Love London Love Culture’s Broadway Picks: July 2019

Here’s a guide to some of the shows that LLLC’s Emma Clarendon wants to see…

King Kong, Broadway Theatre: directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, this musical based on the legendary film ape is playing at the Broadway Theatre until the 18th August. The musical also features a score by Marius de Vries (La La Land) and Eddie Perfect (Beetlejuice The Musical), as well as a book by Jack Thorne.

The Cher Show, Neil Simon Theatre: find out more about the life and career behind one of music’s most iconic singers Cher in this Broadway musical. Booking at the Neil Simon Theatre until the 18th August – make sure you don’t miss out!

Hadestown, Walter Kerr Theatre: having wowed London at the National Theatre fairly recently, Hadestown is replicating its success on Broadway having won eight Tony awards at this year’s ceremony. It intertwines  two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone. It features music, lyrics and a book by Anais Mitchell and has been developed and directed by Rachel Chavkin.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Al Hirschfield Theatre: now in previews, this eagerly anticipated new musical based on the hit film stars Karen Olivo as Satine, Aaron Tviet as Christian and Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler. Directed by Alex Timbers, the creative team includes costumes by Catherine Zuber and set design by Derek McLane, helping to bring the world of Moulin Rouge to life.

Oklahoma! Circle In The Square Theatre: having won the Tony award for Best Revival of a Musical, Daniel Fish’s production of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is playing on Broadway until January 2020.

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