2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical

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2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#1
Posted: 5/26/08 at 8:50am
I know it's early, but the same thread last year was truly, in my belief, a perfect way to remember the musicals this season, by which musicals flopped, disappointed, or suprisingly wowed. So lets begin by listing all the musicals eligible for Best musical next year:

Billy Elliot
A Tale of Two Cities
[title of show]
Shrek
13

Am I missing any? Probably I am, just post them here, but from that, here's what I predict:

Billy Elliot will either be a complete smash hit with great reviews, a smash hit with ok reviews, or a smash hit with terrible reviews. This is almost the Wicked of the season, in being that no matter what, it will do great.

A Tale of Two Cities, if I remember correctly, did not get tremendously great reviews in Florida, but in my opinion has the potential to give Billy Elliot a run for it's Best Musical win. What's not to love about it? It's an old fashioned musical with sweeping scores, a classic plot, and an excelent design (if they keep Florida's excellent design).

[title of show] is undoubtedly the small off broadway show which does. Undoubtedly, it will be the surefire hit of the season. Hopefully it suprises everyone and wins.

Shrek better be the best damn thing we've ever seen, otherwise I'll loose all respect for this amazing cast and crew. With a little luck, I think it could be the next Lion King, otherwise, Dance of the Vampires.

13 could hit or flop, but the show is still one of the most ingenious ideas ever seen on a stage. Having kids perform this show, right down to the band, is a true testimony to the power of children in musical theatre. Amen, Amen.

Alright, with those in mind, I think the nominations come down to whether or not Cities and Shrek flop or succeed. Here's my expected nominations/ wins:

(If both are hits)
Billy Elliot
A Tale of Two Cities
Shrek
[title of show]-though this could be pushed back into a special performance category

(If Cities flops)
Billy Elliot
Shrek
[title of show]
13

(If Shrek flops)
Billy Elliot
Tale of Two Cities
[title of show]
13

In the end, I could see any of those shows winning, but Billy Elliot's Best Musical win could be traded off by having the choreography and lead actors win, leaving the two big spectacles, the off broadway show which could, and the testimony. Of course I'd like to see [title of show] win, but we'll see soon Please post for next year starting.... now!
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#2
Posted: 5/26/08 at 8:54am
As much as I love Title of Show (I saw it off-Broadway and had a blast) I have a feeling it wont last to the Tony's.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#2
Posted: 5/26/08 at 8:56am
I feel the same way, but then look at Xanadu, which had no fan base beforehand.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#3
Posted: 5/26/08 at 9:03am
Isn't 9 to 5 coming in next season as well?
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#4
Posted: 5/26/08 at 9:47am
The Story of My Life
9 to 5
Leap of Faith
Pure Country
Nice Work if You Can Get It
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#5
Posted: 5/26/08 at 9:54am
And Vanities
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#6
Posted: 5/26/08 at 10:02am
Dont get me wrong....no pun intended!

Waaaay to early guys! Let's wait till at least the 1st half of new musicals open! We dont even know which shows will REALLY open. Let's try to make it to the 2008 TONYS AWARD first..and then the summer!

Let's not make the same mistakes as last year! re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical

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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#7
Posted: 5/26/08 at 10:04am
I think whether good or bad reviews Shrek is gonna be a hit.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#8
Posted: 5/26/08 at 10:36am
Here are all the productions planned for next season: whether they'll all get up is debatable.

[Title of Show]
Billy Elliot
Nerds
Vanities
A Tale of Two Cities
13
Shrek the Musical
The Story of My Life
Nice Work if You Can Get It
9 to 5: The Musical
ACE
Ever After
Pure Country

As for my early predictions, I think Billy Elliot and Shrek have the best chance for a nomination as of now. Don't know enough about the others to make an educated ballot right now.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#9
Posted: 5/26/08 at 10:40am
Whoa, that's a long list of upcoming musicals, wonder how many will actually make it to Broadway this upcoming season.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#10
Posted: 5/26/08 at 10:57am
not to threadjack, but the revivals for this season are as followed correct (with only the first 4 confirmed for theatres)

Godspell
Pal Joey
West Side Story
Dancin'
Brigadoon
Oh Kay!
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#11
Posted: 5/26/08 at 11:04am
SPIDERMAN
BRUCE LEE
MANDELA (maybe 2 years away)
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#12
Posted: 5/26/08 at 11:06am
Godspell doesn't have a confirmed theatre, Mungo.

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IT IS WAYY TOO EARLY TO DO THISS!!



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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#13
Posted: 5/26/08 at 11:11am
This is way to early for this....but:

Billy Elliot
Shrek: The Musical
9 to 5: The Musical
A Tale of Two Cities (If it can last)
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#14
Posted: 5/26/08 at 11:20am
I think it's too early to even speculate. a year away. this is just silly. c'mon.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#15
Posted: 5/26/08 at 11:24am
I don't think TWO CITIES is going to be nominated. I think it'll be 9 TO 5, BILLY ELLIOT, [TITLE OF SHOW], NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT.

SHREK is going to be a huge hit or a huge miss (critically I mean) so I don't want to speculate on it just yet.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#16
Posted: 5/26/08 at 11:27am
Since it has been mentioned in two different categories: Nice Work If You Can Get It = Oh, Kay!

I think it's going to fall into the new musical category with an old score, like My One and Only (which began as a rewritten version of Funny Face) and Crazy for You (which began as a rewritten version of Girl Crazy).
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#17
Posted: 5/26/08 at 11:27am
How could you even assume that TWO CITIES won't get a nomination???

CRY-BABY got nominated. Anything is possible.

I hate all of this ridiculous speculation... many of you passing judgement and making assumptions, before you even see these musicals.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#18
Posted: 5/26/08 at 12:13pm
sorry my mistake, Godspell has a theatre (I believe), but it just hasn't been announced yet.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#19
Posted: 5/26/08 at 12:18pm
Nevermind.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#20
Posted: 5/26/08 at 12:19pm
I'm gonna see Ace in try outs inn August or September, I'll report how it is.

Also West Side Story In Early January
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#21
Posted: 5/26/08 at 12:28pm
If you hate it, TooDarnHot, then you don't have to predict. Or even open this thread. I'm throwing out my predictions which I should be entitled to without you attacking me for it. Thanks.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#22
Posted: 5/26/08 at 12:46pm
This time last year, did anyone think XANADU would be nominated?

It's a bit early, folks.
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#23
Posted: 5/26/08 at 12:50pm
This thread is pointless
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re: 2009 Tony Predictions Best Musical#24
Posted: 5/26/08 at 12:54pm
..as was that post.
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