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Musicals or Plays You Want To See Revived

Mention of Gerald Gutierrez in another thread had me thinking that his revival of "Most Happy Fella" was last time that production was done in NYC at least. That was back in 1992, surely it is time for this wonderful musical to be done again.

IIRC reading somewhere that Michael Jackson (now his estate if true) owned rights to MHF, if true how did that happen?

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by Anonymousreply 333June 28, 2023 6:20 PM

Though who could take on memory of Art Lund today?

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by Anonymousreply 1May 13, 2023 9:17 PM


by Anonymousreply 2May 13, 2023 10:45 PM

Pacific Overtures

by Anonymousreply 3May 13, 2023 11:38 PM

I’d love a big revival of Most Happy Fella as well. I know Bart Sher has missed the mark a few times but I think he could do well with this.

by Anonymousreply 4May 13, 2023 11:38 PM

Who’ll Save the Plowboy?

by Anonymousreply 5May 13, 2023 11:41 PM


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf has been done enough times and is close enough.

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by Anonymousreply 6May 14, 2023 12:11 AM

Agreed, R4! An LCT/Sher MOST HAPPY FELLA could be glorious. Present-day Paulo Szot (as on view in the current & JULIET) may already be suitable for the lead.

It's too late now, but Kelli O'Hara certainly sounded wonderful in the leading lady's music a few years ago (link below).

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by Anonymousreply 7May 14, 2023 12:14 AM

Sigmund Romberg’s “The New Moon” would be nice to see again on Broadway or even Lincoln Center again as well. New York City Opera was last revival IIRC back in 1989.

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by Anonymousreply 8May 15, 2023 6:02 AM

"The Blonde in the Thunderbird."

by Anonymousreply 9May 15, 2023 7:48 AM

OP - are you thinking of full-blown NYC/Broadway revivals only? If that's the case, here are two musicals, which if produced with the script and score as originally produced, should make audiences happy...

High Spirits

City of Angels

by Anonymousreply 10May 15, 2023 9:14 AM

"are you thinking of full-blown NYC/Broadway revivals only"

Yes, if at all possible. But would settle for Lincoln Center or something along those lines. This with realization that many plays or musicals may not be able to fill a huge house for long enough run to make money.

by Anonymousreply 11May 15, 2023 10:18 AM

Would love to see "Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" on Broadway again. But given current woke nature of things and fact last revival on Broadway didn't do very well shan't hold my breath.

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by Anonymousreply 12May 15, 2023 10:21 AM

I know they did it 20 years ago, but I missed the recent revival of Pajama Game.

I love that show.

by Anonymousreply 13May 15, 2023 10:25 AM


Poor you, that 2006 revival of "Pajama Game" was quite good.

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by Anonymousreply 14May 15, 2023 10:33 AM

Harry Connick, Jr. surprised many naysayers in the "Pajama Game".

Suppose if another revival were to happen now Hugh Jackman would be slotted into star role.

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by Anonymousreply 15May 15, 2023 10:36 AM

Eddie Foy, Jr!

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by Anonymousreply 16May 15, 2023 10:38 AM


by Anonymousreply 17May 15, 2023 10:39 AM

We need another John Raitt!

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by Anonymousreply 18May 15, 2023 10:41 AM

Hit The Sky!

Aged In Wood

by Anonymousreply 19May 15, 2023 10:43 AM

Moose Murders!

by Anonymousreply 20May 15, 2023 10:48 AM

They did Most Happy Fella at Encores with Laura Benanti, who was quite good. Not a full revival, but they did play the original orchestrations, which are glorious.

I love the show, but it is quite hard to pull off. You need actors who are also excellent singers and can straddle the line between opera and musical comedy.

by Anonymousreply 21May 15, 2023 10:48 AM

[quote]Suppose if another revival were to happen now Hugh Jackman would be slotted into star role.

No, it would be Wayne Brady and Ariana DeBose.

by Anonymousreply 22May 15, 2023 10:50 AM

No, No Nanette!

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by Anonymousreply 23May 18, 2023 10:54 PM

Amulets Against the Dragon Forces.

by Anonymousreply 24May 18, 2023 10:58 PM


by Anonymousreply 25May 18, 2023 11:21 PM

"My One and Only"

by Anonymousreply 26May 18, 2023 11:22 PM

Wonderful Town

by Anonymousreply 27May 18, 2023 11:23 PM

The Student Prince

by Anonymousreply 28May 18, 2023 11:24 PM

Agnes of God. Three great roles for women.

by Anonymousreply 29May 18, 2023 11:39 PM

Hey! There’s My Tractor!

by Anonymousreply 30May 18, 2023 11:44 PM

Voice of the Turtle

by Anonymousreply 31May 18, 2023 11:54 PM

Wonderful Town was last revived on Broadway back in 2003, so it's about due for another run but who to cast in lead roles?

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by Anonymousreply 32May 19, 2023 12:06 AM

Who are all those cute Aggie boys? Especially the two soloists on the “ 25 miles until” parts.

by Anonymousreply 33May 19, 2023 12:08 AM

Bajour! (Seriously, even if the script is bad—and I know “gypsies” are problematic—and only with Chita! As Anyanka).

by Anonymousreply 34May 19, 2023 12:35 AM

How many of those Aggie boys died of AIDS before five years out after filming the that scene?

by Anonymousreply 35May 19, 2023 12:36 AM


If "Aggie Boys" were from OBC here you go...

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by Anonymousreply 36May 19, 2023 12:37 AM

Actor Gerry Burkhardt (on right in clip linked @R12) died in 2017

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by Anonymousreply 37May 19, 2023 12:40 AM

"I love the show, but it is quite hard to pull off. You need actors who are also excellent singers and can straddle the line between opera and musical comedy."

Seth MacFarlane for Joey!

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by Anonymousreply 38May 20, 2023 12:27 AM

Small scale for sure, but I'd like to see Natural Affection and Hagar's Children mounted again. I think Natural Affection had a revival some years back, but it's time to bring it back again. Hagar's Children seems to have disappeared forever.

by Anonymousreply 39May 20, 2023 12:40 AM

"Ow! My Balls!" - the musical

by Anonymousreply 40May 20, 2023 12:49 AM

“Our American Cousin”

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by Anonymousreply 41May 20, 2023 12:50 AM

“Time and Again” the musical.

Problematic book, but the Skip Kennon score is glorious.

by Anonymousreply 42May 20, 2023 12:57 AM

Nyet, Nyet, Nannette.

by Anonymousreply 43May 20, 2023 1:05 AM

There were so many I wanted to see revivals of…and then Encores did them and I realized they’re mostly crap

by Anonymousreply 44May 20, 2023 1:08 AM

Oh! Calcutta!

by Anonymousreply 45May 20, 2023 1:09 AM

Fun topic, OP! Would love to see a revival of Sondheim and Wheeler's A Little Night Music. But ONLY if it's exceptionally well cast and only with a full orchestra and production values. I say Sondheim and Wheeler because I think the book gets a bit overlooked in Sondheim shows and the Night Music book is one of the finest written.

