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Best Broadway Musicals of All Time

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Rated 199 points - posted 14 years ago by BrendaKaye in category Music.
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Damn Yankees Report Abuse
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1924 Marx Brothers musical on Broadway
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Thank you! For telling us about Cottonpatch Gospel.
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it is a revue- not even a musical! so dumb. no room on your 100 for Cottonpatch Gospel but you could fit in how many pieces of Marx crap? retire.
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Gilbert and Sullivan
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Bye Bye Birdie Report Abuse
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should be one of the top 20 . The music and the musical arrangements are stellar! Great cast, lots of funny lines!
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soooo funnn i was in one 0f the shows and i loved it it was amazing
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The Pajama Game Report Abuse
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fantastic music, so damn jazzy...
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The Red Mill Report Abuse
Victor Herbert's 1906 Broadway musical hit included the songs, "Moodbeams" and "In Old New York."
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Roberta Report Abuse
Jerome Kern's music made this 1933 musical that included, "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," "Let's Begin," and "Yesterdays."
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Naughty Marietta Report Abuse
Victor Herbert's 1910 Broadway hit included "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," and "I'm Falling in Love With Someone," both of which reappeared in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2002.
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Yes it was produced by Oscar Hammerstein I, but he was Oscar Hammerstein II's grandfather, not his father. Willie Hammerstein was the II's father, he was a stage musical and theatre manager.
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Naughty Marietta was produced by Oscar Hammerstein I, father of the Hammerstein who teamed up with Rodgers
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1925 Marx Brothers Musical on Broadway
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Little Mary Sunshine Report Abuse
310 points - added 13 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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excellent musical! hope it is revived onto Broadway one day!
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Fifty Miles From Boston Report Abuse
George M. Cohan's musical that gave us "Harrigan."
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Avenue Q Report Abuse
308 points - added 13 years ago by guest - 6 comments
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The most imaginative show I have seen. Smart lyrics; clever, edgy songs that challenge political correctness; and exceptionally skilled puppeteers make AQ a musical with staying power in 2016. Existential themes--what's my purpose, why am I here?--are carefully integrated into the plot with wit and sensitivity.
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It's a shame that they is so low. I would probably put it in my top 20. Brilliant book filled with meaty characters and witty dialogue, complemented by an equally edgy score that altogether just makes for one of the most entertaining evenings one can witness. It's pure genius.
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Just saw this show for the first time at Theater Alliance in Winston-Salem, NC. What a great show!!! It is vulgar, sweet, crass, touching and actually teaches great life lessons. I thought from all the buzz about this show that it would be overrated. I was wrong - it deserves all the attention it has gained. Great songs!!
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I don't really know how to argue with those points, though vulgar might be a little harsh. It's certainly not a kids musical but all the perversion is done so well that it's just a riot to watch.
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Avenue Q may be perverted and completely disgusting, but that doesn't mean its a bad musical. Its defiantly in my top 10
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Avenue Q is vulgar, perverted and disgusting. Which is why it should be higher on this list. It teaches you that life isn't always happy-go-lucky and that problems (and porn) are inveitable. Combined with great music, a wonderful cast and lovable characters it is a great tony award winning show that is much better than the 76th best.
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Very Warm for May Report Abuse
1939
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"All the Things You Are" is one of the prettiest show tunes I have ever heard. Look up the song in its original form on youtube!
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Strike Up the Band Report Abuse
George and Ira Gershwin's musical satire of the US and Switzerland going to war over chocolate tarrifs. It included "I've Got a Crush on You."
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George Washington Jr. Report Abuse
Opening a week after another George M. Cohan hit, Forty-Five Minutes from Broadway, this 1906 Broadway smash gave us, "You're a Grand Old Flag."
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Can-Can Report Abuse
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Rose Marie Report Abuse
The 1924 musical has been revived numerous times
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Assassins Report Abuse
292 points - added 13 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Such an underrated masterpiece
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Brigadoon Report Abuse
291 points - added 13 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Why is this so low? Oh my gosh, this is one of the most beautiful shows ever. Seriously, vote this one up!!! Then at least go watch the movie...
