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WOS 15th birthday: Happy birthday to us - from the stars of the West End

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Stars from across the West End have been wishing us a happy birthday.

From humble beginnings Whatsonstage.com has chalked up nearly 10,000 news stories and more than 7,600 reviews, 2,8005 gossip items, 1,500 interviews, 1,100 features and 5,300 ticket offers.

Managing and editorial director Terri Paddock was hired in March 1997 to oversee what at the time she says was "little more than an online listings database."

She posted our first review in July 1997, Ben Elton’s Popcorn, and our first news story a month later, reporting Ian Rickson’s appointment as artistic director of the Royal Court. 

Watch our video to find out what Brian May, Ryan Molloy,  Kerry Ellis, Richard Fleeshman, Sharon D Clarke and more have to say to us on our 15th anniversary.

And don't forget our competition...

Three more West End voices have sung us birthday messages - can you tell who they are? Enter our fiendishly difficult competition today and you could win a year's free membership of the Whatsonstage.com Theatre Club.

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