A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

I may have asked this one before…but anyway. You have a time machine which will allow you to see one, and only one, Broadway show in history, location and cast of your choice. Which one do you go see?

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9 Responses to A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

  1. Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness says:

    I would love to see Yul in 'The King and I' when he was at his full power.

  2. SK Waller says:

    I go back to 1956 and see Rosalind Russell in Lawrence and Lee's "Mame".

  3. SK Waller says:

    Damn. Should have proofread myself. I meant I'd…

  4. New York Erratic says:

    Some top picks for me, depending on my mood:

    – The 1980s "Phantom of the Opera" with Michael Crawford

    – The late 1950s "My Fair Lady" with Julie Andrews

    – The 1990s "Victor/Victoria," also with Julie Andrews

  5. Roger Owen Green says:

    Original cast of West Side Story.

  6. SK Waller says:

    I saw Yul Brenner in one of his last performances in The King and I. It was astounding!

    I was also happy to see Julie Andrews in one of her last performances of Victor/Victoria. That too was a thrill of a lifetime.

  7. Mimi says:

    I am not much of a Broadway Show person, but I'd love to travel back in time and see the premiere of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" ballet by Najinsky.

  8. Ben Varkentine says:

    "Macbeth" with Laurence Olivier.

  9. New York Erratic says:

    @ SK:

    OMGosh, you're lucky and I'm jealous – on both counts. I love Yul Bryner, but I've only seen him in movies. I loved him in the movie "The King and I."

    You're lucky on the Julie Andrews, too. She won a Tony for that role, and I bet she deserved it. I LOVE the movie version of Victor/Victoria. Garner and Andrews have great chemistry in that. Thought she would make an adorable Eliza from "My Fair Lady," too, which is why I'd love to see it.

    @ Mimi:

    Well, if it's anywhere/anytime/any production:

    – In plays, the premiere Shakespeare's "Titus" at the Globe with Queen Elizabeth in attendance (just to see the look on her face)

    – In opera, the original productions of: Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola or Gounod's Faust

    – In general: One of the lost plays of Sophocles at the theater in Alexandria. And make a night of it: dine on the Mediterranean on some REALLY authentic Egyptian-Greek fusion cuisine. Sleep in and then spend the next day perusing the Great Library. 🙂

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