Best shows you have seen recently.

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Best shows you have seen recently.#1
Posted: 4/17/14 at 11:44am

Whst are the best shows you have seen recently?
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Best shows you have seen recently.#2
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:11pm
Hedwig
Bridges
Bullets
Big Fish (closed)
After Midnight (Original Cotton Club Review at City Center)
What's It All About at NYTW
Rocky
Les Miz



Updated On: 4/17/14 at 12:11 PM
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Best shows you have seen recently.#2
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:12pm
Bridges.
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Best shows you have seen recently.#3
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:12pm
Bridges of Madison County
Hedwig
Casa Valentina
If/Then
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Best shows you have seen recently.#4
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:15pm
BRIDGES
IF/THEN

I also REALLY like the current cast of ONCE. Joanna Christie is phenomenal as Girl.
"I shall stay until the wind changes."
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Best shows you have seen recently.#5
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:19pm
Hedwig! By a long shot.
Bullets
Bridges-hoping to get back
I did enjoy Aladdin


Seeing Gentleman's Guide, Inishmaan and Casa Valentina this weekend! I'll report back!

Updated On: 4/17/14 at 12:19 PM
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Best shows you have seen recently.#6
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:20pm
Act One
Big Fish
Bullets Over Broadway
A Gentlemens Guide
Glass Menagerie
Les Miz
Rocky
The Bridges ...


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Best shows you have seen recently.#7
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:30pm
Bridges!
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Best shows you have seen recently.#8
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:31pm
"The Library" at The Public Theatre (Must see)
"Heathers" (most entertaining show I've seen this season)
"Rocky" (most innovative show I've seen)
"Cabaret" (great source material/production)
"Bullets Over Broadway" (fun, "classic" broadway!)

I've also seen Lady Day, Bridges, Beautiful, and Gentlemans Guide. Those were also wonderful.

The only thing I've seen that I don't recommend is If/Then (or Oof/Theem)
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Best shows you have seen recently.#9
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:52pm
I was wondering where someone would introduce negativity into the thread and trash a show. VotePeron wins! Best  shows you have seen recently.
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Best shows you have seen recently.#10
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:56pm
IT's true, If/Then was not a good show. IMHO Best  shows you have seen recently.



Updated On: 4/17/14 at 12:56 PM
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Best shows you have seen recently.#11
Posted: 4/17/14 at 12:58pm
I cannot believe that. Surely you must be mistaken.

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Best shows you have seen recently.#12
Posted: 4/17/14 at 1:04pm
Recently I'd say:
- Bridges of Madison County (I love the score, it is absolutely beautiful and memorable)
- Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (this show is funny, and the lyrics are so witty)
- Cripple of Inishmaan (I prefer musicals, but I enjoyed this play so much. It is funny and touching at the same time. And the entire cast is phenomenal!)
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Best shows you have seen recently.#13
Posted: 4/17/14 at 1:07pm
After Midnight, A Raisin in the Sun, and while I didn't find it to be entirely successful, I'd highly recommend The Library for the performances alone.
"You travel alone because other people are only there to remind you how much that hook hurts that we all bit down on. Wait for that one day we can bite free and get back out there in space where we belong, sail back over water, over skies, into space, the hook finally out of our mouths and we wander back out there in space spawning to other planets never to return hurrah to earth and we'll look back and can't even see these lives here anymore. Only the taste of blood to remind us we ever existed. The earth is small. We're gone. We're dead. We're safe." -John Guare, Landscape of the Body
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Best shows you have seen recently.#14
Posted: 4/17/14 at 1:17pm
With no reservations at all:
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Hand To God
The Tribute Artist

The performances in Casa Valentina outweighed the flaws in the play.
After Midnight is a fun nightclub show, but don't expect any content.
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Best shows you have seen recently.#15
Posted: 4/17/14 at 1:19pm
I'm not saying people can't think that, but if one lists the "best shows you have seen recently," omission alone means you aren't recommending that show, no?
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Best shows you have seen recently.#16
Posted: 4/17/14 at 1:27pm
Very possibly. Not definitely.
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Best shows you have seen recently.#17
Posted: 4/17/14 at 1:32pm
Bullets Over Broadway (one of those shows I loved every second of and was caught up in)
Bridges (the score is one of the most soaring and beautiful scores in recent memory, and Kelli O'Hara is astounding)
Cinderella (saw this with the original cast so I can't comment on the new cast, but this show was one of the most magical evenings I have spent in the theatre)
Matilda (an absolute must see. Easily my favorite show on Broadway within the last 5 years)
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Best shows you have seen recently.#18
Posted: 4/17/14 at 2:24pm
Bridges
All The Way
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Best shows you have seen recently.#19
Posted: 4/17/14 at 3:39pm
Shows I have enjoyed recently:

Cabaret
Character Man
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Violet
Bullets Over Broadway
Most Happy Fella
Satchmo at the Waldorf
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Best shows you have seen recently.#20
Posted: 4/17/14 at 3:49pm
Cabaret
Casa Valentina
Hedwig
Rocky


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Best shows you have seen recently.#21
Posted: 4/17/14 at 4:07pm
Hedwig blew my mind. I also enjoyed Beautiful & Rocky - both shows are not without flaws but I think the positives outweigh the negatives. Also the more shows I see the more my appreciation for A Gentleman's Guide grows. I also really loved A Raisin in the Sun - although that could have much to do with the fact that I was expecting a trainwreck and it exceeded my expectations. My favorites of the longer running shows are Once and Jersey Boys - I could see them again and again.
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Best shows you have seen recently.#22
Posted: 4/17/14 at 7:45pm
I loved IF/THEN, even in its Washington, DC incarnation. Another one that I think is terrific, believe it or not, is the touring version of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Many of us Phantom "phans" have heard terrible things, but I was blown away, in a positive sense. I didn't agree with all the changes, most notably the decision to remove the staircase, but the high-tech set is extraordinary. Also, even though I saw the back-up Christine and a cover Phantom, the cast was first-rate.

I've seen some top-notch local shows lately, interestingly, several of them productions for children. You can read my Broadway World reviews on the Washington, DC page.
Audrey, the Phantom Phanatic, who nonetheless would rather be Jean Valjean, who knew how to make lemonade out of lemons.
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Best shows you have seen recently.#23
Posted: 4/17/14 at 9:03pm
I've really been loving the current Bway season, so naming my faves of those (like Bridges, Beautiful, Rocky, Gentleman's Guide...) would start just being the entire list of new shows.

My true answer to this question though is "The Most Happy Fella" at Encores!. it was spectacular and I am heartbroken that I cannot buy a cast recording.
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Best shows you have seen recently.#24
Posted: 4/17/14 at 10:35pm
Little Mary Sunshine
I Remember Mama
The Most Deserving
The Cripple of Inishmaan