Blog / From: My Theatre Mates

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.

20 Apr
2016

Linzi Hateley returns to the role of Donna Sheridan in the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! at London's Novello Theatre from Monday 13 June 2016.  This is a role she has played twice before in London – from 2007-2009 and in 2010. 

15 Apr
2016

The full cast has been announced for the forthcoming new production of THE GO-BETWEEN at the West End's Apollo Theatre from 27 May 2016. Joining the previously announced Michael Crawford – with the multi Olivier and Tony-award winning star returning to London’s West End to play Leo Colston – will be Issy Van Randwyck, Gemma Sutton and Stuart Ward.

14 Apr
2016

JERSEY BOYS has extended its booking period at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre until 16 April 2017, with 250,000 tickets released today. JERSEY BOYS currently stars Matt Corner as Frankie Valli, Declan Egan as Bob Gaudio, Simon Bailey as Tommy DeVito and Matt Hunt as Nick Massi.

Kinky Boots, the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 14 January. Since winning the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots is now the winner of every major Best Musical award.

11 Apr
2016

Following on from its critically acclaimed 2015 London run and 2016 UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive Tony Award-winning musical, American Idiot will be returning to its London home at the Arts Theatre, for a strictly limited run from 8 July to 25 September 2016.

07 Apr
2016

My Theatre Mates, also founded by Stage Faves creator Terri Paddock, today announces the winners of the second-annual Also Recognised Awards. What overlap is there with the Stage Faves database? And with a certain other prize-giving held earlier this week?

06 Apr
2016

Following its acclaimed premiere at London Theatre Workshop in December last year, the musical play Through the Mill transfers to the Large at Southwark Playhouse this summer, running from 6 to 30 July 2016, with a press night on Friday 8 July.

06 Apr
2016

How many #StageFaves performers can we get into this? The highly-anticipated major new musical theatre adaptation of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will hold open auditions this month in London and Manchester, ahead of its world premiere in autumn 2016.

Amongst the nominated musicals, the big winners at the 2016 #OlivierAwards were Gypsy, Kinky Boots and In the Heights. Sadly, Guys and Dolls, Mrs Henderson Presents, Bend It Like Beckham and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers all went home empty-handed.

02 Apr
2016

Fringe First Award-winning cult musical Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens returns to London in its 20th year, with original writer/curator Mike Fidler returning to direct the show. It runs at the King's Head Theatre 26 April to 21 May 2016, with a press night on 29 April.

01 Apr
2016

Kerry Ellis stars in the UK premiere of cult Off-Broadway musical Murder Ballad, which opens at the West End's in October.

The Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard – the most prestigious event in the UK’s theatrical calendar – has revealed further details of the star-studded ceremony, hosted by two-time Olivier Award winner Michael Ball on Sunday 3 April at the Royal Opera House.

29 Mar
2016

The producers of The Buskers Opera, a brand new musical by Dougal Irvine and Park Theatre have announced final casting and the first-ever ‘relaxed’ performance at Park Theatre, to take place on Thursday 2 June 2016, and have launched a new crowdfunding scheme to deliver this and charity ticketing.

29 Mar
2016

ALL OR NOTHING, the Mod Musical, is extending its run at The Vaults Theatre, London. The show, which opens on 31 March 2016, will now run for an extra three weeks, closing on 21 May 2016. 

24 Mar
2016

Paul Taylor-Mills will join Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group as advisory producer. Whilst continuing to work independently on his own productions, Paul will also begin working on selected Really Useful Group titles, and supporting the programming and incubation of new work at the St James Theatre.

23 Mar
2016

She’s played Velma Kelly in Chicago, appeared in The Producers, Kiss Me Kate and Sweet Charity amongst many other successful shows. Her cabarets have received critical acclaim - including an Also Recognised Awards nomination this year for her Desperate Divas cabaret with fellow #StageFaves performer Anita Louise Combe...

22 Mar
2016

The world premiere of Exposure The Musical – Life Through A Lens will run at London’s St James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on Thursday 28 July 2016. The book for this new musical was written by Mike Dyer, with Quentin Russell as script consultant and dramaturgy by Phil Willmott, who is also directing this World Premiere.

20 Mar
2016

You have the legendary casting director Anne Vosser to blame for my Blog this week! Not only did she kindly give me my first job from college (Pickwick choreographed by Gillian Lynne), but she recently posted this YouTube clip from the West End opening of Grand Hotel at the Dominion Theatre in 1992 which lurched my sleepy Sunday brain into action...

18 Mar
2016

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck, Lucy Briers, Rebecca Trehearn, Emmanuel Kojo, Sandra Marvin, Alex Young and Danny Collins in the West End cast of Daniel Evans’ five star production of Show Boat.