Wouldn't say no a Sweet Charity revival as long as they kept the Fosse choreography and hired a true triple threat in the lead. Can Lea dance?

It's probably too cost prohibitive, but a big, full scale revival of Showboat would be lovely.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum but WITHOUT James Corden, please!

by Anonymousreply 46May 20, 2023 4:12 AM

Before I die, I would love to see a really good revival of Brigadoon.

by Anonymousreply 47May 20, 2023 4:16 AM

Two of my favorite comedies:

Noel Coward's "Hay Fever" (last on Broadway in 1986 with Rosemary Harris)

Shaw's "Misalliance" (last on Broadway 70 years ago with the young Roddy McDowell and Richard Kiley)

by Anonymousreply 48May 20, 2023 4:43 AM

Flower Drum Song, starring Sara Porkalob

by Anonymousreply 49May 20, 2023 4:52 AM

Piaf with Lea Michele.

by Anonymousreply 50May 20, 2023 4:55 AM

Assassins, with Beanie Feldstein as Sara Jane Moore and Ben Platt as Squeaky Fromme

by Anonymousreply 51May 20, 2023 4:57 AM

In all honesty, Lady in the Dark. They'd have to re-write the ending and some of the book.

by Anonymousreply 52May 20, 2023 5:00 AM

Lucy and Ethel saw the original Most Happy Fella. (when Lucy dropped her purse from the box seat.)

by Anonymousreply 53May 20, 2023 5:13 AM

The musical that won the Tony over ‘Gypsy’. I think it was about some beloved New York mayor played by Tom Bosley.

by Anonymousreply 54May 20, 2023 5:30 AM

Fiorello, r54.

by Anonymousreply 55May 20, 2023 5:33 AM

"Fiorello!" tied with "The Sound of Music" for the Tony that year.

by Anonymousreply 56May 20, 2023 6:43 AM

Lil' Abner

by Anonymousreply 57May 20, 2023 6:49 AM

Broadway is too woke for Showboat to happen again, well not at least without some very heavy changes to the book. When that is all and done what's left likely won't be worth bothering about.

How did Elaine Stritch get cast in 1994 revival?

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by Anonymousreply 58May 20, 2023 7:33 AM

The wonderful Lonette McKee.

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by Anonymousreply 59May 20, 2023 7:36 AM

Bit more of the Toronto production.

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by Anonymousreply 60May 20, 2023 7:38 AM

"The Name's LaGuardia" from Fiorello!

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by Anonymousreply 61May 20, 2023 7:42 AM

"Footsteps on the Ceiling."

by Anonymousreply 62May 20, 2023 7:48 AM

r58 - can you explain what might be considered objectionable in Showboat today? Admittedly, I haven't seen a full production since the 90s (not the Hal Prince production), but if, anything, I recall it being surprisingly progressive for a work from the 1920s. I vaguely recall that one of the songs originally used the N-word in the lyrics, but that was definitely removed in the production I saw in the 90s.

by Anonymousreply 63May 20, 2023 7:51 AM

[quote]An LCT/Sher MOST HAPPY FELLA could be glorious. Present-day Paulo Szot (as on view in the current & JULIET) may already be suitable for the lead.

He could certainly sing it, but Tony is supposed to be as homely as a mud fence.

by Anonymousreply 64May 20, 2023 7:51 AM

Haven't heard much about Mr. Szot in "& Juliet" -- has he much to do in the show or is it a small supporting role?

by Anonymousreply 65May 20, 2023 3:51 PM

Wouldn't mind seeing "Me & Juliet". It never seems to be revived and it does have some very good R&H songs in it. There have been some good productions of "Allegro" and even "Pipe Dream", but I've never had an opportunity to see "Me & Juliet".

by Anonymousreply 66May 20, 2023 3:53 PM

What was that play Joan Rivers starred in, I think it was about Lenny Bruce’s mother or something. That might be ripe for revival.

by Anonymousreply 67May 20, 2023 3:54 PM

My point, R64, is that in & JULIET Mr. Szot is anything but sexy. He looks portly and middle-aged.

by Anonymousreply 68May 20, 2023 4:15 PM

[quote]What was that play Joan Rivers starred in, I think it was about Lenny Bruce’s mother or something. That might be ripe for revival.

It was called "Sally Marr ... and Her Escorts."

Ripe for revival? I don't see a lot of point in reviving a bomb.

by Anonymousreply 69May 20, 2023 10:20 PM

She knocked over Ethel's purse, r53.

by Anonymousreply 70May 20, 2023 10:29 PM

R69 It had too much Joan and couldn’t be it’s own thing, that’s why a revival might work, especially post Maisel.

by Anonymousreply 71May 20, 2023 11:01 PM

[quote] My point, [R64], is that in & JULIET Mr. Szot is anything but sexy. He looks portly and middle-aged.

An enormous plot point of THE MOST HAPPY FELLA is that the lead is portly and middle-aged. if he were sexy, he could not convincingly play the role.

by Anonymousreply 72May 21, 2023 1:38 AM

Emily & Laura

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by Anonymousreply 73May 21, 2023 2:06 AM

I've always winced over Tony's pidgin-Italian. He sounds like a caricature, the Italian version of Stepin Fetchit.

by Anonymousreply 74May 21, 2023 2:15 AM

I take it you're not fan of "Life With Luigi" either.

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by Anonymousreply 75May 21, 2023 2:46 AM

Pal Joey. We need a take on it that doesn't depend on smarmy charm but something more awkward and innocent.

by Anonymousreply 76May 21, 2023 2:49 AM

Whatsa madda yoo?

by Anonymousreply 77May 21, 2023 2:52 AM

The problem with star vehicles is that some of them were so carefully crafted to their original star that without their magic, the shows don't play on Broadway as well. Funny Girl, Wonderful Town, Bells Are Ringing. I don't see Redhead ever getting a Broadway revival.

by Anonymousreply 78May 21, 2023 3:06 AM

The book would need an overhaul but I'd love to see someone take on "Tenderloin."

by Anonymousreply 79May 21, 2023 12:49 PM

Tony in MOST HAPPY FELLA is only "ugly" in his own eyes. A kind and generous, if somewhat dim, momma's boy who never married, True, he can't be super-handsome but he doesn't have to look like a toad either. He does have to be about 10 years older than his leading leady though.

by Anonymousreply 80May 21, 2023 1:07 PM

[quote] The book would need an overhaul but I'd love to see someone take on "Tenderloin."

Encores did it years ago with a pre-fame Patrick Wilson.

by Anonymousreply 81May 21, 2023 1:09 PM

[quote] What was that play Joan Rivers starred in, I think it was about Lenny Bruce’s mother or something. That might be ripe for revival.

I saw this. It was boring as hell. They took an interesting subject and made her boring.

by Anonymousreply 82May 21, 2023 1:11 PM

[quote] Sigmund Romberg’s “The New Moon” would be nice to see again on Broadway or even Lincoln Center again as well. New York City Opera was last revival IIRC back in 1989.

