First Broadway Show(s)!

broadwayboy972
Chorus Member
joined:6/6/14
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/22/14 at 11:16pm
Hey everyone! I just recently returned from a little vacation to NYC and saw two shows while I was there...I would have seen more but there wasn't enough time (I was there for a wedding...lots of visiting family, etc.). So anyways, here are my thoughts:

August 20th: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
I thought this show as brilliant. It was an extremely well-rounded show and so enjoyable to watch. It was silly, witty, and just so smart and fun. My seats were in the second to last row of the Mezzanine, and I still saw everything perfect. Afterwards, I went to the stage door and met the cast... They were all so friendly and took pictures and signed my playbill. And it was pretty cool that Laurent Worsham complimented my tie! (And also Bryce Pinkham is such a cutie :) )

August 21st: If/Then
I really enjoyed the show, despite some reviews and other peoples' opinions on this site. I was third row right orchestra, and I didn't really have to bend my neck too much. I am a fan of Idina and it was incredible seeing her live. Of course the show had its flaws (like every show does), but Idina is a powerhouse and the rest of the cast is also extremely talented. After the show, I darted out of the theatre and found a spot on the barricade at the stage door, and then it started raining. I stayed under someone else's umbrella. Jenn Colella and James Snyder came out first... and then to my surprise, Idina came out and did the Ice Bucket Challenge. That was really really cool to watch! She went back into the theatre and came out about 15 minutes later to sign stuff.

Both shows were really cool experiences, and I'm so glad those were the shows that I watched!
justoldbill
Broadway Star
joined:10/17/07
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/22/14 at 11:25pm
First Broadway shows are always magical. Congratulations. My first was HELLO, DOLLY! in 1968 with Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway, and it remains one of my fondest memories.
Well-well-well-what-do-you-think-of-that-I-have-nothing-here-to-pay-my-train-fare-with-only-large-bills-fives-and-sevens....
WJR2
Understudy
joined:1/1/14
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/22/14 at 11:40pm
Sounds like you had a good time!
GGLAM is a pretty good show for your first Broadway experience!
broadwayboy972
Chorus Member
joined:6/6/14
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/22/14 at 11:56pm
Yes... I couldn't be more thankful for this experience! Hopefully I'll be back in December to see more; I'm still on this Broadway high
mjohnson2
Broadway Star
joined:11/2/13
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 01:26am
Awesome! Do you get to see tours in your hometown? That was how I originally got started with seeing musicals (starting with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST).
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gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 01:28am
Glad you had such a great time! My first show on broadway was Matilda and my first touring show was Wicked!
Renthead1980
Chorus Member
joined:8/8/14
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 01:30am
First broadway show was pippin , first tour beauty and the beast
LMcC95
Understudy
joined:7/17/13
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 02:43am
I always wonder what accounts as your first broadway show. The show in tour or actually broadway
Adair Haywind
Featured Actor
joined:4/2/14
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 09:18am
My first Broadway show was American Idiot. Not only was it my first Broadway production, but it was my first time ever seeing a professional production. It was also part of my first ever trip to New York back in 2010. Ah, the memories. :)
yankeefan7
Broadway Legend
joined:4/14/12
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:09pm
Glad you had a great time, two really good shows and nice stage door experience. My first Broadway show was "Dreamgirls" in 1982 and Jennifer Holliday was absolutely amazing !!
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:40pm
It was either Oliver or Here's Love. I do not remember which.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
uncageg
Broadway Legend
joined:5/13/04
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:40pm
My first was The Wiz. OBC at The Majestic.
Just give the world Love.
dreaming
Broadway Legend
joined:4/24/09
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 12:45pm
Mine was most of the original Broadway cast of Les Miz. (I missed a few people-but got to see Colm Wilkinson, Terrence Mann and the originals in most of the other roles.)
Danielle26
Swing
joined:7/21/14
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 01:44pm
The Phantom of the Opera - not with Michael Crawford, but, Howard McGillin, my all-time favorite "Phantom"!
JoseLee_
Understudy
joined:5/24/13
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 02:34pm
I live in LA. Never been to Broadway YET. First tour Peter Pan w. Cathy Rigby.
Mr. Nowack
Broadway Star
joined:2/2/14
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 02:48pm
I too live severely separated from Broadway, but my first tour show was IN THE HEIGHTS.
I was previously known as Mr. Nowak (Joined: 5/20/13).
ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 03:01pm
First "Broadway" type show= My Fair Lady at Los Angeles Civic Light Opera with Douglals Fairbanks Jr. Third row center seats. I've been hooked ever since.
First show on Broadway - I think was 42d Street in a weekend that also included Dreamgirls and Nine - around June 1983.
Finch
Understudy
joined:9/14/08
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 05:16pm
First professional summer stock: A Majority of One
First natl. tour: Auntie Mame (Sylvia Sidney tour)
First Broadway: The Music Man (Preston and Cook)

Updated On: 8/23/14 at 05:16 PM
nightnic001
Chorus Member
joined:2/14/14
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 05:37pm
My first Broadway show was Grease in 2007 back when I was in middle school. My Mom and I followed the reality show that selected the leads and we booked a trip after the finale!
ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 05:42pm
First Broadway show was the Damn Yankees revival with Bebe Neuwrith as Lola back in 1994. My mom was able to get $10 [yes, ten dollar] tickets from her job back then.
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
budfrump
Understudy
joined:5/9/11
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 05:55pm
My first Broadway show was the most recent revival of La Cage Aux Folles! Magic!
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 06:05pm
My parents were never into broadway, and HATE NYC so living in New Jersey, it was odd seeing all my friends go to NYC and see shows because I never had. My first show was Sister Act in 2012, I convinced my mom to see it because of Raven Symone, and when we got there she was out. At the beginning I was kind of sad, but it gave me an appreciation for understudies. Later that year in August on my Birthday, she allowed me to take the bus in with friends, and I never stopped. I've seen countless shows since then, and love Broadway so much.
CollyFlour
Swing
joined:8/23/14
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 06:06pm
I made my first trip to NYC earlier this summer and GGLAM was my first show as well! I thought it was brilliant. I also managed to see Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and The Cripple of Inishmaan on my short trip too. Simply amazing!
Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 06:33pm
First show: The Lion King (Original cast, i was too young to remember anything)
First Nat'l Tour: Les Mis (Recent tour)

That was my first and only tour, I live in CT so it didn't make much sense to see National Tours since I could just go see the Broadway Cast
MarkBearSF
Understudy
joined:1/25/11
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 07:05pm
First show in NY - Carousel @ Lincoln Center, 1965 (Family trip to World's Fair)
First Broadway - Pippin, Original Cast, 1973 (High School trip to NY)
First Broadway as an adult - Rent, 1996

...I became addicted and now try to visit once a year. (In 2012, I saw 20 shows on 2 visits)



Updated On: 8/23/14 at 07:05 PM
oncemorewithfeeling2
Featured Actor
joined:4/25/13
First Broadway Show(s)!
Posted: 8/23/14 at 07:23pm
When I was 7, I saw Cats on tour. That was 1991. In 1992, I saw Joseph and Phantom in Toronto. My first broadway show was Les Mis in 1994. I also saw Grease, Damn Yankees, and Carousel on that trip. I

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