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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#26
Posted: 11/27/19 at 10:02am

Musicals

1. Great Comet (Broadway)/Six (London Cast)

2. Preludes (Southwark Playhouse)

3. Hamilton

4. Fiddler on the Roof (Menier)

5. Ghost Quartet (4th Street)

6. The Bands Visit

7. Come From Away

8. Book of Mormon

9. Gentlemen's Guide to Murder

10. Hadestown

Plays

1. Yerma 

2. Streetcar (St Ann's)

3. The Father

4. The Humans

5. View From The Bridge

6. Amy & the Orphans

7. Small Island

8. Torch Song 

9. Angels in America

10. The Crucible

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#27
Posted: 11/27/19 at 10:08am
In no particular order...

Dogfight
Yerma
Here Lies Love
Fun Home
Next To Normal (Mazzie)
Great Comet
Three Tall Women
The Scottsboro Boys
Heisenberg
The Band’s Visit

Honorable Mention...

Queen Of The Mist
Octet
Sons Of The Prophet
Lady Day
On The Town
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#28
Posted: 11/27/19 at 10:39am

I haven't seen as many plays to justify a Top 10 list. Here are my list of musicals original & revival:

ORIGINAL MUSICAL
1. Fun Home
2. The Band's Visit
3. Hamilton
4. Ghost Quartet (Off-Broadway)
5. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
6. The Book of Mormon
7. The Scottsboro Boys
8. Once
9. Matilda
10. Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

MUSICAL REVIVAL
1. Hedwig and the Angry Inch 
2. Cabaret
3. Sunday in the Park with George
4. Follies
5. Little Shop of Horrors (Encores!)
6. A Little Night Music
7. My Fair Lady
8. She Loves Me  
9. The King and I
10. Falsettos

HONORABLE MENTIONS
The Lion
Octet
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Hadestown
Dear Evan Hansen
Rags Parkland Sings The Songs Of The Future

Edit: I forgot about Cabaret! Cabaret ranks No.2 and pushes everything down one place. Off-Broadway Sweeney Todd out.

Updated On: 11/27/19 at 10:39 AM
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#29
Posted: 11/27/19 at 10:47am

Yerma

The Ferryman

Hamilton

Sweat

Slave Play

Three Tall Women

Venus in Fur 

My Fair Lady

Oklahoma!

Skylight

The Band's Visit 
 

Updated On: 11/29/19 at 10:47 AM
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#30
Posted: 11/27/19 at 10:50am

Ack! I forgot about Yerma! What an extraordinary event that was.

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#31
Posted: 11/27/19 at 11:37am

PLAYS:

  1. Indecent - Cort Theatre
  2. Choir Boy - Manhattan Theatre Club
  3. The Ferryman - Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
  4. Heroes of the Fourth Turning - Playwrights Horizons
  5. Daddy - Vineyard Theatre/The New Group
  6. The Grand Paradise - Third Rail Projects
  7. Angels in America - Neil Simon Theatre
  8. White Noise - The Public Theater
  9. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Ethyl Barrymore Theatre
  10. Small Mouth Sounds - Ars Nova

MUSICALS:

  1. Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 - Imperial Theatre
  2. Ghost Quartet - Curran: Under Construction
  3. Octet - Signature Theatre
  4. Once - Phoenix Theatre
  5. Fun Home - Circle in the Square Theatre
  6. The Scottsboro Boys - American Conservatory Theatre
  7. The Band's Visit - Ethyl Barrymore Theatre
  8. The Book of Mormon - Eugene O'Neill Theatre
  9. Oklahoma! - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  10. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - Barrow Street Theatricals

 

 

Updated On: 11/27/19 at 11:37 AM
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#32
Posted: 11/27/19 at 11:50am

Wow. A lot of love for OCTET

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#33
Posted: 11/27/19 at 12:07pm

MUSICALS/PLAYS

The Color Purple (2015 Revival)

