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Updated by Brian Bozanich on Feb 18, 2017
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My Top Ten Favorite Shows (I have never seen)

These are shows I have read, listened to the cast album, or just stalked on the internet and grown to love. I just have never seen any of them. Most of these, I would like to direct one day.
Blood Brothers
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary BLOOD BROTHERS features an incredible score, including Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It's Not True. Few musicals have received quite such accolades as the multi-award winning BLOOD BROTHERS, which, having opened in 1988 to tremendous acclaim continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance.

When I travelled to London in 1991, I stood outside the theatre with cash in hand ready to see this show. I knew all the lyrics, I had read the script, and I walked away knowing I would direct it someday. We are sneaking up on 25 years later, I should really do this show.
Matilda the Musical
Following a sensational sell-out season at The Courtyard Theatre, the RSC's production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has transferred to London's West End. Roald Dahl's much-loved story bursts into life on stage in this brand new musical version by Dennis Kelly and award-winning musician and comedian Tim Minchin.

I first experienced this story as a ten hour cold reading to my second grade students. I eagerly await the chance to stage this one.
Brooklyn the Musical
Eden Espinosa Live Today Show, Once Upon A Time from the Broadway Musical Brooklyn 2004.

This is a lost show. I recommended it to a student traveling to New York in the summer of 2004. She loved it and gave me the soundtrack. After it closed on Broadway, no right became available and all productions ceased.
Sleep No More
Visit for more about Sleep No More! Sleep No More is an inventive retelling of Macbeth through a surrounding, immersive experience with no dialogue. Performing now through May 2014 in New York.

The Scottish play, immersive theatre, masks. This one has me written all over it.
Love's Labour's Lost
The Public Theater's production of Love's Labour's Lost as part of The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park 2013 season.

I lost this story and I love the musical style. I wish I had been in New York that summer to see it.
KA by Cirque du Soleil
Trailer for KA by Cirque du Soleil, live at MGM Grand. For more info, visit:

This on is a bit of a cheat, but I would love to see this one in motion.
Tuck Everlasting
MILLER & TYSEN AT 54 BELOW, April 7, 2013 BAND: Michael Croiter (Drums), Matt Hinkley (Guitar), Zach Lane (Bass), Rob Berman (Piano) For sheet music, head to For mp3s and more, head to Filmed by Shoshana Feinstein -

The musical is at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta right now. It postponed its Boston production last year and I have been waiting for this.
Eurydice at A Noise Within
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl directed by Geoff Elliott Featuring original music composed and performed by Endre Balogh Playing Now - May 19, 2013 Pulitzer Prize Nominee Sarah Ruhl uses a hauntingly unique poetic style to re-tell the classic Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of his new wife, Eurydice - a magical experience with gripping emotional potency.

A play of myth, a female protagonist, and an open world design.
Peter and the Starcatcher After a successful 2011 Off-Broadway run at the New York Theatre Workshop, "Peter and the Starcatcher" takes flight at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre under the direction of Alex Timbers and Roger Rees.

Wildly inventive and based on a story I love. I may stay away from this one until I direct it like Blood Brothers, but I would love to see it done well.


Aida (also known as Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida) is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical.

This is a big Disney spectacle with music by Elton John and Tim Rice. I like more than I should. But there is something fun about score.