What show are you surprised hasn't had a Broadway revival?

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Though it wasn't a huge success, I am surprised there hasn't been a "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" revival due to the subject matter. 

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The subplot in COME BACK TO THE FIVE & DIME you're implying was relevant in 2015.  It's 2016 almost 2017.  

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I think that every flop play and musical with a transsexual character ought to be revived, because that alone would definitely make it a hit today.

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Funny Girl.

 

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I would say "City Of Angels", "Tommy" and "Torch Song Trilogy".

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Just going with the first one that came to mind. Grand Hotel.

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newintown said: "I think that every flop play and musical with a transsexual character ought to be revived, because that alone would definitely make it a hit today.

 

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Yes, next year for its thirtieth anniversary, Mandy Patinkin should do a revival of his role in the clearly groundbreaking David Hare musical, The Knife. 

 

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I actually saw The Knife. I remember picking up my tickets at the box office and asking the guy if it was as bad as I heard. He said  "Deplorable, Enjoy your Evening" :)

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newintown said: "I think that every flop play and musical with a transsexual character ought to be revived, because that alone would definitely make it a hit today.

 

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Trans or transgender please.

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Huss417 said: "Just going with the first one that came to mind. Grand Hotel."

Seconded.

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I'm still holding my breath for a BLOOD BROTHERS revival.

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Grand Hotel was the first show I thought of also. With such a large and potentially diverse cast, I'm surprised it hasn't been revived yet.

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Huss417 said: "I actually saw The Knife. I remember picking up my tickets at the box office and asking the guy if it was as bad as I heard. He said  "Deplorable, Enjoy your Evening" :)

 

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And what did you think? Lol some of the reviews are actually not completely terrible lol (though I knew of the show, I actually didn't realize till now that it was by David Hare). http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1987/-The-Knife-A-Musical-Starring-Mandy-Patinkin-Opens-Off-Broadway/id-eba1f213ce4c415bd3da015a1f7e00d5

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I'm curious what people think are the possible reasons for Grand Hotel not being revived. It may not be a prospective sure fire hit but I'm sure it will be a crowd pleaser 

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Someone suggested to Roundabout Theatre Company about producing Grand Hotel in a future season, and Roundabout responded with...

“The original production by Tommy Tune made the choreography and overall vision as much a part of the piece’s success as the content itself. So who would be the right artist to take on that legacy and come up with a fresh way of looking at this material?”

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Jeffrey Karasarides said: "Someone suggested to Roundabout Theatre Company about producing Grand Hotel in a future season, and Roundabout responded with...

“The original production by Tommy Tune made the choreography and overall vision as much a part of the piece’s success as the content itself. So who would be the right artist to take on that legacy and come up with a fresh way of looking at this material?”
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Probably Andy Blankenbuehler, so Tune can crib about not being part of the new creative team.

 

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The Drowsy Chaperone.  Danny Burstein was nominated for "Aldolpho" -- I'd give anything to see him in that role again.  I'd love to see the original cast reunited - Edward Hibbert, Sutton Foster, Georgia Engel, Beth Leavel (who DID win the Tony), Troy Britton Johnson, Jason & Garth Kravitz (the BEST pastry chef/criminals EVER), Lenny Wolpe, Jennifer Smith, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Joey Sorge, Patrick Wetzel -- did I miss anybody? I saw that show so many times and saw so many surprising star turns -- Bob Saget was a most wonderful "Man In Chair" and never cussed once.  NOT ONCE.  Robert Martin wrote and originated that part, so he totally owned it, but I always thought they should have come up with a special Tony for the most original, touching, sweet, funny and totally surprising performance of "Man In Chair" -- Patrick Wetzel.  

 

He started in the show as a dancing bellhop, graduated to Best Man George -- was terrific -- but was a total revelation as "Man In Chair."  I'll never forget the night I saw him play that part -- had no idea he was going to do it.  By complete coincidence, after the performance I went with friends to that restaurant at the top of the Marriott that slowly spins around to find the cast up there celebrating with him and I got to tell him how much I LOVED his performance.  He was so gracious and humble.

 

I don't know Patrick -- I'm just a fan -- and I don't live in NYC anymore -- but if you know him and are reading this, please tell him the night I saw him as "Man In Chair" is one of those indelible theater nights I will never forget. 

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Tommy

 

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Valentina3 said: "Jeffrey Karasarides said: "Someone suggested to Roundabout Theatre Company about producing Grand Hotel in a future season, and Roundabout responded with...

“The original production by Tommy Tune made the choreography and overall vision as much a part of the piece’s success as the content itself. So who would be the right artist to take on that legacy and come up with a fresh way of looking at this material?”
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Probably Andy Blankenbuehler, so Tune can crib about not being part of the new creative team.
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Tommy Tune has mentioned before that he's not interested in doing revivals, so I don't think you'd see him complaining.

My choice would be Warren Carlyle.

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I'm a little surprised no revival of Kiss of the Spider Woman has come to fruition.