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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#1
Posted: 7/23/19 at 8:17am

I found memorabilia from two shows that didn't have long runs on Broadway, and it made me think. What are your favorite shows that lasted less than a year on Broadway? 

The two that come to mind for me are Bandstand and Amelie. 

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#2
Posted: 7/23/19 at 8:20am

American Psycho and Bullets Over Broadway immediately came to mind for me.

 

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#3
Posted: 7/23/19 at 8:36am
SpongeBob Squarepants. The show was such a wonderful surprise. What could’ve been a soulless cash grab had so much care and effort put into it. The direction, the cast, and the music were all absolutely excellent. Not to mention, it introduced the world to Ethan Slater.
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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#4
Posted: 7/23/19 at 8:36am
The Scottsboro Boys. Stunning.
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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#5
Posted: 7/23/19 at 8:41am
American Psycho, Great Comet
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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#6
Posted: 7/23/19 at 8:55am
The Bridges of Madison County.
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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#7
Posted: 7/23/19 at 9:02am

Bridges of Madison County, Bonnie and Clyde (it was flawed, I know, but I still love it)

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#8
Posted: 7/23/19 at 9:12am

Caroline, or Change - One of my favorite scores ever and a wonderful production

A Catered Affair - Beautiful score with a superb cast

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#9
Posted: 7/23/19 at 9:15am

Oh yeah, Scottsboro Boys! What a truly excellent show that never received the accolades or attention it deserved. I really feel that if someone jumped on this and did a revival soon it could be a hit. Cast Todrick Hall as one of the "women," Corbin Bleu in the Colman Domingo role and get David Hyde Pierce as the Interlocutor. I think with current culture re-examining our past through today's lens, this could be something truly special! Would love to see a person of color direct this time around as well and see what new light they could shed on the piece - George C. Wolfe would be fascinating!

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#10
Posted: 7/23/19 at 9:32am

Bandstand

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#11
Posted: 7/23/19 at 9:34am

The Visit. It was weird and ugly-pretty in exactly the way I like.

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#12
Posted: 7/23/19 at 9:55am
Dracula, Bonnie & Clyde and Doctor Zhivago. I adored each of them for different reasons.
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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#13
Posted: 7/23/19 at 10:02am
Spongebob, Head Over Heels
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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#14
Posted: 7/23/19 at 10:04am

spongebob, head over heels, groundhog day, and great comet. i miss comet so much that i flew to japan just to see it 

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#15
Posted: 7/23/19 at 10:07am

American Psycho, The Visit, Great Comet, Hands on a Hardbody- if for nothing else giving us Keala's break out performance! 

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#16
Posted: 7/23/19 at 10:25am

Shuffle Along. That one still stings.

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#17
Posted: 7/23/19 at 10:32am
Ghost. Bandstand. American psycho. Cher show. Jcs revival 2012.
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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#18
Posted: 7/23/19 at 10:38am

Some recent ones that come to mind:

AMERICAN PSYCHO

A CATERED AFFAIR (this one really deserves a second look - what a beautiful, quiet score).

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

BONNIE & CLYDE 

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#19
Posted: 7/23/19 at 10:39am

Lots of goodies listed. Bandstand, Ghost, & even JCS 2012 revival were good.

But, favorite is probably Xanadu... if that counts, because i think it ran for two years.

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#20
Posted: 7/23/19 at 10:42am

Hands on a Hardbody, what a spectacular show! Tuck Everlasting was also a pleasure

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#21
Posted: 7/23/19 at 11:02am

Lysistrata Jones was a whole lot of fun

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#22
Posted: 7/23/19 at 11:03am

Lysistrata Jones

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#23
Posted: 7/23/19 at 11:20am
Tuck Everlasting, Bandstand
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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#24
Posted: 7/23/19 at 11:23am

I forgot about the Superstar 2012 revival. I still long for a cast album. It was such a great cast.

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Favorite Short Lived Musicals?#25
Posted: 7/23/19 at 11:39am

Amour. It has a wonderful score and the cast sounded great on it.

Scottsboro Boys is easily one of the best shows I've ever seen.