If you could see any 8 shows in one week...

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Let’s say you had the ability to see any eight productions, past or present (maybe even future) to see in one week without worrying about ticket price or anything, what shows or specific productions would they be? Or which cast members/replacements would have been in it? Maybe even a bonus 9th show on Monday, Broadway or off! Lol. Feel free to elaborate if you wish! Just a fun Sunday polling. 

Updated On: 6/23/19 at 12:27 PM
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Original Broadway Casts of Follies, Evita, RENT, Angels in America, A Streetcar Named Desire, Chicago, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and West Side Story.

Monday is Judy at Carnegie Hall. :)
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OBC of Hamilton

OBC of In The Heights

25th Anniversary Cast Of Les Miserables

OOBC of Hadestown (I've seen the OBC)

OBC of Catch Me If You Can 

Phantom with Norm Lewis

Hugh Jackman's Music Man

Les Miserables (again, but this time with MY dreamcast!)

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1. Rent w. the Original Broadway Cast

2. My Fair Lady w. Julie Andrews

3. The Great Comet OBC

4. Hedwig and the Angry Inch w. John Cameron Mitchell & Lena Hall

5. Hadestown with OBC but Chris Sullivan as Hermes

6. A Chorus Line w. OBC

7. Into the Woods OBC

8. Angels in America (OBC or revival cast, I'm not picky)

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Great question!

1) Our American Cousin, the night Lincoln was shot, and I would do my best to stop Booth.  Assuming I am not killed in the process...

2) The Glass Menagerie, to see Laurette Taylor

3) A Streetcar Named Desire, the night (I think it only happened once) Uta Hagen and Marlon Brando played opposite each other

4) South Pacific, with its original Broadway cast

5) Bus Stop, for a chance to see Kim Stanley

6) My Fair Lady, to see Julie Andrews as Eliza

7) West Side Story, with its original cast

8) Oh Dad, Poor Dad, to see that amazing cast even though I doubt I would love the play and might regret not giving this slot to the original production of She Loves Me

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Falsettos 2016

OBC Hamilton 

Off-Broadway Sweeney Todd 2017 with Norm Lewis

OOBC Hadestown (Tho I would take the OBC, as I still haven't seen it, but Damon Daunno tho)

OBC The Color Purple

Pre-Broadway Great Comet (either Ars Nova or Kazino productions, I just want to see Phillipa Soo as Natasha)

OOBC Heathers

The Pirates of Penzance 1982 with Tim Curry

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Tuesday: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf (Tracy Letts production)

Wed Matinee: OBC Jersey Boys

Wed Evening: Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nightime

Thursday: Angels in America Part 1 (Recent revival cast)

Friday: Angels in America Part 2

Saturday Mat: Vanya and Sonia And Masha And Spike

Saturday Evening: One Man Two Guvenors

Sunday: OBC of Hairspray
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OBC 's of:

ANYTHING GOES (1935)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE

STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

MY FAIR LADY

MARAT SADE

COCO (sue me, but I would love to have been in that theater)

FOLLIES

KING OF HEARTS (chiefly to have seen Santo's magnificent set)

Most of the great shows mentioned after 1975 I've seen and still remember vividly.

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So I’m listing what I haven’t seen or casts that weren’t in. My 8 would be:

Phantom OBC
Les Mis OBC
Funny Girl OBC
Spring Awakening OBC
Beauty and the Beast OBC
Aida OBC
Rent OBC
Hairspray OBC
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Bonnie and Clyde

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Evita (2012 revival)

Doctor Zhivago

Aida

Ragtime

Follies

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If you could see any 8 shows in one week...#11
Posted: 6/23/19 at 10:33pm

1. Jean Simmons in 'A Little Night Music'

2. Bette Midler in 'Hello Dolly' (hey, if money is not an issue - why not?)

3. Gwen /Chita in 'Chicago'

4. Streisand in 'Funny Girl'

5. Tyne Daly in 'Gypsy' (wish I had seen her more than once)

6. Patti Lupone / Patinkin in 'Evita'

7. Patti Lupone / Anderson in 'Sunset Boulevard'

8. Patti Lupone in 'Master Class'

 

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If you could see any 8 shows in one week...#12
Posted: 6/23/19 at 11:00pm
Oooh this is difficult but okay, here goes....

1.Original cast of Rent

2.Original cast of Hair

3 Waitress with Christine Dwyer, Lucie Jones or The A.R.T. production before broadway

4. Moulin Rouge! because I don’t think I’ve ever seen Karen Olivo and Aaron Tveit in anything before.

5. Hamilton at The Public Theatre with Brian D’Arcy James as King George

6. Bonnie and Clyde just to see what all the fuss was about

7. I really want to see Reneé Rapp as Regina George in Mean Girls

8. Moose Murders, because I heard it was the shortest running show on Broadway and I’m SO curious about it




I agree, great question!
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If you could see any 8 shows in one week...#13
Posted: 6/23/19 at 11:42pm

id rather pick an 8 show week of whats currently PLAYING.... basically the 8 shows I would go back and see a second time...

