My favorite character in Frozen on Broadway by far is Sven the reindeer. I’ve been a fan of Avenue Q before it opened Off-Broadway the first time. Does anybody doubt The Lion King or War Horse owe much of their appeal to their puppetry?
Now that King Kong has opened on Broadway, with unmitigated acclaim for its star puppet, a one-ton, 20-foot marionette, it seems a good time to choose your favorite Broadway show with puppets, or the Broadway show with your favorite puppets. (I’ll leave that up to you.)
I’ve included the obscure 1961 musical Carnival starring Jerry Orbach as a puppeteer and four puppets. Feel free to choose an even more obscure show not on this list.