Hadestown

Hamilton

Tina! The Tina Turner Musical

Dear Evan Hansen

Come From Away

The Inheritance

Slave Play

The Crucible (2016 Revival)

Little Shop of Horrors (2019 Revival)

 

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#34
Posted: 11/27/19 at 12:38pm
Hamilton
The Color Purple Revival
The Band’s Visit
Hadestown
To Kill a Mocking Bird
Les Miz most recent revival
Hello Dolly Revival
DEH
CATS Revival (yes, CATS)
Once on this Island
My Fair Lady
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#35
Posted: 11/27/19 at 12:49pm

This list is heavily slanted towards the last few years. I fell out of watching theater for a while, but then got back into it with a vengeance in 2017. (I blame the falling out on my graduate program - I had neither time nor money!)

In no particular order...

  • Angels in America (2018 Berkeley Rep production)
  • Come From Away
  • Groundhog Day
  • Ghost Quartet (Seattle production)
  • Fun Home
  • Hadestown
  • Hamilton
  • Head Over Heels
  • Hello Dolly revival (touring production)
  • Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future (Ars Nova)

Honorable mentions: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, The Book of Mormon, The Prom, Octet, The Ferryman, What the Constitution Means to Me, The Band's Visit, Weightless (American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco), Waitress

Updated On: 11/27/19 at 12:49 PM
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#36
Posted: 11/27/19 at 1:06pm

In the order that they came to mind:

  1. Come From Away
  2. Hamilton
  3. Hadestown
  4. The Band's Visit
  5. Waitress
  6. To Kill a Mockingbird
  7. Oklahoma! (2019)
  8. Something Rotten
  9. My Fair Lady (2018)
  10. The Ferryman

Bonus: Assassins (Signature Theatre, DC)

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#37
Posted: 11/27/19 at 1:26pm

Ledaero said: "^ "No particular order" and then you rank them lmao"

That wasn’t an actual ranking. That was me just counting out the shows as I typed. But sure, go off, sis.

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#38
Posted: 11/27/19 at 3:01pm

I'm sure I will want to delete/add some things later, but this is off the top of my head. Broadway only.

The Band's Visit

The Ferryman

The Glass Menagerie (2012)

Hadestown

Hamilton

Hello, Dolly!

Oklahoma!

Once on This Island

Three Tall Women

Venus in Fur

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#39
Posted: 11/27/19 at 4:21pm

in no particular order

The Inheritance

Follies (National Theatre)

Spring Awakening (Deaf West LA)

Hamilton

Jagged Little Pill ( ART)

Moulin Rouge! (Boston)

The Glass Menagerie (Broadway)

Slave Play

The Ferryman

Hello Dolly (Bette)

 

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#40
Posted: 11/27/19 at 6:17pm

1) Hamilton

2) Come From Away

3) Hello Dolly

4) War Horse (revival) - London

5) Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - London

6) The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night -Time - London

7) The Book Of Mormon

8) American In Paris

9) Something Rotten

10) School Of Rock

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#41
Posted: 11/27/19 at 6:21pm
Wish I could have made room for Sweat on my list.
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#42
Posted: 11/27/19 at 6:32pm
From the shows that I’ve seen (on Broadway) this decade my top 10 would be:

Hello Dolly
Next to Normal
Moulin Rouge
Come From Away
To Kill A Mockingbird
Oklahoma revival
Newsies
Billy Elliot
Color Purple
Dear Evan Hansen
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#43
Posted: 11/27/19 at 7:51pm
PLAYS:

-Angels in America

-The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

-Fairview

-The Father

-John

-People, Places, and Things

-Three Tall Women

-A View From the Bridge

-Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

-Yerma


MUSICALS:

-The Band's Visit

-Cabaret

-Fun Home

-Hamilton

-Hello, Dolly!

-Octet

-Oklahoma!

-Pippin

-Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

-Sunset Boulevard
Updated On: 11/27/19 at 07:51 PM
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#44
Posted: 11/27/19 at 8:20pm

henrikegerman said: "Wish I could have made room for Sweat on my list."

