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Susan Stroman opening 2 new musicals this season.

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Famebroadway2
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Susan Stroman will be opening both Big Fish and Bullets Over Broadway this season. I know it was common in past decades, but I canít recall in recent years a director having 2 musicals in one season. Anyone know when the last was?
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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Joe Mantello directed WICKED and ASSASSINS in the same season...that was the first one that came to mind, not sure if it's also the most recent.
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LimelightMike
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Alex Timbers, back in 2011-12 had both Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Pee-Wee Herman Show.
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theatreguy
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Susan Stroman has actually done it before - she directed both Contact and The Music Man during the 1999-2000 season.
Owen22
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Isn't it actually three? I I believe she is directing the new Mandy Patinkin musical at CSC.
broadwayman17
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Technically Alex Timbers could also work on three original shows this season with Rocky opening on Broadway, Loves Labours Lost running in the park and the possibility of a return or transfer of Here Lies Love
Yes, but sometimes people have a third deeper layer thats the same as the first. Like pie. Dr. Horrible
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adam.peterson44
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Jeff Calhoun had Newsies and Bonnie and Clyde in the 2011-2012 season.
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BroadwayGuy12
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Michael Mayer opened both AMERICAN IDIOT and EVERYDAY RAPTURE on Broadway in April 2010.
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RentBoy86
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Granted one was a transfer.

And the fact that Calhoun has had two shows on Broadway at all is just a little bit disappointing.
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Kad
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He's had three, including the atrocious revival of Jekyll and Hyde.
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broadwaybabytn
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Though it was not a musical, Alex Timbers had a third show open in 2011-2012; Peter and the Starcatcher.
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jpbran
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Mantello also managed to get Take Me Out up and running earlier the same year... crazy.
Jonwo
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Stroman also is directing The Scottsboro Boys in London so she got a busy few months.