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Old 06-26-2023, 03:15 PM
 
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I love Broadway! I live in the suburbs of NYC, so I typically see a few shows a year. My favorites (in no order)

Come From Away
Les Mis
Wicked
Hamilton

What are your favorites?
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Old 06-26-2023, 03:56 PM
 
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I love Broadway! I live in the suburbs of NYC, so I typically see a few shows a year. My favorites (in no order)

Come From Away
Les Mis
Wicked
Hamilton

What are your favorites?
Our favorites are almost the same! My top five in no particular order:

Come From Away (seen it 5 times ... three times in NYC including the final show, and two times touring)
Miss Saigon (the first show I ever saw on Broadway, back in '95)
Les Mis (it's so hard not to get caught up in the amazing orchestrations)
Hamilton (as much as I resisted because I thought it was too bandwagon-y, I can't help but love it)
Rent (I hate the ending, but the music is fantastic)

My ranking of the top five changes constantly, though CFA generally stays on top. Such an underrated show and I wish it were still open!
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Old 06-26-2023, 07:48 PM
 
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Don't know how long it will be here, but I loved Sweeney Tood. Felt Josh Groban would be too lightweight for a mass murderer, but he did pull it off with aplomb. (I am a big Sondheim fan and have seen five different productions of Sweeney over the years, as well as many other Sondheim shows.) I am looking forward to his last show, which IIRC is scheduled for the fall.

All the Broadway productions of August Wilson's plays I've loved. Unfortunately, missed the Piano Lesson, but have seen many other Wilson plays, going as far back as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, with Charles Dutton.
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Old 06-27-2023, 10:22 PM
 
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Our favorites are almost the same! My top five in no particular order:

Come From Away (seen it 5 times ... three times in NYC including the final show, and two times touring)
Miss Saigon (the first show I ever saw on Broadway, back in '95)
Les Mis (it's so hard not to get caught up in the amazing orchestrations)
Hamilton (as much as I resisted because I thought it was too bandwagon-y, I can't help but love it)
Rent (I hate the ending, but the music is fantastic)

My ranking of the top five changes constantly, though CFA generally stays on top. Such an underrated show and I wish it were still open!

Rent was fairly depressing


I'd replace it with Moulon Rouge, very fresh and unique (like Hamilton) and GREAT music.
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Old 06-28-2023, 04:23 AM
 
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Rent was fairly depressing

I'd replace it with Moulon Rouge, very fresh and unique (like Hamilton) and GREAT music.
Im okay with depressing. LOL. I’m going to see Moulin Rouge in a few weeks at the Kennedy Center. I hated the movie, but I hope that without Luhrman’s herky-jerky seizure-inducing filming style, maybe I’ll be able to enjoy the show.
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Old 06-28-2023, 05:06 PM
 
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Im okay with depressing. LOL. I’m going to see Moulin Rouge in a few weeks at the Kennedy Center. I hated the movie, but I hope that without Luhrman’s herky-jerky seizure-inducing filming style, maybe I’ll be able to enjoy the show.
Different strokes for different folks I guess. I detested the stage version -- and the singalong audence that went with it. At one point I turned to the folks behind me giving thier rendition of one of the songs and told them, "I didn;t pay money to hear you sing. I paid to hear them sing." Even beside th"at, the stage musical just didn't have the sweep and grandeur of the film version. It just seemed so "small after looking at the film version.
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Old 06-29-2023, 05:16 PM
 
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Old 06-29-2023, 10:10 PM
 
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[quote=GiveMeCoffee;65470551]I love Broadway! I live in the suburbs of NYC, so I typically see a few shows a year. My favorites (in no order)

Come From Away
Les Mis
Wicked
Hamilton


I've seen on these, enjoyed them all excellent, but OMG My all time favorite all the way, no questions asked is Les Mis. I love the 10th anniversary and 25th PBS anniversary specials too. This is a musical that with people singing in unison gives me goose bumps and I can't get the songs out of my head.

And I have to say how totally impressed I was with "Come From Away" -- so well done and so uplifting. Saw it the same weekend I saw Hamilton in NYC.

You have good taste. DS's all time favorite is Wicked -- He's seen it about seven times including Broadway, the West End, and traveling shows.

And Hamilton is definitely an impressive piece of work.

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If I were to name my top three all time favorites and put them in order they would be

1) Les Mis
2) Come From Away
3) Once (haunting music I adore and a very adult mature love story)

Like you I see a few shows every year -- used to see more in NYC (would do a few days in the city after visiting my mother in law who live in NJ annually). -- These days I mostly see traveling shows which fortunately come to our town and profession productions at my a local performing arts center (most actors come from New York -- they do an excellent job.) Boy to I prefer the smaller more intimate theatres in NYC vs. the large 4000 person venue where we get the traveling shows, but I do love a great musicals and my favorite splurge is to get tickets to a few shows each year.

Musicals I just saw or will me seeing in the next year are:
-- Book of Mormon -- just saw traveling show for the first time, have been wanting to see it for ages (enjoyed it)
-- Aida -- just saw production by local profession theatre, another one I've wanted to see for ages (enjoyed it)
-- Little Shop of Horrors -- seeing this at a local 12,000 person outdoor venue -- have seen this before (Friends invited us (have extra tickets) and DH is a big fan of this show. DS loves this show too. I like the music and production numbers, but the story kind of creeps me out.
-- Moulin Rouge -- will be seeing traveling show in Tampa in February with my nephew who lives in Orlando (visiting a cousin who is in assisted living in Tampa) (Fun thing to do with my nephew who will be visiting my cousin with me and fun to treat him to a musical he would like to see)
-- Company -- Seeing traveling show in St. Louis where we live with DH (DH is a HUGE Stephen Sondheim fan)
--MJ the Musical -- Seeing the traveling show in St. Louis (wasn't originally going to see this, but want to see this for the dancing after reading reviews) (Will probably go with a friend -- DH said he'd be happy to go if I don't have someone else to go with. Thinks it would be entertaining, but he is not a big MJ fan. I'm a big fan of the MJ dance moves.)

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Old 06-30-2023, 04:24 PM
 
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I love Broadway! I live in the suburbs of NYC, so I typically see a few shows a year. My favorites (in no order)

Come From Away
Les Mis
Wicked
Hamilton

What are your favorites?
Come From Away, Phantom.

Saw Hadestown last month. Great music.
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Old 07-01-2023, 06:29 PM
 
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Rent was fairly depressing


I'd replace it with Moulon Rouge, very fresh and unique (like Hamilton) and GREAT music.
I have tickets to see Moulin Rouge at the end of July. I can’t wait!!
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