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Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by eperkins 2012-11-30 13:32:51


This time, I'm saying "favorite" rather than "best."

I'll start, with my favorite show of 2012 (which so happens to be on several people's "worst" list): Once.

Runners up: Peter and the Starcatcher, Dogfight.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by newintown 2012-11-30 13:42:59


One Man, Two Guvnors.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Phillytheatreguy10 2012-11-30 13:49:06


Favorites:
*Ghost (I realize people hate it!)
Runners Up
-Virginia Woolf
-Edwin Drood
-Dog Fight

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Marianne2 2012-11-30 14:01:40


Into the Woods and and Follies because I saw it in January.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by little_sally 2012-11-30 14:10:31


Peter and the Starcatcher (with One Man, Two Guvnors in second, although I just saw Drood last night and it was so wonderful)

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by TheatreKid3 2012-11-30 14:12:35


NEWSIES, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and ONCE.

I will add that GHOST was better than people give it credit for.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by GlindatheGood22 2012-11-30 14:15:29


I realized today I didn't see very much traditional theatre this year since I've been so focused on Sleep No More. But I did enjoy Carrie very much, even though the best thing I saw this year was probably Peter and the Starcatcher or Virginia Woolf.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by kbritt789 2012-11-30 15:15:24


Peter and the Starcatcher, without a doubt.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by mamaleh 2012-11-30 15:19:22


FOLLIES -- since 1971 my all-time favorite musical
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER -- for the sheer pleasure its whimsy and magic bring
ONE MAN TWO GUV'NORS - I have never laughed so much in the theater

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-11-30 15:54:20


Play: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
Musical: ONCE

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by macnyc 2012-11-30 16:27:30


FOLLIES and NEWSIES (TIE)
ONE MAN TWO GUV'NORS and FALLING (TIE)

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by jv92 2012-11-30 16:37:24


It was truly the year of Edward Albee: WHO'S AFRIAD OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and THE LADY FROM DUBUQUE were my favorites. I also was surprised by how much I really loved GIANT, too.

BTW, next season make sure you head down to the Vineyard to see the new John Kander-Greg Pierce piece, THE LANDING. That's all I'll say about that.



Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by strummergirl 2012-11-30 17:01:33


Once and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by singaboutlove 2012-11-30 17:03:51


I really loved Dogfight and Once.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by emma3386 2012-11-30 19:40:45


Peter and the Starcatcher and Once

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by kyl3fong2 2012-11-30 19:46:34


Newsies!

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-11-30 19:50:50


Newsies for sure with Jesus Christ Superstar a close second. I don't care what anyone else says, I really liked that production and I thought Josh Young was brilliant. I'm still bummed it didn't get recorded.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Emmaloucbway 2012-11-30 20:03:58


Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, and One Man, Two Guvnors.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by aaronb 2012-11-30 20:36:14


DEATH OF A SALESMAN, no contest.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by AC126748 2012-11-30 20:51:52


Both UNCLE VANYAs (Sydeney Theatre Company & SoHo Rep)
TRIBES
VIRGINIA WOOLF

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by kikki327 2012-11-30 21:23:47


GHOST. i know people hated it but i thought it was beautiful..definitely one of my favorite musicals.
Newsies and Once are also up there. and i loved Murder in the First at 59E59 (still hopeful for a bway transfer..)

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by michellek45 2012-11-30 22:04:12


Toss-up between Peter and the Starcatcher and Giant, part of the reason being I have a huge fascination with Texas history.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by ChanceEncounter 2012-11-30 22:11:12


The Whale for Shuler's performance alone.

Close Runners-Up
Cyrano
and
Cock


I'm going to see Starcatcher on Wednesday so that may jump in there.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Someone in a Tree2 2012-12-01 10:23:34


DEATH OF A SALESMAN and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER made all the second-rate theater we saw this year worth it. The feeling walking out of the theater after both those shows was something like euphoria.

But it's been years since we saw a new musical that could do the same. (Where oh where is the next BILLY ELLIOTT or NEXT TO NORMAL?)

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by willep 2012-12-01 10:38:15


Once/Peter and the Starcatcher

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by TheaterBoy7777 2012-12-01 10:44:13


-Follies
-Dogfight
-Carrie...despite its flaws and projected blood

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Vagabond Anarchist 2012-12-01 10:49:57


Favorite Musical: NEWSIES

Runners Up:
ONCE
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Encores
ANNIE

Favorite Play: THE HEIRESS

with runners up being:
ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
MURDER IN THE FIRST at 59E59

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by jv92 2012-12-01 11:35:29


Can I also add THE LYONS onto my list of favorites? Another wonderful play.

NEWSIES was great fun, too.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Griffin2 2012-12-01 15:03:40


Once and Peter and the Starcatchers

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by bdn223 2012-12-01 15:57:47


New Musical: NEWSIES
Play:PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Revival: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by PositivelyEmerald 2012-12-01 16:11:15


Evita
Carrie

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by MillieDillmount 2012-12-03 00:56:34


I'm gonna have to say my favorite show of 2012 was Venus in Fur. I didn't see this show until the night before the Tonys, but I loved it so much I went to closing the next week. I have never walked out of a play feeling so excited and just in love with the writing and acting. Even when the ending was revealed I still walked out of the theatre thinking "what the hell did I just see?" But in the good unpredictable, satisfied way. Just mindblowing.

And a very close runner up will have to be One Man Two Guvnors! I have NEVER laughed so hard in a Broadway theatre before. That is physical comedy at it's best! I wish I would have seen it more than once.

