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Unpopular opinions you hold

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Unpopular opinions you hold#1
Posted: 7/22/11 at 7:04pm
Go!

I'll start:
-I liked the spanish lyrics in the last revival of West Side Story
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
Updated On: 7/22/11 at 07:04 PM
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Unpopular opinions you hold#2
Posted: 7/22/11 at 7:59pm
:: putting on my asbestos suit ::

RENT is one of the most over-rated scores in the last five decades.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#3
Posted: 7/22/11 at 8:02pm
Memphis is the best thing on broadway at the moment.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#4
Posted: 7/22/11 at 8:03pm
I liked Samantha Barks as Eponine better than Lea Salonga
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Unpopular opinions you hold#5
Posted: 7/22/11 at 8:05pm
Broadway does not need another production of GODSPELL and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#6
Posted: 7/22/11 at 8:06pm
I loved Daphne in Les mis an could listen to her sing it all day every day.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#7
Posted: 7/22/11 at 8:07pm
It's apparently unpopular to believe that certain projects won't reach fruition if they keep running a slipshod investment scam that any lawyer could see through.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#8
Posted: 7/22/11 at 8:09pm
^ LOL!
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Unpopular opinions you hold#9
Posted: 7/22/11 at 8:36pm
I like Frank Wildhorn's shows.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#10
Posted: 7/22/11 at 8:38pm
I found Young Frankenstein enjoyable.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#11
Posted: 7/22/11 at 8:41pm
^ I did too Unpopular opinions you hold
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Unpopular opinions you hold#12
Posted: 7/22/11 at 9:21pm
I loved the last revival of West Side Story
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Unpopular opinions you hold#13
Posted: 7/22/11 at 9:26pm
I love ALW.

I think A Chorus Line is the most manipulative piece of theater dreak

I think S.S writes better lyrics then music

and most unpopular.. I like going to the theater to be entertained not to wallow in someone else's self pity party of emotion.

I bless all those people that bootleg shows

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Unpopular opinions you hold#14
Posted: 7/22/11 at 9:41pm
I hate Sutton Foster and Lea Michelle. I also thought the revival of Gypsy with Bernadette Peter was beautiful and don't share a lot of peoples opinions that every good revival of the show MUST be director by its book writer. What happens when he's dead? Do we just not do it anymore because no one else could POSSIBLY direct the show well.
Gypsy - Betty Buckley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUN5XoB5vFs&feature=youtu.be
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Unpopular opinions you hold#15
Posted: 7/22/11 at 9:48pm
I think Jennifer Damiano is miscast as Mary Jane in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#16
Posted: 7/22/11 at 9:51pm
Patti Lupone ruined Gypsy
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Unpopular opinions you hold#17
Posted: 7/22/11 at 9:51pm
I think she probably kicks herself for leaving N2N

I also bless the bootleggers, much the way I would have during prohibition. MMMMMMMM Bathtub gin!
Gypsy - Betty Buckley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUN5XoB5vFs&feature=youtu.be
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Unpopular opinions you hold#18
Posted: 7/22/11 at 10:05pm
Rent sucks.

I wanted to stick hot forks into my eyes while at Curtains.

I loved Spring Awakening. (There, I said it.)

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#19
Posted: 7/22/11 at 10:12pm
I loved HIGH and ALL ABOUT ME.

I think Aaron Tveit is talented, but extremely overrated.

Tony Sheldon deserved the 2011 Tony over Norbert Leo Butz (Yes, I saw them both).

Lea Michele needs to go crawl in a hole for a few years since I can't deal with her anymore.

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Unpopular opinions you hold#20
Posted: 7/22/11 at 10:30pm
Jordan Catalano and ChiChi have revealed that my unpopular opinions aren't as unpopular as I thought! I too loved Daphne Rubin-Vega in Les Miz and think Sutton Foster is wildly overrated.

Okay, fine, I'll do another that no one else has offered (or is likely to): I really liked The People in the Picture. One more: I haaaaated War Horse.

Go ahead: judge me.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#21
Posted: 7/22/11 at 10:38pm
Stephanie J. Block is a horrible actress and has only ever played one character her entire career.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#22
Posted: 7/22/11 at 10:45pm
I hated Tommy the Musical and liked the film better.

I hate Spring Awakening and believe that people are better off reading the original play.

I love all three incarnations of Wise Guys/Bounce/Road Show.

I like A Doll's Life and Grind.

I think Richard Kind is a good actor who is underrated and liked him in the Producers(The Musical, not the gawd-awful movie musical!)

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Unpopular opinions you hold#23
Posted: 7/22/11 at 10:56pm
Stephanie J. Block is a horrible actress and has only ever played one character her entire career.

Some people just have faces that bothers me and hers is one. Also, I don't think she's all that. I saw her in the 9 to 5 tour and she kind of ruined it for me.

*Correction. I saw her on Broadway, not the tour. I didn't see the tour.*

And Barbra is too old to play Mama Rose. I liked the idea that was circulating several years ago where Cathering Zeta Jones was goign to play the role and at the time I thought that Greg Jbara needed to throw his hat in the ring for Herbie.
Gypsy - Betty Buckley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUN5XoB5vFs&feature=youtu.be
Updated On: 7/22/11 at 10:56 PM
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Unpopular opinions you hold#24
Posted: 7/22/11 at 11:08pm
Sauja - I, too, loved "The People In The Picture" and ended up up seeing it 4 times.

Idina Menzel's voice grates on my nerves, and I thought she completely botched "Don't Rain On My Parade" at Barbra's Kennedy Center Honors. I also think Marin Mazzie was better than Alice Ripley as Diana in N2N.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#25
Posted: 7/22/11 at 11:10pm
I saw Alice's understudy in N2N. I have to say that when I arrived and found out that I was seeing her instead of Alice, I was actually relieved, because I have never been fond of Alice's voice. All she knows how to do is scream. Side Show was perfect evidence of this.
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Unpopular opinions you hold#26
Posted: 7/22/11 at 11:20pm
I love this thread!

- musical composers and orchestrators have lost the art of nuance.

- it's a crime some lyricists get paid for their jobs considering their jobs and output. You're making Tim Rice look like Sondheim and Sondheim like Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Every word doesn't need to rhyme you jerks!

- terming a Broadway musical "indie rock" should also be a crime and be punishable by death. (I'm talking to YOU, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) I will punch your face in if you even utter the phrase "Alterna-Rock".

- and while I'm at it: Duncan Sheik has never written a rock song in his life. He had ONE memorable (Hell, the BEST thing he's ever written) POP hit. In 1996. His work since has been middling at best, and frankly, I'd rather sit through Memphis.
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