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


Anonymous 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!


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!

Anonymous said...

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

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. ;-)