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Best touring production you have ever seen?

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Auggie27
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I saw the National company of "Seesaw" with Lucie Arnaz joining John Gavin and Tommy Tune, recreating B'way roles. I had seen Michelle Lee (wonderful), but the retooling and streaming of the show was expert (writing a great new Coleman tune for Gittel at the end of the first act, "The Party's On Me" which Arnaz knocked out of the park). She was stunning, and the entire show made a leap around her performance. 

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Updated On: 11/5/19 at 08:58 PM
jwsel
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Best touring production you have ever seen? #77
Posted: 11/6/19 at 10:39am
All of these were in Los Angeles.

A Chorus Line original tour with most of the original cast.

Much Ado About Nothing from the Royal Shakespeare Company with Derek Jacobi and Sinead Cusack as Benedict and Beatrice.

Caroline, or Change with Tonya Pinkins and Anika Noni Rose.

South Pacific with Carmen Cusack, Rod Gilfry, Anderson Davis, and Keala Settle.

Pippin revival tour. I saw an understudy as The Leading Player on Broadway and thought Sasha Allen was better. Matthew James Thomas and Andrea Martin were in the LA cast.

I guess they don’t count as touring productions, but the pre-Broadway productions in Los Angeles of Master Class, and Drowsy Chaperone were phenomenal. I believe those casts were nearly the same as the OBC. The pre-Broadway run off Ragtime with Brian Stokes-Mitchell and LaChanze also was great..

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