Just add it!  I think it is interesting to read the lists and nobody is counting to ten.  

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#45
Posted: 11/27/19 at 8:32pm

Interesting project and enjoying reading people's lists.  I'm doing separate lists as others have for musicals and plays - turns out I liked a lot more plays than musicals as I was considering this.  In chronological order as I saw them - not in particular order of how I liked them.

Musicals:

 Billy Elliott

Anything Goes

Pippen

Cabaret

Hamilton

Shuffle Along
My Fair Lady

Hello Dolly

Plays:

Let Me Down Easy

Orphans Home Cycle

War Horse

Other Desert Cities

One Man, Two Guvnors

The Exonerated

The Piano Lesson

Golden Boy

All the Way

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Master Harold and the Boys

Sweat

The Ferryman

To Kill a Mockingbird

 

 

Updated On: 12/1/19 at 08:32 PM
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#46
Posted: 11/27/19 at 8:41pm

henrikegerman said: "Wish I could have made room for Sweat on my list."

Sweat and The Flick were the last two I took off as I tried to keep my honorable mentions list to 10 as well.

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#47
Posted: 11/27/19 at 9:33pm

Oh gosh this is really hard, but I'm gonna go with (not completely in order)

-Come From Away

-Hadestown

-Dear Evan Hansen

-The Band's Visit

-Once On This Island

-Hamilton

-Great Comet

-Pippin

-Fun Home

-Anastasia

Honorable mentions to Waitress, Head Over Heels, and The Prom, and for plays, Choir Boy and What The Constitution Means to Me

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#48
Posted: 11/28/19 at 8:55pm
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Candide (Mary Zimmerman)
One Man, Two Guvnors
Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
Silence! The Musical
Hand to God
Into the Woods (Fiasco)
Groundhog Day
Hello, Dolly! (Jerry Zaks)
The Inheritance

Honorable Mentions:
Let the Right One In
Matilda
Angels in America
Noises Off
Bartlett Sher Revivals (Golden Boy, King and I, My Fair Lady)
Oklahoma! (Daniel Fish)
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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#49
Posted: 11/29/19 at 2:00am

I limited myself to shows I actually saw. I didn't see Hamilton, Dogfight, Heathers, Violet, Bridges, Hedwig, etc. In no particular order...

Original Shows

Waitress, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, Shuffle Along, War Paint, If/Then, Doctor Zhivago, Fun Home

Revivals

The Color Purple (Cynthia Errivo), My Fair Lady (Laura Benanti), Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly!, Once on This Island, The King and I, A Little Night Music

Off Broadway- Original

Daddy Long Legs, Hadestown, The Band's Visit, Bella: An American Tall Tale, A Strange Loop, First Daughter Suite, Pondling, Futurity, Sell/Buy/Date, Company XIV Cinderella

Off Broadway- Revival

Little Shop of Horrors (Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene), On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Irish Rep), Do I Hear a Waltz, The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Robber Bridegroom, The Secret Garden (concert), Brigadoon, A Midsummer Night's Dream (SITP), Fiddler on the Roof (Yiddish)

Cutting it all the way down to a top 10: Waitress, Great Comet, My Fair Lady (Laura Benanti), The Color Purple (Cynthia Errivo), A Little Night Music, The King and I, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever (Irish Rep), Bella: An American Tall Tale, Daddy Long Legs... and honestly I think I prefer the shows I mainly know through the cast album/clips to anything else I could add to this list. This decade has featured a lot of great theatrical moments but not great shows in my opinion.

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Your Top 10 Shows This Decade#50
Posted: 11/29/19 at 8:01am

Angels In America

Dear Evan Hansen

Doubt

Cabaret (Roundabout)

The Ferryman

View From The Bridge

The Wolves

Once On This Island

Pippin (revival)

Hadestown / Fun Home (tie)

Honorable Mention: Boys In The Band, Macbeth at the Armory, Significant Other, Indecent

 

 

Updated On: 11/29/19 at 08:01 AM