Musicals

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

15, May, 2021 @11:11 AM

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‘We even performed it in front of the pope!’ – how we made Godspell
‘Religious groups didn’t like Jesus wearing a Superman shirt or the lack of a resurrection. So we told them the curtain call was the resurrection – when Jesus runs on and takes a bow’

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

10, May, 2021 @3:59 PM

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A Killer Party review – Jason Manford hosts cheery, tuneful murder mystery
The cast of a whodunnit are all suspects when an impresario is found dead in this likably silly, hummable show

Brian Logan

09, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Way beyond Hadestown: the windswept rush of folk musicals
Inspired by Anaïs Mitchell’s underworld opera, Maz O’Connor and Finn Anderson are among those putting folk songs and stories into musical theatre

Harry Harris

03, May, 2021 @5:35 PM

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Florence Welch to adapt The Great Gatsby for Broadway musical
Florence + the Machine singer will collaborate with musician Thomas Bartlett and Pulitzer-winning playwright Martyna Majok on stage production

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

28, Apr, 2021 @3:48 PM

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The Band Wagon: Minnelli’s musical is perfect curtain-raiser to theatre’s return
Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse, standout song numbers, a clever fusion of stage and cinema … that’s entertainment!

Chris Wiegand

13, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Regent’s Park Open Air theatre to launch summer season with Romeo and Juliet
Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel will also be staged along with two children’s plays as industry begins to reopen

Chris Wiegand

08, Apr, 2021 @10:32 AM

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Why am I buying tickets for events that won’t happen? Because of hope – and boredom | Zoe Williams
After multiple cancellations for various shows, my inbox was swimming with virtual gift cards. Thank God for Michael at the box office, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

29, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Patti LuPone meets Jonathan Bailey: ‘You’re the biggest star in the world!’
The stars of Netflix’s Bridgerton and Hollywood talk about singing in the shower, the alchemy of the theatre – and why no one in Stephen Sondheim’s Company would ask LuPone to dance

Chris Wiegand

16, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Trevor Peacock obituary
Actor and songwriter best known for playing Jim Trott in the BBC’s comedy series The Vicar of Dibley

Michael Coveney

09, Mar, 2021 @4:48 PM

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The Queen’s Gambit to become a stage musical
The rights to the novel which inspired Netflix’s most watched limited series were acquired by a New York production company

Adrian Horton

08, Mar, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Dave Stewart and Joss Stone team up for Time Traveller's Wife musical
The pair will contribute original music for adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger bestseller expected on stage by early next year

Chris Wiegand

05, Mar, 2021 @11:40 AM

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