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List of musicals that originated in London

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List of musicals that originated in London#1
Posted: 11/22/09 at 10:51pm
Does anyone know where I can find a list of musicals that originated in London? I've been searching google for a while and can't find anything.
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Just to clarify, by orginated, do you mean first performed or wrote in? Cause there are some musicals that were CREATED/WRITTEN in England, but had there debut performance in USA, and visa versa!
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Musicals that had their original production in London.
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CONAries, you know that I am the last person on this forum or the Broadway one for that matter to complain about spelling and grammar. However, I do believe in proper use of the English language.

to say musicals that were wrote in England clearly doesn't sound right does it? I believe it should be musicals that were written in England.
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"to say musicals that were wrote in England clearly doesn't sound right does it?"

It does if you live in Yorkshire.

Unfortunately CONAries doesn't. re: List of musicals that originated in London
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I am dreadfully sorry!

You are correct, how about we use a synonym, and change it to "Created"?
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TheaterFreak05: I don't know of a comprehensive list but this website may help you with some of the older stuff...

http://www.musical-theatre.net/
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I am certain that between us, we should be able to compile a list.

So I'll start...

Les Miz
Phantom of the Opera
Miss Saigon
Witches of Eastwick
Billy Elliot
Flowers for Algernon
Songbook
Biograph Girl
Singing in the Rain
Love Never Dies
Sunset Boulevard
Beautiful Game
Chess
Evita
Jesus Christ Superstar
By Jeeves
The Big Life
Mamma Mia
Margurite
Sister Act
Me and My Girl
Poppy
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

and the list continues......
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Bombay Dreams
Petticoats and Dreamboats
Imagine This
Aspects of Love
Whistle down the Wind
Dirty Dancing
The Rat Pack
Oliver
Fame The Musical
Saturday Night Fever
Jerry Springer the Musical
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Too Close to the Sun
We Will Rock You
Notre Dame de Paris
Jesus Christ Superstar (English musical, but had its debut on Broadway)
Lord of the Rings (English musical but had its debut in Toronto)

bored now, passing the baton on!!!!
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Man In The Iron Mask
Jolson
Buddy
Blitz
Fings Ain'T What They Used To Be
5 Guys Named Moe
Mutiny
All The Fun of the Fair (David Essex recent outing)
The Travelling Man (Bruce Forsyth)
Tell Me On A Sunday/Song and Dance
Matador
Salad Days
The Boyfriend
Robert & Elizabeth
Mr. Cinders
Scrooge
Pickwick
Lock Up Your Daughters
Moby Dick
Side by Side by Sondheim
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I and Albert
Thomas and the King
Troubadour
Dear Anyone
Windy City
Valmouth
The Boyfriend
Divorce Me Darling
Saturday Night
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Jesus Christ Superstar DID NOT start in London/England.
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The Woman in White
Mary Poppins
Rocky Horror Show
How to properly use its/it's: Its is the possessive. It's is the contraction for it is...
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Depends if you're asking about productions that played here in the UK first and then travelled. Or do you mean shows that have just played the UK so far. A lot of those that have been listed so far have not played anywhere other than the UK.

Heres a few anyways that spring to mind....
'Children Of Eden'
'Spend Spend Spend'
'Oh! Calcutta'
'Bugsy Malone'
'Copacabana'
'The Fields Of Ambrosia'
'The Witches Of Eastwick'
'Too Close to The Sun'
'By Jeeves'
'Spin Of The Wheel'
'Blood Brothers'
'Half a Sixpence'
'Song And Dance'

'Flowers For Algernon' played the U.S first under the title 'Me And Algernon'

Spotlight61, you must mean 'The Traveling Music Show' with Bruce Forsyth that played Her Majestys in 1978. A true West End car crash if ever I saw one. My mum and I saw the last Thursday matinee along with about 30 or 40 others. The show was constantly booed from beginning to end.
PS: If anyone has a copy of the recording they could share I would be over the moon- my LP went walkies years ago!