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What Broadway musicals are coming to the West End?

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Here’s a run down on the latest hit Broadway musicals that could soon be playing in the West End.

From confirmed transfers to the latest rumours, we round up which shows you may be able to see in London in the near future!

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Jagged Little Pill

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Jagged Little Pill musical is officially on its way to London’s West End in 2022!

Following the show’s closure on Broadway, a brand new London production of Jagged Little Pill is set to open in November.

As yet a theatre and exact dates are to be announced.

 

Mean Girls

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Prior to the pandemic, producers announced plans to bring Mean Girls to Spring 2021 although a theatre was never confirmed.

In January 2021 producers confirmed they were still bringing the show to the West End, alongside a North American tour and a movie adaptation.

However since then there’s yet to be an update on what the plans are for the show’s West End future.

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Beetlejuice

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Currently back haunting Broadway, there are rumours Beetlejuice The Musical is looking to move to London.

Adapted from the 1988 film of the same name, Beetlejuice the Musical originally opened in New York in 2019 where it was nominated for eight Tony Awards. Alex Brightman originated the title role in the production which has songs by Eddie Perfect, a book by Scott Brown and Anthony King, direction by Alex Timbers and scenic design by David Korins.

Nothing has been officially confirmed for the West End just yet – watch this space!

 

Mrs Doubtfire

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The musical adaptation of Mrs Doubtfire has been confirmed to make its UK premiere in Manchester in 2022.

Based on the hit movie, the stage version is written by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell. Jerry Zaks directs the show which runs at Manchester’s Opera House from 2 September to 1 October 2022 with tickets on sale now here.

It’s rumoured the show could be looking to transfer to the West End shortly after although no venue or dates have been announced right now.

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MJ

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It’s been rumoured that new Michael Jackson musical is eyeing up a West End transfer.

The new Broadway jukebox musical tells the story of Michael Jackson using his back catalogue of hits.

With a book by Lynn Nottage, the show premiered at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York in December 2021 and won four Tony Awards from ten nominations.


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