What are some shows that never made the jump to Broadway, but in your opinion should have?The Wolves, Heathers and The Last Five Years for me!
The Hunchback of Notre Dame for sure. It was ready for it. I still have hopes for Prince of Egypt but I think it still needs some work in tryouts to be ready to go.And just a obligatory moment of silence for the poster child for "the show that never was," Rebecca. *bows head*
BwayLB said: "High School Musical"Please tell me your joking. That was pretty gawd-awful.
Jagged Little Pill demands to be seen.
msbungee said: "The Wolves, Heathers and The Last Five Years for me!" It's sort of tough to throw in Off-Broadway titles into this conversation, because such a huge majority of Off-Broadway shows are created without any intention of moving to Broadway. So to say that they "didn't make it" is a little unfair. Having said that, I do think Heathers is a good example of an Off-broadway show that DID seem to have Broadway Transfer written all over it, but didn't transfer. Last Five Years is a bit of a strange one because it's such a small, intimate show that doesn't really belong on Broadway, but at the same time, it's such a staple of the musical theatre cannon, I can sort of see why it can be counted as one that could have transferred, but didn't.The Wolves, on the other hand, didn't seem to be aiming for Broadway at all. That was an Off-Broadway play, through and through.
Hopefully Prince of Egypt is still in the works.
Hunchback , but would rather see the German production. And I’ve never understood why Witches Of Eastwick never made it too Broadway
dramamama611 said: "BwayLB said: "High School Musical"Please tell me your joking. That was pretty gawd-awful."Excuse me but HSM was a big part of my middle school years
Sunny Afternoon. We're big Kinks fans in my house.
I second Rebecca. I saw Whistle Down the Wind in the West End and in spite of some recycling of melodies, I thought it should have played on Broadway.
Regarding the stage adaptation of High School Musical, a big part of the marketing push for the first year of licensing was Disney promoted it as a Broadway-bound musical they were allowing schools to do first. Obviously, it never made it to Broadway, but that was the intention at one point.
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