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Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?

Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?

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NewYorkTheater
#1Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 2:42pm

Choose here --  Poll: Worst Broadway Show of the Decade -- and/or elaborate in this thread.

 

 

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bwayphreak234
#2Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:03pm

The Lightning Thief is by far the worst Broadway show I have ever seen. It set a new low bar for me. It made  the other shows I considered the worst prior to seeing it look like high art.


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VernonGersch
#3Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:10pm

I ain't clicking on a random link - for those that have - what are the other shows mentioned?

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quizking101
#4Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:18pm

Considering the cult hit it’s become, I’m surprised BEETLEJUICE is on the list

I picked SCANDALOUS


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showchoirguy
#5Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:18pm

The Anarchist. Periodt.

Broadway61004
#6Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:19pm

Not on there, but Soul Doctor. Hands down worst Broadway show I've ever seen and in the running for worst show I've ever seen period. Any show that includes a moment where the leader of a synagogue gets fired and another character comments "And another rabbi gets nailed" instantly moves to the top of the list.

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poisonivy2
#7Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:22pm

Farinelli and the King. Atrocious, unfunny. Just bad.

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VernonGersch
#8Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:23pm

it wasn't on Broadway but...the Diana DeGarmo/Ace Young production of JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAST was truly the worst thing I have ever seen.  

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Wee Thomas2
#9Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:25pm

Recency bias is alive and well with this one

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TotallyEffed
#10Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:28pm

poisonivy2 said: "Farinelli and the King. Atrocious, unfunny. Just bad."

If THAT was the worst show you’ve seen in the last ten years then you must not have seen much. I loved that show, fantastic performances in a top notch production.

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poisonivy2
#11Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:33pm

TotallyEffed said: "poisonivy2 said: "Farinelli and the King. Atrocious, unfunny. Just bad."

If THAT was the worst show you’ve seen in the last ten years then you must not have seen much. I loved that show, fantastic performances in a top notch production.
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Maybe it's because I am pretty familiar with the story of Farinelli, and so the fact that they didn't actually play any music that Farinelli sang and the historical inaccuracies bothered me. That, plus the terribly hammy acting of Mark Rylance.

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dmwnc1959
#12Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:33pm

quizking101 said: "Considering the cult hit it’s become, I’m surprised BEETLEJUICE is on the list”.

I’d have picked My Fair Lady over Beetlejuice as worst. lol 

 

Sampatches
#13Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:36pm

Wonderland IMMEDIATELY came to mind. That was one of the worst shows I have ever seen. Being in the cavernous Marquis with basically no set didn’t help it either.

sppunk
#14Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 3:45pm

Does the Rockettes Summer Spectacular count? That is literally the worst thing I’ve ever seen in any theater anywhere in my life.

If not, I hereby nominate the drek that was The Cherry Orchard. 

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bwayboy22
#15Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 4:03pm

AMAZING GRACE. ugh how brutal. The only show I’ve ever wanted to leave at intermission, but for some reason stayed and suffered through.

the CATS revival was pretty bad too!

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TotallyEffed
#16Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 4:08pm

The Cherry Orchard, The Snow Geese, Scandalous (it was great, camp fun), Macbeth at Lincoln Center, Junk, Leap of Faith, and Baby, It’s You!

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hork
#17Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 4:10pm

VernonGersch said: "it wasn't on Broadway but...the Diana DeGarmo/Ace Young production of JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAST was truly the worst thing I have ever seen."

Oh, yes. I almost blocked that out of my memory, but yes, that's the worst.

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ModernMillie3
#18Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 4:14pm

Amélie and If/Then. 

yellibean2
#19Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 4:20pm

First Date wasn't on the poll but that was, no exaggeration, the worst musical I've ever seen.

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Lavieboheme3090
#20Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 4:24pm

I didn’t see Holler if you Hear Me on there either.

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Melissa25
#21Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 5:24pm

The Anarchist.  Yikes!

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VotePeron
#22Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 5:34pm

Beetlejuice and Hands on a Hardbody are a tie for me.

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macnyc
#23Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 5:36pm

I voted for The Anarchist also. It was just god awful! I wrote in Outside Mullingar as one of my worsts. Insipid!

On the other hand, I was happy to see Fun Home and Hamilton on the Best list. I was especially pleased to see The Invisible Hand on there. I loved that play. I feel it didn’t get the attention it deserved. 

Broadway Buddy
#24Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 6:47pm

bwayphreak234 said: "The Lightning Thief is by far the worst Broadway show I have ever seen. It set a new low bar for me. It made the other shows I considered the worst prior to seeing itlook like high art."

I second this.

Fordham2015
#25Worst Broadway Show of the Decade?
Posted: 12/22/19 at 7:05pm

Paramour- terrible book, terrible score, pointless acrobatics including a neverending finale, and the worst rhyme I've ever heard in a Broadway musical:

"We're in a tangle/It's a love triangle/Cause three is one too many"


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