Channing, Marilyn Monroe and Megan Hilty to play bombshell gold-digger Lorelei Lee. She took a break from rehearsals to tell us more.

23 Sep

Jeanette Bayardelle tells us about bringing her one-woman musical SHIDA, based on the redemptive story of her childhood best friend, and being overwhelmed by responses from London audiences at The Vaults. See some of those audience responses here... plus another of Jeanette's Broadway Shorts.

Iconics roles like Cabaret's Emcee and Sally Bowles will live on far longer than the performers who play them, says John Partridge. He, Kara Hayworth and Anita Harris discussed being "custodians" of the classics at Terri Paddock's post-show Q&A...

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...

20 Aug

You probably know Tony Hawks for his hilarious books and radio appearances, but did you know he was a finalist for a musical theatre prize on three occasions? You do now. He told us about fulfilling a long-time ambition by bringing Midlife Cowboy to the stage - read the interview then book your tickets!

15 Jul

In the second of our two-part interview, Bare: A Pop Opera star Darragh Cowley shares his Shakespeare ambitions and dishes the dirt on co-star and drama school peer Lizzie Emery as well as director Julie Atherton.

26 Jun

In the first of our two-part interview, Bare: A Pop Opera star Darragh Cowley discusses playing ‘the golden boy’ and why 2019 is the right time to revive Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere's coming-of-age musical about Catholic school.

12 Jun

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

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...

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...

09 Apr

As Queen of the Mist begins performances at Brockley's Jack Studio Theatre, discover more about this UK premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's historical musical from its leading lady, Trudi Camilleri. Check out the brilliant interview, then book your tickets for the show running from 9 to 27 April 2019!

12 Mar

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.

10 Mar

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?)

08 Mar

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?)

06 Mar

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...