Saturday, March 21, 2009

Musicals and Jane Austen

Musicals and Jane Austen are two of my favourite things. I recently went to see Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera in the West End in London and hugely enjoyed them. I also sang along to Mamma Mia with gusto when it came out at the pictures last summer.

So when I read on Austenblog that there will soon be a musical of Pride and Prejudice on Broadway I was very excited, and when I listened to one of the songs I was even more excited because it's absolutely beautiful. I'm not sure if it's OK for me to put it on our blog so instead I'm giving you a link to Austenblog so that you can go over there and listen to it yourself.

Now I'm just hoping they bring it to the UK.

Amanda Grange

3 comments:

Clorinda said...

My goodness, I'm not a great fan of musicals at all. But if the bloke who is playing Darcy comes to London I could make an exception!!!

Phew...hotter than 1000 suns!

Clorinda
x

Jane Odiwe said...

I think this production looks lovely - and it was easy to spot who's playing who, which is a good sign, I always think!

Mags said...

I don't think the producer would mind if you embedded the video...and there are more songs at their website: http://www.prideandprejudicebroadway.com

There are four or five P&P musicals kicking around right now, and I've listened to songs from several of them, and some of them are pretty good--but this one really is fantastic. I've been fortunate to attend a reading of the play (with the songs, of course) and the one-night performance of the play late last year. I don't think JA fans will be disappointed. And I think everyone knows I'm pretty particular. ;-)