Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000

TheatreKid3
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/12
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 05:15pm
Interesting list.

Very surprised neither MATILDA or KINKY BOOTS made the cut, especially since MEMPHIS did.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 05:17pm
....but the world goes 'round
Liza's Headband
Broadway Legend
joined:5/28/13
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 05:22pm
SPRING AWAKENING at #2. Hahahaha!
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 05:22pm
Love that they included the incredible Memphis, and their reasons for why it's important is spot on. Hockadoo!
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Everlast85
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 05:26pm
25. The Bridges of Madison County
"Why itís essential: The fact that The Bridges of Madison County didnít earn a Tony nomination for Best Musical is a travesty, made all the more tragic because the show was forced to close early. Itís a beautiful, haunting show, with a rich score by Jason Robert Brown, and stunning performances by Kelli OíHara and Steven Pasquale."

A thousand times yes!
Steve721
Stand-by
joined:2/21/14
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 05:38pm
They included If/Then (at number 34), but not Matilda, Gentleman's Guide or Kinky Boots. Next to Normal is number one so maybe they have a thing for Kitt/Yorkey musicals.
perfectlymarvelous
Broadway Legend
joined:5/21/07
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 06:16pm
What is Memphis doing on this list? They did include some genuinely great musicals, though. Also I giggled at them talking about LaChiusa's Wild Party being superior but the picture in the article is from Lippa's Wild Party.
rjm516
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/09
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 07:01pm
" Also I giggled at them talking about LaChiusa's Wild Party being superior but the picture in the article is from Lippa's Wild Party."

Lolol THAT'S hilarious!
I love that Next to Normal is the #1 because it is for me. But the list as a whole...well, it's like most lists of this type.
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 07:22pm
Looks like a group of 15-year-olds came up with this list.
#sadandtransparent
Someone in a Tree2
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/12
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 07:24pm
I'd have put Billy Elliott and Grey Gardens far far higher than 29th and 28th. Especially when the hopelessly feeble Newsies is at 27!

Shows I would remove from the list entirely: Newsies, Curtains, Memphis, The Full Monty, & The Last 5 Years.

I applaud their notice of The Color Purple-- it rarely gets the attention I think it merits.

One show I'd consider adding: Bonnie and Clyde.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 07:30pm
Why 43?
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 07:34pm
Ditto for Bonnie & Clyde.
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JBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:4/6/12
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 08:17pm
"Looks like a group of 15-year-olds came up with this list."

I agree to some extent, but I wouldn't expect a stereotypical teenage Broadway fangirl/fanboy to include shows like Grey Gardens, The Scottsoboro Boys or Natasha, Pierre etc.

For the most part though, this list is super inconsistent. Some great musicals are mentioned, but should be placed higher. Then there are shows like Fela!, which I think REALLY should not be on this list. Plus they missed some really great musicals.
GoSmileLaughCryClap
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/05
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 08:22pm
I don't care how silly some of the choices are, or the omissions of better shows. What the list does point out is that the business is still dynamic, and against all our protestations, there is an ongoing output of significant new work that will become part of the permanent repertoire of musical theater.

boggess
Stand-by
joined:7/5/12
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 08:32pm
Pleasantly surprised that Piazza was in the top three. And that Wicked was not.
ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 08:45pm
Whoever is in charge of putting the pictures with the shows needs to pay a little closer attention. My two favorites are 1 and 2 so I'm pretty happy with the list although BONNIE & CLYDE should have been on there.
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After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 09:50pm
43?

Did I read correctly?

43 Best Musicals since 2000? Ha ha ha ha ha.....There were actually 43 GOOD musicals since 2000? Were there even a half dozen?

Just what one would expect from that asinine website.




Updated On: 5/22/14 at 09:50 PM
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 10:00pm
As long as there were more than 43 musicals since 2000, it's only logical that 43 of them were better and if listed in order they would be the Top 43 or the 43 Best. I'm surprised this didn't occur to such an erudite man.

Oh, and just to be preemptive, dismissing this as absurd doesn't mean I'm wrong and you're right.
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 10:01pm
Oh A8--this was obviously a list made for you.

An important distinction is Buzzfeed lists are not made by a "they" they are made by individual posters who get paid on how many hits their posts get. So this is just as valid, or not as valid, as anyone on here (or anyone anywhere) making a similar list--hardly a poll, or anything.
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 10:06pm
"Oh A8--this was obviously a list made for you. "

I'll bet. That makes me even happier I didn't read it.

I'm sure it was a mirror image of your take on things, though.
JBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:4/6/12
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 10:08pm
After 8,

what have been your favorite musicals since 2000? have you liked any at all? (I'm genuinely curious -- I'm not being snarky)
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 10:09pm
AfterEIght is the one-man Statler & Waldorf BWW never wanted.
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 10:11pm
After Eight--what were the 43 Best Musicals of 1956?
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 10:19pm
JBroadway,

Hairspray, Spamalot, a few others I can't think of offhand...

I could make a list of the 43 worst much more easily, but frankly, I wish I could forget them altogether.
HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 10:22pm
I'll stick up for FELA! That show gave me one of the most viscerally thrilling nights I've ever had in the theatre.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Buzzfeed's 43 Best Musicals since 2000
Posted: 5/22/14 at 10:30pm
A list without Wicked on it is tops for me.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.

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