Worst Musical of all time?

Steven9
Swing
joined:2/7/13
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 06:36pm
Just wondering everyone's opinions on what they believe to be the worst musical of all time. (Note key word "Worst" not least "favorite.") For example, Wicked is my least favorite musical because of how overblown it is, but I know it's not the worst Musical of time, it still is a good musical. My opinion: Footloose
someone.else's.story2
Leading Actor
joined:3/18/07
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 06:43pm
Let My People Come
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jawjuhh
Understudy
joined:5/29/11
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:00pm
I can only speak for what I've personally seen, but First Date was terrible IMO. Not even a "so bad it's good" situation.
songanddanceman2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/31/06
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:09pm
Footloose Broadway was not good but the UK version ain't bad at all, the tour and London run with Derek Hough was rather good.

I would say Good Vibrations, waste of a perfectly good back catalogue
Namo i love u but we get it already....you don't like Madonna
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:12pm
I've heard the cast recording for Let My People Come.

Some of the songs are campy and actually quite humorous, but my god some of them are.....well they need to be heard to be believed.

I can't even type the names of some of the songs, but "C***(rhymes with some) in My Mouth" sounds like it's straight out of a 70s porn. Musically and lyrically.

And "Dirty Words" is an absolute standout in its awfulness.


I enjoyed First Date.

I did not enjoy:
BKLYN

It's not the worst musical of all time though. I'll have to give that some thought.













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Updated On: 6/21/14 at 07:12 PM
ABB2357
Broadway Star
joined:7/29/09
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:14pm
First. Wives. Club.

the opening number
JBroadway
Leading Actor
joined:4/6/12
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:36pm
CATS
sondheimfan2
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/05
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:39pm
ROCKY
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:44pm
Hands On A Hardbody
veronicamae
Featured Actor
joined:7/13/09
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:46pm
CATS
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:49pm
Don't Play us Cheap

2 actors play cockroaches invading a party. I kid you not. This monstrosity was on Broadway.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:52pm
With book, music, lyrics, and direction by Melvin Van Peebles.

A true oddity.

Would love to have seen and/or heard something from this.


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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 07:56pm
Believe me you would not

This was actually filmed ( no idea why)and may still be available on dvd.

Be forewarned, it is beyond bad.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:10pm
I know some people absolutely LOVE this show, but its charms were lost on me: Side Show.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:10pm
Thank you so much for the tip Roxy.

I just found a copy on amazon. I wasn't going to buy it, but it stars Ester Rolle and Mabel King!

I'm sure this is just terrible, but for $4.25 my morbid curiosity got the better of me.
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:14pm
Judging by cast albums alone, I have to raise my hand in agreement about Let My People Come.

And I hate this thread. I just bought a copy of Don't Play us Cheap for four bucks on Amazon Canada.
James885
Broadway Legend
joined:5/2/05
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:15pm
I can't speak to the worst musical of all time, but the worst musical I've ever seen was Good Vibrations which was cringe worthy from beginning to end.
"You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!" - Betty Parris to Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:15pm
Morbid is the word. Sort of like going to see an accident.

You may feel differently after seeing it that is if you actually get thru it without wanting to put a gun to your head to end the suffering.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:15pm
We'll have to compare notes after we each watch it Eric.



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Updated On: 6/21/14 at 08:15 PM
BobbyBubbi
Stand-by
joined:1/7/14
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:19pm
Gone With the Wind on the West End. One of the most...interesting afternoons at the theatre I've ever sat through.
GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:24pm
CLEAVAGE: A New Musical... Close to Where the Heart Is

1982. Unfortunately, my friends at Theatre Now were general managing, so I had to stay for Act II. The show had been a hit in New Orleans and everyone else involved came North with the production. If IBDB is any indication, they were not invited to stay.

(Exception: Theatre Now hired the great Arlene Grayson to rearrange the chairs on the Titanic.)
Mr. Nowack
Broadway Star
joined:2/2/14
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:26pm
I'll second the vote for THE FIRST WIVES CLUB. Few musicals can rival its horribleness.
I was previously known as Mr. Nowak (Joined: 5/20/13).
BobbyBubbi
Stand-by
joined:1/7/14
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:27pm
Oh oh oh!

I thought of two more- Quilters and Enron The Musical.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:27pm
Which GWTW?

The Harve Presnell one or the later one?
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:29pm
The Prince of Central Park (with Joanne Worley)

And I know it has its fans, but Starmites was just the worst.
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Worst Musical of all time?
Posted: 6/21/14 at 08:31pm
To think Starmites score was Tony nominated over Mack and Mabel.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.