Wednesday 18 July 2018

Broadway To West End Transfers I'd Love To Happen

A few weeks ago I wrote a post all about why I love musical theatre so much and it got such a good response. I was so nervous to publish it because it's one of those things that I find not everyone gets and I just didn't want it to look weird, but as I said in the post I want to start blogging more about the things I genuinely love and the things that make me, me and musicals is one of those things. So I'm going to be posting more musical type posts when I feel like it and today I wanted to talk about a few of the Broadway to West End transfers I'd love to happen. We have so many incredible shows in the West End, but so many have opened up on Broadway over the last few years that I would just love to see doing well over here too.
Broadway To West End Transfers I'd Love To Happen


I first listened to this soundtrack last year and I soon got hooked. It's done so well in America and I can totally see why. It's inspired by the Adrienne Shelly film of the same name, and it tells the story of Jenna a waitress and pie maker, in an unhappy life, dreaming of more. A baking contest nearby and the town's new doctor could give her a new start in life though, but as with anything it's not all as straight forward as you might hope. With music by Sara Bareilles, everything about the show just seems brilliant. I could listen to the soundtrack over and over, and ever since that first time I've been desperate to see it on stage. There have been some incredible actresses playing the role of Jenna in the Broadway version and I personally think Rachel Tucker who I saw in Wicked, would be perfect for when it eventually does come to the West End.

Dear Evan Hansen

I actually discovered this around the same time as Waitress and for a long time I just alternated between the two. The first song I heard from this was Waving Through A Window and it instantly resonated with me. As Evan suffers with anxiety and that is something he struggles with throughout the show, and sort of is the reason for some of the decisions he makes, I just felt like I could totally relate to it. I mentioned in a previous musical post that if you know anyone with anxiety, it's a song you have to listen to as I feel it explains a little what it's like for that person with anxiety and how lonely it can be sometimes. I've read quite a few posts from other people who have said how brilliant it is that there is a show like this highlighting the struggle of anxiety and what it sometimes feels like for those with it, and I totally agree. Just from the soundtrack I wouldn't say it's particularly the most uplifting musical ever but an important one and there are some amazing songs included.


Whilst this isn't my favourite ever Disney film, though it's not too far from the top of the list, I would absolutely love to see the story come to life on stage. It's doing so incredibly well on Broadway at the moment and I can't see it being too long before it comes to London. I mean, it's Frozen! Hearing Let It Go live would just be amazing, even now when I watch the film it still gives me goosebumps when it starts.

Mean Girls

This has only recently opened on Broadway but it's another one that is completely smashing it and given the success of the film, surely it's going to come over here too? From what I've read online quite a few people seem to think it's going to be here sooner rather than later and I am so excited for it. It's one of those films that I can watch over and over, and never get bored and I'd just love to see how they've managed to turn it into a stage show. Some of the songs are so catchy!

Are there any shows you'd love to see on the West End?

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