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Posted: 4/7/17 at 11:47am

After being enchanted by the She Loves Me taping from last year, I want to indulge in more filmed stage productions. 

What do you recommend? Are there any to keep an eye out for in the future? 

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 11:49am

Billy Elliot
Memphis
Newsies
Shrek

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 11:56am

The current Miss Saigon is very well filmed. Others:

  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • Passion
  • Gypsy from the Savoy
  • Passing Strange
  • Pippin
  • Rent

There are also the adapted version of shows that were filmed on soundstages, but intended to replicate the stage experience:

  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • Joseph... Dreamcoat
  • Oklahoma with Hugh Jackman

And if you feel like punishing yourself

  • Ten Commandments the Musical
  • Imagine This
  • A Tale of Two Cities in Concert
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Posted: 4/7/17 at 12:05pm

Sunday in the Park with George

The Light in the Piazza

South Pacific  (200Favorited filmed staged productions?

Company (John Doyle)

Sweeney Todd (with George Hearn and Angela Lansbury)

Passion 

Into the Woods

She Loves Me

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 12:07pm

I really wish I could find a decent quality version of the recording of South Pacific. Favorited filmed staged productions?

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 12:08pm

The NY Philharmonic COMPANY

RENT

Sunday

Into the Woods

Passion

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 12:10pm

Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 12:16pm

I know there was some mention of it, but did they film the current production of Sunset Boulevard when it was in London? 

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 12:19pm

Into The Woods

I taped and love to watch the MTV airing of Legally Blonde.

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 1:20pm

At this point, I feel like every filmed production is being listed. Are there any sub-par or below average recordings?

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 1:28pm

TheSassySam said: "I know there was some mention of it, but did they film the current production of Sunset Boulevard when it was in London?"

Unfortunately, I don't believe there's been any official indication that it was recorded. At any rate, there's been no indication that it will be released. Some of us are still hoping they'll film the current Broadway revival for release after it closes.

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 1:30pm

littlemouse921 said: "At this point, I feel like every filmed production is being listed. Are there any sub-par or below average recordings?"

There's an old filmed version of Cats (not sure if it was made available for purchase, but it has aired on PBS) and it's pretty dreadful. And that's coming from an ALW fan here.

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 1:31pm

VICTOR/VICTORIA!

Yeah, yeah, I know everyone disliked the show, but I loved it. I thought it was hilarious. It was my very first Broadway show on my very first trip to NYC, so of course it is extra special. My buddy scored amazing orchestra seats. I was delighted to see Julie on stage, and I fell in love with Rachel York (and have had the good fortune to meet her on a couple occasions thanks to a former co-worker). 

The video is very well done, it was produced for Japanese television as Julie notes in the introduction. The overture shows the red carpet on opening night, but I can only identify maybe half of the celebs. Perhaps the others are celebs that were better known to the Japanese audience? 

Finally, the video has one of my absolute favorite elements: a full curtain call not obscured by credits. When I watch a video of a live show I like to have the full experience as if I was in the audience. Plus I'm a huge fan of curtain call music (and wish more recordings including them but that's for another thread). For V/V, they show the credits over the extended exit music. 

Haven't watched this in a while. I have a lazy weekend planned...time to watch it again! 

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 2:01pm

Does the Les Miz 10th Anniversary count? I know it's a concert but it's terrific...

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 2:24pm

SHE LOVES ME of course is up there for me.

MISS SAIGON in London is a recent one that I love, and SUNDAY IN THE PARK is amazing too.

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 2:44pm

Lot666 said: "TheSassySam said: "I know there was some mention of it, but did they film the current production of Sunset Boulevard when it was in London?"

Unfortunately, I don't believe there's been any official indication that it was recorded. At any rate, there's been no indication that it will be released. Some of us are still hoping they'll film the current Broadway revival for release after it closes.


It wasn't filmed. ALW/RUG have struggled to get the rights to make a movie version of Sunset Boulevard (the musical) for years and as a result this includes the concert version produced in London. Highly likely this also applies to the current Broadway production. I did read that they have made some headway recently, so a movie version of the musical (of the movie) could well be in the pipeline - hopefully within Glenn Close's time.

Echoing thoughts for Phantom's epic 25th at the Royal Albert Hall. Memphis is a good watch, as is Miss Saigon. 

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 2:48pm

* ''Memphis'' (with Kimball & Glover)

* ''Newsies'' (with Jordan, Lindsay & Fankhauser)

* ''Pacific Overtures'' (with Mako, Soon Tek-Oh & Shimono)

* ''The Pirates of Penzance'' (with Kline, Ronstadt, Smith & Lansbury)

* ''Sweeney Todd'' (with Lansbury & Hearn)

 

 

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 3:18pm

Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert

Miss Saigon London 25th

 

These are the best 2 in my opinion.

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 3:24pm

Saw NEWSIES 3 times when it was broadcast to movie theatres ... now Disney just needs to make an official announcement when it will be available on dvd/blu ray/streaming!!  Are you listening Disney????  yes

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 5:00pm

I remember some old one that I watched when I was a kid.

CAMELOT with Richard Harris

I DO, I DO with Hal Linden and Lee Remick

PIPPIN with Ben Vereen,William Katt, Martha Raye and Chita Rivera. 

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' with Nell Carter

SHOW BOAT with Eddie Bracken

CANDIDE at NY City Opera.

THE MOST HAPPY FELLA on PBS. 

PETER PAN with Mia Farrow (though I don't think was ever staged in front of an audience).

 

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 5:02pm

The fact that the Mint Fashions for Men revival was videotaped is a blessing that far too few people kow about.

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 6:07pm

I'll add that Love Never Dies is a very good filming from a technical standpoint (no comment on the actual content of the show itself).

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 7:35pm

I agree with all of these posts...and own a lot of the mentioned shows on DVD or Blu-ray. I wanted to throw KISS ME KATE in here, too. It captures the last Broadway revival when it transferred to the West End with Rachel York. Found out it's coming out on Blu-ray in May. The DVD is really good.

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 7:51pm

Broadway Theater Archive's PIRATES OF PENZANCE from the Delacorte.  Also its MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, which was broadcast on CBS while it was still running at the Winter Garden, and THE ROYAL FAMILY, with Eva Le Gallienne, Rosemary Harris, etc., which played the 46th Street Helen Hayes Theatre.  The Old Globe's recent TWELFTH NIGHT.  And then there's the Japanese television broadcast of THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, which recently turned up on youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd3GonaOCtc&t=98s

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Posted: 4/7/17 at 9:33pm

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It wasn't filmed. ALW/RUG have struggled to get the rights to make a movie version of Sunset Boulevard (the musical) for years and as a result this includes the concert version produced in London. Highly likely this also applies to the current Broadway production. I did read that they have made some headway recently, so a movie version of the musical (of the movie) could well be in the pipeline - hopefully within Glenn Close's time.
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