Thoughts for Menier's next big musical revival?

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My vote is for The Pajama Game
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I'd really like to see Light in the Piazza make its UK premiere there personally. Other shows I'd like to see done there would be Spelling Bee, A New Brain, A Catered Affair, or if they're feeling particularly adventurous a production of Follies.
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A New Brain or Spelling Bee please :)
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Does it have to be a revival?

I'd love for them to do Kander and Ebb's "The Visit". After rave reviews for the limited run in Washington DC last summer, starring Chita Rivera and George Hearn, a Broadway engagement currently looks unlikely. Wouldn't it be something for the Brits to upstage Broadway by mounting it first - The Chocolate Factory would be the perfect venue.
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Rent Remixed



*sniggers*
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Sam that was funny ! made me chuckle ! im thinking ragtime ! wont happpen but hey !
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If it has to be a revival, then they should stage "Gypsy" in their own inimitable small scale style.

Then wait for the west end transfer...............
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Oz: are you aware that Light in the Piazza is being done at Leicester in a few weeks?
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I saw an ad some time ago. Is it a Paul Kerryson production?
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It is.

I shall be finding my way there.
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OMG!! Piazza is being done where?

I LOVE the cast album and saw a one night benefit last year in Sydney (put on by and using the ensemble of Phantom of the Opera - go figure). If I can get there, I shall DEFINITELY be going!!
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Haha the excitement in that one post Oz! I have a feeling someone is going to be making a trip to Leicester.
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I can't see The Visit being done anywhere in the UK before the hoped for Broadway transfer - and it doesn't look as if that is imminent. It's a GREAT show, one of K & H's finest - I was lucky enough to see it last May at the Signature, Arlington.

And yes, The Light In The Piazza is being directed by Paul Kerryson at the Curve, Leicester. I hope it does well there coz Piazza is such a seriously brilliant show that it deserves to move on to London.
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One question: how does one get to Leicester from Bournemouth? Train/coach/plane? Not being a whiz on UK geography I have no idea where Leicester is. Anyone care to enlighten me?

Looked at dates, I'll probably be heading there (wherever there is) May 9 so if anyone wants to make a BWW outing out of it you're free to join me.
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PS: sorry for my massive threadjack!!
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Leicester is in the Midlands - a hell of a hike from Bournemouth!
Probably the best alternative for travel is train - but there is no direct train route and I think it will take about 4 and a half hours. Check out www.thetrainline.com
THEATRE 2019: ASPECTS OF LOVE**** FRANKENSTEIN (Paris)**** AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE**** COMPANY***** [title of show]**** CAN CAN*** THE CEREAL CAFE**** BAD GIRLS**** RAGS***** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** FOLLIES***** ROMANCE ROMANCE**** THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES*** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** QUEEN OF THE MIST**** SIX** THE PRICE***** MAGGIE MAY **** CALENDAR GIRLS** MAN OF LA MANCHA**** WAITRESS***** FANNY AND STELLA***
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A 4.5 hour train ride is soooo worth Light in the Piazza. Those first arpeggios of the overture on the harp with the swelling strings underneath is what I imagine heaven will sound like :)
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Oz check your PM's :)
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"A 4.5 hour train ride is soooo worth Light in the Piazza. "

Indeed - the time spent watching the English countryside on the train will be better enjoyed for the nap you get at the theatre.
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Yes, it is a stunning score. I've already booked to go to New York in May but am hoping to find my way to Leicester very early in the run before I head to Heathrow!
THEATRE 2019: ASPECTS OF LOVE**** FRANKENSTEIN (Paris)**** AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE**** COMPANY***** [title of show]**** CAN CAN*** THE CEREAL CAFE**** BAD GIRLS**** RAGS***** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** FOLLIES***** ROMANCE ROMANCE**** THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES*** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** QUEEN OF THE MIST**** SIX** THE PRICE***** MAGGIE MAY **** CALENDAR GIRLS** MAN OF LA MANCHA**** WAITRESS***** FANNY AND STELLA***
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I have to say i watched Light In The Piazza in NY awhile ago when the show was winding down and was not that impressed...and i really wanted to be as i was looking forward to it.

The stage and set was magnificent and huge and the cast were great, yet the songs for me just didnt do it, i liked the story though
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Well that's what I love about the theatre: one show can seem a gem to one person, while a bore to another.
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Is it bad that I had to check Google to remember what beat Piazza for Best Musical? (It was Spamalot...Spelling Bee beat it for book.)
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Yes, "one man's meat is another man's poison", etc. Musical tastes of individuals are always going to be different. But for me Piazza is one of the most gorgeous scores I have ever heard and the entire theatrical experience the night I saw it at Lincoln Centre ranks up in the top ten things I've ever seen.
THEATRE 2019: ASPECTS OF LOVE**** FRANKENSTEIN (Paris)**** AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE**** COMPANY***** [title of show]**** CAN CAN*** THE CEREAL CAFE**** BAD GIRLS**** RAGS***** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** FOLLIES***** ROMANCE ROMANCE**** THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES*** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** QUEEN OF THE MIST**** SIX** THE PRICE***** MAGGIE MAY **** CALENDAR GIRLS** MAN OF LA MANCHA**** WAITRESS***** FANNY AND STELLA***
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Much as I enjoyed Spamalot, when it was named Best Musical over Piazza and Spelling Bee I was pretty stunned. But at least Adam Guettel (rightly) won a Tony for Best Score.
THEATRE 2019: ASPECTS OF LOVE**** FRANKENSTEIN (Paris)**** AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE**** COMPANY***** [title of show]**** CAN CAN*** THE CEREAL CAFE**** BAD GIRLS**** RAGS***** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** FOLLIES***** ROMANCE ROMANCE**** THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES*** LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE***** QUEEN OF THE MIST**** SIX** THE PRICE***** MAGGIE MAY **** CALENDAR GIRLS** MAN OF LA MANCHA**** WAITRESS***** FANNY AND STELLA***