The Sunday Giveaway: 2 Tickets to The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side

They’re baaaaaaack.

The Amoralists, a theater company darling of the NY Times, is appearing in our Sunday Giveaway for the second time in two months.  Back in late June, their critically acclaimed production of The Bad and the Better was giving away tickets (and a gun).

This time they’re giving away tickets all by their lonesome, to their  NY Times Critics’ pick, The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side. 

Interesting thing about Pipers . . . it’s a prequel . . . to The Bad and the Better.

And that made me think of other shows that might have interesting prequels.

What happened before Tony and Maria met at the dance?  What was college like for Princeton in Avenue Q?

Give me some examples of a show that you’d like to see prequeled, and I’ll pick one to win the tickets.

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  • Rick Reynolds says:

    Would love to see a prequel to “Next to Normal” to see what was going on with the Goodmans when the children were younger.

  • Gillien says:

    “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” – would love to observe the early days of George & Martha.

  • Les Miserables–from Fantine’s perspective. We hear about how much better her life was before she was impregnated and abandoned, and the book Les Mis by Victor Hugo goes into much more depth than the musical. It would be interesting to see how she grew up and what led her to the passionate romance which eventually ruined her.

  • I’d love to meet “April” (Roger’s ex) and see what went on between the gang in Rent prior to that fateful Christmas eve.

  • Amos & Roxy from Chicago. How did that happen?

  • Cara says:

    Newsies – Katherine being raised in money and rebeli ng against her father. Jack in the refuge. How the boys lost their families and ended up on the street. Davey’s family.

  • Kent Brisby says:


  • Brian says:

    The Line Before, a pre-quel to A Chorus Line. What was that number that Cassie stopped the show with? Was Sheila flirting with Zach when they were in a show all those years ago? What did Val look like before she bought that T&A? How good of a dancer was Zach, how did he get along with another director? And how many times did Zach audition to be in a Chorus?

  • Christina T says:

    I would love to see a prequel to Rent. What were the characters like growing up? Where are they from? What experiences shaped their personalities?

  • John says:

    Wind, the prequel to Gone With The Wind.

  • Cathie says:

    The Wizard of Oz. Oh wait…LOL

  • Brandon Suisse says:

    Benjamin Barker: the Happy Barber of Fleet Street








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  • Caitlin C says:

    I would love to see a prequel to RENT, back when Benny lived as a roommate with the gang!



    The highly awaited rollicking musical comedy from Broadway’s top boxxo hitmaker Frank Wildhorn

  • burt e says:

    sweeney’s wienies–when mr. todd learned the fine art of slow cooking

  • Cheryl Dzubak says:

    Prequel to Mary Poppins- What was she like as a child. How did she get her “magical powers’?

  • Diana Lipkus says:

    The prequil to the TV show “The Big Bang Theory” would explore the peculairities of the learning needs of genius Sheldon trying to survive in a regular kids school world. Teachers exhibit shame when they can’t keep up with his 6 year old mind. Other children don’t know what to think about him. Some kids claim he is from Mars because he speaks in words beyond foreign to them. Some kids are afraid of him while others laugh at and about him . How Sheldon deals with teasing is explored, especially due to his inability to identify humor as different from abuse and ridicule. A further exploration of disibility, giftedness, and simply being different is ilucidated. School culture and cliques are up for scrutiny. Learning to honor intelligence as contrasted to coolness is an overriding theme.

    • Diana Lipkus says:

      This would be titled ” Little Big Bang”

    • Diana Lipkus says:

      Sheldon actor Jim Parsons could act in the musical described above. Sheldon will act as the adult with flashbacks to Sheldon the 6 yr old, up to college age, with Flash to present, back and again to present as Sheldon remembers pivitol issues and how they affected him.This technique will be used throughout “Little Big Bang”

  • Ellen Orchid says:

    How about a prequel to “August: Osage County”? It could be called “January: Osage County”. We could meet Violet in her younger happier years with a happier husband, Beverly, and see how things declined leading to her drug addiction and his suicide.

  • Liz Wollman says:

    A prequel to Sweeney Todd would be great.

  • Shannon D. says:

    I have two:

    1. Rent – to see Mimi & Benny’s relationship and Roger and April’s, and Mark and Maureen’s… also maybe see how each character that has AIDS was told (well we know how Roger found out)

    2. Power Ballads – Would love to actually see Dieter & Scott in High School! Not just the one photo of Dieter… and See Ditch Weed play
    And see Mary dancing around the livingroom with her father 🙂

  • Nick V says:

    I’d love to see the prequel to Sunday in the Park and see how George and Dot met during his earlier paintings…maybe perhaps respectively called “Sunday in The Suburbs?”

  • Brandon says:

    BTW, Isn’t this a one-week limited engagement that plays tomorrow (August 28) through Sunday, Sept 2?

  • Kendra says:

    Next to Normal–I always wanted to know what led Diana to end up in the swimming pool during Natalie’s swim meet.

  • ECP says:

    Before he was King in “The King and I.”

  • EllenFD says:

    SWEET BABY CHARITY–What was Charity Hope Valentine’s childhood like? How did she come to be a dance hall hostess instead of the CEO of a Fortune 500 company? Inquiring minds want to know.

  • Megan S says:

    I too, would LOVE to see a Prequeal to RENT and meet April as well as the rest.

    Off topic of Prequals…..would LOVE to see one of the SHREK sequals made. Perferably 4-ever After

  • Ruth Mullen says:

    Prequel to Jesus Christ Superstar…”Mary and Joseph: the Early Days”

  • Robert HP says:

    “Johnny Goes to Prison,” a gritty prequel to Frankie and Johnny.

  • virginia vanderbilt says:

    A prequel to Music Man, about Harold Hill’s life called “What happens in Indiana stays in Indiana.”

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