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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#1
Posted: 4/20/19 at 9:35pm

We'll be in NYC at the end of July and have purchased tix for the following so far:

  • Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune
  • Hadestown
  • Moulin Rouge
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

Also planning to see Sea Wall/A Life and The Ferryman if it gets extended again. (Fingers crossed!)

We have one more slot available (two if Ferryman closes) and are considering the following:

  • The Prom
  • Tootsie
  • Oklahoma!

Would love to see What the Constitution Means to Me and Network but they're closing before we get there. Have already seen Harry Potter, My Fair Lady, Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away, Hamilton, etc.

Would love some help filling our last slot!

Thank you!

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#2
Posted: 4/20/19 at 10:31pm

"Oklahoma" got great reviews especially from NYT. Most people on this board think "Tootsie" is funny but has flaws and unfortunately one of them is the score. "The Prom" got mixed reviews but generally most people that have posted like it and say it is fun and enjoyable. I would say go to "Oklahoma" unless you are not a big fan of old time musicals.

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#3
Posted: 4/20/19 at 10:53pm

I'd see Oklahoma because it is in such a unique space. This won't tour and if it did, it won't work.

Having said that, all three shows are great, so you really con't lose.

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#4
Posted: 4/20/19 at 11:00pm

I enjoyed Oklahoma! a lot but it's not for everyone. It's pretty avante-garde. I'd pick The Prom for the best overall entertainment.

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#5
Posted: 4/20/19 at 11:04pm

yankeefan7 said: ""Oklahoma" got great reviews especially from NYT. Most people on this board think "Tootsie" is funny but has flaws and unfortunately one of them is the score. "The Prom" got mixed reviews but generally most people that have posted like it and say it is fun and enjoyable. I would say go to "Oklahoma" unless you are not a big fan of old time musicals."

Actually, critics' reviews for The Prom were not mixed at all. The great majority of them were positive, and its overall Show Score from critics is higher than Oklahoma's. I recommend Oklahoma! with reservations, but I recommend The Prom wholeheartedly. Unfortunately, there's a chance it won't make it to the end of July.

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#6
Posted: 4/20/19 at 11:27pm

The Prom. It’s a far better time than all your other choices . Just saw it today.  Tootsie is clever; but that’s it. And Oklahoma was a bit of a chore to sit thru .

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#7
Posted: 4/20/19 at 11:50pm
Having seen The Prom and Tootsie (trying to catch Oklahoma this week), I would see The Prom. It's a fun show with a great cast and good music. Tootsie was a great book, but to me the music is lack luster. I saw a production of Oklahoma years ago (I know this is a new staging), but it's not one of my favorite scores. Hope this helps.
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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#8
Posted: 4/20/19 at 11:56pm

We haven't seen Tootsie, but we really liked the Prom--there were some fantastic performances and it was a lot fun, but Oklahoma really stuck with us. We hated the dream ballet, but we would see this again over The Prom if we had to chose. If you want a really fun night with a traditional Broadway show, see The Prom; looking for something different and darker--Oklahoma.

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#9
Posted: 4/21/19 at 12:27am
OKLAHOMA. TOOTSIE will have a nice run and THE PROM is being preserved on Netflix.

OKLAHOMA is not to be missed.
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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#10
Posted: 4/21/19 at 12:44am
Can’t speak for the Prom. But having seen Oklahoma! And Tootise you should see Oklahoma!. It was really enjoyable and a unique take on a classic musical.
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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#11
Posted: 4/21/19 at 7:49am

IdinaBellFoster said: "OKLAHOMA. TOOTSIE will have a nice run and THE PROM is being preserved on Netflix.

OKLAHOMA is not to be missed.
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I'm willing to bet that the netflix movie of THE PROM will not be a recording of the Broadway production, so I'm not sure that's really "preserving" the show. And it's a shame because the performances on Broadway are terrific. The whole show is a joy - hilarious and heartfelt. Don't take my word for it - Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail gave it ringing endorsements, too. :)

https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/1113557567421263872

https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/1118343370286350336

Can you tell that I vote THE PROM?

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#12
Posted: 4/21/19 at 4:54pm

Thanks, everyone! So five for Oklahoma! and five for The Prom.laugh  (Poor Tootsie.) I guess it'll come down to whether we want to see something fun and uplifting or something a bit darker. I tend to gravitate toward shows with emotional heft but we already have a lot of those on our slate. Then again, it sounds like Oklahoma! is unique and will be harder to replicate even if it does go on tour. The good news is we can't go wrong with either!

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#13
Posted: 4/21/19 at 4:56pm

Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma. No question. You'll be able to see The Prom on Netflix, tour (maybe?) and in regional theaters for the rest of your life, but you'll never ever get to see this Oklahoma again. 

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#14
Posted: 4/21/19 at 5:00pm
I'll put my vote in for Oklahoma!
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Posted: 4/21/19 at 6:02pm

Between Tootsie and Prom--TOOTSIE (this is Yazbeck of Scoundrel/Monty--and  I much prefer Bands Visit/Women on the Verge)

Havent seen Oklahoma--but I'd probably chose it, over the other 2 (at least you know you are getting a great score)

And, being unasked, Id see Beetlejuice!--didnt really know the movie, and had a really fun time! Certainly enjoyed more than Prom/Tootsie

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#16
Posted: 4/22/19 at 9:32pm

ScottK said: "Between Tootsie and Prom--TOOTSIE (this is Yazbeck of Scoundrel/Monty--and I much prefer Bands Visit/Women on the Verge)

Havent seen Oklahoma--but I'd probably chose it, over the other 2 (at least you know you are getting a great score)

And, being unasked, Id see Beetlejuice!--didnt really know the movie, and had a really fun time! Certainly enjoyed more than Prom/Tootsie
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Haven't seen Women on the Verge but definitely preferred The Band's Visit over Scoundrel and Monty. I wasn't crazy about Beetlejuice the movie, which is why I hadn't considered the Broadway version. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to see it if it tours. For this trip, looks like it's going to be Oklahoma! but I'll probably hold off on buying tix till after the Tonys.

 

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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#17
Posted: 4/22/19 at 11:23pm
The Prom. It’s the most fun I’ve had in ages.
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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#18
Posted: 4/23/19 at 12:24am
I have seen all tbree and ejoyed them all.

See THE PROM!
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The Prom, Tootsie or Oklahoma!#19
Posted: 4/23/19 at 1:35am
I’d go with Oklahoma (which is very dark but I enjoyed it) the Prom will be airing on Netflix sooner rather than later and I’m sure Tootsie will tour.