I changed the name because it fits better and now people won’t get mad at me for not including one specific musical. But anyway, the 70s, is the decade most know for starting the contemporary musical, so which is the best?
Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's story of the vengeful barber and his pie making accomplice is a inticing as it is thrilling with a total of 9 Tony Awards!
Total votes: 122
Upvotes percentage: 79.508197%
Downvotes percentage: 20.491803%
A heartwarming story about people's stories. Songs like "One" and "What I did for Love" have stayed in the musical age for decades and show no signs of leaving. A Chorus Line, in its original production, won a total of 9 Tony Awards!
Total votes: 111
Upvotes percentage: 81.981982%
Downvotes percentage: 18.018018%
Company, the musical I would say started the contemporary revolution, is a writing masterpiece by George Furth and Stephen Sondheim, with songs that are classics to me, classics to you (probably), and a story that truly is about being alive!
Total votes: 94
Upvotes percentage: 70.212766%
Downvotes percentage: 29.787234%
The Wiz, inspired by L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, has songs that make you smile, songs that make you cry and songs that make you dance while you ease on down the road!
Total votes: 102
Upvotes percentage: 62.745098%
Downvotes percentage: 37.254902%
A Little Night Music's waltz score is truly angelic. This score includes the hit song "Send in the Clowns" which has become an icon of Broadway. Truly another masterpiece by Stephen Sondheim!
Total votes: 76
Upvotes percentage: 61.842105%
Downvotes percentage: 38.157895%
Annie, the classic musical about the orphan in a red dress with a pet dog, is probably the most iconic show on this list. And with a total of 7 Tony Awards, 2 film adaptations and songs like "Tomorrow", "It's a Hard Knock Life" and "Maybe", it's easy to see why!
Total votes: 128
Upvotes percentage: 56.250000%
Downvotes percentage: 43.750000%
A rather underrated musical in my opinion, Ain't Misbehavin' is arguably the first "big" jukebox musical. 5 performers in a Harlem nightclub showcase many songs by the black composer Fats Waller in a night of absolute joy!
Total votes: 69
Upvotes percentage: 46.376812%
Downvotes percentage: 53.623188%
With a Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams, Applause is a story of theatre and fame that gets its basis from the successful Academy Award winning film All About Eve!
Total votes: 60
Upvotes percentage: 40.000000%
Downvotes percentage: 60.000000%
A Raisin in the Sun is a landmark in playwrighting. And then it was a musical. That musical didn't stray away from what the original play said about race in America!
Total votes: 58
Upvotes percentage: 36.206897%
Downvotes percentage: 63.793103%
Probably the most unexpected play to be adapted into a musical, Two Gentlemen of Verona is worth the watch, with one of the most hilarious books out there and one of the earliest examples of a rock musicals to exist!
Total votes: 52
Upvotes percentage: 25.000000%
Downvotes percentage: 75.000000%
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