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What were your favorite musical showstopper moments this season?

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Ive been reading how many of the songs/music in the musicals have been forgettable this season.

Were there any showstopper moments or favorite songs this season? Some of mine from recent years include Cynthia Erivos Im Here , Jessie Muellers She Used to Be Mine and Christopher Jacksons One Last Time

Excited to see the Tony performances!
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"The Lady's Improving" from The Prom, and "Too Darn Hot" from Kiss Me, Kate.

Also, since it technically took place this season, the entire final performance of Hello, Dolly! was the ultimate showstopper, in and of itself.

Updated On: 6/8/19 at 10:05 AM
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- “Wait For Me” and the finale of Hadestown
- The Dream Ballet from Oklahoma!
- “Michael in the Bathroom” from Be More Chill
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"Wait for Me" from Hadestown and "Too Darn Hot" from Kiss Me Kate. Also "Its Not About Me" from the Prom.
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I Know What's Gonna Happen from Tootsie.
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“Too Darn Hot” - Kiss Me, Kate
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Beth Leavel's THE LADY'S IMPROVING in The Prom. 

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There are a fair number, which is why I'm not bemoaning this season of musicals (at least the ones I saw last month) as others:

"What's Gonna Happen" - Tootsie

"I Could Have Danced All Night" and "On the Street Where You Live" - My Fair Lady

"The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "People Will Say We're in Love" (both versions), "I Cain't Say No"  - Oklahoma

"The Lady's Improving" - The Prom

"Wait for Me (both versions), "Epic III" and "Road to Hell (reprise) - Hadestown

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Why We Build the Wall

Way Down Hadestown

Too Darn Hot

Updated On: 6/9/19 at 07:18 PM
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I'm seconding everyone who says "Wait for Me" from Hadestown.  I've noticed that a real show-stopper has that thing where the audience applauds, then it sinks in what they just witnessed, and they start applauding even louder.  It happened when I saw Sara Bareilles sing "She Used to Be Mine," and it happened this afternoon at Hadestown.

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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Also, it wasn't on Broadway, but I think "Show-Stopping Number" from The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals qualifies. What were your favorite musical showstopper moments this season?

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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MollyJeanneMusic said: "I'm seconding everyone who says "Wait for Me" from Hadestown. I've noticed that a real show-stopper has that thing where the audience applauds, then it sinks in what they just witnessed, and they start applauding even louder. It happened when I saw Sara Bareilles sing "She Used to Be Mine," and it happened this afternoon at Hadestown."

I agree with this. All the three times I’ve seen Hadestown this exact thing happens. They get applause then it quiets down for a second and then another louder applause sets in! My mind is still blown each time because the music is wonderful and the staging of it is just incredible. Wait For Me is the point in the show that really grabs the audience’s attention and pulls them in for the journey. 

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I agree with a lot of the above posters. My top three are:

Too Darn Hot (Kiss Me Kate)

What's Gonna Happen (Tootsie)

The Lady's Improving (The Prom) 

 

Also IMO there are so many showstopping numbers in The Cher Show that it's so hard to choose! :)

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Jeff Sums it Up - Tootsie
ZAZZ - The Prom
The Whole "Being Dead"Tbing - Beetlejuice
Wait For Me - HADESTOWN
Just give the world Love.
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Totally agree with “The Whole Being Dead Thing” from Beetlejuice. A+ opening number.

I just saw Be More Chill for the first time today, and I have to give it to Tiffany Mann for “Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire),” she is a force of nature and it was EASILY my favorite part of the whole show. What a number!
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"Too Darn Hot" from Kiss Me, Kate!

And...I'll probably get a lot of flack for this, but "That Beautiful Sound" from Beetlejuice. Both times I went, there was prolonged applause.
(The same situation for "The Whole Being Dead Thing" and "What I Know Now," but "That Beautiful Sound" is my favorite of the three)
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I haven't seen Tootsie, but from the OBC "What's Gonna Happen" sounds to me like it would have been more impressive if we didn't already have "Model Behaviour"? Has the scatter emotional patter song breakdown already been done by the same author?

"It’s the fractured quality in [Bernadette Peters'] singing voice and line readings that puts across the character as someone for whom resentment is sliding into madness." - NYtimes on Follies (2011).
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Patti LuPone's "Ladies Who Lunch"

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Wait For Me - Hadestown

The Lady's Improving - The Prom

Dream Ballet - Oklahoma!

 

Not totally "showstopping" but I love Tonight Belongs To You from The Prom as well.

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Hadestown

Road to Hell

Wait for Me

Wait for Me - reprise

Doubt Comes In

Road to Hell -reprise

What were your favorite musical showstopper moments this season?

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Although I loathed the politically correct production of Kiss Me Kate which was led by a miscast Kelli O Hara who sang beautifully but left her acting chops at home and totally missed the point of the role.

I have to say the song Bianca is always a throw away and somehow Warren Carlysle (great choreography in lousy revival) Made Bianca a show stopper and a highlight of the evening .Kudos to Corben Bleu for that fantastic tap dane number.

 

Bianca Rocked as did Tom Dick or Harry.!!!!!!

But I'd much rather watch the movie or the last revival than this misguided version. But two great numbers!!! Bianca and Tom Dick or Harry!!!!

 

 

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In addition to what everyone has already mentioned "How Much More" from Head over Heels.  Bonnie Milligan was fabulous. 

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And from the season in Chicago...Heart of Stone and All You Wanna Do from Six.

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