Broadway shows to see in the West End
Broadway is currently home to many productions that started out in London: Six, Company, The Lehman Trilogy, and Girl from the North Country are now entertaining American theatregoers. For West End audiences looking for New York thrills, you’re also in luck. Broadway shows in the West End add sparkle to the UK’s theatre scene, and you can see the latest musicals in London.
Talk-of-the-town musicals like Moulin Rouge! The Musical and Dear Evan Hansen have found a new London home, and old favourites like The Book of Mormon and Wicked have become international sensations. Experience Broadway theatre in London, and book tickets to see Broadway musicals in the West End.
The theatre circle of life starts and ends with The Lion King. The beloved Disney classic has collectively been on Broadway and in the West End for over 40 years, and generations of theatregoers have been awestruck by the spectacular musical. Join Simba, a small lion cub, who grows up to become King of the Pride Lands by navigating the Serengeti. Don’t ask if you can feel the love tonight. Ask if you can book The Lion King tickets now.
The Moulin Rouge in Paris invites its audiences into a world of luxury, splendour, and sophistication. Experience the sublime artistry of world-famous Parisian cabaret in London at Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Based on the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film, join Christian and Satine in an all-consuming love story, underpinned by over 70 pop songs. Find your freedom, beauty, truth, and love, and get ready to be dazzled by the bohemians in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Book Dear Evan Hansen tickets, and you will be found at the Noël Coward Theatre. The hit Broadway musical sees the titular teenager caught in a web of lies and landing himself in a precarious position. The Olivier Award-winning show has even been adapted for the silver screen, starring Ben Platt. But there’s nothing better than sitting in the theatre, listening to a stunning score and seeing Dear Evan Hansen on stage. You’ll remember it for forever.
Come From Away is a heartwarming, inspirational musical, showcasing the goodness that can be found on our doorsteps. Based on the true stories of 7,000 air passengers who found themselves in Gander, Newfoundland, the show lets you learn all about their livelihoods and take away a good moral or two. The Broadway musical Come From Away is now on Apple TV+, but if you love seeing theatre and want to experience this story of community with others, you’ll want to make a trip to the Rock.
Walking down Rodeo Drive is more glamourous than strutting down the Strand. But Pretty Woman: The Musical is at the Strand’s Savoy Theatre, and it’s transforming the West End into a beautiful paradise. The Broadway Pretty Woman musical stays faithful to the original film, and you can see all your favourite Vivian and Edward moments up close. There are star turns from Danny Mac and Aimie Atkinson, as well as original songs by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance. It’d be a pretty big mistake to miss this… big… HUGE!
The Book of Mormon on Broadway has enjoyed a 10-year long Broadway mission to make audiences laugh, and looks to do the same in London. The wacky comedy musical follows two Elders who are sent on a mission to Uganda in the hopes of converting locals to become Latter-day Saints. The Book of Mormon is created by Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez and South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and there’s even topical jokes thrown in to change the show all the time. Fall in love with The Book of Mormon in London. You’ll never view religion the same way again.
Don’t look to the Western skies for a Broadway musical. See the Broadway sensation Wicked in the West End, the musical that’s been turning the West End green for 15 years. Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, a misunderstood witch who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. The prequel musical is filled with standout songs by Stephen Schwartz, including “No Good Deed” and “Popular.” Once you’ve seen Wicked, you’ll feel as if you can dance through life!
The cold in Frozen never bothered Broadway, and it’s not affecting London either. West End audiences have fallen in love with the show’s winter magic. The Disney musical sees Queen Elsa panic about her icy abilities and run away from her responsibilities. It’s up to her sister, Anna, and friends to rescue Elsa from a lonely life and bring her back to Arendelle. Frozen may be set in snow, but the only chills you’ll feel are up your spine, thanks to stunning performances, led by Samantha Barks as Elsa.
Broadway went crazy for Anything Goes in 2011, and the West End felt the Anything Goes waves a decade later. The Cole Porter musical will once again provide a tonic for calmer, brighter days in 2022. Anything Goes sees a motley crew of sailors, passengers, and stowaways sail from New York to London, set to a jazzy score including “You’re The Top” and “Blow Gabriel Blow.” You’ll definitely get a kick out of this musical.