Now that I'm well into 300+ different Broadway productions, I thought I'd take a look through my list of shows and see what is missing! This week's Friday 5 is about those really famous shows that I have never seen a professional production of - not on or off Broadway, not on tour, not even regionally. These titles surprised me! Here they are in alphabetical order:
The Friday 5:
5 Surprising Shows I've Never Seen
1. Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - I can't even verify that I've even seen the movie all the way through. Funnier still? I actually saw the huge flop sequel, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public!
2. The Odd Couple - Here's another odd circumstance: I've never seen a professional production of this classic comedy, but I've actually directed both the male and female versions!
3. The Pajama Game - One of the few Best Musicals I've never seen at all, not even amateur or the film. I'm still kicking myself for missing the last revival on Broadway.
4. The Sound of Music - Can you believe it? I sure can't! Unless you count the live TV version, it's probably the most famous musical that I've never seen performed.
5. The Wiz - I am keeping my fingers crossed that this show will be revived sooner rather than later. I really want to ease on down the road!
**** ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S ****
**** FRIDAY 5 QUIZ ****
1. TRUE or FALSE: Angela Lansbury made her Broadway debut in Anyone Can Whistle.
*FALSE: While it is true that Ms. Lansbury made her Broadway musical debut in Anyone Can Whistle, her actual debut came in 1957's Hotel Paradiso.
*FALSE: They did write Joseph... first, but they made their debut in 1971 with Jesus Christ Superstar.
*TRUE: That's right! She was a replacement Sandy in the Tommy Tune revival that added an ! and played the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in the mid-90's.
*FALSE: Aaron did make his debut in Hairspray, but not in the original cast.
*TRUE: Absolutely true. The 2006 show was his first on Broadway!