Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon picks out some of the shows on Broadway she wants most to see…
My Fair Lady, Lincoln Center: I know this is only on until the 7th July but from footage I have seen, Bartlett Sher’s production looks absolutely stunning and from what I have heard it sounds it as well. It is one of my favourite musicals anyway – but this production would be worth just jumping on a plane for.
Tootsie,Marquis Theatre: having recently won two Tony Awards and the fact that it is now booking until April 2020 has made me curious about just how good the musical is – but judging by the trailer it does look an awful lot of fun!
Pretty Woman the Musical, Nederlander Theatre: it would be easy to be sceptical about a musical based on the classic 90’s film about a prostitute and a millionaire falling in love – but that doesn’t stop me from being curious about how it all works on stage.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Shubert Theatre: having missed Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production, I’m even more curious to see how this classic, Pulitzer Prize-Winning story is brought to life on stage.
Mean Girls, August Wilson Theatre: as a teenager, this film mad me laugh and occasionally cringe – but never did I think that it would be transformed into a Broadway musical. But just like Heathers the musical, it seems to have gained quite a following!
Beetlejuice, Winter Garden Theatre: who would have thought that Tim Burton’s quirky film would be transformed into a big musical? While reviews were mixed, Variety called it: “High-spirited fun, wickedly good tunes and eye-popping visuals make this night of the living dead a scream” – let’s hope it lasts on stage until I can get over to New York and catch it or myself!