Secret Garden Revival?

smallvillefan16
Understudy
joined:1/26/08
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/23/13 at 11:51am
I've been a big fan of the recording for as long as I can remember, but very little footage exists [sans Tony Award footage]. Why has there yet to be a revival for this show? It won for best musical, right? Did anyone see the show? Care to detail what the show was like?
bobs3
Broadway Legend
joined:4/8/12
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/23/13 at 12:04pm
The score was beautiful and should have won the Tony over Cy Coleman's score for "The Will Rogers Follies". Daisy Egan gave a wonderful performance as Mary. The set was one of the most haunting I've ever seen on the stage. But the show had a lot of detractors -- many thought the director was out her league, Mandy Patinkin seriously overacted his role (Frank Rich wrote: "Mr. Patinkin's vocal histrionics are calcifying into schtick."), Rebecca Luker, Allison Fraser and John Cameron Mitchell all got mixed reviews.

A West End production with a new director and cast fared better but it was still a financial failure.

Updated On: 12/23/13 at 12:04 PM
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/23/13 at 12:07pm
I hope Encores does this next year with Sydney Lucas from Fun Home.
adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/23/13 at 12:44pm
The Tony Award for Best Musical that year went to The Will Rogers Follies. It was an exceedingly strong season for new musicals, as along with Secret Garden and Will Rogers Follies, the other best musical nominees were Miss Saigon and Once On This Island.




"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."
Updated On: 12/24/13 at 12:44 PM
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/23/13 at 01:43pm
Damn that was a good year for musicals.
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Jeffrey Karasarides
Featured Actor
joined:11/27/11
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/23/13 at 01:57pm
Maybe someday a revival directed by Bartlett Sher...
SporkGoddess
Broadway Legend
joined:7/27/05
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/23/13 at 11:37pm
I'd love to see Kelli O'Hara as Lily.
Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/23/13 at 11:51pm
the other best musical nominees were Miss Saigon and Once Upon This Island.

Once on this Island, love.
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
adamgreer
Broadway Legend
joined:3/18/05
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/24/13 at 12:17am
^Lawd! Can't believe I did that. Fixed now.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."
Ed_Mottershead
Broadway Legend
joined:10/20/05
Secret Garden Revival?
Posted: 12/24/13 at 12:54am
I pray to God that it will never be revived again. Pretentious beyond belief.
BroadwayEd