Wednesday, December 27, 2023

2023 in Review: Our Favorite Performances

2023 in Review:
Our Favorite Performances
(6 Categories)

We were fortunate enough to see 21 different productions in 2023: 14 Broadway, 3 off-Broadway, and 4 regional; these are the shows we considered in all categories for our favorites this year: & Juliet, A Beautiful Noise, Back to the Future, Bad Cinderella, Bob Fosse's Dancin', Camelot, Here Lies Love, Leopoldstadt, Life of Pi, New York New York, Once Upon a One More Time, Pacific Overtures (Signature Theater), Parade, Shucked, Spamalot (Kennedy Center), Sunset Boulevard (Kennedy Center), Sweeney Todd, The Frogs, The Gardens of Anuncia, The Light in the Piazza and The Play That Goes Wrong (Kennedy Center)We also saw Kimberly Akimbo two additional times - what can I say? We are Fanagrams! We made our lists separately - so below you'll see where we agreed, plus performances we each just had to include! I'm surprised at how much we were in sync this year!

How did we compare to your favorites? Leave a comment below, or catch up with us on Twitter or Instagram! (@jkstheatrescene for both)

Favorite Leading Performance

Ruthie Ann Miles as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza

Stephanie J. Block as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (Kennedy Center)
Micaela Diamond as Lucille Frank in Parade
Ben Platt as Leo Frank in Parade

Favorite Supporting Performance

Alex Newell as Lulu in Shucked
        Gaten Matarazzo as Tobias in Sweeney Todd


Jordan Donica as Lancelot in Camelot
Anna Zavelson as Clara Johnson in The Light in the Piazza

Favorite Duo Performance

Josh Groban & Annaleigh Ashford as Sweeney Todd and Nellie Lovett in Sweeney Todd
        Ben Platt & Micaela Diamond as Leo and Lucille Frank in Parade


Anna Zavelson & James D. Gish as Clara and Fabrizio in The Light in the Piazza
Caroline Innerbichler & Andrew Durand as Maizy and Beau in Shucked

Favorite Dancer

Kolton Krouse - Bob Fosse's Dancin'


Bobby "Pocket" Horner - & Juliet
Tony d'Alelio - Bob Fosse's Dancin'

Favorite Ensemble

& Juliet


Here Lies Love
Pacific Overtures (Signature Theatre)

Favorite Full Company

The Light in the Piazza and Parade


Bob Fosse's Dancin'
Sweeney Todd

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