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Mack and Mabel Report Abuse
287 points - added 13 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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You gotta love the score! One of Jerry Herman's self proclaimed favorites.
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A Connecticut Yankee Report Abuse
Rodgers and Hart's 1927 Broadway musical
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Report Abuse
283 points - added 13 years ago by guest - 2 comments
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This needs to be posted higher
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The revival with Daniel was awesome! The show has a lot of heart. Love it!
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The Ziegfeld Follies Report Abuse
There were actually different Zeigfeld Follies from 1907 through 1931 produced by Florence Ziegfeld (later versions were not). His revues were some of the greatest spectacles on the stage
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La Cage Aux Folles Report Abuse
It's been revived at least twice on Broadway and continues to amaze!
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seriously, 127? At least 100 spots higher for me.
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Tip-Toes Report Abuse
A George and Ira Gershwin musical in 1925
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Rent Report Abuse
269 points - added 14 years ago by BrendaKaye - 14 comments
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Rent is an amazing musical. Its a truley beautiful. Slow clap for johnathan larson
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HOW ON EARTH IS RENT 202?????????? This show is absolutely fantastic! The songs are awesome! Definitely needs to be higher up!
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this is based on "la boheme" by puccini. anyone saying that this musical is crap must really hate one of the most incredible operas of all time. rent is a modernised version of the brilliant opera. the songs and message in this are REAL, unlike a heap of shows out there now.
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Did I miss the disclaimer "in no specific order"? There are tons of shows that should be higher on the list. I guess it depends what they're being ranked on...
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This belongs near the bottom. It has a couple of catchy songs, but not much of a musical. The book is not interesting and the ending isn't really an ending - there is basically little plot.
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Okay, Rent is absolutely fantastic, but even if it isnt in the top ten, it should AT LEAST be ahead of Shrek!
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Rent is the best musical ever! Not only are the songs amazing but the storyline and actors are amazing too. Rent was on Broadway for ever. What is it doing all the way down at number 399 it deserves the top ten. Best musical ever!
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This is ridiculous. RENT is one the best musicals ever!!!
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WHAT THE HECK!?!?!? Rent should b at east 10!!!!!!!! Most amazing music characters plot message!!! Everything!!
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it;s better than the movie
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Omg. This is one of the most ground breaking musicals ever. Not only was the storyline and songs amazing... it took musical theatre to a new place. Not to mention the amazing story behind it, how the Director never got to see his show performed to a live audience as he died the night before opening.... and the show went on. His parents knew each cast that did it on broadway and stayed with it until it was complete 20 odd years later. :O
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rent shows that life isnt always clean and pristine. why is it on the bottom? its an amazing musical!!!
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Rent was the best musical EVER!!!! what is it doing alll the way down here it should be in the top ten!!!!
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Revolutionary!!!
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The Boys from Syracuse Report Abuse
Rodgers & Hart's 1938 hit starred Eddie Albert with hit songs like "Sing for Your Supper" and "Falling In Love With Love"
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Gilbert and Sullivan
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Passion Report Abuse
1994 Sondheim musical
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Next to Normal Report Abuse
2009 Broadway show
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Brilliant show. Breathtaking, smart, heartbreaking. Love this show.
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This musical is underrated. It has an amazing score and characters that you really care for. I love it and I would love to see it get more praise.
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There are at least 50 other shows that say "Best musical ever" or "should be number 1." This is a good show, but probably overrated compared to other shows where it is.
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BEST. MUSICAL. EVER. This should be sooooo much higher in the list.
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Gilbert and Sullivan from 1884
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Meet Me in St. Louis Report Abuse
Tony nominated musical in 1990
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Beauty and the Beast Report Abuse
Based on the 1991 Diseny film of the same name, this musical ran on Broadway for 5,464 performances between 1994 and 2007.
