Jasna was born and brought up in Germany, as the only child to her Croatian parents. When she was about 17 years old, she saw Barbra Streisand in the film Yentl and decided she wanted to be just like her. After singing in front of the mirror for only a few weeks, this talented young lady won a singing competition and has since appeared in numerous musicals all over Europe. Jasna Ivir made her West End debut in The Phantom of the Opera as the youngest ever Carlotta at only 26 years … [Read more...]
Book Cheap Tickets for New London West End Musicals 2023
Tickets for New London Musicals in 2023
London Musical Theatre
Here is our guide to some of the best new musicals in London West End, including long-running musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera musical, Les Miserables musical, Jersey Boys musical, and Disney's The Lion King musical, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, to the latest new musicals in the West End, such as Matilda the Musical, Mary Poppins, Moulin Rouge the Musical, Frozen the Musical, Back to the Future the Musical, Grease the Musical, Bat Out of Hell the Musical, the musical Six, Heathers the Musical and Pretty Woman the Musical.
What are some of the most popular new musicals in London?
There are a variety of popular musicals in London's West End in 2023 that cater to a range of interests and preferences. For example, one of the long-running shows, Les Misérables continues to be a popular choice for theatre-goers on the London West End stage, while the newer productions such as Hamilton and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have also been well-received in London. In 2023, other popular best musicals currently playing in London include The Lion King, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, and The Phantom of the Opera. Musical theatre (or musical theater if you live in the US), is still recovering from the pandemic, but life looks positive for people in one of the musical theatre centres in the world - plus of course, singing dancing, comedy, and drama, with stars, actors and actresses on stage entertaining thousands every week - with many sold out shows.
What are the origins of London musicals?
The origins of musicals in London can be traced back to the city's rich history of theatre and music. The first professional theatre in London was the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which opened in 1663. This theatre was home to many of the city's most popular musicals, including The Beggar's Opera (1728), The Maid of the Mill (1765), and The Beggar's Opera (1728).
How have musicals evolved over time?
The history of musicals in London is a long and rich one, dating back to the early days of the city's theatre scene, to the new productions today. The first musicals in London were probably those that were performed in the London's inns and taverns, which were popular entertainment venues in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These early musicals were often quite bawdy and featured crude humor and sexually suggestive lyrics. As London's city theatre scene grew and developed, so did its musicals.
How expensive are theatre tickets for London musicals?
There is no definitive answer to this question as the costs can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. The price of a ticket in London will usually depend on the popularity of the show, the venue, the time of year and the day of the week - and whether it is a new musical. For example, new musicals that are playing at popular West End theatres are likely to be more expensive than new musicals playing at smaller venues.
The London West End’s oldest theatre in use today is Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which opened in 1663.
In 1720, the Theatre Royal Haymarket opened in London, followed by the Adelphi in 1806. Then, following the Theatres Act 1843, more London theatres opened and 'Theatreland' was born
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Interview with Amra-Faye Wright: Velma Kelly in Chicago The Musical
At the time of the interview Amra-Faye was about to reprise her role of Velma Kelly in the musical Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre London. Joining her will be Christie Brinkley who will be performing as Roxie Hart. Both have just completed a highly successful run on Broadway in the same roles. Amra-Faye has achieved international success as an actress and cabaret artist since first starring at Sun City’s Extravaganza Theatre in South Africa. As well as her native country she has also … [Read more...]
Interview with Rachel Muldoon from the cast of Chicago The Musical
At the time of the interview, Rachel was appearing as the Announcer, Go-To-Hell Kitty, understudy Roxie Hart and as part of the Ensemble in Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, London. She recently played the lead role of Roxie with a memorable performance. Since graduating from one of the leading international performing arts colleges, Rachel’s career has continued to impress. Highlights of her career to date are that she has performed on tour in the US, appeared with Kylie Minogue on TV and … [Read more...]
Interview with Waylon Jacobs – Starring in The Lion King
At the time of the interview, Waylon was appearing in The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, London. He understudies for Simba as well as having the role of 'singer swing' which means he covers all the male singing parts. The Lion King is a Tony and Olivier Award-winning Broadway and West End musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name. It contains actors in animal costumes as well as giant puppets. Waylon has always enjoyed singing, although it wasn’t until he was … [Read more...]
Interview with Andrew Corcoran: Assistant Musical Director with Chicago
Chicago is the winner of the 1998 Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical and is the longest ever running Broadway musical in London’s West End. It is a fabulous musical and deserves to hold its place in the heart of the West End. This award winning production is filled with superb choreography written by Bob Fosse. The show is about murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, violence, adultery & treachery, so begins the musical. Andrew Corcoran was born in July 1982 in South Manchester and … [Read more...]