If you could travel back in time and see ONE show...

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what would it be?

For me, it would be Gypsy with The Merm.
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I think it might have to be Carrie. I have heard so much about it.
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lakezurich will be played by Paul Groves in the BWW musical
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call me lame but... opening night of SHOW BOAT in december of 1927. Broadway would never be the same after that evening.
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not too long ago,

Grey Gardens
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This is impossible to answer. There are just too many.

-"Sweet Charity"
-Lansbury's "Gypsy"
-Robeson & Co. in the "Showboat" revival
-Merm in "Annie Get Your Gun"
-"The Glass Menagerie," just to see if Laurette Taylor's performance really was the best of all time (it probably was).
-Gene Kelly in "Pal Joey"
-OBC "Le Cage aux Folles"
-OBC "Evita"
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Bat Boy

edit: Yeah, the thread says ONE but who follows that...
Bare: A Pop Opera
RENT (OBC)
Cry Baby (I know it was bad, but I just love James Snyder...)
Spring Awakening OFF-Bway
Cabaret
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Caroline, or Change
The Pajama Game Revival
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City of Angels.

I was in NYC with friends in 1989, the day after Thanksgiving. We took a day trip to hit the TKTS booth for a matinee. We had narrowed our choices down to A Few Good Men and City of Angels. One friend had a massive crush on Tom Hulce, so that's who we went to see (in AFGM). We loved the show and his performance and never gave COA a second thought. Years later I discovered the cast album and realized what a great show it was (and what a great cast it had). If only we had decided to see COA at night instead of eating at Mamma Leone's and heading home!
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Bernie P in Into the Woods.
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I have quite a few, but right now I'm thinking either the OBC of A Little Night Music, the OBC of A Chorus Line, the OBC of Sweeney Todd or the OBC of Evita.
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Great responses. Keep 'em coming!
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The original Follies, just to convince myself it actually happened.
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i would love to see fanny brice.
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I'm so typical.

A Chorus Line
Hair
RENT OBC
Assassins
tick, tick...BOOM!
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The last five years.
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The first Barbican preview of Les Mis.
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La Merm en Gypsy.
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I can't choose just one but definitely the original productions of HELLO, DOLLY!, A CHORUS LINE, GYPSY, WEST SIDE STORY, MISS SAIGON, CARRIE, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, RAGTIME, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES, and the last revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN all immediately come to mind.


More recently though, I would have loved to have seen THE PAJAMA GAME revival and URINETOWN a second time.
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Ugh double post.
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Side Show.
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Show Boat 1927! Where it all began!
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The original production of Hello,Dolly.
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Both parts of Angels in America.