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Best Show You've Seen Recently...#0
Posted: 10/28/05 at 2:01am
So out of the past few months, or whatever you consider recently, what is the best show you've seen (Broadway, however if it was an off or off off or whatever production it was, mention that)?

My favorite would have to be DRS

Seen Spamalot and The Light in The Piazza and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels recently (saw some other shows, but not Broadway) and DRS is my favorite, it was so funny. I heard some friends tlel me they saw it without Norbert there and I honestly don't think it'd be as good without him... he did an amazing job, the cast has great chemistry and Nobert and Lithgow do awesome. It was so funny, great show.

If I could say a non-Broadway show it'd be seeing But I'm a Cheerleader like a lil over a month ago, that show was great.

So yea, that's mine... how bout you guys?
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#1
Posted: 10/28/05 at 2:06am
Hands down sweeney. I was about 90% satisfied. Avenue q as well, did not expect me to like it so much, as I have always been bitter over it winning the tony still. However, when lottery calls! Got there and absolutely adored it more than I ever imagined. Barrett, stephanie, and the rest of the cast are just brilliant
edit; and when I say 90% pleased, thats pretty damn good because it is in my opinion, what I see as the most perfect show in musical theater history. I had such high expectations only because of the high regards I hold the show in. It is my favorite and when seeing it loved it sooo much. For it to have hit 100, I felt it should have had more of the music(I was pleased they added Judges Johanna though!), and I had seen the first preview. I can only imagine the musical cuts having some effect on me knowing that they even edited it further after I saw it. The cast, concept, instruments, orchestrations were top notch. Couldnt be more pleased with casting choices, just loved it so much.
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#2
Posted: 10/28/05 at 2:07am
Little Women and Hair.
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#3
Posted: 10/28/05 at 2:12am
good news- i have never even heard of it until i saw it :S- but absolutely adored it
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#4
Posted: 10/28/05 at 7:44am
The Light in the Piazza back in August. That was glorious.
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#5
Posted: 10/28/05 at 9:05am
The Light in the Piazza

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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#6
Posted: 10/28/05 at 9:10am
The Light in the Piazza on Broadway.

Billy Elliot in the west End

Tick Tick Boom in the West End
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#7
Posted: 10/28/05 at 9:24am
Sweeney!!
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#8
Posted: 10/28/05 at 9:48am
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and See What I Wanna See...
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#9
Posted: 10/28/05 at 10:05am
People Like Us and The Pavillion
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#10
Posted: 10/28/05 at 10:13am
Light in the Piazza and Doubt
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#11
Posted: 10/28/05 at 10:14am
Carol Channing's "The First 80 Years Are The Hardest" at Feinsteins. Sheer bliss!
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#12
Posted: 10/28/05 at 10:16am
Movin' Out
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#13
Posted: 10/28/05 at 10:21am
SWEENEY TODD
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#14
Posted: 10/28/05 at 10:26am
Sweeney.
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#15
Posted: 10/28/05 at 10:48am
another vote for Sweeney!
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#16
Posted: 10/28/05 at 10:53am
See What I Wanna See
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#17
Posted: 10/28/05 at 11:02am
Based on what I've heard, from the opinions of people that I trust, if I were responding to this thread after November 18th, I think that I might be saying "Sweeney Todd" but since I have not seen this revival yet I would have to say "The Light in the Piazza".
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#18
Posted: 10/28/05 at 11:03am

The Light in the Piazza i saw a few months ago and it was astounding. i really didn't know what to expect but i was blown away by the sweeping emotion of the storyline and music. it was also the last show that my whole family got to see together so that was something very special to me.

i saw spelling bee last week and loved it, it was soo funny; it was also my boyfriend's first broadway show and he's starting to really like bway, i dont think he really understood my passion for it before i took him to see spelling bee.
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#19
Posted: 10/28/05 at 11:03am
Sweeney, without a doubt!
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#20
Posted: 10/28/05 at 2:12pm
It's been a few months since I've seen a Broadway show, but the best things I've seen recently were The Light in the Piazza and The Pillowman.

Sweeney is at the top of my list of things I'd like to see right now.
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#21
Posted: 10/28/05 at 2:18pm
The Light in the Piazza. I haven't seen a musical in a while ,but I'm seeing Sweeney soon.
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#22
Posted: 10/28/05 at 2:27pm
DOUBT

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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#23
Posted: 10/28/05 at 2:33pm
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

I'm seeing Sweeney in a few weeks though, can't wait. :)
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re: Best Show You've Seen Recently...#24
Posted: 10/28/05 at 2:40pm
Broadway/New York Show: Papermill's Ragtime

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