5 Broadway Musicals The West End Needs

With Hamilton starting it's London previews next week, it's clear the West End is gaining some of Broadway's gems. Although we'd love to see some original British theatre planting roots that stick, we wouldn't turn down some Broadway transfers either. Here's 5 shows that have yet to reach British shores that we'd love to see opening their doors in London:

 

1) Dear Evan Hansen

Pretty much unarguably the biggest thing since Hamilton, this musical claimed itself six Tony awards and rumour has it it's already in talks to open a West End production. We're wholeheartedly in support of hurrying these talks along! A score you can't help but fall in love with and a modern storyline exploring mental illness and the kind of effects it can have, this show is definitely one to nab a ticket to when it hopefully comes along.

 

2) Newsies

This one has been off Broadway for a couple of years and was originally London-bound during its initial run. Despite open auditions taking place, nothing ever came of it. A 1992 Disney movie flop adapted in a Tony award winning dance-heavy spectacle about New York newsboys on strike, with any luck this musical will be reconsidered for a London run soon!

 

3) Heathers

From cult movie to fantastic musical, this show has already performed an open workshop in London, so there's a good chance of it turning into a proper run! Maintaining the charm and the iconic one-liners of the original film, the musical makes some small adaptions that only seem to add to the story. And the score is one you'll never get out of your head.

 

4) Bonnie and Clyde

Equally workshopped in London recently, this show might also be on its way to a West End production. Following a vaguely historically accurate story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, this musical has charm and character and southern accents enough to entice British audiences, with any luck! It would certainly be a welcome addition.

 

5) Waitress

Rumour has it that this show could also be on its way. With music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, this musical has an all-female creative team and showcases a story of pies, family, and friendship. This uplifting show would be a great addition to bring some light to the West End.

 

With any luck, we might see some or all of these shows in London at some point. Just hopefully without the Broadway ticked prices, because we want to be able to afford them all!