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‘A grand spectacle of musical theatre greatness’: A Musical Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber – Royal Hospital Chelsea ★★★★

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As part of this year’s open-air concert line-up Live At Chelsea, some of the biggest names in musical theatre were joined by the Royal Symphonic Concert Orchestra to celebrate the 70th Birthday of Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the most influential musical theatre composers of all time.

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NEWS: Sister site #StageFaves launches new musical merchandise, collect all 2200+ performers…

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AllI Want for Christmas is… #StageFaves musical merchandise! My Theatre Mates’ sister site, the pioneering social media directory for musical theatre fans founded by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock, has launched several new ranges of fan merchandise, just in time for Christmas.

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What were our Top 10 news stories in October 2016?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Plays, Press Releases, Quotes, Sticky by Press Releases1 Comment

As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from October 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.

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#Phantom30th: Marking 30 years with The Phantom of the Opera

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At the gala, we were treated – after being given a glass of free fizz to cover the waiting time – to special guest performances from Michael Ball, flirting and duetting with all and sundry in a hilarious ‘All I Ask Of You’ and Sierra Boggess delivering a sensational bilingual ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’.

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NEWS: Key cast changes announced for Phantom ahead of 30th birthday

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Joining the cast from Monday 5 September are Siôn Lloyd as ‘Monsieur Firmin’; Mark Oxtoby as ‘Monsieur Andre’; Paul Ettore Tabone as ‘Piangi’ and Daisy Hulbert as ‘Meg’. Also continuing their roles are: Megan Llewellyn as ‘Carlotta’ and Jacinta Mulcahy as ‘Madame Giry’. Harriet Jones returns as alternate ‘Christine Daaé’.