Performances in what we expect to see on Broadway in the UK

This past weekend was London Theater’s biggest night. On Sunday, April 10, the annual Olivier Awards (think Tony but for Britain) took center stage at the historic Royal Albert Hall.

In my fourth year I served as one of the hosts of the red carpet show. This year the carpet was green and made of real grass, symbolizing Britain’s commitment to eco – friendly sustainability.

The dialogue between the theater scenes of London and New York is constant. In fact, there are a few shows that picked up the bronze statue on Sunday that you can expect to see on New York stages soon.

Here’s my list of what’s about to cross the pool (rumors and happiness) next season and beyond.

“back to the Future”

(Photo courtesy of Sean Absworth Barnes)

Scott is great! The beloved 1985 stage show “Back to the Future” won the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

The show is directed by Tony winner John Rando and stars Tony Roger Barrett as the crazy Doc Brown published on screen by Christopher Lloyd.

The highlight for me came at the end of the musical and it included the iconic Delorian. Really worth the entrance fee. I spoke to the show’s producers right after their big win – and they said expect to see the time machine take off over Broadway sometime next year.

“cabaret”

(Photo courtesy of Mark Brenner)

This new revival of Cabaret, considered the hottest ticket in the West End, has won seven out of 11 Olivier for them.

This production, like the Tony-winning stage at Roundabout on Broadway, takes place at the sweeping Kit Kat Klub. I must point out that this renewal takes the atmospheric element a step further by causing audiences to enter through a “back door” with poorly dressed actors welcoming customers with impromptu performances.

When I caught up with the show in February, Oscar, Tony and now the winner of the 2022 Olivier Award, Eddie Redmine, played the 2022 Oscar nominee and Olivier 2022 winner, the new Olivier winner, Jesse Buckley, took on the role of Sally Bulls. I’ve seen dozens of Cabaret productions over the years, and for me nothing will match Buckley’s tragic character. The best Sally Bulls I’ve ever seen on stage.

American producers are affiliated with the program. I would not be surprised if we see the Kit Kat Klub open for business in the theater district of New York soon.

And I asked both Eddie and Jesse if they would be willing to repeat their performances across the pool. They both said yes – after they took a necessary vacation.

“Cinderella”

(Photo courtesy of Tristram Canton “

Impressio Musical Theater Andrew Lloyd Webber put his own spin on the classic story of “Cinderella”. The musical, which has won only one Olivier Award, is directed by Lawrence Connor (“Andrew Lloyd Webber’s” Rock School “) and includes lyrics by David Zippel (” City of Angels “) and a book by Emerald Panel (Oscar winner for” A Promising Young Woman “). Expect to receive an invitation to the “Cinderella” prom on Broadway this fall.

Other performances …

“& Julia”

Photo courtesy of Johan Persson “

The music of Swedish pop singer Max Martin (“Oops I Did It Again” by Britney Spears, “Roar” by Katy Perry, etc.) makes up the result of what you might consider a sequel to “Romeo and Juliet” – if Juliet wakes up at the end The original story. Expect to see “& Juliet” in New York sometime next season with Pete stopping in the summer in Toronto.

“The 47”

(Photo courtesy of Mark Brenner “

Former President Donald Trump, his daughter Ivanka and even Vice President Kamala Harris are in the spotlight at this world premiere. The show, written by playwright Mike Bartlett, takes place in 2024 just as America is set to vote for its next leader. Who will it be? The show stars New York stage and screen actor Tamara Tony as Kamala and Tony winner Barty Carwell as Trump. Nothing has been announced yet, but if I were a contract, I would say we’ll see it in New York very soon.

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