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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: The King and I (1964 Lincoln Center Theater Cast) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

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Monday, January 17, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: Round 1 by JK

And now a new journey begins! It's the 1960s and the Golden Age of the American Musical is in full swing, though, by the end of the decade it is replaced by the Modern Era. What a time to be…

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Favorite Designs: Lighting Design for The Visit by JK

What I loved most of all about The Visit was that it grabbed a hold of you from the moment you entered the Lyceum Theatre and didn't let go of you until hours after the final bows. Heck, I…

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Broadway Games: Marquee Mash-up! by JK

With Broadway back, those marquee installers are starting to get pretty busy. As you probably know, the giant billboard over the Winter Garden Theatre had a logo reboot, when The Music Man …

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Broadway Books Review: West Side Story: The Making of the Steven Spielberg Film by JK

Review of West Side Story: The Making of the Steven Spielberg Film by Laurent Bouzereau. Illustrated by 20th Century Studios. Color photos and art work. 256 pages. Hardcover. Published by…

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022

The Broadway Play Logos Tournament: The Championship! by JK

Show art lovers and theater fans! After weeks voting in record numbers (thank you all so much), we are finally at the CHAMPIONSHIP! Which Broadway Play logo is the best of the best? As alway…

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Best Songs From Best Scores: 1989 - 1990 by JK

Today, we continue our new series, Best Songs From Best Scores, in which we take a look at the numbers from a season's Best Original Score Tony nominees. Of course, "best" is in the eye e…

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Broadway Games: There's Something About Jeanine by JK

These days Jeanine Tesori is the talk of the town. With the acclaimed revival of Caroline, or Change wrapping up this weekend, and her new (and acclaimed) musical, Kimberly Akimbo ending…

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Broadway From A to Z: B by JK

Today, we continue our new series that is strictly to the letter. Broadway From A to Z, will look at the people, shows and history of The Great Bright Way! Obviously, with each entry, we'll…

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: How to Succeed... (1961 OBCR) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 12:24PM
Monday, January 3, 2022

The Broadway Play Logos Tournament: The Final 4! by JK

Show art lovers and theater fans! After weeks voting in record numbers (thank you all so much), you've brought the 64 competitors down to The Final 4! Your votes this week will decide which …

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Friday, December 31, 2021

Best of 2021: Performances by JK

And so ends another trip around the sun. As theater fans, I'm sure you'll agree that the last two years have been brutal. Here's hoping that 2022 brings us even more live theater to enjoy an…

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Best of 2021: Showstoppers and Special Moments by JK

Even with a limited number of shows under our belts in 2021, there were plenty of showstopping numbers and some very special moments to enjoy. We have moments from new musicals, dazzling rev…

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Best of 2021: Design and Direction by JK

Despite having seen just six new productions in 2021, we did get to see some truly noteworthy stagecraft, design and direction. Will any of these worthwhile contributions to Broadway history…

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Best of 2021: Debuts by JK

Every New York debut is a momentous occasion for an actor, be on or off or off-off Broadway. Accomplishing this career highlight is no small task, maybe even more so in these trying times.…

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Monday, December 27, 2021

Best of 2021: THEATER EVERYWHERE BUT NEW YORK by JK

In an effort to return to some sort of normalcy or tradition, I decided that 2021 was worthy of retrospection, however limited my theatrical experiences have been. I am so very grateful for …

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Friday, December 24, 2021

Broadway Games: Merry Christmas! by JK

We here at JKTS wish you and yours the happiest of holidays! To celebrate, we have a (simple) game: match the picture to the show and the holiday song that goes with it. Good luck! Broadwa…

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REVIEW: Six by JK

Review of the Sunday, December 12, 2021 performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City. Starring in historical order: Adrianna Hicks, Andrea Macasaet, Mallory Maedre, Brittney …

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

REVIEW: Jagged Little Pill (Re-visit) by JK

Review of the Sunday, December 12, 2021 matinee performance at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City. Starring Heidi Blickenstaff, Morgan Dudley, Kathryn Gallagher, Derek Klena, Sean Allan…

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

REVIEW: Company by JK

Review of the Saturday, December 11, 2021 matinee performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City. Starring Katrina Lenk, Patti LuPone, Terence Archie, Etai Benson, Matt Doyle,…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

The Broadway Play Logos Tournament: The Elite 8! by JK

Show art lovers and theater fans! After weeks voting in record numbers (thank you all so much), you've brought the 64 competitors down to The Elite 8! By the end of this week, we will have T…

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Friday, December 17, 2021

Broadway Games: Broadway in the News by JK

Lots happened on Broadway this past week. Have you been paying attention? BROADWAY GAMES: Broadway in the News 1. An original musical, Flying Over Sunset, opened on Broadway this week. I…

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Broadway in the Age of COVID by JK

I was going to post my review of Company today, but in light of the current rash of performance cancellations, I thought perhaps talking about our experience with Broadway during a pandemic …

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

REVIEW: Caroline, or Change by JK

Review of the Saturday, December 11, 2021 evening performance at Studio 54 in New York City. Starring Sharon D. Clarke, Gabriel Amoroso, Caissie Levy, Tamika Lawrence, Samantha Williams, Kev…

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

REVIEW: Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas by JK

Review of the Sunday, December 12, 2021 early matinee at the New Victory Theatre in New York City. Starring Cass Morgan and Colin Trudell. Setting design by Anna Louizos. Lighting design by …

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Monday, December 13, 2021

The Broadway Play Logos Tournament: The Sweet 16! by JK

Show art lovers and theater fans! After weeks voting in record numbers (thank you all so much), you've brought the 64 competitors down to The Sweet 16! By the end of this week, you'll vote a…

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Broadway Games: Who's Company? by JK

To celebrate last night's opening of Stephen Sondheim's Company, this week's game is all about the cast! Can you match the cast members with the descriptions below? Some are used more than o…

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Hello, Dolly! (1964 OBCR) by JK

BROADWAY IN A BOX CD REVIEW: Hello, Dolly! (1964 OBCR) At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given…

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Monday, December 6, 2021

The Broadway Play Logos Tournament: The Big 32 (Part Two) by JK

Show art lovers and theater fans! After 4 weeks voting in record numbers (thank you all so much), you've brought the 64 competitors down to The Big 32! By the end of this week, you'll vote a…

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Monday, November 29, 2021

The Broadway Play Logos Tournament: The Big 32 (Part One) by JK

Show art lovers and theater fans! After 4 weeks voting in record numbers (thank you all so much), you've brought the 64 competitors down to The Big 32! Over the next two weeks, you'll vote a…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 11:06AM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre