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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Trendsday Poll: Which Ensemble Should Get a Tony? by JK

It's hump day and you know what that means, readers!  It's time for quick survey of your theater thoughts of the week.This week's poll has to do with last week's.  You'll see that …

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TROUPER TUESDAY: The Youth of The Visit by JK

Not since Follies has there been such a ghostly, ethereal presence so integral to the plot and staging as there is when Young Anton and Young Claire take the stage in The Visit.  And th…

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Monday, May 4, 2015

MEDIA MONDAY: The Last Ship Original Broadway Cast Recording by JK

The Last Ship was one of my favorite shows of the season just past.  As I mentioned in my review (HERE), I did not go into it thinking I'd like it, let alone love it after seeing the to…

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Flashback Friday: The 1993 (and 2015) Tony Awards by JK

Kander and Ebb have a Best Score nomination; Terrence McNally has a Best Book nomination.  Chita Rivera has a Best Actress nod, too. And all of them are associated with a Best Musical n…

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

TheatreScene Thursday: Tonys, Tonys, Tonys (and Darren Criss) by JK

Well, the TheatreScene was all about the Tonys this week, right?  Well, almost!The Serious and Tony-Nominated Moves of The Curious IncidentFirst things first - even though I only correc…

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Trendsday Poll: What is the "Missing" Tony Award? by JK

It's "Trendsday" on Tony Nominations Week! I'm speaking for myself here, but I think there are some areas of the Broadway season that deserve some serious recognition.  I can't tell you…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Trouper Tuesday: SYTYCD Alums and Broadway Babies Ricky Ubeda and Melanie Moore by JK

For my first Trouper Tuesday, I thought I'd focus on two awesome dancers with one thing in common.  I'm talking about On The Town's Ricky Ubeda and Finding Neverland's Melanie Moor…

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Monday, April 27, 2015

The 2015 Tony Awards: Jeff and Mike's Nomination Predictions by JK

I can't think of a better way to come back to the blogosphere than to carry on a JKTS tradition with our Tony Awards nominations predictions.  My best buddy and theatre companion Mike a…

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 in Review: The Best and Worst Shows of the Year by JK

I was fortunate enough to have seen more than thirty shows during 2014.  Some were pretty good.  Others were awful.  And some were really excellent.  Okay, so this year d…

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Best of 2014: The Unforgettables: Theatre Movers and Shakers by JK

There have been a ton of big names on the boards in 2014.  Many of them made a big impact on the theater scene.  Others had surprisingly little influence. Be that as it may, I've w…

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

2014 in Review: The Best of the Best by JK

Yesterday, I named my best musical and play moments of the year (HERE).  Today, I'll name my favorite/best individual elements of the shows on and off Broadway in 2014.Non-Performance B…

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2014 in Review: The Best Musical Moments (And a Few Play Moments, Too!) by JK

I say it every year, but it always shocks me just how fast a year just flies by!  Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be blogging about the very best (and occasionally the worst) of the…

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

REVIEW: Allegro by JK

Review of the Friday, November 7 preview performance at Classic Stage Company in New York City.  Starring Claybourne Elder, Elizabeth A. Davis, Malcolm Gets, Alma Cuervo and Jessica Tyl…

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

REVIEW: Side Show by JK

Review of the Saturday, November 8 matinee preview performance at the St. James Theatre in New York City.  Starring Emily Padgett, Erin Davie, Ryan Silverman, Matthew Hydzik, David St. …

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Friday, November 14, 2014

HOT or NOT 2015: Side Show Edition by JK

The season is really heating up now!  This week, the latest revival to open, Side Show, is ready for your HOT or NOT votes!  So far you've selected the finalists for this…

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

REVIEW: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Michael C. Hall) by JK

Review of the Sunday, November 9th performance at the Belasco Theatre in New York City.  Starring Michael C. Hall and Lena Hall.  Musical Staging by Spencer Liff.  Direction b…

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Broadway Game: The Side Show Twins Game by JK

With and the haze of the Halloween starting to wear off this morning, I thought I'd make up a little game to start the week.  The revival of Side Show is now fully in the thro…

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Broadway Ladies: Ms. October 2014: Charlotte d'Amboise by JK

Ms. October 2014Charlotte d'AmboiseWHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY: You know I love a real Broadway baby.  Ms. October is the real thing.  She's originated roles; she's been a replacement. …

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Broadway Boys: Mr. October 2014: Michael Esper by JK

Mr. October 2014Michael EsperWHY HE'S MR. BROADWAY: One of my favorite things about frequently attending Broadway (and off-Broadway) shows is watching performers whose work I love grow and t…

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Monday, October 27, 2014

REVIEW: The Last Ship by JK

Review of the Saturday, October 11 matinee preview performance at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City.  Starring  Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail, Aaron Lazar, Sally A…

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Getting My Broadway Fix on Friday Night TV by JK

A guy sometimes just needs his theater fix, you know? I can't get to Broadway every weekend or even every month.  When it's been awhile, even the cast recording of Pippin just won'…

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

TBT: Jerome Robbins' Broadway by JK

On the Town really has e waxing nostalgic for one of my all-time favorite shows, Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Called "the Musical of Musicals," it featured numbers from some of the greatest mus…

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

VINTAGE HOT or NOT: Mamma Mia Edition by JK

You asked for it, and I think it'll be fun!  I've gotten tons of requests for including long-running shows in the HOT or NOT contest, and so in between this season's polls, we'll select…

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Face of the Future: The Last Ship's Collin Kelly-Sordelet by JK

No matter what the critics and audiences decide about The Last Ship, I can tell you this: Collin Kelly-Sordelet, who is making his Broadway debut in the show, is going to be huge in theatre …

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REVIEW: On the Town by JK

Review of the Saturday, October 11 evening preview performance at the Lyric Theatre in New York City.  Starring Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves, Elizabeth Stanley, Alys…

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

GUEST BLOGGER REVIEW: It's Only a Play by JK

It is my pleasure to introduce a fellow theater-blogger, Krloz Ruben!  He had the good fortune to catch a preview of one of Broadway's hottest tickets, It's Only a Play.  Here's wh…

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

TBT: Michael C. Hall by JK

Tonight, Michael C. Hall begins his run as Hedwig in the Tony-winning revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.  Seems Mr. Hall has a penchant for playing roles in Tony-winning revival…

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REVIEW: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by JK

REVIEW of the Sunday, October 12, 2014 matinee performance at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City.  Starring Taylor Trensch, Francesca Faridany, Ian Barford, and Enid Graham. &…

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Weekend Update! by JK

Thank you to all of you who have written in to see how my weekend went!  (My Twitter followers were especially excited...you are the best!)So, IYMI... this past weekend I made it to NYC…

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Monday, October 13, 2014

HOT or NOT 2015: The Last Ship Edition by JK

HOT or NOT is in full swing now!  So far you've selected the finalists for this year's competition for the Holler If You Hear Me and On the Town.  To see who you voted for, go…

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Friday, October 10, 2014

A Weekend in the City by JK

I haven't been to New York since July - one of the longer droughts of my theater-going career. And distance does lend enchantment, apparently, since I'm really excited about it!  Here a…

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