THEATER TIME MACHINE ➕

There are a few live performances I wish I could go back in time and place to see.
  1. Chiwetel Ejiofor and Ewan McGregor in Othello in London, 2007.
    I wanted so badly to go. Tickets cost as much as the flight would have.
  2. Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd, Broadway 1979.
    I have a good friend who was actually there, which I learned only after introducing her to the theater time machine. She and I saw AL in Blithe Spirit together recently at the Ahmanson. She was wonderful.
  3. Richard Burbage in Hamlet, circa 1601.
    I don't care if it's cliche. I would be lying if I didn't include it.
  4. Anyone else? Opera counts, @kathleenstetson and I guess any live performance.
  5. The Neon Woman with Divine off Broadway, 1978 as suggested by @angusisley
  6. Betty Buckley OR Barbara Cook in Carrie, the Musical
    Mostly because I am highly curious about the original Broadway flop. I've always been very obsessed with ever since I heard about it in high school. I have less a desire to see the revivals of it. I'd want to see the original production in all its glory.
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  7. William Katt & Ben Vereen in Pippin
    I realize that John Rubenstein originated the role but I had the William Katt version on VHS and I so it is ingrained in me. But I'd see the John R. version too.
    Suggested by   @eatthelove
  8. Sunday in the Park with George with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette Peters 1983
    Suggested by   @kathleenstetson
  9. Dafne - at the Palazzo Corsi in 1598. First opera ever.
    Suggested by   @kathleenstetson
  10. Ethel Merman in Gypsy
    Suggested by   @SGGinNYC
  11. The original cast of A Chorus Line
    Suggested by   @SGGinNYC
  12. The original cast of Angels in America
    Suggested by   @SGGinNYC
  13. Jessica Tandy and Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire
    Suggested by   @SGGinNYC
  14. The original cast of Dreamgirls
    Suggested by   @SGGinNYC
  15. Farrah Fawcett in Bobbi Boland
    More than any of the celebrated suggestions I made for this list, I wish I could go back in time to see this. The story of a former beauty queen running her own salon, everyone expected it to be s huge hit and Farrah's comeback, as Extremities had been in the 80s; instead, it closed...in PREVIEWS.
    Suggested by   @SGGinNYC
  16. Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera in Chicago
    Suggested by   @SGGinNYC
  17. Laurette Taylor in The Glass Menagerie
    Suggested by   @SGGinNYC
  18. Gregory Hines w/ a young Savion Glover in 1992's Broadway version of "Jellys Last jam"
    Suggested by   @johnniehobbs