Madrid is one of the most important theater capitals of Europe. Here are some of
the best musicals onstage right now.
El Rey Leon
Now on its 6th stunning season, beating all records!
Teatro Lope de Vega
Calle Gran Vía 57, 28013 Madrid
Madrid is first European city to stage the musical.
The spectacular production is based on the 1997 animated film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman and revolves around the legend of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia which claims that she escaped the execution of her family in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.
Gran Via 78, 28013 Madrid
Tuesdays – Sundays, till 3 February
Spanish adaptation of the Broadway musical based on Noah Gordon’s bestselling novel The Physician.
Teatro Nuevo Apolo
Plaza de Tirso de Molina 1, 28012 Madrid
Punto de Partida-Por ti Rocío
Tribute to the Spanish folkloric singe- actress Rocio Jurado dubbed La Mas Grande (The Greatest).
The best of her repertoire.
Gran Teatro Bankia
Principe Pio Metro Station
10 – 24 February
West Side Story
Musical that takes the original setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Verona to New York
Calle de Atocha 18, 28012 Madrid
Till 28 February
Spanish creation at once human and divine. Original music score.
Teatro Lara, Sala Candido Lara
Calle Corredera Baja de San Pablo 15, 28004 Madrid
Till 31 January
33 El Musical
The story of Jesus Christ as told and sung from contemporary viewpoint.
Based on the original idea of the Spanish priest Toño Casado.
IFEMA, Espacio 33, Calle Ribera del Sena
Till 27 January
Seen by more than 10 million people around the world, from London to Broadway and numerous cities in between.
Promises to be the season’s favorite in Madrid.
Plot: Billy is a motherless British boy who trades boxing gloves for ballet shoes. His story is that of a boy’s personal struggle and fulfillment told against the backdrop of family and community strife during the 1984–85 UK miners’ strike in County Durham, North-Eastern England.
Nuevo Teatro Alcala
Calle de Jorge Juan, 62, 28009 Madrid
Till 31 March
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