What is the most underrated musical of all time

After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
The Student Gypsy
Georgy
Idiot
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/10
Egads, Amarillith. I've actually never seen 1776. Now I have to.
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
She Loves Me is a much loved show that should be a much better loved one.

But If we are talking about a show that few people seem to like that I personally think is a very good show, it would be Triumph of Love.
CHOOKA2
Understudy
joined:12/2/12
Robert and Elizabeth--a glorious score.
Did it ever find an American audience? Very popular in England and Australia.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
The Apple Tree

The Happy Time

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Sugar

Romance in Hard Times

Parade

City of Angels






....but the world goes 'round
JayG 2
Understudy
joined:12/19/12
1776 is hardly underrated (It ran for years with no movie or soap stars and won a bunch of Tonys)... maybe underrated by people who know little about musical theater, but it is one of the best, mot perfect shows ever written.
Under appreciated shows:
Sugar
Little Me
King of Hearts
The Happy Time
110 in the Shade
and
Rockabye Hamlet (yes, and I am not delusional. It was the forerunner of Rent, Spring Awakening and their ilk and had a genius director at the helm to boot.)
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Recent additions for me:

Ragtime
Drowsy Chaperone
Grey Gardens
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
blocked: logan2, Diamonds3
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
Little Women
little_sally
Broadway Legend
joined:1/15/04
Caroline, or Change
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. It seems like everyone who never saw the show wonders how it could have won the Tony over FOLLIES.

Agreed. I absolutely ADORE that show. The production at the Delcorte was one of my favorite theatre experiences in NYC ever.
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
Phillytheatreguy10
Leading Actor
joined:7/22/12
City of Angels, Follies, Secrect Garden, and Grey Gardens all make my list! Jane Eyre is my new contribution!
Outoftowner2
Stand-by
joined:1/8/12
I agree with Ragtime. I think it's brilliant, such an American story and the music is incredible. I wish it was still on Broadway in its original form.
metropolis10111
Leading Actor
joined:7/28/06
I think it's strange to see Follies in a thread like this because there are SO many fans how can they be underrated? Saying Follies is underrated is like saying Annie is underrated. I begin to think sometimes for them there was no theater before Sondheim and there will be none when he is finally dead.

On the topic... I think a show that is oddly underrated is ShowBoat. I think that people just think of the main songs and call it a day. In it's full form it really is quite an amazing piece of theatre. It has one of the most beautiful and complex score ever written for the stage. I feel that people think of it as this tired period piece, but it's still a very relevant story.

Lizzy Borden is a piece I long to see on Off Broadway. Its score is tuneful yet complex with some great tension.

I have a soft spot for Brigadoon, but know the books needs a bit of work. The score sparkles though
ErinDillyFan
Broadway Star
joined:7/14/06
The Baker's Wife

With honorable mention:
Parade (JRB not Jerry Herman)
The Wild Party (Lippa)
One Touch of Venus
BroadwayShowTime
Understudy
joined:9/11/10
The Scottsboro Boys
Nettik
Featured Actor
joined:6/4/10
Passion
Assassins
Violet
Ragtime
Taboo
Updated On: 1/11/13 at 05:01 PM
metropolis10111
Leading Actor
joined:7/28/06
Pump Boys and Dinettes ..oh wait.... never mind
backwoodsbarbie
Broadway Star
joined:7/31/09
Taboo, it was ahead of its time.
http://backstagebarbie.blogspot.com
emida
Understudy
joined:8/21/11
I forgot The Apple Tree, Ragtime and The Drowsy Chaperone.

Also, one of my favorite musical based on a movie : The Wedding Singer.

Updated On: 1/11/13 at 09:18 PM
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Follies is the most overrated, underrated, second-rated, first-rate show that never was.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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justoldbill
Broadway Star
joined:10/17/07
Are you referring to FOLLIES or YOUNG 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....
jas1234
Understudy
joined:9/3/11
is there life after high school
i can get it for your wholesale
the happy time
70 Girls 70
jas1234
Understudy
joined:9/3/11
is there life after high school
i can get it for your wholesale
the happy time
70 Girls 70
rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Smile
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
undercoveractor
Stand-by
joined:9/12/08
Thank you to all who have mentioned TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, and PACIFIC OVERTURES.
Love all three.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Some of y'all need to learn the definition of the word "underrated".

"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.

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