Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A year in the West End & Six success continues with booking extended once again

It began on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 & now Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ ‘her-story’ has just opened in Sydney, has its Broadway debut in February, is currently touring t…

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Sneak peek: Terri attended the private screening for Kinky Boots at the cinema

Two weeks from today (21 January 2020), KINKY BOOTS sashays back into cinema as Kinky Boots The Musical gets its cinematic release. Faves founder Terri Paddock got a sneak-peek at an advance…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

What can you learn from a Broadway legend like Stephen Schwartz? Watch Terri’s post-show Q&A at Rags The Musical

After acclaim last year at Manchester's mighty Hope Mill Theatre, RAGS The Musical has transferred to the Park Theatre. It's a Broadway musical with a long, chequered history and is premieri…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Jason Manford makes it a triple as he returns to host the Olivier Awards 2020

Watch as Jason Manford announces the news that he will be back at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 5 April 2020 to host the prestigious Olivier Awards. It’s a triple whammy for Jason as it…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Louise Redknapp & Brian Conley return to the West End production of 9 To 5 The Musical

Louise Redknapp and Brian Conley are West End bound as they return to play Violet Newstead and Franklin Hart Jnr respectively in Dolly Parton’s 9 To 5 The Musical at London’s Savoy Theat…

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Meet the new islanders who have joined the West End line-up for Come From Away

Did you hear that Gander is going to be welcoming (via London’s Phoenix Theatre) a bunch of new members of the Come From Away community from 10 February 2020 as the award-winning musical b…

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Andy Nyman will play Horace Vandergelder in the West End’s Hello, Dolly alongside Imelda Staunton & Jenna Russell

Acclaimed for his performance in Fiddler on the Roof, Andy Nyman is the latest member of the West End Hello, Dolly cast to be announced. He will star alongside Imelda Staunton in the title r…

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The West End welcomes Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical adaptation of Cinderella in late summer 2020

There were rumours that the new musical version of the classic fairy tale Cinderella with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by David Zippel, based on an original idea by Emerald Fennel…

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It’s third time lucky as Ian Hughes steps in as latest Master of the House in London’s Les Miserables

It’s not been smooth running when it comes to the role of Thénardier in the new production of Les Misérables at London’s Sondheim Theatre. After doctors telling actor Gerard Carey he m…

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Rhiannon Chesterman is cast opposite Kevin Clifton in The Wedding Singer at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton will be reunited with his Rock Of Ages co-star Rhiannon Chesterman when The Wedding Singer plays a limited season at London’s newly opened Troubadou…

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Rachael Wooding, Bob Harms & Neil McDermott join West End’s Pretty Woman The Musical

Rehearsals begin this week for Pretty Woman: The Musical, opening at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on 13 February 2020, so it’s the perfect time to share the news of full casting for the s…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Lucie Jones, Ramin Karimloo & Jac Yarrow line up for concert performances of The Secret Garden at the London Palladium

Lambert Jackson Productions’ concert performances of the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden at the London Palladium on 4 April 2020 boasts quite a cast including West End stars L…

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Friday, January 3, 2020

The Wedding Singer arrives in London starring Strictly’s Kevin Clifton

It will be popular Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer Kevin Clifton playing the lead role of Robbie Hart in the stage musical version of The Wedding Singer when it arrives at the newly opened …

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

New musical adaptation of Monsoon Wedding heads to Leeds Playhouse & London’s Roundhouse in summer 2020

Nearly 20 years after the multi-award-winning Monsoon Wedding became one of the most successful international films of all time, the movie’s director Mira Nair will stage the new musical v…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Matt Henry & Killian Donnelly reprise their roles in Kinky Boots onscreen in February

Talk about a date to mark in your new year diary! KINKY BOOTS is strutting back into our hearts in just over a month, with its original West End stars, Olivier Awards winner Matt Henry and O…

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Elton John, Giles Terera & Stephen Mear are named in the New Year Honours list

What a Christmas present for Olivier Award winners Giles Terera (well known to musical theatre fans for playing Aaron Burr in the original West End production of Hamilton) and director and c…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

First Night Takeover: Curtains at Wyndham’s Theatre

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of Curtains at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre. Perry is wowed by the incredible dance numbers, fabulous voc…

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Matt Lucas saves the day & returns to the role of Thénardier in the new West End production of Les Misérables

What a trouper Matt Lucas is. Having heard that Gerard Carey, originally playing Thénardier in Les Misérables at the Sondheim Theatre, had been taken ill, he rescheduled his Christmas plan…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Evelyn Hoskins will join the West End cast of Waitress & Marisha Wallace returns in January 2020

Evelyn Hoskins will be welcomed to the Waitress the musical diner, playing the role of Dawn, as we head into the New Year, while it’s also announced that original London cast member Marish…

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How many of the stagey in-jokes will you get? WATCH Terri's post-show Q&A with Jason Manford & his Curtains co-stars

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 …

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Post-show Q&A: Join Faves founder Terri on 16 Jan for Stephen Schwartz's RAGS The Musical

Here’s a must-see for musical theatre fans: the London premiere of a new version of Stephen Schwartz’s RAGS The Musical, originally premiered on Broadway in 1986, with an all-star cast l…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

From January 2020 Sophie Isaacs becomes the new Queen in London’s Six The Musical

There will be a new Queen in town when Sophie Isaacs is crowned the next Katherine Howard in the West End production of Six The Musical at the Arts Theatre from 21 January 2020.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts & Sam Attwater will star in Rags The Musical at the Park Theatre

Fresh from its success at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre, Joseph Stein, Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse’s heart-warming and powerful show RAGS The Musical will transfer to London’…

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Aimie Atkinson & Danny Mac are cast as Vivian & Edward in the West End production of Pretty Woman The Musical

We want the fairy tale when Pretty Woman: The Musical opens for a 46-week season on 13 February 2020 and we now know that it will be Aimie Atkinson as Vivian and Danny Mac as Edward who wil…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Ex Six The Musical Queens Renee Lamb & Millie O’Connell join the Be More Chill London cast alongside Scott Folan & Blake Patrick Anderson

The players are in place for the cult show Be More Chill, fresh from Broadway and now in transit to London’s The Other Palace for the UK premiere from 12 February to 3 May 2020. Scott Fola…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Major London revival of The Last Five Years features in Southwark Playhouse’s spring 2020 season

As building work continues on Southwark Playhouse’s new purpose-built theatre in London’s Elephant and Castle, the venue’s spring 2020 season has been announced, including a major revi…

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Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical returns for a 2020 UK tour

Featuring Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf’s greatest hits, Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical will be returning to tour the UK, following an Australian tour, with performances beginning at Manches…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

First Night Takeover: White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre

Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O’Bree attending the opening of White Christmas at London’s Dominion Theatre. Check out who Perry chatted to on the Red Carpet (includ…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Ticketing plans announced for the autumn 2020 opening of Frozen The Musical at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The popularity of Disney’s Frozen goes from strength to strength, with the recent movie release of Frozen 2, and now a few more on sale details about the arrival of Frozen the Musical to t…

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Nicola Roberts joins the West End cast of City Of Angels

Formerly of Girls Aloud, award-winning singer Nicola Roberts will make her stage debut in Josie Rourke’s critically acclaimed and Olivier Award-winning production of City of Angels at Lond…

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Sleepless in Seattle-inspired musical receives world premiere at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

SLEEPLESS, A Musical Romance, based on the original screenplay Sleepless in Seattle, will premiere in London on 31 March 2020 at London’s newly opened Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. Thre…

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