Your Favorite Show of 2012

eperkins
Leading Actor
joined:5/21/07
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 01:32pm
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.
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 01:42pm
One Man, Two Guvnors.
Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 01:49pm
Favorites:
*Ghost (I realize people hate it!)
Runners Up
-Virginia Woolf
-Edwin Drood
-Dog Fight
Marianne2
Broadway Legend
joined:3/28/08
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 02:01pm
Into the Woods and and Follies because I saw it in January.
"I don't want the pretty lights to come and get me."-Homecoming 2005 "You can't pray away the gay."-Callie Torres on Grey's Anatomy. Ignored Users: suestorm, N2N Nate., Owen22, master bates
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 02:10pm
Peter and the Starcatcher (with One Man, Two Guvnors in second, although I just saw Drood last night and it was so wonderful)

A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
Updated On: 11/30/12 at 02:10 PM
TheatreKid3
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 02:12pm
NEWSIES, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and ONCE.

I will add that GHOST was better than people give it credit for.
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 02:15pm
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.
I leave the room smiling.
kbritt789
Swing
joined:6/6/11
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 03:15pm
Peter and the Starcatcher, without a doubt.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 03:19pm
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
WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 03:54pm
Play: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
Musical: ONCE
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
macnyc
Broadway Legend
joined:7/26/08
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 04:27pm
FOLLIES and NEWSIES (TIE)
ONE MAN TWO GUV'NORS and FALLING (TIE)

jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 04:37pm
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.



strummergirl
Broadway Legend
joined:12/8/09
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 05:01pm
Once and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Updated On: 11/30/12 at 05:01 PM
singaboutlove
Swing
joined:11/2/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 05:03pm
I really loved Dogfight and Once.
Icon: a picture I took of my Merrily We Roll Along Encores! playbill.
emma3386
Swing
joined:9/8/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 07:40pm
Peter and the Starcatcher and Once
kyl3fong2
Broadway Star
joined:3/10/11
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 07:46pm
Newsies!
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 07:50pm
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.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 08:03pm
Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, and One Man, Two Guvnors.
aaronb
Broadway Star
joined:6/3/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 08:36pm
DEATH OF A SALESMAN, no contest.
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AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 08:51pm
Both UNCLE VANYAs (Sydeney Theatre Company & SoHo Rep)
TRIBES
VIRGINIA WOOLF

"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
Updated On: 11/30/12 at 08:51 PM
kikki327
Leading Actor
joined:9/25/04
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 09:23pm
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..)
michellek45
Leading Actor
joined:5/20/11
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 10:04pm
Toss-up between Peter and the Starcatcher and Giant, part of the reason being I have a huge fascination with Texas history.
ChanceEncounter
Stand-by
joined:7/7/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 11/30/12 at 10:11pm
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.
Someone in a Tree2
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/12
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/1/12 at 10:23am
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?)
willep
Broadway Legend
joined:9/20/08
Your Favorite Show of 2012
Posted: 12/1/12 at 10:38am
Once/Peter and the Starcatcher
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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