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Best Play on Broadway?

Theatremom5
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joined:11/21/10
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/26/13 at 11:32am
Looking to see a play on Broadway in November/December. What is the best play on Broadway right now? Any you would recommend? Any not worth seeing? Thanks in advance!
siny
Broadway Star
joined:2/8/07
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/26/13 at 12:08pm
The Glass Menagerie is a must-see. The cast is incredible.
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Wickedmonkey332
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joined:5/2/13
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/26/13 at 02:31pm
If you are specifically looking for a play, then The Glass Menagerie is the obvious choice. If you are open to musicals then Matilda is the best IMO.
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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/26/13 at 02:42pm
I agree ^ if you mean PLAY, then Glass Menagerie is truly stunning. (Unless you are bringing youger kids.)

If you meant "show" and therefore are considering musicals, too, let me add: PIPPIN, and Kinky Boots. Both which will be difficult to get tickets for (along with Matilda) during the Holiday weeks, and there may not be any discounts.

Also: Newsies is a lot of fun, and Once is a beautiful show, as well.

It's kind of difficult to suggest shows blankly to someone not knowing what they really mean or what they like.
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Theatremom5
Swing
joined:11/21/10
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/26/13 at 03:41pm
Thank you! I literally mean: play. Not "show" or musical, looking for straight plays. So thank you! :)
jbm2
Broadway Star
joined:3/26/11
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/26/13 at 10:11pm
The pest play is not on Broadway.
Go see DOMESTICATED Off Broadway,
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Stage Door Sally
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joined:6/4/09
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/26/13 at 10:31pm
The Winslow Boy is VERY good.
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JuanValjean72
Understudy
joined:10/16/12
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/27/13 at 01:42am
I agree, Roundabout's The Winslow Boy was fantastic, phenomenal acting from Roger Rees and Michael Cumpsty
jwsel
Featured Actor
joined:8/2/05
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/27/13 at 04:09am
The Glass Menagerie is phenomenal and will probably be considered the yardstick by which any future productions are measured. It is a master class in acting from the entire cast and this was the first time I've seen a production that did not feel like it was all about Amanda. It really is a must-see.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Globe Twelfth Night, which is in previews. It is another magical production and the cast is top-notch. Rylance will probably get a Tony nom for his Olivia, but so many other actors in the production are also great -- Paul Chahidi as Maria, Samuel Barnett's Viola/Cesario, and Angus Wright as Sir Andrew.
Luv2goToShows
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/09
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/27/13 at 11:26am
I agree with the others, I loved The Glass Menagerie. Winslow Boy was very good too. I am not seeing Domesticated until next week, so I can not comment.
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DMC_Patinkin
Understudy
joined:5/6/13
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/28/13 at 02:31pm
Play: Glass Menagerie
Musicals: Pippin, Kinky Boots
New Musical: Big Fish
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WiCkEDrOcKS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/13/04
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/28/13 at 08:51pm
The best straight play on Broadway is THE GLASS MENAGERIE. Hands down. DOMESTICATED, off Broadway at Lincoln Center, is also well worth checking out if you can get a ticket.
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GlindatheGood22
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joined:7/17/07
Best Play on Broadway?
Posted: 10/28/13 at 09:24pm
And if we can zoom out a little, what's the best play you've ever seen on Broadway? I'm going with August.
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