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
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20 reviews
Members
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4213 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.

 

Open run

Sistas - The Musical

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Clever
84
Critics
70
6 reviews
Members
85
108 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
79
Critics
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10 reviews
Members
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153 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 Oct 29

Prince of Broadway

Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Disappointing, Great staging
77
Critics
67
72 reviews
Members
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425 reviews

Manhattan Theatre Club presents a musical celebration of director and producer Harold Prince. Featuring Tony winners Chuck Cooper and Karen Ziemba, and nominees Brandon Uranowitz and Tony Yazbeck. 

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Prince is an American theater legend with a record-breaking 21 Tony Awards. Now he’s bringing together six decades of magical moments in this new musical, including fully staged hits from shows such as 'West Side Story,' 'Fiddler on the Roof,' 'Cabaret,' 'Evita,' 'Company,' 'Follies,' 'A Little Night Music,' 'Sweeney Todd,' and 'The Phantom of the Opera.' The production also features orchestrations and an original song by three-time Tony winner Jason Robert Brown ('The Bridges of Madison County'); a book by two-time Tony nominee David Thompson ('The Scottsboro Boys'); co-direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman ('The Producers'); and direction by Prince himself.

 

Opens Oct 27

This One's For The Girls

Members say: Clever, Catchy songs, Refreshing
76
Critics
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0 reviews
Members
76
1 review

This new musical looks at the role of women over the past 100-plus years through 40 Top 40 hits.

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From the sad laments of fragile female victims ('A Bird in a Gilded Cage') to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), 'This One's For The Girls' is a high-energy celebration of American women.

 

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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