Today, our British colleagues on WhatsOnStage posted a wish list of 14 Broadway musicals that they would definitely like to see coming to the UK. Remarkably, this list contains four musicals that we have already seen in the Netherlands, or have already announced: AnastasiaAnd the The promAnd the Beside normal at The Little Mermaid. Nonetheless, it did inspire us to make a wishlist, though we are modestly keeping it in five existing musicals never played in the Netherlands and four revivals. We invite our readers to post their wish list on our website Facebook page.
Like our British colleagues, we also like Dave Malloy’s masterpiece Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 In the Netherlands. This musical is based on one chapter by Leo Tolstoy war and peace (To the experts: This is where Natasha has an affair with Anatole and Pierre searches for the purpose of his life) Both are in an intimate setting off Broadway and the Imperial Theater on Broadway, with actors including Josh Groban. We’ve seen this musical on Broadway (review), but if grand design for this production is not possible in the Netherlands we might be satisfied with a more intimate performance, for example at Het Zonnehuis in Amsterdam, with cabaret-style seats.
The production of our following wishes can only be programmed in circus theater; Hunchback of Notre Dame. Likes Les Miserables Adapted from a novel by Victor Hugo, and a gentle tribute to the famous cathedral fire two years ago. Plus, it’s a shame that the witty (and only) collaboration between Alan Minken and Stephen Schwartz is no longer shown in Europe, save for an early version showing 20 years ago in Berlin and the tour in Germany.
Unfortunately Waitress It was canceled by producer MediaLane, but if he’s still in Dutch theaters, with the cast as it was already announced, we’ll be very happy about that. The same applies to what was advertised by the same product Come from afar.
We conclude our humble list with Dear Evan Hansen. The story of a high school student with social anxiety disorder won six Tony Awards, and while still expected in the cinema, nothing beats a touching live performance!
In the revival category there are a number of titles that, in our opinion, can be reprogrammed. The production that many of us have been waiting for is Phantom of the Opera. Twenty-five years after the last circus theater performance, it would be a great advertisement if the reopening of theaters was celebrated with this fantastic musical. How cool would it be if we could get Cielind Schönmaker back to the Netherlands for this?
A second revival of fears West Side Story, Which, with the exception of the two Jubilee concerts at Concertgebouw in 2013, has not been seen (professionally) in the Netherlands for 25 years.
We wouldn’t call a third production a revival; Producers He only made a few shows after the premiere, after which the curtain fell and the producer went into bankruptcy. However, this was a great performance, which has to be performed by the same actors all over Holland.
Golden oldie from the same product Singing in the rainBased on the 1952 movie starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. The musical was shown on Broadway in the 1980s, then in London, Paris and in 1996 in the Netherlands, by Mark Vision Theatrical Productions. A new UK tour is in the pipeline, and if we fail to set up a Dutch production the UK tour might also be in Curry for a few weeks.