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Old 01-09-2018, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Can be in the theater or a road production...

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Old 01-09-2018, 01:56 PM
 
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I've been so lucky to see so many original Broadway casts. These are the ones that really stand out. All Broadway productions, I'm not including off Broadway but rest assured that a lot of the stuff there blows me away.

Favorite
Hamilton
Jelly's Last Jam
Topdog/Underdog

Honorable mentions
ALL of the August Wilson plays
The Great Comet
Guys and Dolls (revival with Nathan and Faith)
The Color Purple (revival)
Beauty Queen of Leenane
A View from the Bridge (Ivo Van Hove revival)
Gypsy (Lupone/Benanti)
Frost/Nixon
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Passing Strange
Annie Get Your Gun
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Old 01-09-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I've been so lucky to see so many original Broadway casts. These are the ones that really stand out. All Broadway productions, I'm not including off Broadway but rest assured that a lot of the stuff there blows me away.

Favorite
Hamilton
Jelly's Last Jam
Topdog/Underdog

Honorable mentions
ALL of the August Wilson plays
The Great Comet
Guys and Dolls (revival with Nathan and Faith)
The Color Purple (revival)
Beauty Queen of Leenane
A View from the Bridge (Ivo Van Hove revival)
Gypsy (Lupone/Benanti)
Frost/Nixon
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Passing Strange
Annie Get Your Gun
Lucky you!

I've seen the usual tourist shows...Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Black and Blue, 42nd Street, On Your Toes,
Timbuktoo, Rent, Eubie Blake show, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, and a few more
I can't remember...
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:12 PM
 
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Lucky you!

I've seen the usual tourist shows...Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Black and Blue, 42nd Street, On Your Toes,
Timbuktoo, Rent, Eubie Blake show, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, and a few more
I can't remember...
I saw Shuffle Along a couple years ago, it was about the making of the Eubie Bank and Nobel Sissle show they wrote.

I've never seen Phantom or Cats. I've kinda wanted to see Phantom but now it's just foreign tourists who talk loud the entire time and take pictures per the Broadway website I peruse. I'm too anal about theater etiquette so I'd probably flip.
I saw the Sunset Blvd revival last year. I can't remember what all I've seen, I keep my playbills and go through them now and then. It's cool to look at the casts from the 90s and realize that you saw a lot of pre famous people. One thing I never do is look at the playbill beforehand. It recently bit me in the butt. I saw Dear Evan Hansen in 2016 and didn't even realize that Michael Park was the dad. I was a huge As the World Turns fan and I would have been stage dooring him for sure. It's funny bc even though I sat close, I didn't know it was him. Lol
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I used to keep my playbills too...until I moved again a few yrs ago.

Maybe you can see Phantom in a touring show...it is a great show and the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is awesome....you've likely heard part of the songs, it was such a hit when it first opened. I saw Cats 3 times, 2 times in Bdwy theater and once touring...because of course, I love cats! That music too was wonderful.

I didn't even try to get Hamilton tkts....you must live in NYC or close by...again, lucky one!!
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I used to see shows regularly, and even played in the orchestra pit for a number of community productions! Been a while since the last one, so my favorites are mostly older shows...

Les Miserables (3x now)
Rent
The Lion King
Dreamgirls
My Fair Lady
Fiddler on the Roof
Tommy
The Producers
Little Shop of Horrors
Annie
1776
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:25 AM
 
Location: La Costa, California
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Well I grew up on long island NY and used to go see shows back then (60s)

Was fortunate to see some great ones on Broadway...The Sound of Music, Oliver, Hello Dolly, and a show called She Loves Me that closed shortly after
Dave
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:35 PM
 
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Well I grew up on long island NY and used to go see shows back then (60s)

Was fortunate to see some great ones on Broadway...The Sound of Music, Oliver, Hello Dolly, and a show called She Loves Me that closed shortly after
Dave
They did a really good revival of She Loves Me 2 years ago. I enjoyed it. It had Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Gavin Creel and Zachary Levi.
They broadcasted it on Great Performances in November. I haven't seen it but if you're interested, it may be available to stream.
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Honolulu
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The Great Comet of 1812
Cats (off Broadway in '76 and recently on Oasis of the Seas)
Evita
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:08 PM
 
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For me, it's ...

On Broadway
Miss Saigon (saw this twice, including the current revival. The first time in 1995 was actually my first experience seeing a Broadway show. They say you never forget your first! )
Wicked
Mary Poppins
Promises, Promises
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (saw this one the same day that Audra won the Tony!)
The River
If/Then

Touring Productions
Les Miserables
Rent

Edited because I didn't realize we were just sharing favorites. LOL! I had to edit down!
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