Theater Musicals Articles
Expert Author: Leah Williams
They say you have never been to London if you have not seen London musicals in West End theatres. From timeless classics to contemporary favourites, surely there is a musical for every theatre enthusiast. This article explains why people keep on coming back to Londons Theatreland, a place where great performance and stunning production value make any theatrical show larger than life.
It is true that the cultures on either side of the Atlantic are quite different. But that has not stopped musicals originating in the US from enjoying major success in London. The reasons for this seamless transition are not so mysterious. This article looks at three examples of US musicals that have crossed the cultural divide, chicago, jersey boys and the lion king, to successfully entertain West End audiences.
The link between the film and theatre worlds is closer than ever. So many musical versions of successful films are now making it on the West End stage. There are several reasons why these adaptations are so plentiful. This article examines some of the reasons why producers are putting celluloid on stage, and even adding music.
Theatres in the west end have a long history of entertaining the public. But of the thousands of shows produced over the last 350 years, few have enjoyed the popularity to see a run last for more than a decade at one time. This article looks at the five shows that have established themselves as the longest running in the history of the west end.
The West End is alive with a whole range of wonderful London shows, from musicals, plays, operas and dance spectaculars. Whether you enjoy spine-tingling horrors or upbeat comedies, Theatreland has the lot and is awash with some of the best performers in the world.
Expert Author: Martyn Tomkins
Grease the musical has been renewed for its fourth year, playing in London's West End Piccadilly Theatre. The Broadway production, first premiered in 1972, and is now the longest-running show in Piccadilly's history as a venue. And with Noel Sullivan in the role of Danny and the BBC's Lauren Samuels as Sandy, Grease the musical is now better than ever!
London is home to a whole range of wonderful theatre productions, all entertaining as part of a theatre break. The repertoire of shows available is growing all the time and there are some real unique productions now on stage. The world of theatre is truly awe-inspiring and with such a spectacular array of original London shows there is something to suit a whole range of different tastes. Book a London theatre break and enjoy a fun-filled trip to the Big Smoke.
You might think that musicals are generally the preserve of females, but there are some shows out there that are perfect for chaps. 1) Avenue Q - A raucous comedy musical with musical numbers including The Internet Is For Porn and If You Were Gay; Avenue Q is a great choice for a lads' London theatre break. Still not convinced? It features the most graphic puppet sex scene in theatre history, won a Tony Award for Best New Musical and the original Broadway cast recording was nominated for a Grammy.
Theatres the world over are steeped in odd traditions, superstitions, and rituals; London theatres are no exception. Let's look at some of the more curious theatre superstitions that you may notice on your next London theatre break.
From actresses, to composers to choreographers, London's West End shows have produced a pool of remarkable talent. Here we look at five figures in Theatreland who have all made a unique mark and enjoyed successful careers throughout many London shows.
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