New musicals and old classics in London

With more shows playing than ever before, the range of options in London’s West End can be overwhelming. Let us help with your decision by offering our experts’ pick of five world-class musicals.

Do you want to get a sense of the 2019 musical scene with brand-new offering? Do you want to finally check a particular classic off your list? Whatever your goal, the following five musicals are guaranteed to provide an outstanding experience and a night to remember!

The classics

Running for years and attracting millions of viewers from all over the world, these musicals shaped theater as we know it and set the benchmark for decades to come:

1. The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is considered the musical of musicals and a must-see for musical lovers. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece celebrated it’s 25th anniversary in 2011 and continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, even after more than 11,000 performances.

2. Les Misérables

Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Les Misérables is a global stage sensation. Seen by more than 65 million people in 42 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, it continues to break box-office records after 28 years on stage.

3. Wicked

Wicked, the musical sensation now celebrating its 15th birthdday, is already the 9th longest running musical in London theatre history. Winner of over 100 major awards, including three Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards, this modern classic has now been seen by almost 10 million people in London alone.

New productions

Taking the West End by storm, these new productions will allow you to explore the vibrant musical landscape of 2019. Be amongst the first to see these brand-new musicals: they will potentially be tomorrow´s classics!

4. Waitress

Brought to life by a ground-breaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

5. Come from Away
This joyous new musical shares the incredible real-life story of the 7,000 passengers from around the world whose flights were diverted when the U.S. closed its airspace on 9/11, and the small Newfoundland community that invited these "come from aways" into their lives.

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