Maybe the last full scale revival, but Encores did a production of it several years ago.

by Anonymousreply 83May 21, 2023 1:18 PM

I want a blatino-trans cast celebrating a reconstruction of "Song of the South!"

by Anonymousreply 84May 21, 2023 1:19 PM

"Scat!" - with a holographic Al Jarreau leading the review.

by Anonymousreply 85May 21, 2023 1:20 PM

"Maybe the last full scale revival, but Encores did a production of it several years ago."

Rod Gilfry & Christiane Noll: I'll buy that!

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by Anonymousreply 86May 21, 2023 1:28 PM

I've never seen a production of NEW MOON but the Encores recording is absolutely glorious. I suspect a full production would totally bring it down, however, as the book is probably hopelessly corny and dated. Same could be said about HOUSE OF FLOWERS, ST. LOUIS WOMAN, THE GRASS HARP and A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN.

by Anonymousreply 87May 21, 2023 1:28 PM

If for nothing else to gaze at Rod Gilfry.

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by Anonymousreply 88May 21, 2023 1:29 PM

How about "A Little Night Music" with some actually attractive people?

by Anonymousreply 89May 21, 2023 1:40 PM

Right, R72. That's why I recommended him for the role. I was backing up that suggestion against someone else's objection.

by Anonymousreply 90May 21, 2023 1:42 PM

Steel Piers!

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by Anonymousreply 91May 21, 2023 3:10 PM

No, r91...just...

by Anonymousreply 92May 21, 2023 4:03 PM

Side Show! With actual conjoined twins!

by Anonymousreply 93May 21, 2023 4:13 PM

That's going to be tricky when they have to separate, r93.

by Anonymousreply 94May 21, 2023 4:34 PM

R87 - I love, love, love the score to the Rodgers & Hart musical "By Jupiter" - crazy mis-mash of Greek/Roman mythology with Hercules and Roman soldiers invading Amazonia to retrieve the "sacred girdle of Diana" from Hyppolita.. this will, I think, lead to the women being subservient to men. The show was built around the comedic skills of Ray Bolger who played Sapiens. Not an easy role in 2023... Sapiens sounds very gay (flamboyant) on the recording and in the script. I do wish Encores! had done it before they went completely woke. It could have been an entertaining, if dated, afternoon.

by Anonymousreply 95May 21, 2023 5:05 PM

Sally Field in The Trip To Bountiful

by Anonymousreply 96May 21, 2023 6:39 PM

Jan "You're soaking in it" Miner was good as Sally Marr in "Lenny," but it was a tiny role there.

by Anonymousreply 97May 21, 2023 6:45 PM

[quote]How about "A Little Night Music" with some actually attractive people?

Maybe some TikTok "stars"?

by Anonymousreply 98May 21, 2023 7:34 PM

Funny Girl with Beanie

No No Nanette with Lens Dunham

Ragtime with Sara Porkalob

Promises Promises with Andy Randells and Maud Apatow

by Anonymousreply 99May 21, 2023 7:37 PM

Simply Heavenly

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by Anonymousreply 100May 21, 2023 8:25 PM

The Happy TIme, great Kander and Ebb score.

by Anonymousreply 101May 21, 2023 8:27 PM

R95 - you got me thinking. This isn't 100% on topic, but I wouldn't say no to a "new" Rodgers & Hart or Cole Porter musical. This seems to have been done a lot more with Gershwin (Crazy for You, Me & My Girl, Nice Work etc.)

It seems one of the challenges with reviving most Rodgers & Hart or Cole Porter musicals (Anything Goes, aside) is that the books don't work. But, those classic R&H and Cole Porter songs are still sublime. So, maybe it's time for a strong writer to conceive a new show that combines R&H or Porter songs from multiple older musicals into a new one.

by Anonymousreply 102May 21, 2023 9:25 PM

"Boys From Syracuse" worked wonderfully well at Encores, but heard the later Broadway revival was re-written and terrible. "On Your Toes" still works well, too.

by Anonymousreply 103May 21, 2023 9:30 PM

There used to be the On Your Toes number and Slaughter with Makarova out there and I can't find them anymore.

by Anonymousreply 104May 21, 2023 9:33 PM

Over The Teacups

by Anonymousreply 105May 21, 2023 9:42 PM

I bet I can get my hand in your foot faster than you can get your hand on my ass

by Anonymousreply 106May 21, 2023 11:08 PM


- Very Elder Gay

by Anonymousreply 107May 21, 2023 11:12 PM

The Baker's Wife.

If only because am tried of hearing Meadowlark only in concert or recordings.

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by Anonymousreply 108May 21, 2023 11:21 PM

For R104

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by Anonymousreply 110May 21, 2023 11:24 PM

Half fucked Fox

by Anonymousreply 111May 21, 2023 11:26 PM

Christine Baranski as Peggy Porterfield, Encores performance 2013

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by Anonymousreply 112May 21, 2023 11:27 PM

Thank you, r109, but I still want to know where those other two clips are. The On Your Toes number was very fun.

by Anonymousreply 113May 21, 2023 11:33 PM

Who is that adorable boy singing with Baranski??

by Anonymousreply 114May 21, 2023 11:59 PM


If one had to guess would say Shonn Wiley..

"Christine Baranski as Peggy Porterfield, benefactress to a ballet company, offers some advice to Shonn Wiley as Junior, music professor and occasional ballet star,"

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by Anonymousreply 115May 22, 2023 12:05 AM

Babes in Arms. Corny plot but it has "My Funny Valentine", "The Lady is A Tramp," "Where or When?", "Johnny One-Note", "I Wish I Were In Love Again" ....and "All Dark People are Light on Their Feet" (sung and danced by the Nicholas Brothers in the original production)

The original version had strong political overtones with discussions of Nietzsche, a Communist character, and two African-American youths who are victims of racism. In 1959 George Oppenheimer created a "sanitized, de-politicized rewrite" which is now the most frequently performed version. In the new version, the young people are trying to save a local summer stock theatre from being demolished, not trying to avoid being sent to a work farm. The sequence of the songs and orchestration are changed drastically, and the dance numbers eliminated.

The sanitized version was the only one available for performance until 1998 when the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music presented the original version (with a few race references slightly re-edited).

In 2002, a very successful production was mounted at Goodspeed Opera using a new book by Joe DiPietro which included plot points from the original 1937 version and also elements from the 1939 MGM film. The original score was utilized along with several additional Rodgers and Hart songs. Randy Skinner choreographed the production. (Sounds dreadful. UGH. KEEP JOE DIPIETRO AWAY FROM EVERYTHING)

by Anonymousreply 116May 22, 2023 1:30 AM

[quote]The original version had strong political overtones

It's interesting how some of the political commentary from those early shows plays to a contemporary audience. It all depends if the contemporary society has similar issues so that they'll relate to the story more. Granted it's from a topical revue, but has this song lost any relevance since 1933?

