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Your Favorite Show of 2012

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TheaterBoy7777
Broadway Star
joined:1/28/06
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/1/12 at 10:44am
-Follies
-Dogfight
-Carrie...despite its flaws and projected blood

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Updated On: 12/1/12 at 10:44 AM
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Vagabond Anarchist
Stand-by
joined:10/29/11
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/1/12 at 10:49am
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
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jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/1/12 at 11:35am
Can I also add THE LYONS onto my list of favorites? Another wonderful play.

NEWSIES was great fun, too.
Griffin2
Swing
joined:11/11/11
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/1/12 at 03:03pm
Once and Peter and the Starcatchers
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bdn223
Broadway Star
joined:6/14/08
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/1/12 at 03:57pm
New Musical: NEWSIES
Play:PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Revival: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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PositivelyEmerald
Stand-by
joined:7/24/11
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/1/12 at 04:11pm
Evita
Carrie
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MillieDillmount
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/03
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/3/12 at 12:56am
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
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SondheimFan5
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/10
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/3/12 at 01:37am
Peter and the Starcatcher and Virginia Woolf tie for play.

Drood for musical.
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fosca3
Broadway Star
joined:2/1/08
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/3/12 at 06:11am
Definitely MACBETH, with Alam Cumming

RICHARD III with Kevin Spacey was so awesome too

I wish I could see both again
You don't go to the dragon without a present - Mark Rylance
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nicole neumann2
Stand-by
joined:5/26/05
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/3/12 at 06:52am
My Favortive Show Of 2012 Was: ONCE <3
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/3/12 at 07:24am
Comedy: ONE MAN TWO GUV'NORS
Drama: DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Musical: ??
fredric47
Chorus Member
joined:7/18/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/3/12 at 08:21am
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.
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nodesy
Swing
joined:9/10/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/3/12 at 08:38am
Evita, Newsies, and Once.
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once a month
Broadway Legend
joined:4/16/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/3/12 at 09:20am
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)
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rhdery
Understudy
joined:7/22/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/3/12 at 09:52am
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.
ChanceEncounter
Stand-by
joined:7/7/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/6/12 at 12:42pm
Ok, yeah, add me to the list of Peter and the Starcatcher lovers. Saw it last night.
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Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/6/12 at 01:20pm
I'm a dolt! Forgot Newsies just opened this year! Definitely a fav to add to my previous choices!
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Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/6/12 at 01:27pm
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.
TheatreKid3
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/6/12 at 01:33pm
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.



Updated On: 12/6/12 at 01:33 PM
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zepka102
Broadway Legend
joined:5/26/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/6/12 at 01:52pm
Follies and Ghost were my favorite musicals, The Best Man and Peter and the Starcatchers my favorite plays.
::bust a move::
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Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/6/12 at 02:52pm
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!
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
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muscle23ftl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/19/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/6/12 at 03:47pm
"Merrily"

followed by "Nice Work"

and then "Carrie"
"People have their opinions and that doesn't mean that their opinions are wrong or right. I just take it with a grain of salt because opinions are like as*holes, everyone has one". -Felicia Finley-
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Jersey Girl2
Broadway Star
joined:12/16/07
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/6/12 at 06:35pm
Jekyll & Hyde is my favorite
& I finally saw Book Of Mormon.
Dont stop believin'
Franciouqu
Chorus Member
joined:12/1/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/6/12 at 06:54pm
One Man should have won best play
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TheGingerBreadMan
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/7/12 at 05:49pm
Either The Mystery of Edwin Drood or Peter and the Starcatcher for me.
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sally1112
Broadway Legend
joined:4/13/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/7/12 at 06:26pm
Evita(with understudies for both Evita and Che for my performance)

and

Newsies

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