West End theatre

term for mainstream professional theatre staged in and near the West End of London

West End theatre refers to stage productions in the West End of London. It is like New York's Broadway, where musicals and plays are shown at number of theatres. In 2007, 13.6 million people went to see a show at the West End.[1] The shows that were on in 2007 included: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, Billy Elliot, Hairspray, Spamalot, Avenue Q, Wicked, Equus, Macbeth, King Lear, Othello and Grease.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Singh, Anita (July 8, 2008). "TV talent shows help West End shows to record audience". Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-01-31.