which show to see

RemlapLBC
Stand-by
joined:12/16/07
which show to see
Posted: 12/7/13 at 12:47pm
Hi,
Heading to NYC in February for a long weekend.

We have tickets for Newsies and Waiting for Godot.

We're going to see one more (Maybe two if we see a show Sunday night)

Would you recommend

Kinky Boots
Matilda
Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder
Sleep No More (for a second time)

I live in Los Angeles area, so my Broadway ranking is a bit different as everything that tours will play either the Ahmanson or the Pantages early in the tour.

Shows at the top of the NY list: Amazing technical productions that would be stripped down on tour, (yes, i saw Spiderman on previous visit) or amazing stars (Godot, original Producer's cast, etc)

I'm looking forward to the visit.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
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Posted: 12/7/13 at 04:51pm
Kinky Boots is something you don't want to miss with the OBC. And some of the cast is leavin very soon so go see the OBC while you can, you won't regret it. Also the show itself is amazing!!!!
VotePeron
Featured Actor
joined:5/2/13
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Posted: 12/7/13 at 05:01pm
The Kinky Boots tour will be identical to the Broadway production because the set can easily tour.

Matilda, on the other hand, will never be able to tour with the pure magic that happens in the Shubert. DO NOT MISS this show! You'd be making a huge mistake to pick KB over this...you will have many chances to see Kinky on the road.
CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
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Posted: 12/7/13 at 05:09pm
Don't miss Richard III/12th night.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
AlfredColo
Swing
joined:11/22/13
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Posted: 12/7/13 at 06:12pm
Would the fact that Matilda's set being so hard to tour was one of the reasons why it did not get a tony award.
hak5
Understudy
joined:7/5/10
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Posted: 12/7/13 at 06:36pm
PIPPIN is pure magic!
Matt1
Stand-by
joined:5/10/13
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Posted: 12/7/13 at 07:41pm
Matilda is AMAZING! Not a fan of Kinky Boots. Also Pippin is worth it if you like the story.
oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
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Posted: 12/7/13 at 08:11pm
Twelfth Night. Pippin and Kinky Boots will probably get pretty respectable tours, but missing Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry should not happen.
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
RemlapLBC
Stand-by
joined:12/16/07
which show to see
Posted: 12/8/13 at 12:41am
Thanks. Matilda sounds like it might be the one to see in NYC. (I know Kinky Boots is great too, but if it will still be great in LA.) If our flight arrives on time on Friday, we might even be make both, although we wont' buy tix in advance.

I know Pippin is great, but it played the Mark Taper a few years ago. Plus I'm sure it will tour.

Don't hate, but I probably would skip Shakespeare. I know it's gotten great reviews, but not my favorite. Although I appreciate the recommendations.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 12/8/13 at 01:11am
If all else fails see Big Fish.
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nybrdway
Swing
joined:11/8/13
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Posted: 12/8/13 at 01:31am
spider man great for kids..up until 1/1/2014 pm me for info
japhun2
Understudy
joined:5/18/07
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Posted: 12/8/13 at 08:47am
I saw Gentleman's Guide yesterday and LOVED IT! The acting is beyond brilliant and the story is hilarious...I want to go see it again! :)
**NYC** Cabaret, Aida, Hairspray, 42nd St, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Chorus Line, Les Miserables, Godspell, Billy Elliott, Wicked, Follies, Phantom of the Opera, Memphis, Tarzan, Rent (x2), The Producers, Wonderful Town, Little Shop of Horrors, Fiddler on the Roof, Jersey Boys, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, Evita, The Book of Mormon, Newsies, Warhorse, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once, Rock of Ages **London** Billy Elliott, Wicked (x2), Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, Lend Me A Tenor the Musical, Shrek, Dirty Dancing, Legally Blonde, Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, Sister Act **Singapore** Wicked, Avenue Q, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles, Thriller, Phantom of the Opera, A Little Night Music, Spring Awakening
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
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Posted: 12/8/13 at 10:11am
Let us know how your weekend went. Hope you had a great time.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 12/8/13 at 11:00am
Oops. Big Fish will have closed by than . Sorry
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Tom 2
Swing
joined:12/28/06
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Posted: 12/8/13 at 01:16pm
I would suggest "Wicked-the musical". I realize everyone on earth wants to see it but believe me there is a reason for it. It sounds as though you have not seen the show but again, if you can only go to only one show make it this one!!! You won't be disappointed.
Tom McGovern Jr
aaronb
Broadway Star
joined:6/3/12
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Posted: 12/8/13 at 06:15pm
No question. TWELFTH NIGHT.
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