Live Tweeting: 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards Launch Today
By Editorial Staff · 6 Dec 2013 · London

The 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards Launch Party, when the full shortlists are announced and voting opened, takes place today (6 December 2013) at London's Cafe de Paris. Tune in from mid-day for all the star-studded action

Eden Espinosa: My top 10 Rodgers & Hammerstein songs
By Guest Contributor · 3 Dec 2013 · London

Broadway star Eden Espinosa kicks off the WhatsOnStage Awards Launch Party this Friday 6 December with a performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein "There's Music in You". The song, which features in the current Broadway production of R&H's Cinderella, has been specially chosen as a tribute to the West End musical nominees gathered in the room. Espinosa is in London this month to headline the Christmas in New York concert at the Palace Theatre on 9 December. Here, she runs us through her other favourite R&H showtunes

WhatsOnStage Awards: Six possible contenders for Theatre Event of the Year
By Ben Hewis · 25 Nov 2013 ·

Previous winners of the WhatsOnStage Award for Theatre Event of the Year include Les Miserables' 25th Anniversary Concert and last year's Olympics Opening Ceremony. With nominations open until the end of November, we look at what could be in the running this year.

Exclusive: Read extracts from West End Producer's new book, dear
By West End Producer · 19 Nov 2013 · London

West End Producer is the anonymous Twitter sensation whose hilarious and unfailingly accurate barbs satirising and celebrating the theatre industry have won him a devoted following. Here, he tells us about his new book, which is out on Thursday.

Five stage roles Maggie Smith should play
By Editorial Staff · 18 Nov 2013 · London

In an emotional speech at the Evening Standard Awards, Maggie Smith said she would "love" to return the stage, but is unsure of the right role. Here are some suggestions...

Video: Arts Council and RSA debate State of the Arts
By Editorial Staff · 5 Nov 2013 · London

Miss the recent Arts Council seminar debating the economic arguments for arts in the UK? Fear not, you can watch it now

Read Nicholas Hytner's introduction to the NT 50th anniversary gala
By Nicholas Hytner · 4 Nov 2013 · London

The National Theatre, which celebrated its 50th anniversary with a star-studded gala on Saturday, has 'always been about who works here', said artistic director Nicholas Hytner in his programme introduction

Oh no he isn't! Ten celebs in panto this year
By Editorial Staff · 21 Oct 2013 · London

Ahead of panto season, we take a look at ten of the celebrities that will be appearing across the country this Christmas for your delectation

WhatsOnStage's pick of the pantos 2013-14
By Editorial Staff · 21 Oct 2013 ·

Our annual round-up of the best pantomimes from around the UK, from A(laddin) to (The Wizard of O)Z

Factfile: Meet the National's new artistic director
By Editorial Staff · 15 Oct 2013 · London
Rufus Norris and his wife, playwright Tanya Ronder© Dan Wooller Rufus Norris was born in 1965 and spent his childhood in Africa and Malaysia. He was educated at North Bromsgrove High ...

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