We want revivals! But which ones?

Gmerchant123
Featured Actor
joined:9/9/12
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 12:56am
Honestly I want more classics,such as sunset blvd., king and I, carousel,Oliver,and maybe if I REALLY pushed it Assassins,thoughts?
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 12:59am
No thoughts.
MattDe
Understudy
joined:11/7/12
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 01:25am
Assassins a classic ??? don't think so
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 01:39am
Not sure if most would consider them "classics",
but CARNIVAL and IRMA are RIPE.

But I can't think of a working director or choreographer with vision to make them work.
Idiot
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/10
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 02:01am
Stafford Arima should stage a chamber version of GREASE but make it a statement about bullying.
adam.peterson44
Broadway Star
joined:9/7/11
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 02:05am
I'd love to see the Goodspeed production of Carousel go to Broadway.
My Oh My
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/07
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 02:33am
A perfectly recreated production of Broadway's original Evita, complete with those freaky helicopter launching pad lights on the stage deck, weirdo metal railings that represent the Casa Rosada, awesomely turning mic/balcony thing as Eva throws her arms up into that iconic pose, garish wood and mirror revolving door for "Goodnight and Thank You," and oddball solitary wooden door frame randomly placed stage right during "Another Suitcase in Another Hall."

A perfect, exact recreation, please, with Larry Fuller as choreographer and Hal Prince directing.

Maybe then we could celebrate one of the most thrilling theatrical presentations of our time, and bury the memory of the current, lackluster, pious tourist trap.
Recreation of original John Cameron orchestration to "On My Own" by yours truly. Click player below to hear.
chewy5000
Broadway Legend
joined:12/1/09
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 03:30am
MAME, starring Lady Gaga.
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
Will42
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/10
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 03:46am
Arsenic and Old Lace with Benedict Cumberbatch (or Eric McCormack), Rosemary Harris and Angela Lansbury.
Dave19
Broadway Star
joined:12/23/11
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 06:10am
Miss Saigon
Sant
Broadway Legend
joined:9/12/04
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 10:27am
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
SUNSET BOULEVARD
MY FAIR LADY
mikey2573
Broadway Star
joined:12/28/10
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 11:27am
I think OLIVER! is ripe for a revival. Considering that the 1980 revival with Moody and Lupone had the same set and director as the original production, it is a show that has not had a NEWLY staged production since its original run almost 50 years ago. I would love to see the Macintosh version that has been hanging around the UK since 1994 make it to Boradway. But the last time he tried to bring it in, AE insisted he pay the Workhouse Kids for a full show even though they are only in the first ten minutes of the show and then are never seen again (except the 8 or 9 who are reused as members of Fagin's gang). Thus we were given the non-equity tour, which was still quite good. I wonder if he will bring the current UK tour over here to tour when its dates are done. It's a show that certainly has its fans.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 11:31am
I want an off broadway revival of THE HUMAN COMEDY.
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
gabrieljwickedone
Stand-by
joined:3/28/09
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 11:38am
I wish we could get that Funny Girl revival. Maybe Nina Arianda has the pipes? Or Sutton Foster?

My Fair Lady or The King and I at Lincoln Center would be ideal. Kelli O'Hara for both of those!

And I really want to see a revisal of The Unsinkable Molly Brown. I wish the production with Reba had come to fruition. That would be the perfect revival.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 11:41am
And definitely DREAMGIRLS.
"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
Starship
Leading Actor
joined:7/29/12
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 11:42am
Hairspray with Rosie O'Donnell as Edna. And Tracy. At the same time.
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 11:43am
MAME with Toni Collette and Kristen Johnston
SHE LOVES ME with Kelli O'Hara and Josh Radnor
JUNO with Betty Buckley and Gabriel Byrne
PURLIE with Anika Noni Rose and Sahr Ngaujah
HIGH SPIRITS with Hugh Jackman, Emma Thompson, Rachel York and Mary Louise Wilson or Harriet Harris
ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY with Kevin Kline and Kristin Chenoweth
MY FAIR LADY with Damian Lewis, Christiane Noll, and Alfred Molina
KISMET with Paolo Schott, Jane Krakowski, Andrew Samonsky and Jennifer Damiano
ERNEST IN LOVE with Penelope Keith, Laura Osnes, Sierra Bogess, Lee Pace, Santino Fontana, Jayne Houdyshell
MY ONE AND ONLY with Hugh Jackman and Tari Kelly








Updated On: 11/18/12 at 11:43 AM
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 11:46am
AIDA with Chad Kimball, Montego Glover and Catherine Zeta Jones.

"I think Glee is way too sharp, smart, witty, clever and emotionally confronting for the masses." - Dave19 - "What's next? Snow Black and the 7 Swaggers? Shasquirta and the Beast? 101 Weavematians? Willis in Ghettoland?" - Dave19, in reference to the new ANNIE remake.
Updated On: 11/18/12 at 11:46 AM
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 11:52am
GODSPELL. Now and forever!
"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 12:00pm
She Loves Me (with Laura Benanti and Steve Kazee)
The Secret Garden
bestfreakinshoes
Stand-by
joined:1/5/08
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 12:27pm
BABY
egghumor
Broadway Legend
joined:3/9/11
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 12:30pm
THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
THE SECRET GARDEN
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

Does anyone know if the libretto for TOP BANANA is any good?
If it's decent I wish that show would be considered.
canmark
Broadway Legend
joined:3/14/07
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 03:39pm
The Will Rogers Follies

Juno and the Paycock
The Glass Menagerie
M. Butterfly
Coach Bob knew it all along: you've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed. You have to keep passing the open windows. (John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire)
Someone in a Tree2
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/12
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 04:01pm
Not to belittle anyone's choices here, but I never thought anyone would feel nostalgic for BABY or WILL ROGERS FOLLIES. Each show boasted a few nice songs, but never could make sense as a play as a whole.

My noms for musicals (I'll let others offer casting suggestions, but I'm dreaming of Nicholas Hytner-type direction a la the '94 Carousel for most of the shows on the list):

LADY IN THE DARK
BRIGADOON
THE APPLE TREE
DEAR WORLD (needs a major revisal deleting the title song)
MACK & MABLE
THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
THE RINK
BIG RIVER
RAGS
CITY OF ANGELS
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

1992 is sort of my cutoff year-- don't believe shows should be revived sooner than 20 years.

Updated On: 11/18/12 at 04:01 PM
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 04:27pm
I think we're due for a workable Damn Yankees - Jeremy Jordan, Nina Arianda, and Boyd Gaines.

And another Cabaret would be wonderful right about now.

I leave the room smiling.
Updated On: 11/18/12 at 04:27 PM
Brave Sir Robin2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/07
We want revivals! But which ones?
Posted: 11/18/12 at 04:36pm
CAROUSEL
THE KING AND I
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
BABY
SUNSET BOULEVARD
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
MACK AND MABEL
MISS SAIGON
CITY OF ANGELS
THE WIZ
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