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Les Mis Voted Greatest Musical, Wicked 2Nd, Phantom 3Rd


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#1 SondheimLover

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:31 AM

Les Miserables has just been voted the greatest musical of all time in the JemmThree top 100 musicals chart with Wicked at number 2 and The Phantom of the Opera at number 3. Do you agree?

Interestingly there were 9 Sondheim and 9 Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals in the chart.

The 80s was the most popular decade with 21 shows featured in the top 100 list.

The highest placed Rodgers and Hammerstein show was The Sound of Music at number 10.

Here's the full list of shows in the chart http://www.jemmthree...t/?pageTop100=1

#2 Coggit

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:15 PM

Wicked 2nd?
Ghost 9th?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:40 PM

As much as I enjoy it, I definitely wouldn't place Wicked 2nd! :o
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:54 PM

I know lists like this are stupid, but My Fair Lady at 93?

Definite lol for Ghost at 9 though.

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:04 PM

These online things are driven more by the younger audience members, or so I'd assume, when looking at the top 10: a mix of real classics along with a much more modern selection. I actually disagree with 5 of the top 10, and I'm unsure of whether I agree with the position of the 5 I agree with! My #1 will always be Wicked, but I'm surprised WSS and TSOM aren't higher, or even within the top 5. I think had ST or ACL not been on the west end in the last 2 years, they wouldn't have even made the top 10.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

Can anyone hum anything from Wicked?! ....if Too close to the sun was currently in the west end would
it also be listed?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:48 PM

View PostReich, on 27 August 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

Can anyone hum anything from Wicked?!
Yes, plenty of people can.  I can sing the entire score.   In my opinion the right musical is at number 1, but regardless, I don't think much of a list that has Ghost at number 9!

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:51 PM

I actually liked Ghost ha ha although I admit that its not many peoples cup of tea.. So don't disagree with Ghost at #9 :P
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 09:39 PM

View PostReich, on 27 August 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

Can anyone hum anything from Wicked?!
Um...yes? Actually i think if you went into the street and sang defying gravity a lot of pelle would recognise it...

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 11:05 PM

Of course people can hum something from Wicked! Personally I think it's an achievement it's up there at #2, considering its less than 10 year old and most of the top 10 have a film version.
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