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What is Your Favorite Tony Awards' Loser for Best Musical (2000's)?
Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party
The Full Monty
Urinetown
Movin' Out
Wicked
The Light in the Piazza
The Drowsy Chaperone
Grey Gardens
Passing Strange
Next to Normal
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    As Tony season just started, this year’s Best Musical race is could be very competitive with Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, and Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812. This had me thinking about other years where one musical came out on top, yet its fellow nominee(s) probably would’ve done better in any other year.

    What do you think is the best Best Musical loser from 2000 through 2009? Vote in the poll and then comment with your thoughts and your runners-up!

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    adamunc
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    I have a soft spot for Wicked, despite the hundred things that are wrong with it. It also does an awful lot right. Obviously, the creators and producers have cried over their Tony loss all the way to the bank, so they have that consolation.

    IMO, The Light in the Piazza losing to Spamalot was egregious on the part of the Tony voters.

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    Of those, Grey Gardens.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: 20 Years of Streep (1990) – Postcards from the Edge

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    Philip
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    Urinetown, Wicked and Next to Normal all lost to lesser shows

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    KyleBailey
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    Of these Wicked but Avenue Q is a better show so it’s loss isn’t sour it’s just mystifying that it actually lost. I really do love Urinetown too. Others not listed:

    The 25th Annuel Putnam County Spelling Bee
    Suessical
    Legally Blonde
    Mamma Mia
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

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    Lindsayisagoddess
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    Urinetown, Wicked and Next to Normal all lost to lesser shows

    I agree with you on Urinetown and Next to Normal, but Wicked is a flawed script and Avenue Q is witty, hilarious, and intelligently written. It deserved that win.

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    Philip
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    Urinetown, Wicked and Next to Normal all lost to lesser shows

    I agree with you on Urinetown and Next to Normal, but Wicked is a flawed script and Avenue Q is witty, hilarious, and intelligently written. It deserved that win.

    Then it should win best book, which it did. Wicked is overall the better show.

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    Philip
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    Also, Avenue Q won because of its campaign.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    The producers of Avenue Q also announced in their campaign that they were going to take the show on tour, but after winning the Tony, it was revealed that they only made an exclusive deal with Las Vegas where it would not tour while a production was running there.

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    Philip
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    The producers of Avenue Q also announced in their campaign that they were going to take the show on tour, but after winning the Tony, it was revealed that they only made an exclusive deal with Las Vegas where it would not tour while a production was running there.

    So they Trumped the voters lol.

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    Ted Stevenson
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    Looking back on it, I’m so happy that AVENUE Q won. WICKED never needed that award, but no one quite knew it then. I think right around or after Tony time the show really picked up word-of-mouth and box office steam in a way it hadn’t yet. Also, the reviews weren’t very good from what I remember. I think Stephen Schwartz awesome score (in my experience, WICKED is the one musical that a lot of people seem to know a song from… usually “Popular” or “Defying Gravity” with the occasional “No Good Deed”) landed well with the intended audience and Joe Mantello’s brilliant rendering of the story were the perfect blend. WICKED will probably never close. If the original PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is still standing, there’s no way it’ll shutter soon.

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    Avenue Q 100% deserved it over Wicked. Back to the topic: definitely Next to Normal, but also Xanadu. I loved that show. It should be on the list too.

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    Jeffrey Kare
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    I could’ve included other losers such as Caroline, or, Change and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, but since the polls only have a maximum of 10 options, I decided to include one notable loser per year.

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    As much as I love Spamolot, Putnam County is in my Top 10 of all time

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    JB
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    For me…

    1. Wicked (by a mile)
    2. Next to Normal
    3. The Drowsy Chaperone

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