Here are our picks for the shows that will stand the test of time.
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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.
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Playbill will update these listings when new information is made available. Emmy winner Darren Criss co-stars. Adams, Brandon J. Clarke makes her Broadway debut in the transfer of her Olivier Award-winning performance as Caroline, an African-American maid whose world of '60s Louisiana changes in ways big and small. At a crossroads in their lives the three come together, and under the influence of the drug, take a trip and confront the mysteries of their lives and their world.
For a full list of current Broadway musicals and Broadway plays, if you prefer to stick to the dramas and comedies , be sure to check out our regularly updated Broadway Tickets page! Our next recommendation perhaps needs no introduction, but here's one anyway So, don't throw away your shot and book early to avoid disappointment! Cellophane," and "All That Jazz. Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, the story follows an unlikely pair of school friends who grow up to become Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West.