Shows You Want to See Revived for the Very First Time

Jeffrey Karasarides
Stand-by
joined:11/27/11
What are some shows that you'd like to see be revived on Broadway for the very first time? Who would you like to direct them? Here are my choices:

*Barnum
Directed By Jeff Calhoun

*Beauty & the Beast
Directed By Laurence Connor

*Dreamgirls
Directed By Jerry Mitchell

*Funny Girl
Directed By Kathleen Marshall

*Once on This Island
Directed By Julie Taymor

*Passion
Directed By John Tiffany

*Rent
Directed By Alex Timbers

*Singin' in the Rain
Directed By Rob Ashford
GottaHaveAGimmick
Featured Actor
joined:3/15/08
City of Angels
(Hal Prince)
g.d.e.l.g.i.
Broadway Star
joined:6/13/12
Technically, Dreamgirls has already been revived. (Yes, the 1987 run was for all intents and purposes a return engagement, but the touring production was substantially different.)
Formerly gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined: 5/1/05

Blocked: After Eight, suestorm, FindingNamo, david_fick, emlodik
Nydiva2
Swing
joined:11/25/13
I'll second Barnum and add the oft-discussed but still nebulous On The Twentieth Century.
rorschach37
Broadway Star
joined:4/3/10
Rent was also revived, albeit Off-Broadway.
RooMcGoo
Swing
joined:12/29/12
Spring Awakening directed by John Doyle. They're sexually frustrated AND they play guitar!
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Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
A Day In Hollywood/A Night In The Ukraine

What's the deal with not reviving this? It's a fun show.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
The Josh
Featured Actor
joined:10/7/10
Barnum seems to be a perfect vehicle for Neil Patrick Harris. I'd like to see that.
AC126748
Broadway Legend
joined:7/15/06
Rent was also revived, albeit Off-Broadway.

As was PASSION, this year alone.

A revival of Grand Hotel is past due.
"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
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Lil Abner
High Spirits
Superman
Mary had a little lamb : The PC signature line.
quizking101
Broadway Legend
joined:12/25/09
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
* directed by Alex Timbers
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
I think you need a Walter Bobbie type of director/choreographer. The show is very dance heavy and as much as I love Alex Timbers I'm not inclined to believe he's the right director for this property.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
NO STRINGS

and THE REAL PROMISES, PROMISES not that pushed back to 1962 version that played a couple of years ago.
WOSQ
Broadway Legend
joined:7/18/03
Not every show is a musical.

Life With Father (the longest running play in Broadway history)
Les Blancs - by Lorraine Hansberry
Once in a Lifetime - by Kaufman and Hart
"If my life weren't funny, it would just be true. And that would be unacceptable." --Carrie Fisher
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
"Not every show is a musical"

But every show has the potential to be a musical.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Noel&Cole
Leading Actor
joined:11/10/07
I really want to so see CARNIVAL! I think this show could be a beautiful revival.
NoHSMisNotAMusical
Stand-by
joined:10/21/11
I would love to see Forum or Crazy for You revived... not quite sure what directors.
theatredk
Chorus Member
joined:10/26/06
Forum has been revived on Broadway twice once with Phil Silvers and then Nathan Lane, Crazy for you was basically Girl Crazy with a revised Book and song list, Would love to see Grand Hotel again
Littleshopofcarrie
Featured Actor
joined:12/9/12
NoHSMisNotAMusical
Stand-by
joined:10/21/11
You're right, theatredk, I wasn't thinking.
GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
I'd fly to New York to see LI'L ABNER again, but then I remember the politics of the 50s and 60s. Somebody's going to have to do a major "revisal" to make the show comprehensible to anyone under the age of 50.

But still one of the great, all-time musical comedy scores!
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
^^ Carnival!! What a great idea. I would vote for that over my original choice.
chewy5000
Broadway Legend
joined:12/1/09
Kismet!
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
Nydiva2
Swing
joined:11/25/13
There was a Kismet "revisal" of sorts called Timbuktu, starring Eartha Kitt. Gilbert Price was the romantic lead (and had one of the most glorious voices I've ever heard).
matineeidol2591
Understudy
joined:6/10/09
The Secret Garden!!!
Diane Paulus or Bart Sher
TimesSquareRegular
Broadway Legend
joined:12/16/04
As already mentioned ..... Abner, High Spirits, Carnival.

And I'll add #1 on my wish list: IRMA LA DOUCE
2013:Chaplin (1/06), Bare (1/07), Talley's Folly (2/13), Donnybrook!(2/20), Ann (2/27), Our Town (3/04), Hands On A Hard Body (3/13), Orphans (3/27), The Assembled Parties (3/29), The Big Knife (4/10), The Testament of Mary (4/11), Hit The Wall (4/13), The Weight Of Water (5/12), The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin (5/31), Wicked (6/05), Kinky Boots (6/06), Potted Potter (6/11), Basilica (6/14), Newsies (7/15), Motown (7/28), Forever Tango (8/01), The Nance (8/03), Old Jews Telling Jokes (8/06), The Hatmaker's Wife (9/13), Phantom Of The Opera (9/25), Where We're Born (9/26), Buyer & Cellar (9/27), Cinderella (9/29), The Winslow Boy (10/16), Macbeth (10/26), A Time To Kill (11/03), Big Fish (11/23), The Snow Geese (12/03), Gypsy Of The Year (12/10), Big Fish (12/17), Machinal (12/28) 2014 Intimacy (1/18), Bronx Bombers (2/05), Kung-Fu (2/09), Matilda (2/12)

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