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Worst 'Best Musical'#1
Posted: 6/7/16 at 3:06am

I don't mean to be negative but I'm just wondering what do you guys think is the worst 'best musical' tony award winner or nominee. mine would probably be 'SUNSET BLVD' because it totally did not deserve the tony as its only competitor was a jukebox musical as there were no other new shows around that time. But that's just my opinion :)

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 3:16am

By your example, I feel you really want to know about Best Musical Tony winners you find undeserving because of who they were competing against.

I really can't think of any Tony year in which any production was so awful that the category may as well had been declared deserted (that includes Sunset Boulevard or any year where the competition could have been perceived as unfair) due to lack of nominees)

If you want to get into the discussion of this show vs, this show; the can of worms has been opened a trillion times and gets nowhere. It is what it is. 

 

 

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 3:21am

I'm just wondering what everybody's least favourite musical that has won or been nominated for best musical

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Worst 'Best Musical'#4
Posted: 6/7/16 at 4:02am

CONTACT!!

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 4:03am

so Memphis probably

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 4:09am

Once, GG

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 4:46am

Sorry about this Menken, I still love you, but Aladdin should not have been nominated for Best Musical, James deserved his Tony, but the rest was...eh.

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 5:04am

MEMPHIS.

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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Posted: 6/7/16 at 7:50am

Spamalot

Memphis

Once

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 7:57am

I disagree with your reasoning in the original post, however.  BEST means best of that particular year.  It doesn't even mean the show is good, but perhaps not as big a turkey as the other nominee.

 

Heck, you could rank ANYTHING from Best to worst: illness, psychopaths, jobs.   Doesn't mean its good.  "something" has to be the best of the lot.

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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Posted: 6/7/16 at 7:58am

Sweeney Todd

Passion

Fun Home

Once

Book of Mormon

Hamilton

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 8:03am

Memphis.  

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 8:09am

Once 

Kinky Boots

Throughly Modern Millie

Book of Mormon

Avenue Q

Billy Elliot

Cats

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 8:10am

I've little affection for MemphisOncePhantom of the OperaLes MisérablesSunset BoulevardContact, or Spring Awakening, but I think I'd identify the "worst" Best Musical as Two Gentlemen of Verona. The show itself is surprisingly inert, despite the frenetic story/book and the very loud score. But even more, that anyone would think it a better show than the amazing and still living Follies boggles the mind.

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Worst 'Best Musical'#16
Posted: 6/7/16 at 8:23am

Memphis.

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 8:26am

Memphis, no doubt. What a wretched season that was! Makes me appreciate the last few even more. 

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 8:37am

I couldn't see Memphis pulling it off in any other year but that's just my opinion. It lucked out with the timing. 

-Contact

-Fosse

-Spamalot

-Cats

Those are the big five for me. There were many I didn't agree with or the competition was too slight but for the most part, a lot of the winners weren't overly horrendous.

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Worst 'Best Musical'#19
Posted: 6/7/16 at 9:27am

Avenue Q

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 9:33am

Definitely Memphis I'm recent memory... 

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 9:33am

In my lifetime, without a doubt, Memphis. 

 

 

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Worst 'Best Musical'#22
Posted: 6/7/16 at 9:40am

Another vote for Memphis.  

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Worst 'Best Musical'#23
Posted: 6/7/16 at 9:43am

Memphis

Gentleman's Guide

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Worst 'Best Musical'#24
Posted: 6/7/16 at 9:56am

Memphis.

 

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Worst 'Best Musical'#25
Posted: 6/7/16 at 10:34am

adamgreer said: "In my lifetime, without a doubt, Memphis. "

 

Same. I could not wait for that bland and predictable show to end. 

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Posted: 6/7/16 at 10:34am

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