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by Anonymousreply 118May 22, 2023 1:59 AM

A topical heatwave!

by Anonymousreply 119May 22, 2023 2:07 AM

She sang that song 90 years ago...

by Anonymousreply 120May 22, 2023 2:15 AM

A Fynny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

by Anonymousreply 121May 22, 2023 3:09 AM

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

by Anonymousreply 122May 22, 2023 11:10 AM

R2- You mean old queens 🤴 with Caftans and Pocketbooks.

by Anonymousreply 123May 22, 2023 11:51 AM

Charlotte Sweet (80s musical) and Ira Levin's Veronica's Room (play).

by Anonymousreply 124May 22, 2023 12:05 PM

An all autistic singer and dancer production of Cats!

by Anonymousreply 125May 22, 2023 12:15 PM

Shenandoah. My first Broadway show. To my knowledge, it’s never been revived. I remember the TV commercials featuring the song “Freedom” being played all the time back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 126May 22, 2023 12:28 PM

Shenandoah, directed by Jeff (Newsies) Calhoun, was revived at Ford's Theatre in Washington, DC about 10 years ago with an eye to transfer though it never did. It's probably considered too sentimental for these ironic times on Broadway.

by Anonymousreply 127May 22, 2023 1:03 PM

If one judged the score of HOUSE OF FLOWERS from the Original Cast Album one thinks "This score is magnificent. WHY HASN'T THIS SHOW BEEN REVIVED? " " (It's my favorite score from 1950s Broadway). But the problem with HOUSE OF FLOWERS is the book. And boy, oh, boy is it lousy. And as the Encores! production of a few years ago revealed, it is completely unfixable.

Many years ago, The Duplex of all places did a semi-concerty performance of WHOOP-UP! And to my surprise, it was tremendous fun. The score is terrific and the gist of it is not anti-Native American at all - but it's a total cartoon. It could be a new XANADU. But today NO WAY IN HELL with such a cheeky goofy show come to Broadway. It probably wouldn't be allowed to play The Duplex.

by Anonymousreply 128May 22, 2023 3:04 PM

[quote]Shenandoah. My first Broadway show. To my knowledge, it’s never been revived. I remember the TV commercials featuring the song “Freedom” being played all the time back in the day.

r126, it was also my first Broadway show. It really needs a leading man with a strong singing voice and gravitas. I don't know who would play the Father these days.

by Anonymousreply 129May 22, 2023 3:48 PM

[quote]Shenandoah. My first Broadway show. To my knowledge, it’s never been revived.

It's very old-fashioned, very derivative and, at times, very hokey. I think it would bomb.

by Anonymousreply 130May 22, 2023 4:11 PM

How about Brian Stokes Mitchell, R129?

by Anonymousreply 131May 22, 2023 4:11 PM

There's the issue of slavery in the show -- the kid who duets on the big song "Freedom" is black. Having Stokes as the lead would add additional questions the authors probably didn't intend.

by Anonymousreply 132May 22, 2023 4:13 PM


by Anonymousreply 133May 22, 2023 4:21 PM

Also, R132, the male lead in "Shenandoah" is opposed to his sons fighting in the Civil War, an additional complication were Stokes to be in the lead.

by Anonymousreply 134May 22, 2023 4:51 PM

Man, that Levin play "Veronica's Closet" is disturbing... was it well-received?

by Anonymousreply 135May 22, 2023 5:07 PM

“Veronica’s Room Is Found Empty,” by Clive Barnes (26 October 1973)

There was deception, foul language, nudity, incest, necrophilia and murder at the Music Box Theater last night. And that was just onstage. The play was Ira Levin’s Veronica’s Room.

A note in the program suggests that: “For the enjoyment of future audiences, it will be appreciated if you do not disclose the plot of the play.” Their secret will be safe with me. There were times when it looked pretty much safe with the playwright.

The difficulty with any suspense thriller is how to escape out of the end of the tunnel. How do you provide that final clinching surprise that will have the audience leave gasping but happy? Mr. Levin has quite a good idea —and now I have to tread delicately, for I must discuss something of it without disclosing it.

A girl (Susan) is lured into a room. She has found a boyfriend. They meet a couple in a restaurant and are taken back to a house. Susan is said to look like another girl, Veronica, who is dead. She is persuaded to pretend to be Veronica. She wears Veronica’s dress. She is in Veronica’s room. A door is locked. She beats on it. She cries. But in suspense thrillers, nothing good comes out of a locked door.

As in Pirandello’s Henry IV, although I am sure Mr. Levin would be the first to admit that he does not play games in Pirandello’s ballpark, there is a confusion of time here. Are we in 1973 or 1935?

Susan is in 1973, and she has the names and the memories to prove it. In a moment of torment she can shout a litany of names such as Henry Kissinger’s. And in 1935 who apart from his parents had heard of Henry Kissinger? But despite this, despite even her knowledge of advanced radio technology, despite her very certainty of existence, there are those who think that she is mad. Not only mad but also guilty of such horrid crimes that “even angels could not forgive.”

The play is strong on atmosphere and totally weak in reality. It shouts a lot but means little. Here is a family that makes the Addams Family look as though it would be fun neighbors, and yet its melodramatic extravagances are never really funny, thrilling nor convincing.

I found myself thinking of the black‐red horrors of Webster’s and Tourneur’s Jacobean tragedies. There, extravagance took on a certain poetic exuberance, and nothing seemed too farfetched because it was always fetched with feeling. Here the fetching, like the writing, is mechanical.

The overheated and gothic tensions of the play are matched by Ellis Rabb’s startled style of staging—with everyone freezing into groups at a second’s excuse, and exchanging meaningful glances whenever possible. Yet it is difficult to see how it could be done otherwise (the play is no more naturalistic than it is realistic) and he has found admirable and familiar collaborators in Douglas Schmidt (scenery), Nancy Potts (costumes) and John Gleason (lighting). Veronica’s Room simply could not look more right.

The acting also had a full‐blooded expertise. As Susan or Veronica, Regina Baff was most impressive. She beat against fate like a spunky little sparrow, and her mixture of frenzy, and reason was nicely judged. Eileen Heckert and Arthur Kennedy are every polished as her friends and tormentors.

Miss Heckert is malicious in her modulation, throwing away asides with acidulated panache, and Mr. Kennedy, more bluff and blustering, provides her with a subtle contrast: Kipp Osborne as the young man in Susan’s life, perhaps goes too far at the end. But then so did the young man.

These things are usually more fun in the movies. One can see it with Vincent Price or Peter Cushing and all manner of berserk and naked ingenues. But for tile stage, not really. It has the merit of brevity. It looks as if it had been cut to the quick. At 1 moment Susan cries out: “My God you are very. sick people, you need help very badly.” She said it.

by Anonymousreply 136May 22, 2023 6:27 PM

Thanks for that find R136... why would anyone want it revived?

Personally, I've always wanted to see a good production of Alan Ayckbourn's "The Norman Conquests." I've read about the plays, and the way they interconnect is fascinating.

by Anonymousreply 137May 22, 2023 8:32 PM

I’m ready for an all star production of ‘Night Mother.

by Anonymousreply 138May 22, 2023 8:59 PM

I want the musical version, r138.

by Anonymousreply 139May 22, 2023 9:05 PM

[quote] I’m ready for an all star production of ‘Night Mother.

Been there done that. Brenda Blethyn and Edie Falco. Even they couldn’t make that boring play interesting.

