This is a list of MY OPINION of the current Broadway shows
I have seen EVERY one of the shows on this list and this is based on FIRST HAND INFORMATION, what I saw, what I like and what I did not like very much
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - this show is SO GREAT that the first thing I did when I got home, was bought tickets to see it again. It is the best thing on Broadway, you will laugh from beginning to end!
The Lion King - If you can only see one show - this is the one you shouldn't miss! I have seen it twice, becareful about upper balc seats, there are bars which block your view. We had box seats the first time (very hard to get) and Mezz the 2nd time, both were great. Mezz is actually as good or better than rear orch seats in this very small theater
CHICAGO - one of my very favorites, but be careful about who is in the cast, I saw it with BeBe Neuwirth, she's the best!
WICKED - the critics are right, this show is great, loved it
Avenue Q - this is very funny, but NOT for kids
DEMOCRACY - ok if drama is your thing
The Marijuanalogues - Laughed from beginning to end, got to meet Tommy Chong after the show. Don't think he is in it, but this is a good show for you visitiors who are "Left of Center"
12 Angry Men - excellent
THE PRODUCERS - is terribly overrated, I saw it twice, again the tix were free and it was NYE so I had to go. My seats were so good that SJP was sitting 4 rows behind me, with Victor Garber and Anne Bankroft, the after party was better than the play itself. One thing did make this a great show, Mel Brooks showed up and played the Judge in the court room scene, he was pranking Nathan and Matt and they did not know, that one scene was hysterically funny, but one scene doesn't make it a hit!
Glass Menagerie - Jessica Lange was superb, the rest of the cast was Ho-Hum
Fiddler on the Roof - good because the tix were free
Good for the kids, Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (i think Under the Bridge closed)
RENT - I thought it was awful, a few of the cast could sing, but the story was obtuse, I know, I used to LIVE in the E Village! Frenchy Davis from AI is in it, she has a great voice!
700 Sundays - I did NOT like it, BC fans only need attend
Hairspray - I walked out at intermission, what a stinkburger
Mamma Mia - Didn't like it
Movin Out - got tix as a gift and gave them away, I have seen Billy in person, why would I want to see this???