Post # 1
What is your favorite broadway show? “The Lion King” was amazing. Absolutely amazing. “Les Mis” was captivating and haunting (in a good way). Those are my top two so far. BUT I have never had the opportunity to see “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” on broadway which I’ve always pouted about. Well, today I found out that IT’S COMING TO MY TOWN! I mean… like next year… but I already texted the Darling Husband telling him that we absolutely have to go because it is my FAVORITE Disney movie ever and I am pretty sure it’s magical on stage, too.
What are your favorite shows? What else do you recommend? And more importantly, have you seen B&B on broadway and loved it???
Post # 2
My all-time favorite is Sweeney Todd, with Caberet a close second. My favorite this yea was Hedwig and I’ve seen Rocky, If/Then, and Kinky Boots this year.
I love theater. I go to NY a handful of times a year, I subscribe to the broadway touring theater in my city and i also subsribe to a local theater.
I saw Beauty and the Beast on Broadway when Donny Osmond played the Beast. I remember it being good.
Ragtime, Wicked, Avenue Q, Mamma Mia, Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys are some great ones to see.
Post # 3
My all-time favorite is Phantom of the Opera. Among the newer shows, I enjoyed Book of Mormon.
Post # 4
howtobeawife: I didn’t love beauty and the beast. Kiss Me Kate was incredible, as was The King and I, and Burn the Floor (which wasn’t on broadway for very long, idk why). Just saw Once, which was hands down the worst broadway show I’ve ever seen. I feel it is my duty to save other people from seeing that show. DON’T DO IT. SAVE YOUR MONEY.
Post # 5
Wicked is my favorite! Seen it a few times now and heard they are turning it into a movie!
Post # 6
My favorite has always been Les Miserables. I’ve seen it 12 times. Some runners up are: Avenue Q, RENT, Lion King, and Newsies (purely for the most incredible dancing I’ve ever seen in my life).
OP, I’ll be interested to see what you think of Beauty and the Beast. It’s my favorite Disney movie but I wasn’t a fan of the Broadway show. But it has been about 15 years since I’ve seen it.
Post # 7
Lion King & Les Mis, for sure!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
Mamma Mia! I’ve seen it 5 times, and it is still so much fun. After that I think it would be The Jersey Boys.
Post # 9
Lion King was great and so was Wicked. I also really liked Rent.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF
The Book of Mormon – Incredibly offensive and yet, hysterical.
Avenue Q – So good.
Les Miserables – I did a production of it in high school so I’m biased but there’s nothing like hearing the number 24601.
Urinetown – Because what’s better than a musical about public amenities?!
And finally, Legally Blonde – Uplifting, catchy, and I’ve seen it live 3 times. 😀
Post # 12
Theatre person here, teach it and direct it. I like B&B, but I wouldn’t say it is the “best” musical out there. Lion King is fantastic because the stage version and film version are different enough to stand out and really show the possibilities of theatrical spectacle. That’s why Wicked is good, Les Mis is good, Book of Mormon is good. They are creatively spectacular. Beauty and the Beast is literally the film on stage. I’ve seen the Broadway touring show and I’ve also directed it. The dialogue and music are verbatim. It is a good movie to begin with so that is not necessarily a bad thing, but there are really no creative liberties taken with it. It kind of reminds me of a “Disney On Ice” type of effect. It is a cartoon brought to life. Like I said, still fun to watch especially if you are a big fan of the movie, but personally I love other shows that have more creative liberties taken. One of my favorites is Aida. It was the only Disney produced musical not based on a movie and had music by Tim Rice and Elton John. Another favorite is Next to Normal and Last 5 Years.
Post # 13
Promises, Promises and How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying were both fantastic!
Post # 14
howtobeawife: i haven’t seen too many
i’ve seen Avenue Q, Rent, Hairspray, Elf, Rock of Ages.
Out of all of them – Rock of Ages was my favorite. It was fun, interactive, plus we had the best seats in the house! I love classic rock from the 80s
Post # 15
omgosh go see BatB – I saw it a couple years ago on tour and it’s SO GOOD. like seriously. My favorite B’way show is RENT. I can’t help it. It’s so good (not the movie though! if you want to watch it filmed, they filmed the final performance of its initial run). I also lovvvve Spring Awakening, Avenue Q, the Lion King (which incidentally is the only one I’ve actually ON Broadway!), and Wicked. I really want to see The Book of Mormon, but it was sold out when it came here.