 

1- Harry Potter Pt 1

2- Harry Potter Pt 2

3- A Strange Loop

4- Wicked

5- Dear Evan Hansen

6- The Prom

7- Tootsie

8- Hadestown

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If you could see any 8 shows in one week...#14
Posted: 6/24/19 at 12:41am

Busy week of fabulous OBCs:

Roar of the Greasepaint

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Lolita My Love (Nickerson tryout)

Merrily (1st preview)

Love Life

A Letter To Queen Victoria

Allegro

Follies

And then I would cap it with the full 24-Decade History of Popular Music, which would probably kill me and that would honestly be my preferred way to go.

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Merrily We Roll Along  OBC( Never saw it)

Chess  OBC(Never saw it)

Evita with Lupone (Saw it but she was out)

Starlight Express OLC(Never saw it)

Dreamgirls with Jennifer (Saw it the performance after she left)

Shuffle Along (Want to see it again)

RENT (OBCR. Saw two tours and revival)

The Boys in the Band (Original off-Broadway production)

Just give the world Love.
Updated On: 6/25/19 at 09:17 AM
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1. OBC A Chorus Line
2. Dolly! with Carol Channing
3. OBC Rent
4. OBC Ragtime
5. Sweet Charity w/Gwen Verdon
6. My Fair Lady w/Julie Andrews
7. OBC Chicago
8. OBC Chicago revival
9. OBC 42nd Street
10. OBC Me & My Girl
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If you could see any 8 shows in one week...#17
Posted: 6/24/19 at 10:07am

In no particular order (and with sneaking a ninth one in because I can't choose):

-OBC of Fun Home (technically I saw this with most of the OBC but if I could go back in time and see Michael Cerveris perform Edges of the World again I would)

-OBC of Next to Normal

-OBC of Spring Awakening

-OBC of Assassins

-OBC of RENT

-OBC of Moulin Rouge (in the future)

-OBC of Dear Evan Hansen (preferably with my mom because she loves it)

-OBC of Hadestown

-current revival of Oklahoma

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If you could see any 8 shows in one week...#18
Posted: 6/24/19 at 10:28am
Monday: The Philadelphia Story, with Katherine Hepburn
Tuesday: Bells Are Ringing, with Judy Holliday
Wednesday (m): Anything Goes, with Ethel Merman
Wednesday (e): A Moon for the Misbegotten (1973 production, which I did see 46 years ago)
Thursday: Mame, with Angela Lansbury, even though I saw her in the role 6 times)
Friday: Opening night of Can Can, to see if the legend is true, and because I love the score)
Saturday (m): The Little Foxes, with Tallulah Bankhead
Saturday (e): The King and I with Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynner
Sunday (m): Original production of Follies, to see if it really is the greatest night in the the theatre that I remember

Honorable mention:
Zero Mosel in A Funny Thing
Anne Bancroft in The Miracle Worker
Geraldine Page in Sweet Bird of Youth
A production of The Ziegfeld Follies, with Fanny Brice prominently cast
Auntie Mame, with Rosalind Russell AND Wonderful Town, with Rosalind Russell
Tobacco Road and Life with Father, with their original casts, to understand why they ran 8 years each
Original cast of The Pajama Game
Original cast in You Can’t Take it With You
Original cast of Fiorello
Annie Get Your Gun, with Ethel Merman (1946 production)
Original Cast of The Diary of Anne Frank
Original cat of Hay Fever
The Lion in Winter, with Rosemary Harris




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Original Broadway cast of Girl Crazy
Original Broadway cast of Oklahoma
Original Broadway cast of The Music Man
Original Broadway cast of Company
Original Broadway cast of Mystery of Edwin Drood
Original Broadway cast of Jane Eyre (I only got to see it once)
Original London cast of Chess
Original London cast of Lord of the Rings (I only got to see it once)

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In alphabetical order:

-A Chorus Line OBC
-A Chorus Line Original 2006 Revival Cast
-Assassins OBC
-Dear Evan Hansen OBC
-Legally Blonde OBC
-Pippin Original 2013 Revival Cast
-Rent OBC
-Tuck Everlasting OBC

I've seen some and I haven't seen others
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No order:
OBC Hamilton
OBC The Great Comet
OBC Chicago (Would also accept when Liza filled in for Gwen lol)
OBC A Chorus Line
OBC Ragtime
OBC Next to Normal
OBC Rent
OBC Sunday in the Park with George

Future option: 2020 Music Man revival w/Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster

 

Updated On: 6/24/19 at 04:44 PM
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Wicked with Stephanie J Block and Annaleigh

Mean Girls but with previous understudies Demarius Copes on for Damien and Tee Boyich On for Janis

Sunday in the Park with George OBC

Falsettos (Original and 2016 revival)

Great Comet off broadway

OBC The Light in the Piazza

OBC Ragtime

 

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 I'd see Ferryman 8 times.

But hey that's me.

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R u just parlaying your 8 shows into 26 hours of theater going?
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1. OBC Sweeney Todd (Angela Lansbury & Len Cariou)
2. Gypsy Angela Lansbury
3. OBC Dreamgirls
4. OBC Chorus Line
5. OBC Ballroom (Dorothy London & Vincent Gardenia)
6. OBC Bandstand
7. OBC Follies
8. OBC Company

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