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What Year Had The Best Broadway Season?

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What Year Had The Best Broadway Season?#0
Posted: 2/15/04 at 7:46pm
Which year had the Best Broadway Season (for Musicals)?

2003: HAIRSPRAY, AMOUR, MAN OF LA MANCHA, GYPSY, NINE, MOVIN' OUT, etc.

2002: OKLAHOMA, INTO THE WOODS, URINETOWN, THOROUGHLLY MODERN MILLIE, MAMMA MIA!, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, etc.

2001: THE PRODUCERS, FULL MONTY, SEUSSICAL, ROCKY HORROR, 42nd STREET, FOLLIES, BELLS ARE RINGING, JANE EYRE, etc.

2000: CONTACT, KISS ME KATE, THE DEAD, MUSIC MAN, WILD PARTY, AIDA, SWING, etc.

1999: PETER PAN, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, FOSSE, LITTLE ME, PARADE, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, FOOTLOOSE, etc.

1998: CABARET, 1776, THE LION KING, RAGTIME, SCARLET PIMPERNEL, SIDE SHOW, etc.

1997: THE LIFE, STELL PIER, CHICAGO, JECKYLL & HYDE, TITANIC, CANDIDE, etc.

1996: RENT, FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, BIG, KING AND I, BRING IN THE NOISE/FUNK, VICTOR/VICTORIA, etc.

1995: SUNSET BLVD, SHOW BOAT, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, HOW TO SUCCEED, etc.

1994: DAMN YANKEES, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, PASSION, SHE LOVES ME, GREASE, CAROUSEL, etc.

While thinking about Seasons, what a great year we are having in 2004! TABOO, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, WICKED, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, AVE Q, and BOY FROM OZ, in addition to those yet to come!
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
Updated On: 2/15/04 at 07:46 PM
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2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
haha i cant decide! i luved all the musicals in those years!
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All of the 1955-59 seasons
1963-66
The mid-70s
1998
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I would say either 2002 or 1998.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
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Capt'n, I know you're joking with your selections of the "best" years.

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2001 - Producers & Rocky Horror - 2 of my most favorite shows of ALL TIME!
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1998: CABARET, 1776, THE LION KING, RAGTIME, SCARLET PIMPERNEL, SIDE SHOW, etc.

it is all about Ragtime!!!
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Bulldog,
Depending on what you meant by that:

1) I meant which Broadway Years was the best in the past 10 years
2) Although PETER PAN is my favorite, that year was not the best in my opinion for a Broadway season.
"The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet."
--Aristotle
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I am sorry Q was off broadway first.
I can't pick love every season but my top favorites were earlier.
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