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More than new musicals opened on Broadway over the past 10 years, and we've spent the past few weeks looking back on them all to come up with our favorites of the decade. The voting among our eight editorial staff members got a little contentious at times, but in the end, we were able to come up with a list that pleased us all. Here is our decade-end best list, presented in alphabetical order to avoid any more infighting. Bandstand Compared with some of the other titles on this list, Bandstand was a blip on the Broadway radar, only running for total performances. But Rob Taylor and Richard Oberacker's musical told an important story that often gets overlooked in the entertainment industry. Exploring how music helps a group of World War II vets readjust to civilian life, Bandstand deals with topics like PTSD and loss, presenting the struggles of each character with accuracy and sensitivity. It's a shame it didn't run longer and it's a huge shame that stars Corey Cott and Laura Osnes didn't get Tony nominations , but at least Andy Blankenbuehler's excellent production for which he won the Best Choreography Tony was filmed for posterity. The Band's Visit The Band's Visit was certainly "something different" for Broadway: a quiet musical based on a quiet Israeli film about a group of musicians stranded in the wrong city, where nothing much happened. No one expected it to land on the Great White Way, but we're glad it did, since it made a Broadway star and Tony winner out of Katrina Lenk for her sultry turn as Dina and led songwriter David Yazbek to his own long-awaited first Tony. Its blend of sweetness and longing didn't last very long at the Barrymore, but like the band's visit in the show itself, it certainly made an impact.
The premise of this new jukebox musical sounds mad, but the show itself is glorious. It imagines that Anne Hathaway rewrites the ending of Romeo and Juliet so that, rather than stabbing herself, Juliet goes to Paris with some mates and lives the life of a strong, independent woman. Come from Away musical at Phoenix Theatre, London — review round-up. The West End production also boasts a superb cast, led by newcomer Sam Tutty. Sometimes excellence comes from unexpected quarters. The combined forces of playwright Chris Bush and musician Richard Hawley made for a musical deeply rooted in, and showing huge love for, the city of Sheffield. A real marvel of a work. Big Interviews. Long Reads. Promoted Content.
With 42 top 10 hits under their belt including "My Girl," "Just My Imagination," "Get Ready," and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and a rotating roster of band members, there's plenty of music and drama packed into the show. Jackson, James Harkness and Derrick Baskin will leave you dancing in the aisles. Tickets for Beetlejuice , at the Winter Garden Theatre, are on sale now. The musical, a folk-operatic retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, comes from singer-songerwriter Anais Mitchell. All in all, it's a beautiful, touching, and thrilling piece of art. Tickets for Hadestown , at the Walter Kerr Theatre, are on sale now. It's hard not to smile during the joyful new musical comedy The Prom. The performances are great, the jokes delightful, and the music catchy composer Matthew Skylar and lyricist Chad Beguelin have crafted one of the more memorable new scores in recent years. But The Prom is really all about the sweet message at the story's center. It makes for one of the more uplifting nights of theater around.