Oprah and Audra were supposed to do it on Broadway. Whatever happened to that? Oprah had this habit of announcing projects that never happen. She must have learned it from Kristin Chenoweth.

by Anonymousreply 140May 22, 2023 9:15 PM

Oprah and Kristin Chenoweth starring in “Night Mother.”

by Anonymousreply 141May 22, 2023 9:16 PM

[quote]It's very old-fashioned, very derivative and, at times, very hokey. I think it would bomb.


However I remember Shenandoah having very well written book. And the anti-war and slavery theme could be interesting.

You'd need a charismatic lead and maybe a couple of revised songs.

by Anonymousreply 142May 22, 2023 9:41 PM

[quote]You'd need a charismatic lead and maybe a couple of revised songs.

Some of the lyrics are dreadful.

by Anonymousreply 143May 22, 2023 9:48 PM

My fantasy 'NIGHT MOTHER cast these days -- Carrie Coon and Ann Dowd. That would be stunning.

by Anonymousreply 144May 22, 2023 10:10 PM

John Cullum did a revival of "Shenandoah" on Broadway about 10 years after the original. He was great, though the production seemed to be kind of chintzy.

by Anonymousreply 145May 22, 2023 10:30 PM

Oh, r145, even the original Broadway production of SHENANDOAH looked chintzy. The mid-70s was an especially low point for design in Broadway musicals, including THE WIZ and I LOVE MY WIFE.

by Anonymousreply 146May 22, 2023 11:33 PM

[quote] John Cullum did a revival of "Shenandoah" on Broadway about 10 years after the original. He was great, though the production seemed to be kind of chintzy.

The original was chintzy. Hardly any scenery.

But I love the score. “Over the Hill” “Next to lovin’ I like fighting’”. “Freedom” “We Make A Beautiful Pair.”

by Anonymousreply 147May 22, 2023 11:34 PM

My Hole My Joy

by Anonymousreply 148May 22, 2023 11:35 PM

[quote]But I love the score. “Over the Hill” “Next to lovin’ I like fighting’”. “Freedom” “We Make A Beautiful Pair.”

"Freedom" was just ghastly in the '70s and would make audiences cringe today. When I saw it, they did two encores that I swear not one person in the audience asked for.

by Anonymousreply 149May 22, 2023 11:39 PM

r137 - did you catch the Broadway transfer of the Norman Conquests in 2009? This was before I'd started visiting NY to see theatre, but it looked vey entertaining. Good cast, too, including the wonderful, late actor Paul Ritter who was a delight in the cult hit British sitcom Friday Night Dinner.

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by Anonymousreply 151May 23, 2023 2:01 AM

R150. It was excellent, but if you saw all three on the same day, you walked out exhausted. I don’t know the actors did it!

by Anonymousreply 152May 23, 2023 2:07 AM

R140, I did not... I think that was when I learned about the plays. Some time later I read a number of Ayckbourn's works for a community theatre group I worked with. So much good stuff.

by Anonymousreply 153May 23, 2023 9:19 AM

Ayckbourn's "Communicating Doors" is a pretty cool play to revive.

by Anonymousreply 154May 23, 2023 2:21 PM

A Catered Affair with a new book, closer to the original TV/movie. Without a very gay Uncle popping in from the future!

by Anonymousreply 155May 23, 2023 2:36 PM

R154, I love Communicating Doors (I saw that years ago) and Absurd Person Singular (oh, that second act!) and the very clever, Taking Steps!

Now why can't a summer theatre just produce a season of Ayckbourn?

I'd buy a subscription...

by Anonymousreply 156May 23, 2023 3:41 PM

Double Anal in a Double Bed

by Anonymousreply 157May 23, 2023 4:04 PM

COMMUNICATING DOORS would make a fabulous little miniseries of 3 episodes!

Mary-Louise Parker was fabulous in the off-Broadway production that played the dearly departed and sadly lamented Variety Arts Theatre. I saw it on opening night and a little mouse scooted right past M-L, but she just kept acting.

by Anonymousreply 158May 23, 2023 5:46 PM

[quote]and a little mouse scooted right past M-L, but she just kept acting.

You expected her to jump on a chair and scream "Eek!"?

by Anonymousreply 159May 23, 2023 5:48 PM

[quote]You expected her to jump on a chair and scream "Eek!"?

While lifting her skirt.

by Anonymousreply 160May 23, 2023 8:30 PM

Well, actually IIRC, the mouse suddenly appeared and wandered downstage and then lingered there for a few minutes before scooting across the stage. So, there was definitely time for M-L to figure out her options. I wasn't sure if she was even aware of it. But it certainly created some dramatic tension.

by Anonymousreply 161May 23, 2023 9:23 PM

r155: That "gay Uncle" gimmick was so stupid. A real gay uncle would have seen the beauty in letting the kids get married however they wanted.

by Anonymousreply 162May 23, 2023 9:26 PM

Oh that was just Harvey being Harvey, r162.

by Anonymousreply 163May 23, 2023 9:30 PM

Stop the planet of the Apes, I want to get off !”

H. Simpson

by Anonymousreply 164May 23, 2023 10:31 PM

[quote]Well, actually IIRC, the mouse suddenly appeared and wandered downstage and then lingered there for a few minutes before scooting across the stage.

I can't find it now, but I remember reading a hilarious review of "Gypsy" at the Bucks County Playhouse -- starring TV's Joyce DeWitt as Rose -- that included a description of a stagehand chasing a rat across the stage with a broom.

by Anonymousreply 165May 24, 2023 2:23 AM

A New Brain by William Finn.

by Anonymousreply 166May 24, 2023 2:26 AM

Thou Shalt Not...

by Anonymousreply 167May 24, 2023 2:39 AM

R166, if you travel to Pittsfield, MA late this summer, you can get that wish... Barrington is is putting it on.

by Anonymousreply 168May 24, 2023 9:36 AM

City Of Angels

Hot L Baltimore

The Lady In The Van

Love, Valour, Compassion


by Anonymousreply 169May 24, 2023 2:53 PM

Granted it was a long time ago, r169, but I remember *zero* about Raisin.

by Anonymousreply 170May 24, 2023 3:59 PM

[Quote] I’m ready for an all star production of ‘Night Mother.

R138 what about Night Clit?

by Anonymousreply 171May 24, 2023 4:30 PM

The revamped version should be called Night, Motherf*cker (with a hat)

by Anonymousreply 172May 24, 2023 6:42 PM

Motherfucker! Motherfucker!

by Anonymousreply 173May 24, 2023 9:07 PM

When threads devolve...

by Anonymousreply 174May 24, 2023 9:11 PM

This has only been off Broadway, but I would love to see it revived:

Bat Boy, The Musical!

by Anonymousreply 175May 24, 2023 9:47 PM

A revival of "Loose Ends" would be similar to an archeological dig.

by Anonymousreply 176May 29, 2023 12:14 AM

A revival of “”Loose Pussy” would be similar to a snatch scratch

by Anonymousreply 177May 29, 2023 12:32 AM

Flora the Red Menace!

by Anonymousreply 178May 29, 2023 12:39 AM

The Who's Tommy

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by Anonymousreply 180May 29, 2023 12:50 AM

No danger of theatah in the hinterlands

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by Anonymousreply 181May 29, 2023 12:53 AM

"Bajour!," of course.

by Anonymousreply 182May 29, 2023 1:59 AM

r175 I saw "Batboy" three times (different productions -- community and college theaters) and adored it.

by Anonymousreply 183May 29, 2023 2:09 AM

Camelot, with the full original book, score, orchestrations, lush and expensive-looking costumes and set, and actors who like doing it, and can sing very well.

by Anonymousreply 184May 29, 2023 2:09 AM

Ballroom with Madame LuPone in the lead role.

by Anonymousreply 185May 29, 2023 2:11 AM

"Ballroom" will star Sara Porkalob, who'll stop the show with her rendition of "37.5%."

by Anonymousreply 186May 29, 2023 3:12 AM

Funny Girl!

