1.DISNEY’S ALADDIN at the Prince Edward Theatre.
Disney bring their spectacular, Broadway production of Aladdin to London’s Prince Edward Theatre.
Based on Disney’s animated movie, this bold and thrilling new musical is filled with daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. Featuring all of the favourite songs from the film plus new music by Tony and Oscar winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice and Howard Ashman.
Booking from 27 May 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre.
2. HAND TO GOD at the Vaudeville Theatre
If you liked The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q, you’ll love Broadway’s most exciting new play Hand to God. Billed as a “hilarious and heartbreaking new comedy”, Robert Askins’ play centres around shy teenager Jason as his sock puppet Tyrone comes to life and takes on a shocking, foul-mouthed personality.
3. DREAMGIRLS at the Savoy Theatre
Broadway musical Dreamgirls will receive its UK premiere from November 2016 at London’s Savoy Theatre. Dreamgirls, already a Broadway legend, became a world-wide hit film in 2006 starring Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Fox and Eddie Murphy. The UK production will star Glee’s Amber Riley as Effie White.
4. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Shaftesbury Theatre
Smash-hit Broadway musical Motown The Musical comes to London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.
It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now a smash-hit show! Motown The Musical is the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and so many more.
Featuring over 40 Motown classics such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Motown The Musical tells the fascinating story behind the hits as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack that changed America. No other music has battered down barriers and changed lives more than Motown.
5. Lazarus – Theatre TBC
David Bowie and Tony Award-winning playwright Enda Walsh’s off-Broadway production of Lazarus is tipped for a West End transfer. Directed by Ivo van Hove Lazarus is inspired by Walter Tevis’ best-selling 1963 novel “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” which was subsequently made into a film starring Bowie, and features new songs specially composed by Bowie as well as new arrangements of previously recorded songs.
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