Best and Worst of '03/'04

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Best and Worst of '03/'04#0
Posted: 3/27/04 at 10:18am
Which 2 shows do you think were the best and the worst of the '03/'04 season?
Joel: Nope. Osidius, right there, swoop and cross.
Clementine: Shut the fuck up!
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Updated On: 3/27/04 at 10:18 AM
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re: Best and Worst of '03/'04#1
Posted: 3/27/04 at 10:31am
Best--Avenue Q, Caroline or Change (and i would expect Assasins to join this group)
Worst--Boy from Oz, Drowning Crow (Wicked has so many problems, it's a close runner-up for me)
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re: Best and Worst of '03/'04#2
Posted: 3/27/04 at 10:32am
hmmmm seems to be no response
Joel: Nope. Osidius, right there, swoop and cross.
Clementine: Shut the fuck up!
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re: re: Best and Worst of '03/'04#3
Posted: 3/27/04 at 10:34am
thank you for som1 to respond lol
i agree about avenue Q, but boy from oz?? i dont agree, wicked does have some problems but it is the most "family accepted"
Joel: Nope. Osidius, right there, swoop and cross.
Clementine: Shut the fuck up!
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re: Best and Worst of '03/'04#4
Posted: 3/27/04 at 11:25am
Most "family accepted" doesn't constitute quality in any way, shape, or form. But anyway...

In musicals, I'd say Avenue Q is the best and Jackie Mason's Laughing Room Only is the worst.
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re: re: Best and Worst of '03/'04#5
Posted: 3/27/04 at 11:43am
best- taboo, ave q, wicked, and little shop of horrors
worst-i havent seen any.
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re: re: re: Best and Worst of '03/'04#6
Posted: 3/27/04 at 11:50am
Best: Taboo and Avenue Q

Worst: Little Shop of Horrors
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re: re: re: re: Best and Worst of '03/'04#7
Posted: 3/27/04 at 11:57am
Best: Avenue Q and Little Shop
Worst: I personally haven't seen any shows that could be considered 'the worst'.
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best-avenue q
worst-i hear the fiddler production is terrible
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Well then, you've heard wrong about Fiddler. Yes, it's different from the Jerome Robbins original - but it's a very attractive production in its own right, and in fact, uses a fair share of the Robbins original choreography. Yes, I quibbled with a few things here and there - but appreciated a number of new touches. Yes, Alfred Molina is not giving the big grand kind of Tevye performance we've all come to expect - but he has much more of an everyman quality, suitable for a simple shtetl milkman. What this production does is soften the musical comedy aspects of the work, and to me, it played more like a drama with songs, and a few jokes to lighten the mood.

This production was hampered by that ridiculous Los Angeles Times piece by whacko Thane Rosenbaum, and now that label of "not Jewish enough" has stuck to the production. I'm Jewish and found no fault in the casting or the performance approach.

Theatre cannot live in mothballs. I'm guilty too, sometimes, of clinging to my memories of the original productions for some of these revivals popping up these days. But I've also found that talented artisans can succeed in making you look at a work with new eyes, if you are willing to open them.
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best: Taboo, Avenue Q

as for worst... I haven't seen anything this year that I would consider "the worst." I've seen shows this year that had their share of problems, and that I didn't love, but nothing utterly horrible. I'm not at all a fan of Fiddler, so I'm going to say that... even though I haven't seen this production. I just can't stand that musical
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Best Little Shop of Horrors!!
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The best musical:CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
The worst musical:WICKED.
The best revival:WONDERFUL TOWN
The worst play:ANNA IN THE TROPICS
The best revival:HENRY IV
The best play:I AM MY OWN WIFE
The worst revival:KING LEAR

I'll be seeing BOMBAY DREAMS and ASSASSINS this week so my answers might change. I have high hopes for the latter. I saw the former in its UK incarnation, and I enjoyed it as a fun spectacle.
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Best:
Avenue Q
Wonderful Town
Caroline Or Change
I am My Own Wife (both on and off broadway)
Golda's Balcony (same she won a Drama Desk last year Off Broadway- her speech was better then the show) Love Tovah!
King Lear
Barbara Cook (thank you for bringing cabaret to Lincoln Center)
MTC NEEDS TO FOLLOW AND BRING CABARET TO THE THEATER ON DARK NIGHTS!
Wintertime- It was funny not for everyone but i loved it
I also loved Big Bill- Lincoln Center is having a great season!
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Worst:
Drowning Crow
Vincent The Musical (oy vey)
Updated On: 3/28/04 at 12:13 AM
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well magruder i may see it in a month when im in NYC but i havent decided yet its one of my all time favorite shows. I just wouldn't want to ruin one of the only amazing "jew" musicals (im a proud jew)if it was bad. plus even though i love alfred molina's film work i heard he does tevye in his normal british accent which doesn't ring yiddish at all.
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Best: Wicked and Taboo

Worst: I haven't seen Fiddler yet but I really just can't stand the show so I'm gonna say that.
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I've seen a good amount of shows this season, but I really cannot say anyone of them were horrible. I got my moneys worth for each one!
The Best Out of the Bunch I saw-
Avenue Q, Wicked, and Wonderful Town
I'm suprised Wicked isn't appearing as others favorites.
Little Shop, though I know mostly everyone on this board loathes the production saying it lost something blah blah blah or hates Kerry Butler, but I loved it! I know it won't win any Tony Awards, but it certainly was a great show!
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Best: Wicked, and I did enjoy Never Gonna Dance (not necessarily the singing, but the dancing was just phenomenal and it was a great throwback)

Worst: Drowning Crow, Fiddler
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The season's not over yet. Too soon to judge.
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I am looking forward to Denis O'Hare and Marc Kudisch in Assassins.
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best: taboo and wicked
worst: i haven't seen anything that bad this year (yet)
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Best: Avenue Q, and although just a personal fave, I loved Anna in the Tropics.

Worst: Wicked. Hands down. Has some wonderful moments- but not very consistent, and not the best score either. It's got songs that I love, but I skip at least 75% of the CD.
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Best-Wicked, Avenue Q, Caroline or Change, Hugh Jackman
Worst-Little SHop, The show behind Hugh Jackman
Mixed-Taboo, not quite sure about

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Best: LSOH, Wicked,Ave Q
Worst: Fiddler
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