Oh wait.

by Anonymousreply 187May 29, 2023 4:40 AM

Auntie Mame (non-musical).

by Anonymousreply 188May 29, 2023 4:41 AM

Wish You Were Here

by Anonymousreply 189May 29, 2023 4:43 AM

I saw Veronica's Room in community theatre. Very well done.

by Anonymousreply 190May 29, 2023 4:47 AM

I saw Veronica's Room on Broadway. When I saw Grey House, I immediately flashed on that play. Heckart and Baff were sensational in the original Bway cast. Hell, yes, it should get a revival, as long as Levin's idiot son doesn't rewrite it.

by Anonymousreply 191May 29, 2023 5:01 PM

I hate when they rewrite the books for shows like Flower Drum Song. Not that that was a great book but once it's rewritten the original seems never to surface again.

by Anonymousreply 192May 29, 2023 5:05 PM

What hapened to Miss Baff?

by Anonymousreply 193May 29, 2023 5:06 PM

Yes, R192 -- one hated to see all those regional productions of FLOWER DRUM SONG and THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE dry up.

by Anonymousreply 194May 29, 2023 5:18 PM

One never saw them. One isn't that old.

by Anonymousreply 195May 29, 2023 5:20 PM

The Matchmaker, My Sister Eileen, Green Grow The Lilacs, Porgy, Merrily We Roll Along, They Knew What They Wanted - anything that was musicalized, I'd like to see the original non-musical version revived.

by Anonymousreply 196May 29, 2023 5:22 PM

r185 - She doesn't dance, peoples.

by Anonymousreply 197May 29, 2023 5:24 PM

My Sister Eileen

As with Mame Dennis, Roz absolutely owns the role of Ruth Sherwood.

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by Anonymousreply 198May 29, 2023 5:29 PM

Yes Roz was perfect in it, any version. (And Betty Garrett in the musical film wasn't all that great.)

by Anonymousreply 199May 29, 2023 5:31 PM

I always find Betty Garrett to be a bit underwhelming.

by Anonymousreply 200May 29, 2023 5:36 PM

[quote]The Matchmaker, My Sister Eileen, Green Grow The Lilacs, Porgy, Merrily We Roll Along, They Knew What They Wanted - anything that was musicalized, I'd like to see the original non-musical version revived.

Liliom? Auntie Mame? Chicago (1926)?

by Anonymousreply 201May 29, 2023 5:36 PM

We played 'Liliom' for three performances, I was awful - then the war came, and we got married.

by Anonymousreply 202May 29, 2023 5:50 PM

What's a musical revival that would be good for Donna Murphy? I want to see her in a leading role again.

by Anonymousreply 203May 29, 2023 6:11 PM

The Who's TOMMY is being revived at Chicago's Goodman Theatre this summer, directed by Des McAnuff, again, and definitely with an eye for Broadway, r179.

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by Anonymousreply 205May 29, 2023 6:18 PM

I'm with R41, revive Our American Cousin

I hear it's a banger.

by Anonymousreply 206May 29, 2023 6:25 PM

R201 Auntie Mame was already mentioned earlier.

by Anonymousreply 207May 29, 2023 6:32 PM

R196... what a great idea. I'll add A Tree Grows in Brooklyn to your list.

by Anonymousreply 208May 29, 2023 9:10 PM

There isn't a straight play version, r208.

by Anonymousreply 209May 29, 2023 9:15 PM

Oh, Calcutta!

As directed by Diane Paulus, with only multi-ethnic women and trannies in the cast.

by Anonymousreply 210May 29, 2023 9:20 PM

^^Oh Shitta!

As directed by Diane Phalic Symbol, with only multiple personality disorder trannies in casts.

by Anonymousreply 211May 29, 2023 10:15 PM

110 in the Shade, a musical based on "the Rainmaker" is a very good musical from 1963 by the team that wrote the Fantasticks. It was overshadowed by Hello Dolly and Funny Girl. Apparently it was revived in 2007 with Audra McDonald as Lizzie, but that wasn't a successful run.

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by Anonymousreply 212May 30, 2023 1:25 AM

The Starbucks was not great, but Audra was, and the 2007 production was about as good as one could expect. The show has limited appeal, despite a fantastic score. The gender constructs inherent in the show have been uncomfortable for decades.

by Anonymousreply 213May 30, 2023 1:30 AM

^the Starbuck

by Anonymousreply 214May 30, 2023 1:31 AM

[quote]but that wasn't a successful run

Wasn't it a limited run?

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by Anonymousreply 215May 30, 2023 1:38 AM

It was Roundabout, so yes it was a limited run that would have extended if it had made sense. R213 linked to a Ford’s Theatre production from 2016, though it had been done across the river in VA at Signature in 2003.

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by Anonymousreply 218May 30, 2023 1:56 AM

Would Miss Lyman be up to directing it again, r218?

by Anonymousreply 219May 30, 2023 1:59 AM

Yes, r218, and the stars will be Kim Delaney and Susan Lucci.

by Anonymousreply 220May 30, 2023 2:02 AM

Brennan and Sarandon weren't chopped liver.

by Anonymousreply 221May 30, 2023 2:05 AM

Though they'd all be too old for their roles now, I wish there would be some kind of special event reading of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! with all of the original actors: Nathan Lane, John Glover, Justin Kirk, Stephen Bogardus, Stephen Spinella, John Benjamin Hickey.

But WEHT Randy Becker?

I'm surprised MTC, who originally produced the play, haven't done this as a benefit.

by Anonymousreply 222May 30, 2023 2:09 AM

Carnival in Flanders.

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by Anonymousreply 224May 30, 2023 2:20 AM

Pajama Game #unionstrong

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by Anonymousreply 226May 30, 2023 2:37 AM

Will Rogers Follies.

by Anonymousreply 227May 30, 2023 3:35 AM

Does it hold up without Tommy Tune and Willa Kim, r227?

by Anonymousreply 228May 30, 2023 3:37 AM

R209 - oh my God, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa.