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Beautiful sets, beautiful costumes, beautiful music, beautiful musical, everything about this musical is beautiful! :D In my opinion it should have won all the tonys it was nominated for! :)
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This, Mary Poppins, and Lion King are, in my opinion, the three greatest shows disney ever put on stage! :D
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Lady Be Good Report Abuse
1920's musical that has been revived multiple times
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Hair Report Abuse
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LOVE all of the songs!
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Absolutely thrilling, exciting, and fun! Wonderful music and such a lively cast.
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Best musical ive ever seen! Ive seen it 3 times already, and im seeing it again this summer on broadway!!!
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Oliver Report Abuse
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A dark musical.....great classic songs. It's interesting that some refer to this as a "kid's show" because of the large number of kid actors in the show. But, it is really is too dark to be called a kid show.
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One of the very best shows of all time! How the hell did it wind up being #127?!
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One of the best ever musicals ever! Turns Dickens on his head.
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A Cole Porter musical from 1938
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Mamma Mia Report Abuse
239 points - added 14 years ago by BrendaKaye - 4 comments
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Running a long time doesn't make it good!
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Mamma Mia is the tenth longest running Broadway Musical and on any day around the world there are at least seven performances of Mamma Mia. 98 on this list? Ridiculous!
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What I liked best was the reprise after the the story was over. The actress playing Donna came out singing and looking like she was have so much fun that it should be illegal. Something I will never forget.
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More people have seen this musical than any other. What does that tell you?
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Report Abuse
1949 Jule Styne and Leo Robin musical hit that ran for 740 performances that was Carol Channing's first starring role. It included the songs, "Little Girl from Little Rock" and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend."
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Thank god, I thought I was the only one who has ever heard of this musical! Haha Monroe is stupidly wonderful
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Cole Porter musical from 1932
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Sammy Davis Jr starred in this 1956 musical
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Hello Broadway Report Abuse
George M. Cohan's 1914 musical hit
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235 points - added 11 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Dammit Janet!!
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Silk Stockings Report Abuse
Tony nominated musical in 1955
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Jersey Boys Report Abuse
228 points - added 13 years ago by guest - 5 comments
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Best musical I have seen. "Weak once you strip out the music"... Huh? Most musicals wouldn't work without the music. More than a jukebox musical, this story is fantastic. All I know is I was on a high for about three days after seeing this. Number one in my book and there really isn't a close 2.
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This musical is pretty weak once you strip out the music of the Four Seasons. Should be lower.
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Admittedly, I am not a fan of jukebox musicals but there is no real plot in the story and the most drama involved is regarding how the band will react to Tommy's gambling debts. Boring!
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AND THE CROWD GOES WILD!. Really. I have seen a lot of shows but I never saw the reaction to a number like what I saw at the Jersey Boys. And it happened 3 times during the show. This is a top ten show
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this musical should be in the top ten, even though it is a relatively new musical
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Something for the Boys Report Abuse
Cole Porter's 1943 show starring Ethel Merman, Bill Johnson, Betty Garrett, and Paula Laurence
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Plain and Fancy Report Abuse
Tony nominated musical in 1955
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Aida Report Abuse
210 points - added 13 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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way to low. Aida is marvelous! my strongest suit is the greatest broadway song i've ever heard.
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The Lion King Report Abuse
209 points - added 14 years ago by BrendaKaye - 5 comments
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A lot of impressive spectacle with a mediocre score. Ragtime should have been best musical that year.
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152? kidding me? Top10 for sure. One of the best if not the best that`s running now!
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What a spectacular show ! I will never forget it !
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This is theatre at its best!
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this was an amazing show!!!
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Pacific Overtures Report Abuse
One THE bravest musical EVER. Sondheim is an absolute GENIOUS. Better than anyone in musical theatre EVER!!!!!!! Better than Rodgers and Hamerstein. A thousand Leagues better than Andrew Lloyd Webber and don't even mention stephen schwartz.
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Incredible! Please watch this and wonder at its genius!
