30 Musicals in 30 Days: An Underrated Musical

Post a song demonstrating how underrated you think a musical is.

The choice today is an easy one: Michael John LaChiusa’s The Wild Party. That this brilliant, devastating show lost the Tony Award for Best Score to Aida is unforgivable. (Let’s not even talk about how the Best Musical award that year was awarded to a show that was not even a musical in the first place.) That tons of fangirl-types prefer the Andrew Lippa version perhaps is not surprising; that they don’t realise why LaChiusa’s adaptation is superior is why mediocre shows like Wicked run on Broadway forever for now.

This video is a clip from the Tony Awards, featuring the brilliant Toni Collette as Queenie and a cast featuring Mandy Patinkin and Eartha Kitt.

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