One Day In New York, Best Show To See?

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One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#1
Posted: 4/19/08 at 8:34am
Hi, i'm from England, and have never managed to go to New York before, this Summer I am in NY for a day, I'm seeing Rent in the afternoon but what show should I see in the evening, It's a Saturday so I hope theres plenty of options, I don't want to see any shows that are open over here i.e. Wicked, as I've probably seen it! So what shows do you have that will really make me think, WOW! I'm thinking Young Frankenstein, but I'm not sure, can anyone help?
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Sunday in the Park With George if you're interested in theatre as an art. For fun, I would say Legally Blonde.
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Young Frankenstein, it's so fun and funny, and the cast is amazing. Legally Blonde is another good choice, but isn't it coming to London in a few months? Also, In The Heights is absolutely FANSTASTIC. The cast, the music, the dancing, the lighting....and it's really funny. Also a good option.
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This revival of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE originated in London -- you need to see something NOT going to London or that played London (duh?!).

I suggest -- XANADU, IN THE HEIGHTS or even revivals that will be talked about for years: GYPSY and SOUTH PACIFIC.


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Go with a play and see "August" if it's still playing.
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In The Heights or Young Frankenstein. Have fun!
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See Xanadu! Lot's of fun!
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I would recommend "In the Heights", once it wins some Tony Awards it will be harder to get tickets! (I have mine for August 28.)
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Gypsy. Go see it. You won't regret it.
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#9
Posted: 4/19/08 at 10:00am
I would say definitely Young Frankenstein... or Gypsy but only if Patti LuPone is still in it...
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#10
Posted: 4/19/08 at 10:03am
Gypsy or South Pacific (if you can get tickets).
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#11
Posted: 4/19/08 at 10:03am
Gypsy or In the Heights. Both are absolutely amazing, in my opinion anyway!
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#12
Posted: 4/19/08 at 10:52am
musical: In the Heights
play: August
If I had friends spending only one day in the city that is what I would recommend they see.

And yes I've seen Young Frankenstein, and "wow!" is not what I thought about it. Well, not "wow!" in a good way.
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#13
Posted: 4/19/08 at 11:03am
XANADU without a doubt - the most exciting new musical of the year. You'll laugh and feel fantastic and inspired.
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#14
Posted: 4/19/08 at 11:05am
Too Bad you won't be here earlier, I would suggest CURTAINS. It was a fabulous show! I adored it so very much.

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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#15
Posted: 4/19/08 at 11:14am
X A N A D U


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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#16
Posted: 4/19/08 at 11:22am
August: Osage County, Spring Awakening or In The Heights.
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#17
Posted: 4/19/08 at 11:27am
Gypsy, especially if you've never seen it, Patti LuPone is worth the price!

or South Pacific.


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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#18
Posted: 4/19/08 at 11:43am
i would DEFINITELY reccomend in the heights
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#19
Posted: 4/19/08 at 11:47am
Spring Awakening
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#20
Posted: 4/19/08 at 11:51am
One day in NYC?! re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?

You might be able to see Curtains if you are here before the end of June.


I'd also recommend Young Frankenstein for some good old fun.
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#21
Posted: 4/19/08 at 11:58am
i recommend In the Heights or August: Osage County.
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#22
Posted: 4/19/08 at 12:11pm
GYPSY
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#23
Posted: 4/19/08 at 12:12pm
Obviously I'd recommend PHANTOM because its the icon of Broadway and NYC but you said you dont want to see shows that also have a London production so I would recomend either

AUGUST:OSAGE COUNTY

or

SPRING AWAKENING
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re: One Day In New York, Best Show To See?#24
Posted: 4/19/08 at 12:30pm
That is really hard. I love the following shows:

1. South Pacific
2. GYPSY
3. Avenue Q
4. In The Heights
5. Xanadu
6. Legally Blonde
7. Spring Awakening

All of these shows are worth seeing. If you could only see one I would see South Pacific. It blew me away. It is practically perfect. So is Gypsy if you over look the cheap sets and lamb and dog stuffed animals.(Puppet Lamb)

The casts of all these shows are perfection.
Watch out for LuPone and O'Hara.
Updated On: 4/19/08 at 12:30 PM