Broadway's Most Buzzworthy Moments of 2018!
We're counting down the last days of 2018, and the year has been full of jaw dropping, hilarious, tear jerking, and incredible moments. From once in a lifetime curtain calls, to performances that had us sobbing, 2018 had some truly incredible moments that had the internet buzzing!
Here are our picks of the 9 biggest Broadway moments of 2018 (in no particular order)!
#1 Cher Sings At The Open Night Curtain Call of The Cher Show
Dude!! THIS just happened. ?? https://t.co/JmdMxRYeS2- Stephanie J. Block (@StephanieJBlock) December 4, 2018
Me being struck dumb when Cher appeared onstage at the curtain call of last night's opening of thechershow on Broadway! And she sang!! https://t.co/ROcLFbNrCf- Alan Cumming (@Alancumming) December 4, 2018
Roma Torre (@RomaTorreNYC) December 4, 2018
#2 The Band's Visit Sweeps The Tony Awards With 10 Awards
ICYMI -THE BAND'S VISIT Leads Tony Awards with 10 Wins & CURSED CHILD Leads Plays with 6 Wins!https://t.co/JlVPVSxWCD- BroadwayWorld (@BroadwayWorld) June 11, 2018
IHOP changes its name to IHOB to celebrate The Band's Visit's Tony win- Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) June 11, 2018
#3 A Very Wicked Halloween's Performance of "For Good":
#4 Timothy R. Hughes yanks Trump flag from audience member during curtain call
What does it say about our country and politics when a man at the show tonight felt the need to protest Disney's Frozen on Broadway with a pro Trump flag?? How frightening is it that our show's messages of love, acceptance, and diversity have become the opposition to supporting Trump? The curtain call is a thank you between actors and audience, a final connection to end a shared experience. I will not apologize for how I responded to the disrespectful man trying to interrupt this moment with a pathetic political platform. Not at our show! Not in front of my beautiful, diverse, talented cast at @frozenbroadway. I appreciate everyone's support. #resist #lovewins #lovetrumpshate
A post shared by Timothy Hughes (@timothyrhughes) on Sep 5, 2018 at 8:03pm PDT
So at tonight's NYC "Frozen" curtain call, an audience member up front rudely pulled out a huge 'Trump 2020' banner to wave.- Jenna Rose (@Azure129) September 6, 2018
The hot guy playing the troll king grabbed it and flung it backstage.
The audience clapped even harder for the cast.
I had a good night. ?
Someone brought a Trump 2020 banner to Frozen on Broadway and like...what a weird choice of show? That musical is geared towards children? What? Do you think little Timmy is going to be the swing vote????- rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) September 6, 2018
#5 NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar: LIVE
Despite the living, breathing broadway chat room that sat behind me, Jesus Christ Superstar was very satisfying tonight.- Wesley Taylor (@WesTayTay) March 31, 2012
Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 4, 2018
Jesus would have bought out the air time so there weren't commercials . This is perfection. #jcslive- Ellyn Marsh (@ellynmarsh) April 2, 2018
David F.M. Vaughn (@DavidFMVaughn) April 2, 2018
#6 The Prom Makes History With First LGBT's Kiss At The Macy's Parade:
Josh Lamon (@JoshLamon) November 22, 2018
Finally caught up on the #MacysParade2018 performances! @ThePromMusical had me actually ugly crying on my couch, and I absolutely can not wait to see it and hug every single person involved.- Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) November 22, 2018
Also @ashleyparklady, you are a freaking STAR.
Michael Urie (@michaelurie) November 22, 2018
Hats off to @nbc and @Macys for highlighting 'The Prom,' and the 'first LGBTQ kiss' in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade history.#Thanksgiving is for all. Thank you for for the inclusion. It matters.- Todd Breasseale (@TBreassealeDHS) November 22, 2018
Now, cue the unhinged "but the children" loons.https://t.co/Z34jC8g2Yj via @ew
#7 Stoneman Douglas Students Perform "Seasons of Love" At The Tony Awards
Taran Killam ?? (@TaranKillam) June 12, 2018
Still shaking: These #Parkland students performing "Seasons of Love" from "Rent." Imagine surviving what they did and singing "How do you measure the life/Of a woman or a man?" https://t.co/APJiER3J1v #TonyAwards pic.twitter.com/ylhHEwSb42- David Beard (@dabeard) June 11, 2018
#8 Jarrod Spector Tweets At Kanye
Jarrod Spector (@jarrodspector) December 4, 2018
Josh Cohen (@otherjoshcohen) December 5, 2018
Jarrod Spector I AM IN LOVE WITH YOU FOR SO MANY REASONS BUT RIGHT NOW THIS IS NUMBER ONE AND TWO AND THREE AND FOUR- Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) December 4, 2018
#9 Drama Book Shop Announces Location Closing And Broadway Comes To The Rescue
Drama Book Shop update: we're into it for a long-term solution, but in the meantime I had 15 minutes today and signed all this, so go by the store/go buy the store ?? https://t.co/3zeyU0uuJM- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 12, 2018
First, read this: https://t.co/KMJOXBd2F1- Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) October 25, 2018
Second, don't know where the next home for @dramabookshop is yet, but FWIW, I stopped by this morning and signed everything with my name on it -the books, the scores. Go spend money there. To be continued. pic.twitter.com/x41MJoL20R