The Broadway Season is over. This list is looking at new musicals debuting on Broadway in the which include 2 original shows, an adaptation of a hit rom-com, 2 jukebox musicals and a big ape. All art in their own right. If you want to add to the list you can but make sure you know the venue, first preview and opening. Note 2: All information about previews, openings and venues I got from Playbill. This original show is about a guy named Mitch, who is living a good life until he's fired from his job on his 40th birthday and is forced to move back to New Jersey with his mother. Mitch then learns his high school rival threatens to foreclose the family home, Mitch sees an opportunity in The Battle of the Bands and so begins his quest: to reunite his old band he had when he dreamed of fame.
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In the absence of attention-stealing shows such as Hamilton, there was a stunning mix of old-fashioned classics, innovation and some new British musicals. Tim Bano toasts the shows that made for a cracking year. Or, indeed, hype. There was so much marketing around the show that it was difficult to tell what was coming from the fandom and what from the relentless churn of the PR machine. In the end, it turned out that the show was really good and all the other critics were wrong. Great score, really strong performances, particularly from Carrie Hope Fletcher what a voice and creepiness from Jamie Muscato. I mean, there were critics who loved the Strictly Ballroom musical earlier this year, despite it sapping the soul of the original film, and yet hated Heathers for the same charge.
I n , the winds of change howled, blowing the dust off of shows that history had seemly rendered irrelevant. Superstar storytellers held audiences in thrall, and a wizard grew up and showed some new tricks. If music be the food of love, play on.