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Worst broadway shows you've seen

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Phillypinto
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joined:4/17/14
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 06:23am
What are the worst broadway shows you have ever seen?
Emobacca2
Chorus Member
joined:8/13/13
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 06:29am
I saw Brooklyn with Eden Espinosa on a 11th grade field trip. It was very cringe worthy and didn't do much to change what my pre-concieved notions about what musical theater was all about (this was my first Broadway musical). Luckily during my college years I opened my mind a bit and cannot get enough theater now.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 06:32am
If/Then. Followed close by A Tale of Two Cities, and Cry Baby
After Eight
Broadway Legend
joined:6/5/09
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 07:08am
Plays: Mother/Hat, Jerusalem, Arcadia, Travesties immediately come to mind.

Musicals: Sweeney Todd, Passion, Marie Christine.
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Junior Babcock
Swing
joined:7/26/14
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 07:27am
Molly
Passion
Cry for Us All
Aspects of Love
Late Nite Comic
Nick & Nora
KathyNYC2
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/10
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 07:37am
The revival of Three Penny Opera... with Jim Dale, Alan Cummings and Cyndi Lauper among others...in 2006. It was nominated for best revival that year...obviously I missed something.
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Jeffrey Karasarides
Broadway Star
joined:11/27/11
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 07:44am
^There were only three revivals that year so it was pretty much nominated by default.
djdan1079
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joined:3/20/12
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:04am
Lysistrata Jones. No question. I've seen shows that have ranged from bad (On a Clear Today), to just flat out boring (Arcadia, and more recently, Violet), but no show has ever made me angry about the time and money that I wasted like LJ
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madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:11am
I just didn't get Side Show, and it was a shocking experience in the theater because others in the audience were clearly overwhelmed and overjoyed with it.
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Jeffrey Karasarides
Broadway Star
joined:11/27/11
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:12am
"Lysistrata Jones. No question. I've seen shows that have ranged from bad (On a Clear Today), to just flat out boring (Arcadia, and more recently, Violet), but no show has ever made me angry about the time and money that I wasted like LJ"

The funny thing about that was...it's only Tony nomination was for Best Book of a Musical.

Updated On: 8/13/14 at 08:12 AM
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TotallyEffed
Broadway Star
joined:3/29/07
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:19am
Lysistrata Jones or Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:19am
I've probably seen about 1/100th of the shows everyone else has seen on Broadway so the only show that I've ever truly wanted to walk out on was the recent Romeo and Juliet with Orlando Bloom.
Deena Jones
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/03
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:22am
Into the Light
Copenhagen
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dreaming
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joined:4/24/09
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:22am
I have been pretty lucky-most of the really bad stuff I've seen has been off-Broadway (Romantic Poetry, that workshop of A Second Chance (UGH-what a terrible show)), I think one of the worst Broadway shows I've ever seen was Jerusalem (I almost left at intermission-it was a piece of pretentious crap, IMO), and I wasn't in the If/Then camp.
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Hanna from Hamburg
Broadway Legend
joined:3/24/05
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:27am
Cyrano: The Musical
Buddy
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Brian07663NJ
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joined:6/21/06
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:40am
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Cyrano de Bergerac (with Jennifer Garner)
The Civil War (musical)
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SomeOtherMe
Understudy
joined:3/12/14
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:41am
"Wonderland", 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the DarK" & "The Addams Family".

Updated On: 8/13/14 at 08:41 AM
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Sauja
Broadway Star
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Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 08:44am
Brooklyn, the Musical for me as well! At the point where the father sings about Vietnam and turns his guitar into a machine gun, I got a serious case of the church giggles and couldn't control them. I leapt out of my seat and ran for the bathroom to get myself together. Not my best moment, but I like to think that running for the hills was kinder than loudly laughing in the second row would have been.
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mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 09:34am
Plays: JERUSALEM, LA BĘTE, and the revival of CYRANO DE BERGERAC (though the play itself is lovely)

Musicals: SIDE SHOW, PASSION, WONDERLAND, JEKYLL + HYDE, BONNIE AND CLYDE, and AMERICAN IDIOT
Anything regarding shows stated by this account is an attempt to convey opinion and not fact.
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carolinaguy
Understudy
joined:10/13/06
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 09:35am
I saw "Getting Away with Murder" back in 1996. My friend was crazy about Terrence Mann and I figured, hey, Sondheim co-wrote it, how bad can it be? Well, I found out. Eek.
But just remembering you've had an "and" When you're back to "or" Makes the "or" mean more than it did before Now I understand! And it's time to leave the woods.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 09:39am
I forgot about Wonderland. Might as well throw in Bonnie and Clyde as well.
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Famebroadway2
Broadway Star
joined:9/28/09
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 09:42am
Good Vibrations...
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 09:43am
Copenhagen definitely. A number of characters moving chairs around going blah blah for a few hours. Many people left at intermission but the guy next to us was fast asleep when we left. This was one of the critic's darlings

Another was definitely Travesties. Walked out on it

Don't Play Us Cheap was the GWTW of bad shows.

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Updated On: 8/13/14 at 09:43 AM
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rosscoe(au)
Broadway Legend
joined:8/20/05
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 09:47am
ReNt , Cryano The Musical was beyond awful
Well I didn't want to get into it, but he's a Satanist. Every full moon he sacrifices 4 puppies to the Dark Lord and smears their blood on his paino. This should help you understand the score for Wicked a little bit more. Tazber's: Reply to Is Stephen Schwartz a Practicing Christian
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Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 09:52am
Ditto for Rent

Another critic love fest for it.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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JoseLee_
Stand-by
joined:5/24/13
Worst broadway shows you've seen
Posted: 8/13/14 at 09:54am
Porgy and Bess (won Best Revival)??? SO BORING! & Once (won Best Musical)... BORING! Worst shows I've ever seen. Btw, the music was great in both.

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