I've always thought there was a straight play of ATGIB... wow.

by Anonymousreply 229May 30, 2023 9:08 AM

Mame and Vera in Chu Chin Chow

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by Anonymousreply 230May 30, 2023 12:17 PM

R228-It didn't hold up WITH them.

by Anonymousreply 231May 30, 2023 4:02 PM

r230 How does it compare to Beatrice Stockwell and Roman Bartellli in "Message from a Nightingale?"

by Anonymousreply 232May 30, 2023 6:46 PM

Redhead, House Of Flowers, Fiorello, that musical version of Anna Christie I can’t remember the name of...

by Anonymousreply 233May 31, 2023 4:57 AM

Jinx Monsoon IS Redhead!

by Anonymousreply 234May 31, 2023 6:00 AM

[quote] that musical version of Anna Christie I can’t remember the name of...

New Girl in Town

by Anonymousreply 235May 31, 2023 6:07 AM

[quote] What's a musical revival that would be good for Donna Murphy? I want to see her in a leading role again.

70 Girls 70?

by Anonymousreply 236May 31, 2023 6:08 AM

Peppermint in 'Bajour".

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by Anonymousreply 238May 31, 2023 3:17 PM

I hate Red.

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by Anonymousreply 240May 31, 2023 3:39 PM

Mame- the musical- with Lady Gaga or God help me- Lea Michelle

by Anonymousreply 241May 31, 2023 3:57 PM

There will never be a Broadway revival of Mame unless someone smart rewrites the book. Just not Aaron. Or Amber Ruffin.

by Anonymousreply 242May 31, 2023 4:17 PM

Oh, joy, Jennifer Holliday in Pal Joey at City Center for the November gala. Please shoot me now.

by Anonymousreply 243May 31, 2023 4:34 PM

"Bewitched, bothered and bewildered is - UNHH - MEEEEEEEHHHH!!!!"

by Anonymousreply 244May 31, 2023 4:39 PM

[R165]: I was an apprentice at the Bucks County Playhouse in the summer of 1969. Had a great time, despite being terribly sexually conflicted.

We’d have an occasional issue with bats backstage, mercifully after the show, when most people had already gone home. But one particular night, during the run of “Scuba Duba,” actress Shelly Plimpton, lately from “Hair” on Broadway, was scared a bat would get tangled in her long hair. Her bf Steve Curry, also from “Hair,” got her out OK, while actor Chris Wines and I went after it with tennis rackets.

As I recall, it eluded us, and I don’t remember seeing it again.

That was an old building even then. It also had a winch system in its depths where the nearby waterfall could be turned off and on for the duration of each show.

by Anonymousreply 245May 31, 2023 5:19 PM

Bucks County Playhouse got a thorough renovation about 10 years ago. Very pleasant space work and watch a show now.

by Anonymousreply 246May 31, 2023 5:36 PM

Miss Holliday isn't playing Vera in PAL JOEY; Elizabeth Stanley is.

by Anonymousreply 247May 31, 2023 6:00 PM

[quote]There will never be a Broadway revival of Mame unless someone smart rewrites the book. Just not Aaron. Or Amber Ruffin.

Or Harvey Fierstein.

by Anonymousreply 248May 31, 2023 7:53 PM

Harvey’s a Vera not a Mame

by Anonymousreply 249May 31, 2023 8:14 PM

It said in the Encores press release that Jennifer Holliday would play the "club owner" but in the original show the club owner doesn't sing. It isn't even much of a role (though in some iteration he was a hunky gay!). So it'll be interesting to see what they give Jenn to sing.

by Anonymousreply 250May 31, 2023 9:31 PM

Asshole Woman and Queef Man

by Anonymousreply 251May 31, 2023 9:34 PM

My Three Tits

by Anonymousreply 252May 31, 2023 9:35 PM

Guys and Dolls. I want a remade film version too.

by Anonymousreply 253May 31, 2023 9:35 PM

Guys With Their Fuckdolls

by Anonymousreply 254May 31, 2023 9:39 PM

Mark my words, London's Bridge Theatre's HUGE hit immersive Guys & Dolls will take over The Broadway Theatre once Here Lies Love quickly folds.

And they'll employ live musicians.

by Anonymousreply 255May 31, 2023 9:40 PM

Rim Lord

by Anonymousreply 256May 31, 2023 9:41 PM

How can we deny the inevitable truth of your predictions, O prophetess Cassandra at r255?

by Anonymousreply 257May 31, 2023 10:25 PM

the national tour of the soon to close 'Doll House" but this time with Pam Grier, "The big doll house"

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by Anonymousreply 259May 31, 2023 10:48 PM

Dear Ruth.

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by Anonymousreply 261June 1, 2023 3:17 AM

Forget Grey House. How bout Grey Gardens with Hannah Waddingham!

by Anonymousreply 262June 1, 2023 4:25 AM

If you have to rewrite Mame or Auntie Mame you might as well not even do it.

by Anonymousreply 263June 1, 2023 1:16 PM

Not produce or stage it, I mean. Anyway, why would you have to?

by Anonymousreply 264June 1, 2023 1:18 PM


by Anonymousreply 265June 1, 2023 2:13 PM

R265 works at Roundabout.

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by Anonymousreply 267June 5, 2023 8:24 PM

MHF has been done in NYC twice since 1992 production. NY City Opera did it with Paul Sorvino. Encores did it too. I’ve done it three times. Great show.

by Anonymousreply 268June 5, 2023 8:26 PM

Hey, That’s My Asshole!

by Anonymousreply 269June 5, 2023 8:42 PM

Hannah Waddingham should do A Little Night Music.

The first ever Broadway revival of Hairspray starring Jinx Monsoon feels inevitable (not in a bad way).

Grey Gardens with Sherie Rene Scott (where did she go?)

by Anonymousreply 270June 5, 2023 8:47 PM

Waddington already did ALNM is London.

by Anonymousreply 271June 5, 2023 9:47 PM

Bring back HTMA.

by Anonymousreply 272June 5, 2023 10:10 PM

The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild

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by Anonymousreply 273June 6, 2023 12:14 AM

Baker Street.

by Anonymousreply 274June 6, 2023 12:20 AM

Drat the Cat!

by Anonymousreply 275June 6, 2023 12:27 AM

Beanie Feldstein in "I Can Get It For You Wholesale."

by Anonymousreply 276June 6, 2023 12:45 AM

Bring back Laurette Taylor in "The Glass Menagerie." I heard she was really good.

by Anonymousreply 277June 6, 2023 12:48 AM

Let's see Meryl do it, r277.

by Anonymousreply 278June 6, 2023 12:49 AM

R273-I agree.

by Anonymousreply 279June 6, 2023 1:19 AM

Get the Poplar Pike Playhouse cast!

by Anonymousreply 280June 6, 2023 1:43 AM

"Abie's Irish Rose."

by Anonymousreply 281June 6, 2023 8:18 AM

‘Footsteps on the ceiling’

E. Harrington

by Anonymousreply 282June 6, 2023 10:01 AM

Bring back Bring Back Birdie!

by Anonymousreply 283June 6, 2023 3:32 PM

Phantom will be back on Broadway this Fall.

by Anonymousreply 284June 6, 2023 3:34 PM

One revival we don't need is Amadeus with Anthony Ramos.

by Anonymousreply 285June 6, 2023 4:00 PM

Lydie Breeze trilogy.

by Anonymousreply 286June 8, 2023 1:03 AM

"The Black Crook."

by Anonymousreply 287June 8, 2023 1:59 AM

Starring Tonya Pinkins.

