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Chopinetto
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Posted: 3/22/20 at 7:54pm

How would you rate their main works (Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Gigi, Camelot) from most to least favorite?

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Pippin
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#2
Posted: 3/22/20 at 8:00pm
Camelot
Brigadoon
My fair lady
Paint your wagon
Gigi
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CarlosAlberto
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#3
Posted: 3/22/20 at 8:04pm

Chopinetto said: "How would you rate their main works (Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Gigi, Camelot) from most to least favorite?"

My Fair Lady

Gigi

 Camelot

Brigadoon

The Little Prince 

broadwayfan0610
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#4
Posted: 3/22/20 at 8:54pm
My Fair Lady

Camelot (hoping for a Broadway revival soon)

Brigadoon

Gigi
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joevitus
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#5
Posted: 3/22/20 at 9:27pm

Brigadoon 

My Fair Lady

Paint Your Wagon

Camelot

jagman1062
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#6
Posted: 3/22/20 at 10:04pm

Brigadoon

Paint Your Wagon

My Fair Lady

Gigi

Camelot (I like Camelot, but I struggle with the second act).

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joevitus
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#7
Posted: 3/23/20 at 7:04am

^^

You're list would be mine, too, if I'd thought of movies, too. *face palm*

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Highland Guy
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#8
Posted: 3/23/20 at 10:28am

My Fair Lady

Gigi

Brigadoon

Camelot

Paint Your Wagon

 

Looking at this list, I realize that "Wagon" is the only show set in the United States.

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VintageSnarker
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#9
Posted: 3/23/20 at 3:58pm

My Fair Lady- Absolutely perfect

Paint Your Wagon- I think because it's straightforward, it works better than Brigadoon. The side characters are side characters and aren't a big distraction from the main couple or the father-daughter relationship. 

Brigadoon- The recent Encores production was excellent but the movie is middling and I don't think I'd enjoy an average amateur production. It's also... a lot. It's not an album I want to listen to in one sitting. 

Camelot- Some great songs but it feels more like musical numbers strung together than a cohesive show in my brain. I've watched the movie and listened to the OBC album but never seen a staged production so maybe that would change my opinion.

Gigi- Meh. I remember enjoying the movie the first time I watched it but I rarely feel motivated to revisit anything from the movie or the score the way I do with the other shows. 

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ErmengardeStopSniveling
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#10
Posted: 3/23/20 at 6:09pm

Just the scores? Or the whole shows? Because MY FAIR LADY is the only one that has a great book (because it's 80% Shaw). Lerner's books to all the others are borderline awful.

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Mister Matt
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#11
Posted: 3/23/20 at 6:55pm
My Fair Lady
Brigadoon
Paint Your Wagon
Gigi
Camelot
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Jarethan
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Lerner & Loewe ranked#12
Posted: 3/23/20 at 6:55pm

In terms of pure enjoyment for me:

1.  Gigi -- I think the score is greatly underappreciated.  I love the original version and the additional songs.

2.  MFL -- I have found the AlfredP Doolittle portions annoying for at least 2 decades.  Love the rest.

3.  Camelot -- Underappreciated.  I have enjoyed every production of this that I have seen, including the movie.

4.  Paint Your Wagon -- Meh with a few good songs.