MUSICALS & PERFORMANCES
This Broadway and West End hit has a stellar cast led by director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw ( The Book of Mormon). Expect tunes such as A Whole New World and Friend Like Me with lyrics by Tim Rice and a real magic carpet. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £39.75-£141.25. www.aladdinthemusical.co.uk. Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton St, W1D 4HS. T: 0844- 482 5151. D7. Station: Tottenham Court Road.
An American in Paris
From 4 Mar: Originally a jazz number written in 1928 by the American composer George Gershwin and then an Oscar-winning film of the same name in 1951, An American in Paris follows an American World War II veteran who falls for a woman in a bar in 1940s Paris (p. 38). Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2pm 29 Mar 2pm & 7.30pm). Tickets £17.50-£115. www.anamericaninparisthe musical.co.uk. Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, W1T 7AQ. T: 0845-200 7982. D7. Station: Tottenham Court Road.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Musical about the early life and career of the award-winning singer-songwriter. Mon & WedSat 7.30pm; Tue, Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £15-£72.50. www.beautifulmusical.co.uk. Aldwych Theatre, 49 Aldwych, WC2B 4DF. T: 0845-200 7981. E8. Station: Covent Garden.
The Book of Mormon
This controversial satire follows the exploits of two hapless missionaries from the Church of Latter Day Saints. Winner of four Olivier Awards. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £27.50-£200. www.bookofmormonlondon.com. Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry St, W1D 6AS. T: 0844-482 5110. E7. Station: Leicester Square/Piccadilly Circus.
Musical about the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £20-£145. www.savoytheatre.org. Savoy Theatre, Strand, WC2R 0ET. T: 0844871 7687. E8. Station: Covent Garden.
From 20 Mar: Romantic comedy about a musical extravaganza staged during the Great Depression (p. 42). Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £25-£115. www.42ndstreetmusical.co.uk. Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine St, WC2B 5JF. T: 0844-858 8877. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
Take That star Gary Barlow has teamed up with Tim Firth – the writer of the film Calendar Girls – to create this musical, which, like the film, is inspired by a true story. It follows a group of women who stripped for a charity calendar. Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Tickets £29.50£69.50. www.phoenixtheatrelondon.co.uk. Phoenix Theatre, 110 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0JP. T: 0843316 1082. E7. Station: Tottenham Court Road.
Half a Sixpence
Cameron Mackintosh’s musical theatre version of HG Wells’s novel, Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, follows an orphan who unexpectedly inherits a fortune. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £49.75-£127.25. www.halfasixpence.co.uk. Noël Coward Theatre, St Martin’s Lane, WC2N 4AU. T: 0844-482 5140. E8. Station: Leicester Square.
To 25 Mar: Hit story of US pop sensations Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Check for days and times. Tickets £24.50-£149. www.jerseyboys london.com. Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman St, W1D 7DY. T: 0844871 7630. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
A shoe factory reinvigorates its business after its new owner produces knee-high boots for drag queens. With music by Cyndi Lauper. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £19.50-£125. www.kinkybootsthe musical.co.uk. Adelphi Theatre, 409-412 Strand, WC2R 0NS. T: 0844-579 0094. E8. Station: Charing Cross.
The world’s longest-running musical, adapted from Victor Hugo’s classic novel, is set in post-Revolutionary France. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £27.90-£139.40. www.lesmis.com. Queen’s Theatre, 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6BA. T: 0844-482 5160. D8. Station: Leicester Square/Piccadilly Circus.
Disney’s The Lion King
Great adaptation of the Disney film with ingenious costumes and puppetry. Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Sat & Sun 2.30pm. Tickets £25-£142.20. www.thelionking. co.uk. Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington St, WC2E 7RQ. T: 0844-871 3000. E8. Station: Covent Garden.
A tribute to the music of ABBA, with a feel-good story set on a Greek island. Mon-Sat 7.45pm; Thur & Sat 3pm. Tickets £15-£72.50. www.mamma-mia.com. Novello, Aldwych, WC2B 4LD. T: 0844-482 5115. E8. Station: Covent Garden/Temple.
Matilda the Musical
Fantastic show based on Roald Dahl’s children’s book about a girl with magic powers. Tue 7pm; Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm. Tickets £25-£122.50. www.matildathemusical.com. Cambridge Theatre, 32-34 Earlham St, WC2 9HU. T: 0844-412 4652. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
Motown the Musical
Brilliant feel-good musical based on the story of Motown Records. By the end of the night you’ll be Dancing in the Street. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £19.50-£145. www.shaftesbury theatre.com. Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8DP. T: 020-7379 5399. D8. Station: Tottenham Court Road/Holborn.
The Phantom of the Opera
Long-running Gothic drama in which a mysterious masked man haunts the Paris Opera House. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £23-£128.50. www.thephantomoftheopera.com. Her Majesty’s Theatre, 57 Haymarket, SW1Y 4QL. T: 0844-412 2707. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
School of Rock: The Musical
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, based on the film of the same name, was a hit on Broadway and is a smash here, too. Mon, Wed-Sat 7.30pm; Thur & Sat 2.30pm; Sun 3pm. Tickets £15-£129.50. www.schoolofrockthemusical.com. New London Theatre, 166 Drury Lane, WC2B 5PF. T: 020-7452 3000. D8. Station: Covent Garden.
An award-winning fusion of theatre, dance, comedy and rhythmic percussion. Mon & Thur-Sat 8pm; Thur & Sat-Sun 3pm; Sun 6pm; occasional Weds. Tickets £26-£57.50. www.stomplondon.co.uk. Ambassadors Theatre, West St, WC2H 9ND. T: 020-7395 5405. D7. Station: Leicester Square.
Non-stop songs and dance celebrate Michael Jackson’s career. Tue-Fri 7.30pm; Sat 4pm & 8pm; Sun 3.30pm & 7.30pm. Tickets £30-£90.50. www.thriller live.com. Lyric, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ES. T: 0844-482 9674. E7. Station: Piccadilly Circus.
The Wedding Reception
3, 11, 17-18, 25 & 31 Mar: Will and Kate dreamed of having an intimate wedding reception – but their family had other ideas. As a guest, you’ll enjoy a three-course dinner and an improvised show. 7.30pm-10pm. Tickets £38-£43. www.interactive theatre.com. Kingsway Hall Hotel, 66 Great Queen St, WC2B 5BX. T: 0845-154 4145. D8. Station: Holborn.
Wicked the Musical
The brilliant back story of the witches of Oz with the hit tunes Defying Gravity and Popular. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Tickets £19.50-£125. www.wickedthemusical.co.uk. Apollo Victoria Theatre, 17 Wilton Rd, SW1V 1LG. T: 0844-871 3001. F7. Station: Victoria.