Travel Across The Pond For Hot Theater
Theater lovers can check out some of the big shows in London's West End and save on tickets. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.
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Those who want to be among the first to catch a new Broadway show might want to fly across the pond.
"Love Never Dies," the highly-anticipated sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "The Phantom of the Opera," recently opened in London's West End and is one of the hottest tickets in town. Taking place 10 years after the original, the sequel is set in Coney Island, where the Phantom longs to be reunited with his love, Christine.
If the Phantom isn’t your cup of tea, there are plenty other shows to see in London. The World War I epic "War Horse" puts a new spin on a puppet show, while Lionel Bart’s "Oliver!" is a genuine crowd pleaser. The movies-turned-musicals "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert" and "Sister Act" now has audiences dancing in their seats, while the hippies from Broadway’s "Hair" will have viewers protesting in the aisles of the Gielgud Theatre come April.
Dancing queens and kings who liked "Mamma Mia!" will love AbbaWorld, a special exhibition of everything Abba. Fans of the international pop group can follow the megastars on their journey from unknowns to icons. Memorabilia includes actual costumes worn by the group and interactive exhibits test knowledge of the Swedish stars. Another interactive game can allow fervent fans to become queens of the stage.
For help putting together a London getaway, Virgin Vacations is currently offering a four-night escape starting around $1,100, with airfare, hotel and taxes for spring and fall travel. Visit hotels.virgin-vacations.com for more information.
Now for a D’Elia’s Deal you don't want to miss to save on London theater tickets. Check broadwaybox.com/london
for discounts on most West End shows.