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Best Broadway Musicals of the 1970s

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The Sondheim Decade.

Rated 2 points - posted 9 years ago by plink in category Music.
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A Chorus Line Report Abuse
This show WAS broadway for years and years, playing 6,137 performances.
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Sweeney Todd Report Abuse
And all of Broadway changed.
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Company Report Abuse
Sondheim riffs on the value of Being Alive for romance and love in New York City during the 1970s. Songs include Being Alive, Another Hundred People, Side by Side, and Ladies Who Lunch
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Ain't Misbehavin' Report Abuse
Must by Fats Waller.
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Chicago Report Abuse
Quintessential crowd-pleaser with some of the best tunes Broadway has seen...
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Annie Report Abuse
Almost every aspiring actress remembers the time they first heard "Tomorrow," "Maybe," and "Hard Knock Life."
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The Wiz Report Abuse
Ease On Down The Road...
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Grease Report Abuse
By way of reminder: Summer Lovin', Beauty School Drop Out, Worst Things I Could Do, and Grease Lightning....
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A Little Night Music Report Abuse
...Send in the Clowns....
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Godspell Report Abuse
a brilliant score Stephen Schwartz made this small show about the Gospel of Matthew a huge hit.
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Runaways Report Abuse
A musical with dark, gritty-substance for young actors and audiences.
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Pippin Report Abuse
There isn't a high school theater department in the country that hasn't done Pippin.
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On the Twentieth Century Report Abuse
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Report Abuse
...title alone.
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Shenandoah Report Abuse
Broadway hit from 1975 that earned six tony nominations and ran for over a thousand performances.
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Jesus Christ Superstar Report Abuse
Broadway's first true rock-opera.
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Follies Report Abuse
While this Sondheim musical actually lost money in it's original broadway run, the show is frequently revived and many of the songs have become standards.
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Applause Report Abuse
Mostly forgotten, this adaptation of All About Eve was a broadway hit and won the Tony for Best Musical in 1970.
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Raisin Report Abuse
Tony Award for Best Musical of 1974. A musical adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun.
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Side by Side By Sondheim Report Abuse
This tony-nominated music review of 1977 has such great tunes and so little technical requirements almost every community theatre and summer stock theatre opts to produce it.
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