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Oct 22nd, 2004, 03:24 PM
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Which broadway show should we see??

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We would like to see a few shows while in NYC. SO far Wicked and Billy Crystal we have tickets to. But what about Little WOmen the Musical. I have read a few reviews and thought sounded pretty good. My hubby is worried it will be lousy. He wants to see Dracula. I figure we should go see a new one plus the old favorites. Hairspray sounds like fun to.
Thanks for your candid opinions. You have helped me so much so far.
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 03:30 PM
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Little Women hasn't opened yet. So, I assume you mean you read some articles about it, rather than reviews. So, who knows whether it's good or bad?
Dracula was panned by the critics.
Hairspray is one of the best things on Broadway. And so is Avenue Q.
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 04:26 PM
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When trying to decide what to see on Broadway, a good place to start is (surprise!) www.Broadway.Com

It has surprisingly candid reviews, and tries to sort out things about a play you may want to avoid.
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 05:32 PM
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HowardR, forgive me, I goggled little women the musical and checked a couple of reviews from (I think) North Carolina where it has been playing the last few days. Also it let me see a couple of threads that the person had seen it and what they thoguht about it.
I also did check out Broadway.com and your right it was a great site. I just wondered what everyone thought. Thanks again.
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 06:28 PM
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I just saw Mamma Mia two weeks ago and it was such a fun musical. I highly recommend it. I've also seen Movin' Out and if you are a Billy Joel fan you will love the music. It does not have a regular plot like other musicals. It has characters who interact through dancing but has no real dialogue. When I was in New York, it looked like there is a revival of La Cage Aux Folles. I haven't heard anything about this version but I saw it back in the 1980's and it was hilarious! If you can see it in previews it might be a good option if your husband is okay with the plot. Whatever you choose, I hope you have a great time! Michelle
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 06:31 PM
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I saw La Cage way back when and also loved it. I think I'll try to get tickets for the revival. Also loved Movin' Out and Mama Mia.
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 06:43 PM
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I thought 42nd street was great. The Producer's was #2 and Chicago was a distant 3rd.

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Oct 23rd, 2004, 04:49 AM
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My fave was *surprise* Les Miserable
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 04:56 AM
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The weekly WSJ reviews (check two or three weeks in a row to get a look at all) in Friday's Weekend Section are fairly accurate and attempt to "quantitate" various aspects of the productions.
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 06:05 AM
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Definately consider Hairspray!!!
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 03:19 PM
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Thank you for all or your responses I hope they keep coming. You have made me want to see a show a day, do people do that? Can anyone tell me which shows have the front row lottery's? I know Hairspray does. Thanks again!!
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 03:23 PM
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Loved Les Miserable also but unfortunately it has closed. Avenue Q and Wicked are on my list. Liked Chicago as well. You could go to a show every night if you like to eat either very early or very late
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 04:05 PM
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When I'm in New York I usually see about 9 to 10 shows in a week, one every night and two to three matinees.
In London, I usually sneak in one or two more than that as they have matinees available nearly every day except Monday.

Momof5, Wicked also does the front row lottery.
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 04:09 PM
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Hairspray!
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 04:09 PM
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Are you kidding Patrick? LOL - that's a lot of theater
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 04:43 PM
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I too see a show every day and have also done two on Weds. That is a major reason why I travel there 4 times a year!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Oct 23rd, 2004, 05:43 PM
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I saw Rent! a few weeks ago and thought it was fantastic.
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