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Entertainment Weekly's Best Stage Shows of 2011

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1) The Book of Mormon
2) Sleep No More
3) Other Desert Cities
4) Anything Goes
5) Blood and Gifts
6) Three Sisters & Uncle Vanya
7) Follies
Entertainment Weekly's Best Stage Shows of 2011 War Horse
9) Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway
10) The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures

2011 Breakout Stage Stars: Nina Arianda, Santino Fontana, Katori Hall, and Patina Miller
Current Avatar: Cynthia Erivo, bringing down the house in The Color Purple.
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Yeah there's also a blurb with BOM that says "Broadway musicals aren't typically known for envelope-pushing and taboos... are rarely broken." Whom ever wrote that piece is an idiot
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Sutton Foster was also named one of the top performances of 2011, thought that was pretty impressive on a list that also included Glenn Close, Jessica Lange, Christopher Plummer and Michelle Williams.
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I feel like there must be more impressive things out there than Hugh Jackman's show.

I still stand by the fact that the best show of 2011 was The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World! It was just flat-out brilliant!
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Sons of the Prophet should have made that (and every) list.

Updated On: 12/25/11 at 12:32 AM
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I feel biased, but it still blows my mind that The Normal Heart could not be on anyone's top ten. I'm not saying it's number one (I mean, it's not my number one), but it amazes me the things that have been chosen above it.
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I do not hold EW in any high esteem or regard it as a reputilbe, respectable magazine, but at least FOLLIES made their "list."
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Their theatre writer seems to be a tourist for the most part. I take issue with what a lot of EW endorses. For instance, on their best albums of the year list was Demi Lovato and Rihanna. WTF.

Any Best Theatre list that does not include Sons of the Prophet and The Normal Heart is just amateur.
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Their theatre coverage has always been extremely hit or miss and half hearted (one page monthly or whatever and a few more online, with no stable theatre critic who has gained a reputation). On the other hand I don't think choosing Rihanna on a best album list is wrong--they're a pop culture magazine so I don't expect ome Pitchfork style indie cred list.