1. Singin’ In the Rain
Singing in the Rain is the most classic musical of all time. The movie featured the legendary talents of Gene Kelly , Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds and is the epitome of everything a musical should be. It should definitely be brought back to the stage!
2. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
From Coffee Break(s) to Brotherhood of Man, How to Succeed was a fabulously fun show that had fantastic dance numbers, catchy songs and classic comedy. It’s a show that you’ll want to see again and again.
Newsies was the show that no one ever expected to succeed…but what an unforgettable musical it was. Though only recently departed from Broadway, we think it should come back soon. The dancing is beyond amazing and full of energy. It has a timeless story with a great message – that anyone, even children, can stand up for their rights and win!
Rocky is a story about beating the odds and the fruits of hard work and determination; something every audience member can get behind. Unfortunately not enough people did, which resulted in an early closing. What a shame, because Rocky was a great show – you can read my review here.
5. Wizard of Oz
Wicked tells us the story behind the Wicked Witch of the West, but wouldn’t you like to see where it all started? From Somewhere Over the Rainbow, to Dorothy landing in Oz and having wacky adventures with the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, the Wizard of Oz is one of the greatest and most successful classics of all time. It should DEFINITELY be in the running for a return to Broadway!
We love Broadway shows that are dance heavy, so what better way to enjoy it than with the return of Footloose? Ren McCormack moves from Chicago to a small town where he finds they have a ban against dancing. Ren then proceeds to leads the local community of teenagers again the head of the council and committee in a fight to bring back dance to Bomont. It’s the classic Broadway underdog story about teenage rebellion and creative freedom.
One of the most loved musicals of all-time with iconic songs like Summer Lovin’ and Greased Lighting, Grease is a ton of fun. It has been on Broadway three times already, but we think it’s time for a new generation to get obsessed with tight leather pants!
8. Sound of Music
If last year’s record breaking success of the Sound of Music Live means anything, it is that even a terrible version of this production will attract viewers. How about they make a not-so-terrible version and bring it back to Broadway? Let’s remind people why this show is a timeless classic.