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1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019


Ended 20 Jan 2008 after 2 years

In the Tony Award-winning new musical THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser.

Closed 20 Jan 2008
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Fantastic, Fun Show!!,
Jun 09, 2006
reviewer: from Salem, OR, USA
We saw the show on June 4 and loved every minute of it. I got to be a contestant and that was pure FUN! I loved the smaller venue and cast. Every performer was equally talented and some played multiple characters. I disagree that this is a completely family-friendly show, because of the "Erection" number. My husband and I agreed that we would not want children ages 6-10 (old enough to understand) there. I thought some of the "definitions" and "use in a sentence" were hilarious--definitely took what could be a stuffy and boring theme and made it extremely comical and clever.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Sep 28, 2006
reviewer: from Belton, TX
Went with my 17 year old daughter - she loved it - we both did! Had us crying we were laughing so hard! Absolutely hilarious. Can't wait to have the opportunity to see it again!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
intimate sweet and edgy,
Jun 01, 2007
reviewer: from Boston
I was the cellist who played the Boston run of Spelling Bee. I've played many runs of "big hit shows" and am here to tell you the musicans never were bored or tired of participating in this very magical production. It was never quite the same each night, and often came close to performance art. Funny, gorgeous score I loved playing and talented actors who were child-like without pretence. This show never got old in 3 months of performances. You will love it!Best,Cam
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Way funnier than I expected!!,
Jul 16, 2007
reviewer: from Fort Wayne, Indiana USA
Seeing that I saw it in Chicago and not NYC, I'll just do a review on the show. I'm a teenager who loves musicals but I didn't know if I was ready to see a bunch of nerds spell in one. I was baffled by how they preformed and loved how the whole show was put together. They stayed in character the whole time! Marcy kept a straight face through all of the funny words, Logainne's gay dads were hilarious and Will Barfée and Leaf Coneybear were both funny! The audience interaction was pretty neat! Poor Robin Alexis Childress (Olive Ostrovsky, Chicago) almost tripped over my Dad's backpack and ended up leaping over it! All of the cast members autographed my second playbill and were very nice. I would recommend any musical fan to see it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
More Fun Than a Real Spelling Bee,
Apr 17, 2006
reviewer: from Doylestown PA
A very clever and sweet show. The whole family will enjoy the experience. Clever words and tunes. Go for this original rather than a tired remake.


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