On October 14, London's Royal Albert Hall will present Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Best of Broadway. According to Playbill, The 7:30 PM concert will feature tunes from Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Chicago, Les Misérables and more as well such MGM musicals as "The Wizard of Oz," "Kiss Me, Kate," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Easter Parade" and "High Society." Ria Jones, Mary Carewe, Graham Bickley and Michael Dore will sing, while David Firman will be the musical director.
A few days earlier, Tony winner Idina Menzel will make her solo London concert debut on October 6, 2011, at 7:30 PM. She will be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, which will be conducted by legendary Tony-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch (who wrote a little show called A Chorus Line).
And next year, the 50th anniversary of the film version of West Side Story will be celebrated June 22-24, 2012. A full live symphony orchestra will play Leonard Bernstein's score while the re-mastered film is shown in high-definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialogue intact.
Tickets and more information are available at www.royalalberthall.com.