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The best musical for 2019

From Broadway to the West End – a review of the musicals that will be the most popular this year in Iberia’s destinations.

  1. 1 Madrid: Billy Elliot, for dancing

    After 11 years of success in London and six on Broadway, Madrid’s Nuevo Teatro Alcalá is hosting the second season of this musical from Tuesdays through Sundays. It tells the story of Billy Elliot, a young man born in the crisis-stricken England of the 1980s who dreams of being a dancer. Its staging is so complex that it prevents the musical from being moved to other cities.

    Where: Nuevo Teatro Alcalá de Madrid
    When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (8pm), Fridays and Saturdays (5pm and 9pm) and Sundays (6pm)

    Billy Elliot the musical madrid
    The cast of Billy Elliot, the musical, welcomes you in Madrid
  2. 2 London: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

    The Other Palace theatre, in London’s West End, brings a limited eight-week edition of the globally successful improvised musical comedy: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical. This show is completely different in each performance and will celebrate its 1,000th performance  during this period. These eight unique and completely new musicals – one for each week – will take place without interrupting the company’s monthly performances at the Lyric Theatre.

    Where: The Other Palace Theatre
    When: 22/01 – 16/03 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (7.30), Friday (5.30pm and 8.30pm) and Saturdays (2.30p, and 7.30pm).

    Showstopper the improvised musical london
    Showstopper, live an exclusive show traveling to London from 13,000 Avios (return)
  3. 3 New York: Hamilton, number one on Broadway

    With a mix of hip-hop, jazz, blues and R&B, Hamilton has captivated Broadway audiences and is currently number one in the popularity ranking of its shows. Its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, was inspired by the biography of the historian Ron Chernow to talk about the US’s past through Alexander Hamilton, who was one of its founding fathers and right-hand man to George Washington, the country’s first president.

    Where: Richard Rodgers Theatre
    When: Tuesdays through Sundays (the new tickets for up to November have just been released for sale)


    Hamilton broadway new york
    Hamilton, the most popular Broadway musical you can enjoy flying to New York from 34,000 Avios (return)
  4. 4 Paris: Chicago The Musical

    Chicago is one of Broadway’s most legendary shows, and one of its longest-running. The life of the fictional Roxie Hart – a 1920s cabaret singer – was initially created as a play and then inspired the musical in 1975. It was revived in 1995 and has been performed in New York ever since. Now it’s in Paris until the end of June, so you can enjoy the performance steps from the popular Galeries Lafayette.

    Where: Mogador Theatre
    When: until 30 June; March (every day except Wednesday), April (from Wednesdays through Sundays), May-June (from Thursdays through Sundays).

    chicago cabaret musical paris
    Vuela a París desde 15.000 Avios (ida y vuelta) y baila al ritmo del cabaret más visto en el escenario