Runners up:
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Silence!
Carrie

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by SondheimFan5 2012-12-03 01:37:48


Peter and the Starcatcher and Virginia Woolf tie for play.

Drood for musical.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by fosca3 2012-12-03 06:11:01


Definitely MACBETH, with Alam Cumming

RICHARD III with Kevin Spacey was so awesome too

I wish I could see both again

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by nicole neumann2 2012-12-03 06:52:33


My Favortive Show Of 2012 Was: ONCE <3

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by bobs3 2012-12-03 07:24:59


Comedy: ONE MAN TWO GUV'NORS
Drama: DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Musical: ??

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by fredric47 2012-12-03 08:21:19


I don't see as many plays and musicals as I used to in my youth because of the high price of tickets and the distance from my home in Philadelphia to Broadway.

For me, my favorite show of 2012 was the Encores City Center revival of "Pipe Dream." Whoever thought that R & H's biggest flop would be restaged in such a charming and delightful production with a fabulous cast?

Biggest disappointments of 2012: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," a show I dearly loved in its original 1985-'86 Broadway production because of a stellar cast headed by the late, incomparable George Rose. What you are now seeing at the Roundabout Studio 54 is a pale comparison to the original due to the lethargic staging by Scott Ellis and Warren Carlyle and the miscasting of Chita Rivera, Will Chase, and Jim Norton. "The Lyons," Nicky Silver's rehash of a Jewish family dealing with the impending death of the breadwinner and the son's angst in accepting his homosexuality. Linda Lavin's performance got quickly repetitious in her line readings in Act One and totally unbelievable in her character's decision to run off with a younger man in Act Two."Barbara Cook's 85th Birthday Concert" at Carnegie Hall, in which Barbara mistakenly thought she should devote the evening to singing jazz and blues numbers when her longtime fans were present to hear her Broadway repertoire of hits. The highpoints for me were special guests Sheldon Harnick's clever parody of his and Jerry Bock's hit, "She Loves Me," and Josh Groban's beautiful rendition of Mr. Sondheim's "Not While I'm Around" from "Sweeney Todd." I know that this last selection is not considered a show but rather a concert; but I feel compelled to bring it up as a postscript to a question I raised on this website in October when I asked if anyone knew who the surprise guests were going to be for this concert and got all kinds of verbal abuse from my fellow readers of Broadwayworld.com.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by nodesy 2012-12-03 08:38:23


Evita, Newsies, and Once.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by once a month 2012-12-03 09:20:31


Play: Peter and the Starcatchers

Musical: Follies. Edwin Drood (tie)

Off: Judith of Bethulia

Sleep No More- my favorite show of all time (out of 364)

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by rhdery 2012-12-03 09:52:38


One Man Two Guvners was super and the music by The Craze has to be mentioned. It is my clear cut Favorite.

Honorable mentions--

Follies was memorable.

Off-Broadway I have to go with Murder Ballad, though I also found Red State from the NYMF interesting.

I love everything the cast and director did with Peter and the Star Catchet.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by ChanceEncounter 2012-12-06 12:42:40


Ok, yeah, add me to the list of Peter and the Starcatcher lovers. Saw it last night.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Phillytheatreguy10 2012-12-06 13:20:06


I'm a dolt! Forgot Newsies just opened this year! Definitely a fav to add to my previous choices!

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Scarywarhol 2012-12-06 13:27:13


Peter and the Starcatcher by several hundred miles. Giant is the only new musical I saw this year that was not truly awful. But I didn't see Dogfight, which looked promising.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by TheatreKid3 2012-12-06 13:33:47


Well, from what I can tell of others opinions (like my own), it is a shame STARCATCHER did not win Best Play this year.

That is a magical piece of theatre.



Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by zepka102 2012-12-06 13:52:34


Follies and Ghost were my favorite musicals, The Best Man and Peter and the Starcatchers my favorite plays.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Kelly2 2012-12-06 14:52:30


THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. I went in not knowing what to expect and came out completely charmed by the show (as a bit of a Dickens nerd, I admit I was pretty excited either way) and amazed by what an incredible cast has been assembled for the production. Brava!

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by muscle23ftl 2012-12-06 15:47:16


"Merrily"

followed by "Nice Work"

and then "Carrie"

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Jersey Girl2 2012-12-06 18:35:03


Jekyll & Hyde is my favorite
& I finally saw Book Of Mormon.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Franciouqu 2012-12-06 18:54:15


One Man should have won best play

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by TheGingerBreadMan 2012-12-07 17:49:53


Either The Mystery of Edwin Drood or Peter and the Starcatcher for me.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by sally1112 2012-12-07 18:26:58


Evita(with understudies for both Evita and Che for my performance)

and

Newsies

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Kad 2012-12-07 18:59:36


One Man, Two Guvnors
Once
Tribes
Peter and the Starcatcher

Nina Arianda in Venus in Fur
Gatz (return engagement)

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by tmbyru 2012-12-07 20:32:46


Ghost

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by adam.peterson44 2012-12-07 20:40:00


Newsies

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by mc1227 2012-12-08 16:59:42


Musical: Nice Work If You Can Get It
Runner up: Newsies

Best Play: One Man, Two Guvnors
Didn't see any other play in 2012.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by americanboy99 2012-12-08 17:04:59


TRIBES and INTO THE WOODS

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by Mrs. Bumbrake 2012-12-08 20:02:33


Peter and the Starcatcher - no contest.
Runner up would be Jesus Christ Superstar.

Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted by CapnHook 2012-12-08 21:30:46


The best production of 2012 is certainly PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Nothing comes close to reaching what that show is.