What is the most underrated musical of all time

ContinentalNettle
Swing
joined:1/6/13
We've all seen the thread for most overrated musical, so this is the thread for the other end of the discussion! What are your most underrated musicals or underrated songs from musicals?

For me personally it's; Blood Brothers, The Boyfriend and Whistle Down the Wind.
SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
SHE LOVES ME.

The perfect meringue of a musical.
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
1776. It has its supporters on this board, but it's still underrated.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
SonofRobbieJ
Broadway Legend
joined:12/10/09
That's actually my favorite musical of all-time.

Another underrated show? THE BAKER'S WIFE. I know people have major problems with the book, but I've seen worse books win Tonys.
JBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:4/6/12
The Story Of My Life. One of my absolute favorite musicals, but very few people have heard of and it ran only 5 real performances on Broadway.
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
Caroline, or Change.
I leave the room smiling.
undercoveractor
Stand-by
joined:9/12/08
For me this would be the LaChiusa WILD PARTY, VIOLET, and THE SECRET GARDEN.
jasonf
Broadway Legend
joined:12/26/03
I second 1776. It's one of my absolute favorite shows, and more, one of my top five all time favorite movies - yet even I forget to name it sometimes when naming favorites.
Hi, Shirley Temple Pudding.
ratherbewhaling
Stand-by
joined:7/15/08
Pacific Overtures
Nancy Reagan, meanest and thinnest of the first ladies moves into the white house. Yabba dabba! It's the eighties.
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
I'm one of those few people who think both the original books and scores to both Anyone Can Whistle and Follies are brilliant.
PTOPhan
Featured Actor
joined:6/5/12
I, too, love 1776, both the stage show and the movie. I love Martha Jefferson's song about how her husband relaxes by playing the violin. I also love that they didn't shy away from the slavery issue, as some productions about the Revolution do (e.g., Mel Gibson's movie, which I think was called "The Patriots.")
You alone can make my song take flight.
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
I think Bat Boy gets way less love than it should, wish it would've transferred to Broadway. I agree with 1776 too. Lovely, lovely show, wish I could've seen the production at Asolo Rep this past December.
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
chewy5000
Broadway Legend
joined:12/1/09
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IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
RaisedOnMusicals
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/10
I agree about 1776. I would also throw Sunset Boulevard out for consideration, and my wife asked me to mention Aspects of Love.
<--------Curtain call, opening night of A Little Night Music, Dec. 13, 2009
Jay Lerner-Z
Broadway Legend
joined:4/4/11
Wonderful Town

P.S. I've never heard of What...who composed it?

Updated On: 1/10/13 at 07:09 PM
kieranbec
Featured Actor
joined:1/7/12
The Pirate Queen.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
GYPSY. Yup, GYPSY. Mmm hmm, yes....GYPSY.
someone.else's.story2
Leading Actor
joined:3/18/07
Blood Brothers (though it was well loved in London)
Wild Party (LaChuisa)
Passion
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. ``oscar wilde``
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
PROMESAS, PROMESAS basada en el guion original, "El Apartamento" de Billy Wilder y I.A.L. Diamond.
Corine2
Broadway Legend
joined:9/14/03
Millie, The Last Five Years. Loved both.
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Violet

Saw it in Chicago three times. This show should be produced everywhere all the time.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
beautywickedlover
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/07
I know that there's going to be a lot of people who will disagree with me, but I think it's 'Shrek the Musical'.
justoldbill
Broadway Star
joined:10/17/07
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. It seems like everyone who never saw the show wonders how it could have won the Tony over FOLLIES.
Well-well-well-what-do-you-think-of-that-I-have-nothing-here-to-pay-my-train-fare-with-only-large-bills-fives-and-sevens....
bundy5000
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/05
Finian's Rainbow
Herbie: "Honey, Don't you know there's a depression?"
Rose: "Of Course I know, I Watch Fox News"
-(modified)Gypsy
Broadway Schedule
June 18th- Cabaret, Bullets Over Broadway
August 10th- Hedwig
emida
Understudy
joined:8/21/11
I'd say Assassins or Anyone Can Whistle.

Another one that I love and that I feel is underappreciated is Little Women.
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
The Student Gypsy
Georgy

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