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Violet Report Abuse
Great music and wonderful story!
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I had a chance to be in a great production of this show. Great music...the show asks the audience to fill in some of the blanks: in some of the scenes, it is not spelled out exactly what is happening. Almost like a movie where you are asked to come up with your explanation! I really like that about "Violet".
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The Boyfriend Report Abuse
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Me and Juliet Report Abuse
Rodgers and Hammerstein musical from 1958
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Paint Never Dries Report Abuse
Broadway musical directed by Julie Taymor and with a glorious score by Frank Wildhorn. Starring Gerard Butler and Kristen Stewart. Nominated for seven Tony awards.
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Do I Hear a Waltz Report Abuse
The only musical that Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim collaborated in creating a musical
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Too Many Girls Report Abuse
Rodgers & Hart's 1939 hit musical starred Desi Arnez, Eddie Bracken, and Van Johnson.
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Legally Blonde Report Abuse
190 points - added 14 years ago by guest - 4 comments
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this was the funniest musical I have ever seen.the characters are so endearing and have beautiful voices. the choreography is pretty fantastic.
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fun, light-hearted musical!!
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the musical is amzing, funny, and the vocals are great
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terrible musical. The movie is so much more meaningful!!!
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On Your Toes Report Abuse
Rodgers & Hart's 1936 hit starring Ray Bolger
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The Song of Norway Report Abuse
1944 Musical that ran for 860 performances
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Spring Awakening Report Abuse
185 points - added 14 years ago by guest - 11 comments
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my favourite show ever its amazing and with lea michelle and jonathen groff it is the best broadway show of the last few years
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All musicals in one way or another have brought something new to musical theatre, all depends on the time period.
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Are you kidding? Top 20 at least!
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How can anyone say that the score is "unoriginal and redundant" or "monotonous"? I happen to believe that this show has brought something new to musical theatre. Just because it is not based on the same overused and frankly annoying clichés that many of the "Classic" musical scores have used.
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What? Why is this not #1? This is just sad that it's #239.
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This brought nothing new to the stage except vulgarity at a new low. The book is shallow, the lyrics are simple yet depraved, and the music is monotonous. I have never been more excited to see a show because of the hype and never more disappointed at the end.
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This might be the worst musical ever. The music is unoriginal and redundant, the lyrics are vulgar without being original, and it is downright depressing. The biggest disappointment I've ever had in going to a show.
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403?! this musical is brilliant! the script, soundtrack, cast, etc.. it should definitely be in the top 25
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this was a really good musical to me. it was as revolutionary as rent was. it should be at least in the top 100
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THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1 BEST MUSICAL EVER!!!
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Should be number 1!
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Victor Herbert's 1905 Broadway show included the waltz, "Kiss Me Again."
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First Broadway musical I ever saw for my 10th birthday and still love it. Arguably just as good as Harnick and Bock's Fiddler on the roof.
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1932 Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II Broadway hit that included, "The Song Is You."
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are you serious? this was a great musical with wonderful dancing!! You will love this musical if you like the old style format.
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I am absolutely amazed that this musical is rated so poorly. I can assure you that you will love this musical. The music, acting, casting, dancing, choreography was stellar!
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Johnny Mercer wrote the music and lyrics to this 1951 hit starring Phil Silvers and Jack Albertson
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Cole Porter musical from 1916
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Tony Award Nominee for Best Musical
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its a very very good play i should know i played Agwe
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not enough people know about this musice. It is so good and fun. I love it. Vote for it. This needs to at least be in the top 50
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Hilarious!
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NEEDS TO BE NUMBER 1!!!
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Borrowing greatly from it's namesakes music, the story of George M. Cohen is told in a musical that would make him proud.
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Welcome to the French Revolution, where a dashing English aristocrat risks his life to enter France and save innocents from the guillotine.. As epic as Les Miserables, courageous, but with more humor! "The Creation of Man" is a show stopper!
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Oscar Hammerstein musical from 1929
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