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Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?

Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?

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TNick926
#1Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?
Posted: 4/7/24 at 6:25pm

There are 15 new musicals that will be eligible for Tony nominations this season. Is that a record number? I've been in NYC since 1982 and I don't recall a season that has ever had this many!

This season of abundant openings, not to mention the plays, and the revivals of both plays and musicals, is heartening to me, but I worry that there is so much "product" on the boards right now, many will not survive...

Back to my original question, any one know if this season's 15 new musicals on Broadway is a record number?

Updated On: 4/7/24 at 06:25 PM

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Mr. Wormwood
#2Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?
Posted: 4/7/24 at 6:58pm

I'm pretty sure this year is a record. There were 13 new musicals in the 2016-17 season which I believe is the closest.

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dramamama611
#3Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?
Posted: 4/7/24 at 7:49pm

Many don't survive on a regular basis. 


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Wick3
#4Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?
Posted: 4/7/24 at 8:08pm

It would have been 16 new musicals if Gutenberg! wasn't considered a musical revival.

leefowler
#5Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?
Posted: 4/7/24 at 8:36pm

The season of 1927-1928 had 36, but I’m not sure if that’s a record.
 

More recently, 1971-1972 had 17 or so.


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Skip23
#6Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?
Posted: 4/8/24 at 4:54pm

On another note…

 

have there ever been so many turkeys in one season?

amiyagi
#7Have there ever been so many new musicals in one season?
Posted: 4/8/24 at 6:40pm

Skip23 said: "On another note…have there ever been so many turkeys in one season?"

I do find it interesting how with this many new musicals there's not a single 'hit' or even front runner. In 2016-2017 there was Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away. So far, nothing similar has emerged. 


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