Playbill.com correspondent Ben Rimalower offers a list of the top ten musicals that were captured live on film or video.
A musical on video can mean a lot of things. For the purposes of this list, it's a distinction from film adaptations of musicals, and it is limited to only musicals captured in live performance, so there are no television adaptations (like Bette Midler in Gypsy) or even stage productions reconfigured for TV (like the original production of Passion). I've also excluded concert versions of musicals, no matter how elaborately staged, which leaves out several productions quite near and dear to my heart such as the Lonny Price-directed Patti LuPone versions of Company, Passion, Candide and Sweeney Todd, among others.
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The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and Radio City® shines with the joy of the season.
Follow Santa on his sleigh ride, see ice skaters swirl across the stage, and catch a snowflake or two
in this immersive theatrical experience like no other. And this year, delight in the magic of Santa’s enchanted toy factory! We’re bringing back a fan favorite to Santa’s workshop, with charming ragdolls that come to life.