The Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2016

For the second year running, BBC Radio 2 are proud to be hosting the Radio 2 Audience Award For Best Musical as part of The Evening Standard Theatre Awards, in which you can vote to decide who will take home the coveted title.

Now in its 63rd year, The Evening Standard Theatre Awards celebrates the outstanding achievement and performance in London's theatreland.

BBC Radio 2 has always been a big fan of theatre - be it in London's West End, nationally around the country or on Broadway - and this year is no different as we ask you to vote to decide who will win this special award, following the inaugural trophy going to Kinky Boots last year.

The winning production will be announced live from the ceremony at London’s Old Vic Theatre on the Sunday 13 November, as part of a special show hosted by our very own Elaine Paige and Ken Bruce.

The vote is open from 13:00 Sunday 9 October to 23.59 Sunday 23 October 2016.

The six shortlisted musicals are:

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

The Menier Chocolate Factory

Bat Out of Hell - The Musical

London Coliseum


Savoy Theatre


National Theatre (Olivier)

School of Rock

New London Theatre

An American in Paris

Dominion Theatre

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