New York Magazine Competition No. 48: Broadway Sequels

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Welcome back to the New York Magazine Competition. On alternate Mondays, we lay out a challenge and offer a sample responses. Enter in the comments section, or on Twitter with the hashtag we’ve provided, and the editors will select a winner. Criteria are highly subjective, but heavily retweeted and favorited posts will have an advantage. The prize is a year’s subscription to New York in print or a two-year subscription to the iPad edition (winner’s choice). Full rules are here.

COMPETITION NO. 48: “BROADWAY SEQUELS.” Please suggest a followup Broadway show, adapted or original, that may not be Tony-bound. For example:

LES PLUS MISÉRABLES

ON THE TOWN II: RUMSPRINGA

SIDE SHOW II: THE SURGICAL SEPARATION 

MONDAY BACK AT WORK WITH GEORGE

Enter on Twitter with the hashtag #broadwaysequels, or in the comments thread below, by June 3.

RESULTS OF COMPETITION NO. 47: “POINTLESS PROVERBS,” in which you were asked to create a pithy saying without so much actual pith. 

HONORABLE MENTION TO:

Black sky at night, everything’s all right.
Blue sky at night, it’s not night.
@GMLmusic

Even the darkest clouds have feelings.
—gianna13

If you live it up, you’ll have to live it down.
—jade7243 

When in Rome, carry a water bottle and an umbrella.
—JDuggar 

May comes in like a goat, but goes out like a different goat.
—Hey_Joe 

Spare the rod, spoil the video.
—rgqueen 

Night is always darkest before the sun starts to rise.
—queasyrider 

The largest hippo shall never be the smallest mouse.
—BambooLounge 

Hang out all your ideas like laundry on a line, but wrap yourself in the one that does not blow away.
—vanmeterannie 

One man’s trash is probably trash.
—riverhawk 

At the end of the day, the Chinese are just getting started.
—JDuggar 

Waste not wanting more than you can chew.
—rmtmiller 

The more things change, the less they stay the same.
—alanmarkgreenspan

Don’t be the 53rd card in the deck.
—Lexxman

A girl who kisses on the first date often has trouble with her weight.
—Periclescrystal

You’ll get your money when you have one foot out the door.
—Lexxman

Never plant North Carolina tobacco with South Carolina rice.
SABRA14

A picture is worth a thousand emoji.
— HudsonRiver

Whichever seat in the theater one chooses, it is always the same movie onscreen.
—@nateborgman

The slowest flowing river is still wet to the touch.
—@KevinOfMI

AND THE WINNER IS:

Sometimes plain vanilla isn’t.
—ggreg