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Friday, August 7, 2020

Broadway Games: The Play's the Thing: Actress Edition by JK

Many, if not most, of our favorite musical theater stars have also spent their fair share of time trodding the boards in straight plays, too. Take one of the greatest of all time, Angela Lan…

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part II by JK

Earlier this week, we continued our Best of the Decade series with the first twelve Up and Comers of Broadway who came to our attention over the past ten seasons. Today, we give you the ot…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins by JK

After a break from it, we return now to our popular series, Musical of the Month. We thought we'd start things up with a non-typical choice. Throughout August, we'll examine a short-running …

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Best of the Decade: Up and Comers, Part I by JK

Over the past ten seasons, theater fans were blessed with some amazing performances, design marvels and directorial wonders from from lifelong favorites. But the decade also brought us the b…

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Monday, August 3, 2020

1980s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Round 1 Group D by JK

We are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. So we thought it'd be fun to have a show logo tournament, you know, like March Madness. We poured over the archives and d…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Broadway Games: Which Came First? by JK

Congratulations! You've made it through another week, in good health we hope. Here's our weekly game to bring you some theater related fun and stress relief. Today we bring back a favorite -…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Ms. Broadway July 2020: Moulin Rouge's Amber Ardolino by JK

In just a few short years, Ms. Broadway July 2020 has assembled an impressive resume of roles in high profile shows. Yes, Amber Ardolino has been a part of national tours, Broadway shows, …

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 2010s Career Theater People by JK

Our Best of the Decade series continues this week with a look ten theater professionals who made their mark and established a full Broadway career during the 2010's. These are actors, design…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Mr. Broadway July 2020: The Phantom of the Opera's Bradley Dean by JK

July's Mr. Broadway is the epitome of a career working actor. So, he's not a household name (yet), but real Broadway fans know the name Bradley Dean. In his twelve Broadway credits, he's don…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

1980s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Round 1 Group C by JK

We are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. So we thought it'd be fun to have a show logo tournament, you know, like March Madness. We poured over the archives and d…

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Broadway Games: Trivial Pursuit - Theater Edition by JK

Growing up, playing games with family and friends was a beloved way to pass the time together. (Funny what isolation makes you miss!) One of our favorites was Trivial Pursuit. I always dread…

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The 10 Worst Musicals of the Past 10 Years by JK

With the good comes the bad. And there were some really bad shows over the past ten seasons. (Turns out 2015 was lousy with lousy shows!) What is interesting in looking back at these shows …

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

VINYL REVIEW: Nine - Original Broadway Cast Recording by JK

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about the musical Nine, one that got away from me (HERE), brought to mind when I rediscovered my copy of the OBCR in my vinyl collection. Well, I cranked up m…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Best of the Best Performances by JK

Last week, we presented our list of the 30 Greatest Broadway Performances of the past decade, and you were probably scratching your head wondering, "how could they have missed...?" That's be…

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Monday, July 20, 2020

1980s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Round 1 Group B by JK

We are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. So we thought it'd be fun to have a show logo tournament, you know, like March Madness. We poured over the archives and d…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Broadway Games: Another Blended Marquee Jumble by JK

Seems you all liked the last time we played this game, so here's another. You may need to use scratch paper to play this week's Broadway Game. This week's game asks you to use letters from t…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Great Performances Part 3 by JK

All this week, we've been celebrating some truly amazing performances from the past ten Broadway seasons. These are thirty of the greatest star turns, each one iconic for a different reason.…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Great Performances Part 2 by JK

As we said yesterday, over the past ten seasons, we have been witnesses to some truly amazing performances. These are thirty of the greatest star turns, each one iconic for a different reaso…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Greatest Performances Part 1 by JK

Over the past ten seasons, we have been witnesses to some truly amazing performances. These are thirty of the greatest star turns, each one iconic for a different reason. Some are from favor…

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Monday, July 13, 2020

1980s Broadway Musical Logo Madness! Round 1 Group A by JK

If you follow our site with any regularity, you know we are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. Anyway, while we are all in "pause" mode, we thought it'd be fun to …

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Broadway Games: Where does that show take place? by JK

Today's game is all about location, location, location! Do you know where some of your favorite shows take place? Well here are ten shows and ten flags. Match the show with the flag of the c…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: Favorite Costume Designs by JK

Today, we finish up our Best of the Decade round-up of theatrical design elements. It's all about the amazing costumes created for each production. Sometimes they are elaborate, visually stu…

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Hadestown's Anthony Chatmon II by JK

This month's Standing @ Zero hero, is relatively new to Broadway, but he's been all over the country in two national tours, been seen in off-Broadway and regional productions, and has alread…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: Favorite Lighting Design by JK

When it is done correctly, you don't know it is happening. All you know is that it helps create mood, place and focus. I'm talking about lighting design, a beautiful art all by itself, and j…

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Monday, July 6, 2020

The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards - The Winners! by JK

None of us expected the 2019-2020 season to end up the way it did, of course. But as they say, the show must go on. With that in mind, we wanted to celebrate what we did have instead of wall…

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Broadway Games: A Blended Marquee Jumble by JK

You may need to use scratch paper to play this week's Broadway Game. This week's game asks you to use letters from the answers to each clue to figure out a "Blended Broadway Marquee!"  Bro…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: Favorite Scenic Designs by JK

Earlier this week, we named (what we thought, anyway) the Best of the Decade's projection design. That technical element is the newest in theatrical design. This week, we name our favorites …

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

One That Got Away: Nine by JK

This time around, the One That Got Away came about by accident. Like many of you, I've been cleaning, de-cluttering, and reorganizing. I finally got around to dusting off my vinyl collectio…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: Favorite Projection Designs by JK

BE SURE TO CAST YOUR 2020 (MIGHT HAVE BEEN) TONY AWARDS BALLOT! <<<<<< CLICK THE BOX IN THE LEFT COLUMN. BALLOT CLOSES ON 7/3! One of the many benefits of being fortunate …

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Monday, June 29, 2020

VOTE HERE! The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards Ballot by JK

This is IT! After a crazy cut short season and hundreds of nominations over the past several weeks, we crunched the numbers, read all of your thoughtful messages championing your favorite sh…

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards Nominees Announcement! by JK

Before we tell you about who made the final ballot, we'd like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time over the past few weeks to nominate the best of the best from the 2019-20…

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