Wednesday, June 26, 2019

‘The underlying message is a sermon of love & respect’: Darragh Cowley on playing the golden boy in Bare: A Pop Opera

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 Hartm…

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WATCH: Check out the trailer for the transfer of hit production Queen of the Mist

Have you forgotten why everyone fell in love with Queen of the Mist when it ran at the Jack Studio? Well, no, probably not. How could you forget?! But just in case check out the trailer for …

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Post-show Q&A: Join Faves founder Terri on 3 Aug for the European premiere of The View Upstairs

Were you blown away by THE VIEW UPSTAIRS' performance - and John Partridge's flares! - at West End Live this past weekend? Don't miss the opportunity to hear directly from the stellar cast o…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

First Night Takeover: The Light In The Piazza

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the London premiere of Broadway musical The Light In The Piazza at the Royal Festival Hall. Perry gets goosebumps from …

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Watch: Perry O’Bree’s backstage interviews from West End Live 2019 (plus some of the musical performances too)

The stagiest weekend of the year may be over, but don’t worry, you can relive West End Live 2019 all over again by checking out StageFaves vlogger Perry O'Bree’s selfies, backstage inter…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Girl From The North Country is heading back to the West End with a cast featuring Katie Brayben, Anna-Jane Casey & Rachel John

Written and directed by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, Girl From The North Country won two Olivier Awards when it was last in the West End and was an all-round critical…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

West End Live is nearly here so how about a list of Top Ten Tips to get you in the mood?

Stagey weekend alert. There’s only ‘One Day More’ until a glorious selection of West End and touring musicals will congregate in one place – London’s Trafalgar Square – to entert…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

The new Boulevard Theatre in Soho opens with the London premiere of Dave Malloy’s Ghost Quartet

It’s a newly-reimagined venue in the heart of Soho and its first show is going to be a musical. The Boulevard Theatre opens its doors to the public for the first time in October 2019 with …

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Waitress extends its booking period until December 2019

It’s been a busy week in the diner for the West End production of Waitress with new cast members Lucie Jones, Ashley Roberts and Blake Harrison joining the cast plus the announcement that …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

NEWS: Jake Gyllenhaal & Annaleigh Ashford will reprise the roles of George & Dot when Sunday in the Park With George opens in the West End

After oodles of gossip it’s been confirmed that Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford will reprise their lead roles in the New York City Center an…

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Full line-up & presenters announced for West End LIVE 2019

With just under a week until West End LIVE returns to London’s Trafalgar Square, the full line-up of award-winning shows and acts has been released. StageFaves will be there to capture all…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Casting is announced for the European premiere of Falsettos at The Other Palace

Have you seen the cast for the European premiere of Falsettos? It’s looking pretty awesome with Natasha J Barnes, Daniel Boys, Matt Cardle, Gemma Knight-Jones, Laura Pitt-Pulford and Olive…

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Adam Cooper returns to the role of Don Lockwood when Singin’ In The Rain has London season in summer 2020

When the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Singin’ in the Rain transferred to the West End in 2012 it went on to be a hit with audiences and receive four Olivier nominations. Now i…

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Ed Baker-Duly is cast opposite Jenna Russell in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Bridges of Madison County

Ed Baker-Duly will play Robert to Jenna Russell’s Francesca in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s UK premiere production of The Bridges of Madison County, Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norma…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year & Stiles & Drewe Prize announced

Did you hear about who was named the 13th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) and who took home the 12th annual Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize? Look …

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

WATCH: Inside Bare rehearsals... with Musical Theatre Appreciation Society

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 Ather…

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Post-show Q&A: Join Terri on 20 Aug for the West End transfer of Queen of the Mist

Would you go over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Some 5,000 bodies were found at the foot of the falls between 1850 and 2011. The first recorded person to go over and survive was Annie Edson Tay…

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Monday, June 10, 2019

It’s eight Tony Awards for Hadestown but there are still nods for Tootsie, The Cher Show, Oklahoma! & Ain’t Too Proud

What a night for the Broadway production of Hadestown at the Tony Awards which celebrated eight wins including a welcome one for female director Rachel Chavkin and acting honours for the sho…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

TV & stage actor Bill Ward will be the new Loco Chanelle in the West End cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

From soap sets to stilettos, TV and stage actor Bill Ward will take on the role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle in Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae’s Everybody's Talking About Jamie at London’s …

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Fans get the chance to feature in artwork for West End’s Dear Evan Hansen as extra tickets released

Today is going to be a good day and here’s why: An extra ticket release for the West End production of Dear Evan Hansen goes ahead on 10 June 2019 (Pasek and Paul’s Tony Award-winning s…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Ore Oduba & Carley Stenson will join Jason Manford in the Curtains UK tour

Jason Manford is going to be in good company when the UK tour of musical Curtains opens at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on 4 October 2019, with Ore Oduba and Carley Stenson among the new c…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Casting is announced for the UK and Ireland tour of Disney’s The Lion King

We know which performers have been cast in the new UK and Ireland tour of Disney’s landmark musical The Lion King which will roar into Bristol in September 2019 before moving on to Edinbur…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Blake Harrison of Inbetweeners fame is joining the West End cast of Waitress in the role of Ogie

He’s best known as Neil Sutherland in the award-winning E4 show The Inbetweeners, but now Blake Harrison is swapping the small screen for the West End production of Waitress at the Adelphi…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

As tickets go on on sale for The Prince of Egypt, the creative team is announced

Your chance to make a date with destiny is just around the corner as tickets go on sale for The Prince of Egypt, Stephen Schwartz and Philip LaZebnik’s new stage musical based on the celeb…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Nikki Bentley & Helen Woolf will lead the new London cast of Wicked as Elphaba & Glinda

Flying into the London production of musical sensation Wicked from 22 July 2019 will be Nikki Bentley and Helen Woolf who will lead the new cast as Elphaba and Glinda, having played the role…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The UK professional premiere of Amour at Charing Cross Theatre will close early

Despite five star reviews the UK professional premiere production of legendary composer Michel Legrand’s musical comedy Amour will end its run early, on 8 June 2019, having played 45 perfo…

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Acclaimed UK premiere production of Michael John LaChuisa’s musical Queen of the Mist transfers to Charing Cross Theatre

Pint of Wine Theatre Company’s production of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist, which received its UK premiere in a sold-out run at the Jack Studio Theatre in April 2019, will tr…

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Booking has been extended for Björn Ulvaeus’ Mamma Mia! The Party

Audiences are obviously keen to don their shiny Super Trouper outfits and head to The O2 this summer as the booking period for Mamma Mia! The Party, the new immersive theatrical and dining e…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

StageFaves hangs out at BIG The Musical’s London press launch

See what happened when our colleague @stagedoorjoe got to hang out at the BIG The Musical London press launch with Jay McGuiness, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly and Wendi Peters. There was a…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Broadway musical Brooklyn the Musical has its European premiere at Greenwich Theatre

Billed as a touching and inspiring sidewalk-fairy tale, and featuring the famous song ‘Once Upon A Time’, Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson’s Broadway musical Brooklyn will have its …

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

American X-Factor & Broadway star Stacy Francis stars in Bare: A Pop Opera

Broadway star and American X-Factor finalist Stacy Francis plays a Catholic school nun in Julie Atherton's revival of coming-of-age and coming-out hit Bare: A Pop Opera at The Vaults this su…

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