Encore Suggestions

Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 12:26am
High Spirits
I Had A Ball
Lil Abner


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Updated On: 6/25/13 at 12:26 AM
somethingbypuccini 2
Stand-by
joined:5/12/13
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 12:38am
Encores did Lil Abner! Starring Burke Moses and Alice Ripley.

I would love to see The Robber Bridegroom, Smile, and Greenwillow. But I Had a Ball would be marvelous.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 09:03am
Walking Happy
Maggie Flynn
Once on This Island
givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 09:13am
I know it's been suggested here before, but definitely Darling of the Day.
When I see the phrase "the ____ estate", I imagine a vast mansion in the country full of monocled men and high-collared women receiving letters about productions across the country and doing spit-takes at whatever they contain. -Kad
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 09:19am
Rags and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue even though I have a better chance of seeing the former happen in my lifetime.
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 11:02am
The Encores' LIL' ABNER was God-Awful.
"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.
Whatshisname
Swing
joined:7/16/10
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 01:36pm
Plain and Fancy
Brave Sir Robin2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/07
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 02:01pm
Is it too soon for City of Angels or Secret Garden?
"What's wrong with bottoms? If it wasn't for them, I would have nothing to do!" - TheatreDiva90016
""Well, who needs cake when Jordan's here having orgasms? - CATSNYrevival
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 02:29pm
^ Never too soon for City of Angels.

How about HENRY SWEET HENRY?
ray-andallthatjazz86
Broadway Legend
joined:8/2/05
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 02:29pm
MACK & MABEL! Apparently Jerry Herman refuses to have Encores! do one of his shows, which is such a shame, that would be such a terrific show for them to do.
Then there's BALLROOM (sans Tyne Daly) and GOODTIME CHARLEY.
For their Off-Center, my dream list includes DAMES AT SEA and FLORA, THE RED MENACE. And they should bring back the Summer Stars series with a production of SHE LOVES ME.
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 02:31pm
I'd rather see a full revival of CITY OF ANGELS, with all of the wonderful atmospheric elements a large-scale production can offer.

I'd love to see DARLING OF THE DAY featuring Victoria Clark or even Bernadette.
"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
Ed_Mottershead
Broadway Legend
joined:10/20/05
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 03:00pm
How about the Marc Blitzstein version of Threepenny Opera for the Off season?
BroadwayEd
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 03:02pm
^Blitzstein's THREEPENNY is being given a new production by Atlantic Theatre Company next season.
"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
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 03:04pm
Me, I'd like to hear a score I've never heard (although I'm sure that the original orchestrations for many of these are lost):

La, La, Lucille (1919) Gershwin
Tell Me More (1925) Gershwin
Song of the Flame (1925) Stothart/Gershwin
Yes, Yes, Yvette (1927)
The Five O'Clock Girl (1927) Ruby/Kalmar
Keep Shufflin' (1928 ) Waller
Treasure Girl (1928 ) Gershwin
Simple Simon (1930) Rodgers/Hart
Red, Hot and Blue (1936) Porter
Hooray For What! (1937) Arlen
Between the Devil (1937) Schwartz/Dietz
Higher and Higher (1940) Rodgers/Hart
Hold on to Your Hats (1940) Lane/Harburg
Billion Dollar Baby (1945) Comden/Green
Beggar's Holiday (1946) Ellington
Texas, Li'l Darlin' (1949) Mercer
Carnival in Flanders (1953) Rome
Sandhog (1954)
The Vamp (1955)
Shangri-La (1956)
The Body Beautiful (1958 ) Bock/Harnick
The Conquering Hero (1961) Charlap
13 Daughters (1961)
Dude (1972) MacDermot
Molly (1973)
A History of the American Film (1978 ) Mel Marvin/Durang
Saravā (1979) Mitch Leigh
Oh Brother! (1981) M Valenti
StageStruckLad
Featured Actor
joined:3/13/13
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 03:13pm
Newintown, I love the score of OH BROTHER, and your post inspired me to see what the show's composer Michael Valenti has done since then. It turns out that he has composed lots of music since that show, including an entrance song for the Pope (!), but sadly it appears that he gave up musical theater.
Michael Valenti
justoldbill
Broadway Star
joined:10/17/07
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 09:18pm
If it happens that certain cast members are cheating on preparation time for THE MOST HAPPY FELLA (just a hunch), I think Encores! should perform (and record) THE GOLDEN APPLE, and abandon any pretense of the old "time limitations" arguments.

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....
Updated On: 6/25/13 at 09:18 PM
BroadwayGuy12
Broadway Star
joined:12/22/07
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 09:40pm
Both of my Encores! wishes have already been mentioned: SMILE and PLAIN AND FANCY.
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Ed_Mottershead
Broadway Legend
joined:10/20/05
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/25/13 at 11:46pm
Plain and Fancy just doesn't hold up anymore. It has a couple of nice songs and helped further Barbara Cook's career, but I saw it several times in summer stock at intervals of over ten years, and the second was strictly awful -- and Shirl Conway was in it.
BroadwayEd
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/26/13 at 12:21am
I love the idea of The Robber Bridegroom. I've always been curious about that show.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
Dr. Kitchell
Swing
joined:6/3/12
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/26/13 at 06:23am
Bajour
Wildcat (perhaps with Debra Messing)
Irene
Do I hear a Waltz?
Rex
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/26/13 at 08:21am
OH BROTHER
ERNEST IN LOVE
THE GOLDEN APPLE
fashionguru_23
Broadway Star
joined:4/21/08
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/26/13 at 10:41am
What is the reason why Jerry Herman won't let Encores do his shows?

I'd love to see Me and Juliet. Although imagine what seasons will be like in 30 years? Scandalous, In My Life, and Wonderland!
"The 54th Street[theatre] had a rep as. . .where old musicals went to die." -Smaxie
temms
Leading Actor
joined:7/21/04
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/26/13 at 10:50am
Another vote for OH, BROTHER. The "Man"/"Tell Sweet Saroyana"/"What Do I Tell People" section of Act Two is one of my favorite stretches of Cast Album, period. Beautiful music, unsurpassable singing, and finally just all-out Musical Comedy Joy when Judy Kaye and a barbershop quartet suddenly turn it all into a "Lida Rose"/"Will I Ever Tell You" double duet. And those orchestrations! I know it's a title with zero recognition beyond our little clique of obsessives, but I think it would be killer.

And personally, "Dude" and "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" would comprise the rest of my Encores dream season, which is why I'll never run Encores.
Enjolras77
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/26/13 at 11:18am
Two I'd like to see are Seesaw and Drat! The Cat!
"You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering." --Harold Hill from The Music Man
ray-andallthatjazz86
Broadway Legend
joined:8/2/05
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/26/13 at 12:23pm
How could I forget about SEESAW? That's probably my number one, actually.

Fashionguru, some people have said on the board that Herman doesn't want to see his shows done Encores! style, he wants lavish productions of his shows apparently. I'm not sure if MACK & MABEL counts, there was the Reprise LA production with Jane Krakowski and Douglas Sills that was rumored to transfer to Broadway, and I believe Reprise is similar to Encores.
"Some people can thrive and bloom living life in a living room, that's perfect for some people of one hundred and five. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at"
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
Encore Suggestions
Posted: 6/26/13 at 06:56pm
DEAR WORLD
HIGH BUTTON SHOES
SKYSCRAPER
BAJOUR

"Long live God!" (GODSPELL)

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