Top 100 Greatest Musicals Results: 100 – 91

Top 100 Musicals of All Time Poll Results

Over the past few months, we’ve invited you to take part in our first poll to choose the Top 100 Greatest Musicals. Tens of thousands of votes were made and the competition was fierce. Votes came in from musical lovers around the globe, some of you were extremely specific even going down to the productions you liked. In many cases,  just a single vote separated each show. Did your favourites make the Top 100? Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the Comments section below. 100. Fun Home Fun Home is a relatively new show on the musical theatre scene. Adapted by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron from Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name, Fun Home was nominated for twelve 2015 Tony Awards, winning five including Best Musical. 99. Elisabeth https://youtu.be/MOS1VwEWhog Elisabeth is one of the most successful German-language musicals of all time. The musical is … Read more

Sunny Afternoon UK Tour Cast Announced

Book now for Sunny afternoon UK Tour

The UK tour cast for the multi award-winning musical Sunny Afternoon was announced today. Producers have also announced extra dates to the extensive tour. The tour which opens in Manchester on Friday 19 August 2016, is based on the true story Ray Davies and of 60’s British rock group The Kinks. The Sunny Afternoon UK Tour will star Ryan O’Donnell as Ray Davies, with Mark Newnham as Dave Davies, Garmon Rhys as bassist Pete Quaife and Andrew Gallo as drummer Mick Avory. They are joined by: Jayne Ashley; Victoria Anderson; Nathanael Campbell; Marcelo Cervone; Tomm Coles; Deryn Edwards; Sophie Leigh Griffin; Sam Haywood; James Hudson; Richard Hurst; Cleo Jaeger; James Lorcan; Joseph Richardson; Robert Took; Alex Wadham; Libby Watts; Michael Warburton; Lucy Wilkerson and Lisa Wright. Tickets for the Sunny Afternoon Tour are now on sale with extra dates now added for Llandudno, Dublin, Canterbury, Norwich, Wolverhampton and Belfast. The … Read more

Sunny Afternoon To Close In London

Sunny Afternoon at the Harold Pinter Theatre

Following a run of more than two years in London’s West End, Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks Musical will end its run at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 29 October 2016. The critically-acclaimed musical Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks. It has established itself as a firm favourite with audiences and critics alike since it opened at the Harold Pinter Theatre in October 2014. Sunny Afternoon starts touring the UK on 19 August 2016 at Manchester Opera House. Sunny Afternoon was the best performing show at the 2015 Olivier Awards, winning four awards including Best New Musical. Ray Davies won for Outstanding Achievement in Music. Fifty years ago this year, The Kinks were sitting at Number One in the UK charts with their single ‘Sunny Afternoon’. The band’s popularity has not faded since the 1960s, with … Read more

CRITIC’S CHOICE: Top 10 New West End Musicals 30 June 2015

Imelda Staunton to appear in Gypsy at The Savoy Theatre

What Musical should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so new productions get on your radar and when original casts change that is factored in. Musicals which have been running for more than three years are not included – this is a list for new or relatively new productions running in London. So go see them! 1. Gypsy Everyone in this company is superb in their part, everyone can really sing, really dance and really deliver the goods in terms of dramatic and comic acting. This is that rare beast: an exquisitely cast musical where the requirements of the parts have more importance in the casting process than potential box office draw or Twitter popularity. It … Read more

Critics Choice: 10 Best West End Musicals 29 May

Imelda Staunton to appear in Gypsy at The Savoy Theatre

What Musical should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so new productions get on your radar and when original casts change that is factored in. Musicals which have been running for more than three years are not included – this is a list for new or relatively new productions running in London. So go see them! 1. Gypsy – awarded BritishTheatre.com’s only 6 Star Rating Everyone in this company is superb in their part, everyone can really sing, really dance and really deliver the goods in terms of dramatic and comic acting. This is that rare beast: an exquisitely cast musical where the requirements of the parts have more importance in the casting process than potential … Read more

CRITICS CHOICE: Top 10 Musicals 1st May 2015

Imelda Staunton in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre London

What Musical should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so new productions get on your radar and when original casts change that is factored in. Musicals which have been running for more than three years are not included – this is a list for new or relatively new productions running in London. So go see them! 1. Gypsy Everyone in this company is superb in their part, everyone can really sing, really dance and really deliver the goods in terms of dramatic and comic acting. This is that rare beast: an exquisitely cast musical where the requirements of the parts have more importance in the casting process than potential box office draw or Twitter popularity. It … Read more

2015 Olivier Award Winners

Dame Angela Lansbury wins her first ever Olivier Award for Blithe Spirit at the 2015 Olivier Awards

The 2015 Olivier Awards were held tonight at the Royal Opera House in London. Hosted by Lenny Henry, the evening was dominated by The Young Vic and Sunny Afternoon. The Young Vic’s production of A View From The Bridge won for Best Revival, Best Actor and Best Director whilst Sunny Afternoon won for Best New Musical, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Achievement in Music. Dame Angela Lansbury received her first ever Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress. The Play That Goes Wrong won Mischief Theatre the award for Best Comedy. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Memphis and City Of Angels won two awards each. The evening concluded with a heartfelt rendition of Bridge Over Troubled Water by Kevin Spacey and Beverley Knight. Spacey has just been awarded the special Olivier Award for his work over the last decade at the Old Vic. A very special night indeed. … Read more

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