Musicals Thread (Catching Up)

Welcome! The purpose of this thread is to talk about all things related to the wonderful world of musical theatre. Each week (or so) I will post a thread with a topic/question for everyone to respond to. This is also a great place to mention any new musicals you’ve discovered and/or general recommendations for other musical fans. Heard/seen any good shows lately? Have any theatre news to share? Tell us about it!

I’m back, hooray! I feel like I’ve missed so much! I was finally able to watch the Tony Awards a few days ago, but I realize that’s pretty old news so I won’t bore all of you with too many thoughts. Overall, I enjoyed the show and Josh Groban was as charming as I knew he would be. I’ve listened to a bit of The Band’s Visit, but I haven’t had the time to really give it my attention. So far, I like it. When I have a more fully formed opinion, I’ll share it. Of course, if you still have lingering Tony-related thoughts you want to share, please do!

But let me open up the discussion a little more. Do you have any exciting musical-related news to share? Any kind of news will do, I’d like to keep this week’s thread as open as possible since I’m still getting back into the swing of things. Personally, I’m pretty excited for the Moulin Rouge! musical that opens tonight in Boston. I was a big fan of the movie, and everything I’ve seen about the stage show so far looks promising. I love Aaron Tveit and Karen Olivo, so I’m optimistic. What do you all think?

Here’s a promo video for the show featuring Aaron Tveit: