The music is currently going through an excellent moment in time in Spain. The Gran Vía in Madrid has seen this genre re-emerge in the last few years inside its theatres, with large products viewed by millions of spectators: Les Misérables, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Beauty and the Beast…
Currently, Madrid is the third city in the world with the most musical shows, behind New York and London. If you are coming to Madrid this spring and you like musicals, we recommend three of them:
The Lion King
This great production has been playing in Madrid for over a year, where it will remain exceptionally until the 29th of June. This show has been on stage for 17 years and has had over 70 million spectators around the world.
Based on the homonymous Disney film, the musical is a show of colour, rhythm and music that has earned 70 awards. On the stage of the Teatro Lope de Vega, set up especially for this production, we will see more than 25 different animals, including giraffes of over 20 ft. in height.
Hoy no me puedo levantar
This is a renovated production from the same show that was in Madrid for 4 seasons and another 2 in Barcelona, before going on tour around Spain. It returned to Madrid last year and it will remain here until June 2014 unless it is exceptionally extended.
On this occasion, the scenography has been customised for the Teatro Coliseum, using the latest technologies of theatre representation from around the world.
Marta tiene un marcapasos
A Spanish production aimed at 80s nostalgics, similar to Hoy no me puedo levantar, it recovers the songs of the band Hombres G, songs like Venezia, Sufre mamón, Visite nuestro bar, Suéltate el pelo, Nassau, El ataque de las chicas cocodrilo, Temblando, Te quiero… and, of course, Marta tiene un marcapasos.
Performed as a comedy, the musical tells us the story of Marta, a girl who embarks on a trip of self-discovery next to her friend Belén. The show will be performed at the Teatro Gran Vía until the 22nd of June.
Hotel Liabeny is an ideal place to stay if you want to go to Madrid to enjoy the musicals of the Gran Vía. We are located halfway between the Puerta del Sol and the Gran Vía, a five-minute walk from all the main theatres on this avenue.