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Rufus Bonds Jr, Nicola Hughes and Phillip Boykin in Porgy and Bess at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Following on from the first instalment of my personal favourite musicals of all time (numbers 41-50), today I chalk up another 10 classics that...
A scene from Into the Woods at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2010. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

As we wallow in all things musical theatre this week (including a special musical theatre issue of the newspaper, out on May 28), I...

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Maria Friedman. Photo: United Artists

The Stage newspaper comes out once a week and is brimming with industry news, advice, analysis and reviews from all over the UK. Here...
Simon Russell Beale and Shereen Martin in Temple at the Donmar Warehouse, London. Photo: Johan Persson

Steve Waters’ new play is a loosely fictionalised account of the crisis within the Church of England in 2011 after Occupy set up camp...

Regularly seen on old-time variety bills and in summer shows and pantomime, comedian Don Smoothey reckoned that the high point of his career was...

The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has been ranked as the UK’s number one university for studying drama and dance. Its drama and...

Industry body Directors UK has welcomed the addition of a new directing category in the Royal Television Society’s Craft and Design Awards. The RTS’s decision...
Catherine Tate and Timothy West in The Vote. Photo: Johan Persson

I am not a member of that endangered species called critics. But on election night I was anchored to my sofa till 10pm, watching...

Broadway broke all-time attendance and revenue records in the recently completed 2014/15 season, selling 13.1 million tickets with gross sales of $1.37 billion, according...

Arts company the Ashton Group has launched its third annual Finding Words playwriting competition for young people. In addition to a prize of £500, the winner...

As ‘The ‘Bird’ With the Feathers’, Lee Stevens was one of the most popular and hard-working female impersonators in a generation of high-profile theatrical...
Casting directors and agents prefer to see contemporary plays, with students playing close to their own ages

Gaping hole in Hescott’s analysis Thomas Hescott makes some sound points – and some not so sound (‘Student Showcases are a complete waste of time...

The Stephen Joseph Theatre launches its 60th birthday summer season with a rapid revival of last year’s musical hit Cox and Box – Mrs...
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