Friday, June 15, 2007

Which Upcoming Broadway Musicals Will You See?

Which Upcoming Broadway Musicals Will You See?

Now that the 2007 Tony Awards are history, I'd like to cordially invite you to vote in my latest SOB Poll (found on the right-hand margin) for each of the the upcoming Broadway musicals -- already slated for the 2007-08 Theatrical Season -- that you plan to see.

Feel free to vote for as many of the ten selections of new musicals and revivals as you want. Your choices include:

After voting, feel free to share why each of the shows you've selected pique your interest.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Related Stories:
Grandage Guys And Dolls Set For Great White Way (June 6, 2007)
Not Unlucky: 13 Headed To Broadway (May 25, 2007)
Off-Broadway Hit Seeks Greater White Way Heights (May 23, 2007)
Sunday In The Park With Daniel And Jenna (May 7, 2007)
Max And Laura Go Together (March 26, 2007)
Fierstein To Musicalize Bette Davis' Fave Flick (March 21, 2007)
Mermaid Casting Anything But Little (March 20, 2007)
It's Official: Mullally Cast In Young Frankenstein (March 9, 2007)
Broadway Can-Du? (December 18, 2006)
Trevor Nunn's West End Porgy and Bess Will Transfer to Broadway (July 25, 2006)

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At 15 June, 2007, Anonymous Esther said...

Well, since I won't make it to Company, Sunday in the Park with George would be my first chance to see Sondheim on Broadway.

But despite the raves in London, I'm finding it hard to work up a lot of enthusiasm about it. I've watched the show on DVD with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters, and maybe it just didn't translate well to the small screen, but I just wasn't drawn into the story all that much. Maybe it would be different to see it on stage.

On the other hand, I've watched Sweeney Todd with Angela Lansbury and I loved it. So I'm really looking forward to seeing the John Doyle-directed Sweeney Todd on tour in Boston in the fall!

I'm also excited about Guys and Dolls, 13, Young Frankenstein, of course, and anything with Harvey Fierstein! I'd love to see him in person. And there's one you haven't mentioned, South Pacific! I know that's one of your personal favorites. I'd love to see a Rodgers and Hammerstein show on stage.

At 17 June, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...


Like you, I have never had the opportunity to see Sunday In The Park With George on the stage. And like you, the only time I've seen it was via DVD with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters. And going three for three with you, I was not very riveted by watching it on TV.

However, I'm truly looking forward to seeing this version on the stage early next year.

I'm resigned to the fact that shows won't always translate well to television, particularly if they're merely taped from the actual stage show. Even when I watched the incomparable Christine Ebersole sing "Revolutionary Costume" at the Tonys, I was struck by what a poor choice that selection was to move TV audience members to purchase tickets for the show. In context, the song is terrific, but it just didn't translate well on the little screen.

You're right -- I didn't mention South Pacific's planned revival, but I left it out for two reasons: one is sheer numbers...the SOB Polls only allow ten answers; the second is that aside from the flash of news toward the end of 2006 that it would be revived, there's been nary a word since.

At 18 June, 2007, Blogger Jeffrey Cufaude said...

Sunday in the Park with George is an excellent show seen live, but really does not transfer well to TV. The closing of the first act is probably one of Sondheim's best staged moments in any of his shows. Saw the production in London and was quite impressed having also seen Patinkin and Peters long ago on Broadway.

At 18 June, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Jeffrey - Appreciate your enthusiastic endorsement of Sunday In The Park With George seen live vs. television. While I had no doubt that was indeed the case, your confirmation was well-timed! Cheers.


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