Oh wait, I thought you wrote schnook.

by Anonymousreply 288June 8, 2023 3:27 PM

I can get it for free

by Anonymousreply 289June 8, 2023 7:41 PM


OBC Raisin included young Ralph Carter. Norman Lear saw his performance and bought out balance of contract so Mr. Carter could star in his new television series "Good Times"

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by Anonymousreply 290June 18, 2023 4:34 AM

Sidewalk Tree...

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by Anonymousreply 291June 18, 2023 4:35 AM

Fresh Litter with Lee Merryweather

by Anonymousreply 292June 18, 2023 7:05 PM

Take Me Out revived again, then running as long as Phantom with a fresh rotation of hot actor du jour cock.

by Anonymousreply 293June 18, 2023 8:34 PM

Pussy Pussy Oui Oui with Paul Rudd & Jenna Elfmann

by Anonymousreply 294June 18, 2023 10:05 PM

R293 All the latest tween heart throb celebrities should star in it on their18th birthday doing full frontal as the young naive rookie player.

by Anonymousreply 295June 18, 2023 10:09 PM

Arsenic and Old Lace is way overdue for a revival. Unfortunately, it's perfect for Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

by Anonymousreply 296June 18, 2023 11:34 PM

There are lots of good off-Broadway plays that could be revived"

The Boys Next Door (1987)

As Bees In Honey Drown (1987)

Naomi Court (1973)

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by Anonymousreply 297June 19, 2023 12:42 AM

Naomi Court 1973 with Brad Davis in a fantastic performance as a murderous gay hustler

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by Anonymousreply 298June 19, 2023 12:42 AM

As Bees In Honey Drown (1997) with a great performance by SUCCESSION actress J. Smith-Cameron

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by Anonymousreply 299June 19, 2023 12:47 AM

The Real Inspector Hound, and After Magritte (1972) by Tom Stoppard

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by Anonymousreply 300June 19, 2023 12:52 AM

The Boys Nextdoor. But I think Sean Penn totally ruined playing the differently abled.

by Anonymousreply 301June 19, 2023 12:53 AM

I'd also like to see Carnival

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by Anonymousreply 302June 19, 2023 12:53 AM

I’m surprised Other People’s Money has never been revived.

by Anonymousreply 303June 19, 2023 1:20 AM

Gammer Gurton's Needle

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by Anonymousreply 304June 19, 2023 1:21 AM

Six Who Pass While the Lentils Boil.

by Anonymousreply 305June 19, 2023 2:55 AM

Grey Gardens

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by Anonymousreply 306June 20, 2023 1:13 AM

I would love to see A new production of On A Clear Day.. .. with a good cast.

by Anonymousreply 307June 20, 2023 2:58 AM

The Secret Garden (the Lucy Simon version, not the TV movie) and Into the Woods.

by Anonymousreply 308June 20, 2023 4:15 AM

Hey hey that’s my asshole!

by Anonymousreply 309June 20, 2023 4:20 AM

[quote]The Secret Garden (the Lucy Simon version, not the TV movie) and Into the Woods.

Are you aware that "Into the Woods" was nominated for best musical revival at this month's Tony Awards?

by Anonymousreply 310June 20, 2023 7:27 AM

R310 No, I wasn’t aware; thanks for that

by Anonymousreply 311June 20, 2023 8:34 AM

The Secret Garden just had a critically panned production in Los Angeles that might forestall any planned revival.

by Anonymousreply 312June 20, 2023 9:38 AM

I’ve about had it with Annie.

by Anonymousreply 313June 20, 2023 10:15 AM

Now that Riverdale has come to an end, I think it’s time for the Cott boys to star in a splashy production of Blood Brothers like the Cassidy boys did before them. What 80s musical pop icon should play their mother? Debbie Gibson? Tiffany?

by Anonymousreply 314June 20, 2023 10:54 AM

I don’t think Asian Annie has been done yet and Disney needs a win in China. Maybe it can be set during the Cultural Revolution and her parents were intellectuals and killed. Nixon can play Daddy Warbucks. Will the double “Rs” in Tomorrow be too hard to sing in an Asian pingdin accent?

by Anonymousreply 315June 20, 2023 10:58 AM

[quote] Now that Riverdale has come to an end, I think it’s time for the Cott boys to star in a splashy production of Blood Brothers like the Cassidy boys did before them. What 80s musical pop icon should play their mother? Debbie Gibson? Tiffany?

I keep hoping that Blood Brothers is done with Megan Hilty. She’s technically the right age for it (early 40s). The mother should not be played by a geriatric.

by Anonymousreply 316June 20, 2023 12:32 PM

I’m pretty sure I saw Lulu in the role, isn’t it traditional that a pop diva of an earlier generation play the mother? What is age on the stage anyways?

by Anonymousreply 317June 20, 2023 12:51 PM

Into the Woods, Gypsy and Superstar should wait ten years before they are revived again!

by Anonymousreply 318June 20, 2023 1:00 PM

An all-Sean Cody version of "Oh! Calcutta!"

by Anonymousreply 319June 20, 2023 1:28 PM

The Visitor with Lens Dunham.

by Anonymousreply 320June 20, 2023 10:19 PM

Gee R320, wouldn't you rather see Lens as one of the hapless campers in the stage version of The Evil Dead?

by Anonymousreply 321June 20, 2023 10:24 PM

"Six Point Seven Five," with Sara Porkalob as Guida Contini

by Anonymousreply 322June 21, 2023 4:25 AM

R296 Do you see him as an Aunt Abby or an Aunt Martha?

by Anonymousreply 323June 21, 2023 12:53 PM

Pirates of Penzance!

But only if something handsome and packing like young Simon Gallaher is cast as lead. Must be able to hold that b flat as well.

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by Anonymousreply 324June 21, 2023 1:19 PM

Hair with Adriana DeBlasio and Sarah Porkylobe

by Anonymousreply 325June 21, 2023 1:32 PM


Kismet (or Timbuktu)


A Connecticut Yankee

by Anonymousreply 326June 21, 2023 1:42 PM

Next To Normal

Beautiful score and story.

by Anonymousreply 327June 27, 2023 11:05 PM

Pacific Overtures in a full-orchestra, go-for-broke presentation.

by Anonymousreply 328June 28, 2023 5:50 PM

I would love to see Can Can as originally staged with its choreography intact. Likewise for Pippin, not the stupid family show we were subjected to in the last revival but the sexy, naughty show that Fosse staged with his choreography.

by Anonymousreply 329June 28, 2023 5:55 PM

I'd love to see Groundhog Day come back in its new incarnation, but we know that'll never happen.

by Anonymousreply 330June 28, 2023 5:59 PM

[quote]Kismet (or Timbuktu)

AKA "Hello, Mali!"

by Anonymousreply 331June 28, 2023 6:15 PM





by Anonymousreply 332June 28, 2023 6:17 PM

"The Grass Harp" with Sesshie

by Anonymousreply 333June 28, 2023 6:20 PM
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