Favorite Broadway Show?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
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Busy bee

My all-time favorite is Phantom of the Opera.  Among the newer shows, I enjoyed Book of Mormon.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Wicked is my favorite! Seen it a few times now and heard they are turning it into a movie!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Lion King & Les Mis, for sure!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Lion King was great and so was Wicked. I also really liked Rent.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Les Mis

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Promises, Promises and How to Suceed in Business Without Really Trying were both fantastic! 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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.

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