[quote="yellowbird, post:18, topic:206538"]
I recently saw Next to Normal and Memphis on Broadway. Both were excellent, albeit very different shows. I loved the storyline in N2N, Memphis had great music and dancing.
My favorite musical is still Wicked.. I just loved the BIG production feel of it, plus it helps that I am a big fan of the color green. :D
Least favorite musical is Rock of Ages. The current lead on Broadway is a former American Idol runner up from a few seasons ago.. Constine something.... He has a unbelievable voice .. he literally gave me goosebumps - but the story line was stupid beyond description and really raunchy.
I LOVE musicals!!!! I try to see at least two or three every year...
Has anyone seen Billy Elliot? It's currently playing here in Chicago. I toyed with going to see it but I've heard from several people that it was actually rather boring??
I think you're talking about Constantine Maroulis, from American Idol.
We saw Billy Elliot in the West End of London a couple years back. The language is a little raw (and realistic, apparently) and there is a pro-homosexuality undercurrent. However, I found it a moving story, and we loved the dancing (our lives revolved around ballet for many years, as both of our girls danced in a small ballet company).
Les Mis is my all time favorite, and I always cry my eyes out by the end. The story, the music...everything just really gets to me.
I also love Phantom, and South Pacific (recently saw the Lincoln Center production on tour in San Francisco...wonderful!) Camelot is a longtime favorite.
It's been a while since we've made it to New York, but we have a friend who used to dance with my girls who's currently in Promises, Promises, and has been in Fosse, The Producers, Movin' Out, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins (understudied and got to play Bert for several weeks.) There's nothing quite like Broadway, and I can't wait to get there again.