Old Hits in New Musicals

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You'll want to sing along to the popular oldies featured in these shows (but please don't).

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical | By Joan Marcus


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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Must see
90
Critics
73
20 reviews
Members
90
4316 reviews

A new Tony Award winning musical based on Carole King's inspiring story, tracking her rise to stardom and featuring many of her award-winning songs.

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Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. "Beautiful" tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

 

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Sistas - The Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Funny
84
Critics
70
6 reviews
Members
85
110 reviews

A new musical that tells the story of African-American women through Top-40 music from the '30s through the '90s, including hits like "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said" and "I Will Survive."

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After a matriarch's death, the women in the family clean Grandma's attic and find love and old memories packed away. In the process, they share their stories through hit tunes, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 1960s to the empowerment of the 1990s.

 

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The Marvelous Wonderettes

Members say: Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Great singing, Fluffy
78
Critics
74
10 reviews
Members
78
202 reviews

A revival of the nostalgic revue, set at a 1958 high school prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts.

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'The Marvelous Wonderettes' takes a cotton candy-colored musical trip down memory lane, paying homage to the high school song leader squads of the 1950s. When called upon to perform at their senior prom, four girls rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. Audiences experience their lives and loves through more than 20 chart-topping hits of the era.

 

Ends Jun 30

This One's For The Girls

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Disappointing, Funny
70
Critics
76
10 reviews
Members
70
45 reviews

This new musical is a high-energy celebration of American women, and an exploration of their changing role from 1900 to today as illustrated through pop music.

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‘This One’s For the Girls’ carries the audience from the codependence of ‘I Will Follow Him’ to the anger of ‘These Boots are Made for Walking,’ to the cynicism of “What’s Love Got to Do with it,” and finally to the strength of ‘Hero.’ Combining excerpts of 60 songs with women’s own stories about finding dreams, lost love, relationship issues, entering the workforce, gaining independence, and more, this show is a lively look at music’s depiction of women, as they go from codependence to independence.

 

Ends Mar 18

Red Roses, Green Gold

Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful, Disappointing
65
Critics
57
13 reviews
Members
66
63 reviews

The songs of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter (of the Grateful Dead fame) come to the stage in this new musical, the fantastical and comedic tale of a legendary swindler.

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'Red Roses, Green Gold' tells the story of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers as they gamble their way to love and riches in 1920s Maryland. The musical features a cast of eight actor-musicians. While the bulk of its songs were composed by Hunter and Garcia, the musical also features contributions from Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Greg Anton.

 

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Jersey Boys (Off Broadway)

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing, Clever
91
Critics
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0 reviews
Members
91
4 reviews

The Tony-winning Broadway musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is revived Off-Broadway in a pared-down production. 

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They were just four guys from Jersey until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard, and the radio just couldn’t get enough of them. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The original Broadway incarnation of 'Jersey Boys' ran for over 11 years and more than 4,600 performances. To read reviews for that production, see our 'Jersey Boys' Broadway Show Page.

 

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