Are Bio-Musicals Taking Over Broadway and the West End?

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So many bio-musicals are either running, in preparation or about to open that we wondered just which life stories were about to hit the stage and which ones were still enduring. ROCKETMAN – The Elton John Musical (Broadway/West End) At a time when Elton John has announced that he is soon to retire from touring it’s not inconceivable that this work which has been in development for a few years may soon have the subject’s undivided attention to get it on stage. We’ve heard that the show will be based on the life story of one Reginald Dwight and his stage persona Elton John featuring songs from his extensive music catalogue with a book by Billy Elliot book writer Lee Hall. SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL (Broadway) Opening on Broadway on April 23, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical had a try out at the La Jolla Playhouse. Told through the … Read more

Top 100 Greatest Musicals Results: 30-21

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There are some real classics in this brace of our Top 100 Musicals ever. It’s a real mix of musicals old and new, don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on the vote below. 30. Dreamgirls Currently playing at London’s Savoy Theatre, Dreamgirls has music by Henry Krieger and book by Tom Eyen. Originally devised with the working title of One Night Only, the show caught the eye of Michael Bennett, director and choreographer of A Chorus Line. Dreamgirls opened on Broadway on December 20, 1981 and was nominated for 13 Tony Awards including Best Musical winning six. Twenty-five years later the show has finally premiered in the West End with Glee’s Amber Riley in the lead role. Book tickets for Dreamgirls. 29. Gypsy One of the great Broadway musicals, Gypsy has music by Jules Styne, Book by Arthur Laurents and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is based loosely … Read more

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