There are 22 brand new productions currently scheduled to hit the Great White Way in 2014, and with new revivals of Cabaret and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Violet starring Sutton Foster, All the Way led by Bryan Cranston and a stage adaptation of Bullets Over Broadway, how can we pick just one? Well, we can't, so we asked you to make the tough decision, and three shows—all musicals—stood out among the crowd. Which productions are Broadway fans most excited to see in 2014? Check out the results below!
1. If/Then - 25%
Tony-winning Wicked and Rent favorite Idina Menzel is making her long-awaited return to Broadway in If/Then, and Broadway fans are absolutely psyched! The new musical by Next to Normal composing duo Tom Kitt and Bryan Yorkey picked up a quarter of the votes. If/Then tells the story of Elizabeth, a woman who decides to rebuild her life in New York City. Plus, it features a Rent reunion between Menzel and Anthony Rapp! Only two months and counting until If/Then hits the Broadway stage—mark your calendars.
2. Les Miserables - 17%
Even though we’ve already heard the people sing first onstage in 1987, then revived in 2006 and on-screen in 2012, fans just can’t get enough of prisoner 24601 and it's set to come back to the Great White Way in March. The tried-and-true musical featuring music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and a book by Schonberg and Boublil, is swiftly becoming a Broadway classic—and with a cast that includes Ramin Karimloo in his Broadway debut, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy and Nikki M. James, this show is guaranteed to be one of the hottest tickets of the season.
3. Aladdin - 11%
Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the Genie are heading to Broadway (finally!), and 11 percent of fans are so ready to take a magic carpet ride to the New Amsterdam Theatre. Based on the 1992 Disney movie featuring music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, the new Broadway tuner also features additional lyrics and a new book by Chad Beguelin. In a few short weeks, you can catch the production on Broadway—until then, you’ll have to settle for belting out “A Whole New World” in the shower like you usually do.