Biggest Hopes for Next Season

kade.ivy
Stand-by
joined:7/28/13
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 05:11pm
Hi all!

As we "officially" bid this season farewell with the Tonys this weekend and the first show of next season begins previews, I thought it would be fun to start a thread where we discuss the shows we most want to come in next season and/or the already-announced shows we're most looking forward to!

For me, I'm most looking forward to On The Twentieth Century and The King and I (with the hope that Kelli O'Hara stars).

As far as what I hope comes in, DAMES AT SEA WITH LAURA OSNES AND RACHEL YORK!! Also, I hope Finding Neverland makes a transfer with the just-announced cast!

What about y'all?
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 06:18pm
I have been so disappointed with the good shows this year that got crapped on by the critics, I no longer hold out hope for any upcoming season. We see the shows before the critics get to them or before they close.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Musicaldudepeter
Broadway Star
joined:3/18/10
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 06:21pm
On The Twentieth Century and the possibility of King & I... And hoping for a Kristin vs Kelli Tony race
BroadwayNYC2
Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 06:35pm
I hope we actually get good theater and not trash like Big Fish. Hoping for a few pleasant surprises (like Gentleman's Guide was this year). I'm really looking forward to the revivals!
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 06:44pm
I hope we get a brand new musical that closes after opening night. I also hope we get a new musical that has so many problems that it postpones it's opening night date at least 8 times. In addition, I hope that we get a play that stars an extremely famous movie star that has own at least one academy award for acting, but since they're that famous, everyone will say what a horrible actor they are.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 07:14pm
Totally disagree re Big Fish being trash. It is your opinion - nothing more and nothing less.

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
ajh
Featured Actor
joined:5/6/11
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 07:18pm
Agree with Mr Roxy, Big Fish had a lot of issues but I found much of it beautiful and was really moved at the end. I'm looking forward to The Real Thing this season. It's my favorite play, and it has the sentiment factor of Cynthia Nixon going back to play the mother of the character she played in the Broadway original.
JayGatsby
Swing
joined:6/2/14
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 07:25pm
I hope for more American work original American work that is good and well written. I think Idina was very brave for choosing if then she believes in new works and that's something to celebrate. I am hoping for Here Lies Love and Fun Home to transfer. I think that the Public Theatre does not get the attention it deserves. I also hope On the 20th extends into summer. Anything with Mr Rylance and anything with Laura Osnes. Also anything with Ms Redgrave and Ms Lansbury both national treasures.

Updated On: 6/2/14 at 07:25 PM
BroadwayNYC2
Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 07:35pm
And guess what Roxy, this thread was asking what OUR hopes were, obviously implying opinion. Anything posted here is an opinion, so its pointless to bring it up. It goes both ways, loving it is your opinion-nothing more, nothing less.
Wickedlover56
Understudy
joined:5/2/14
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 07:39pm
I hope that Fun Home transfers, the announced On the Town revival actually happens and is a glorious as it sounds, and Finding Neverland comes with the announced cast. I am also looking forward to the Keli vs Kristin tony race with Keli finally winning.
JayGatsby
Swing
joined:6/2/14
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 07:46pm
Am I mad or was Christian Borle supposed to be in FN ?
Brave Sir Robin2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/07
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 08:06pm
With revivals of TWENTIETH CENTURY, KING AND I, ON THE TOWN, and maybe DAMES AT SEA, I'm very excited! Besides FUN HOME and FINDING NEVERLAND, what other non-revivals are potentially coming in?
AKarp2013
Featured Actor
joined:7/25/11
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 08:12pm
Hopefully HONEYMOON IN VEGAS will find its theater and come in. It was absolutely wonderful at Paper Mill.
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 08:14pm
Don't know if Miss Saigon could come in for next season, so another potential revival. The Funny Thing That Happened On The Way to the Fourm is another revival. Can Can at Papermill is being advertised as a Pre Broadway Premier. New works that have been rumored are Bodyguard, Honeymoon in Vegas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (is it coming over?), and possibly Bull Durham.
The Last Ship is coming this fall.

Updated On: 6/2/14 at 08:14 PM
BroadwayNYC2
Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 08:16pm
I'm thinking Honeymoon in Vegas will snag the Palace/Rodgers
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 08:18pm
The King and I at Lincoln Center. Kelli O'Hara wins the Tony.
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
sweetTb'way
Understudy
joined:7/27/09
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 08:47pm
Honeymoon in Vegas will go into the Brooks when After Midnight closes in the fall due to it not winning the Tony for Best Musical.
JayGatsby
Swing
joined:6/2/14
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 09:07pm
I hope After Midnight does not close I think it should win best musical. I can see tickets being sold for that easily. High tourist appeal, huge demographic and easy to follow because of no book.
BobNC
Stand-by
joined:6/30/13
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 09:39pm
I know Ryan Murphy bought the rights to Funny a Girl for Lea Michelle, but, I would love to see a REAL original like Jessie Mueller star in it.
thebeautyis3
Stand-by
joined:10/18/12
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 09:47pm
- Kelli O'Hara to finally win her Tony, presumably for The King and I

- Ever After possibly (hopefully) transferring? (Although that might be happening too late)

- Possibly Finding Neverland, though everything about it is making me nervous right now.

Also, Christian Borle did a reading for FN years ago with Kelli O'Hara, but I don't think he's been involved in the show for years. Brian d'Arcy James and Matt Morrison have done the most recent readings/workshops.

Updated On: 6/2/14 at 09:47 PM
JayGatsby
Swing
joined:6/2/14
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 09:50pm
Christian would be perfect for FN
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 09:57pm
I hope that Andrew Lippa and Frank Wildhorn do not premier any new work as a service to people with ears so they don't end up bleeding.
Anything regarding shows stated by this account is an attempt to convey opinion and not fact.
deltatee
Swing
joined:3/13/07
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 10:33pm
I am really excited for the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.
sondheimfan2
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/05
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 10:56pm
It's gotta be a better season next year. If we get many more shows like ROCKY, I may have burn my musical theater card.




Updated On: 6/2/14 at 10:56 PM
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 11:19pm
We still have Hunchback don't forget!!!!!! Disney could wait and close Newsies to allow Hunchback to open.
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Biggest Hopes for Next Season
Posted: 6/2/14 at 11:44pm
HUNCHBACK will probably not come in for another season since it will be doing La Jolla and Papermill, but as long as it brings Michael Arden back to Broadway I will wait patiently and excitedly! And saving for a plane ticket to San Diego in October.

I'm also looking forward to James Earl Jones in YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Great Actor plus Great Play.


Updated On: 6/2/14 at 11:44 PM

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