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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:30pm
Purlie
Lil Abner
High Spirits
I Had A Ball
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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ShakinBaconGirl
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/14
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:32pm
Cats.
Funny Girl
Into the Woods
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newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:33pm
I'm somewhat surprised that this topic has never been discussed here before.
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GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:37pm
Mr. Roxy, I fear PURLIE will seem awfully dated, if not racist nowadays. Not because the show is racist or because racism has been conquered, but because the show is about a Jim Crow system which has almost been eradicated. (None of this is to call YOU racist. I love that score, myself.)

And i fear for LI'L ABNER. All that Cold War and Atomic Age humor will fall flat I fear (though the score sounds as fresh as ever). Even a major plot point like there being only one day each year when a woman can propose to a man is awfully "Methuselated".

This is one show that seems to cry out for a revisal, but I'm not sure whom I would trust to do it. Is Larry Gelbart still writing? (Again one of my favorite shows and one of the best all-time comedy scores.)
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GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:40pm
STREET SCENE
GOLDEN APPLE
MOST HAPPY FELLA
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Elfuhbuh
Featured Actor
joined:3/23/14
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:44pm
My Fair Lady
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Patti LuPone FANatic
Broadway Legend
joined:3/4/06
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:45pm
Shows In Need of A Revival

Xanadu

Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
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Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:46pm
Carnival
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Dilettante
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FANtomFollies
Featured Actor
joined:4/5/12
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:47pm
Candide
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Sunset Boulevard
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gleek4114
Broadway Legend
joined:5/24/13
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:47pm
Parade
Little Me
Guys and Dolls (I want it to be good this time)
Little Shop (off broadway)
Bye Bye Birdie
The Wiz
Dreamgirls
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:51pm
City of Angels (why hasn't someone jumped on this, it's a great show)

Grand Hotel

Crimes of the Heart (done with a director that understands Southern eccentricity)

Da

The Dresser

Dancing at Lughnasa

Mass Appeal

Deathtrap

If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Updated On: 7/9/14 at 04:51 PM
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henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:54pm
Ernest in Love
High Spirits
Pardon My English


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dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:57pm
Rags (maybe with a re-worked book???)
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:57pm
"I fear PURLIE will seem awfully dated, if not racist nowadays."

I saw it when Encores did it and it was embarrassing. It came across as very anti-white
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
wyo2ny
Chorus Member
joined:5/28/14
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 04:58pm
Falsettos
The Secret Garden


Updated On: 7/9/14 at 04:58 PM
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:02pm
The thing about Kiss of the Spiderwoman is that it needs an alluring song and dance woman. And it needs to be real dancing, not the Madonna shake your boobs and call it dancing.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:02pm
Rags (I second the re-worked book, love the score)
Little Shop
Into the Woods (Sutton Foster as Bakers Wife)
My Fair Lady (Laura Benanti)
The Wiz
Seussical
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:05pm
"Into the Woods (Sutton Foster as Bakers Wife)"

Roundabout is doing a revival in the winter. And Sutton is more of a Witch these days.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:07pm
Hey Goth

Anti white is OK

If Annie Get Your Gun can be reworked so can Purlie. I saw the original and it was the same way re the white characters. I just watched the shows and enjoyed it pre PC days
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:10pm
"Roundabout is doing a revival in the winter."

I know about the Roundabout, it sounds very interesting. But I was talking about a full-scale revival.

"And Sutton is more of a Witch these days."

And I guess by the time it's time for a full-scale revival, she will be more suited for the Witch.

I guess one can only dream!
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SweetLips
Broadway Star
joined:1/23/13
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:13pm
Robert and Elizabeth
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Showface
Broadway Star
joined:6/25/14
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:14pm
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Megan Hilty!

She needs a Tony!
I can't even! Ughh! Don't you...don't you understand? I'M IN TECH!!!
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:15pm
"And I guess by the time it's time for a full-scale revival, she will be more suited for the Witch."

Sutton is Leading Lady now. And even though many believe the Baker's Wife is Leading Lady, they would ditch the Baker's Wife to Supporting in a nano-second if they had a star witch.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
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Jeffrey Karasarides
Broadway Star
joined:11/27/11
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:26pm
42nd Street
*Directed By Kathleen Marhsall

1776
*Directed By Darko Tresnjak

Cats
*Directed By Laurence Connor

Dreamgirls
*Directed By Jerry Mitchell

Nine
*Directed By Francesca Zambello

The Producers
*Directed By Casey Nicholaw

Rent
*Directed By Michael Mayer

Seussical
*Directed By Diane Paulus

Singin' in the Rain
*Directed By Warren Carlyle

Sweeney Todd
*Directed By John Tiffany
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Showface
Broadway Star
joined:6/25/14
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:29pm
I'd rather see an ITW revival in 7 years, starring Megan Hilty as the Witch.

Then three years after that I want her to do Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd.
I can't even! Ughh! Don't you...don't you understand? I'M IN TECH!!!
CoreyRyan3
Stand-by
joined:5/2/13
Shows In Need of A Revival
Posted: 7/9/14 at 05:44pm
Grand Hotel and City of Angels, please.

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