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Monday, June 17, 2024

Star-To-Be: The Outsiders' Brent Comer by JK

If you are at all familiar with the film version of The Outsiders, you know that as great as he was, Patrick Swayze had a pretty small role as Darryl Curtis, Ponyboy's oldest brother. So, wh…

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Friday, June 14, 2024

The 2024 Tony Awards: Our Predictions by JK

The 2024 Tony Awards:Our Predictions At last the Super Bowl of theater is upon us! As usual, Mike and I have given thought to all of the shows we've seen this season - including 1 new play, …

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

The 2024 JKTS Reader's Choice Awards! by JK

After nearly 500 votes, one show rose to the top and was clearly your overall favorite of the season. That's what the final results show, but that doesn't mean the other shows weren't in the…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The 2024 JKTS Awards! by JK

It's that time of year again! Awards season is about to culminate with The Tony Awards, but we'd like to give out a few on our own first. Some are serious, others are just for fun. Your Read…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Broadway Games: This Year's Tony Nominees by JK

We're less than a week away from The 2024 Tony Awards! Everyone has their favorites, and theater fans all over have their predictions in mind. But how well do you know this year's nominees, …

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REVIEW: Suffs by JK

Review of the Saturday, June 8, 2024 matinee performance at The Music Box in New York City. Starring Kim Blanck, Ally Bonino, Tsilala Brock, Dana Costello, Hannah Cruz, Nadia Dandashi, Laila…

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Friday 5: 5 Pop Stars Who Wowed Me by JK

5 Pop Stars Who Wowed Me Some people call it "stunt casting," and sometimes, it is - anything to get butts in seats, right? Sometimes, though, it is just good casting. Here are five times t…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Cast Recording Review: Stereophonic by JK

Cast Recording Review:  Stereophonic Opening to universal critical acclaim in April, Stereophonic received a record thirteen Tony nominations, including Best Score and - in what I think i…

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Looking Forward to Summer - June - August 2024 by JK

Looking Forward to Summer: June - August 2024 The summer months are upon us, and with it the heat, the Tony Awards, closings and some off-season openings. Much like this time last year, w…

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Broadway Games: Jeopardy Game 8 by JK

 Broadway Jeopardy! Game 8 OK, Broadway trivia fans! Time for another round of America's favorite game show a la JK's TheatreScene, and as you'll see we are going for the heart of the th…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The 2023 - 2024 Season Stand Outs by JK

Last week was the official end of the 2023-2024 Broadway season, and it was remarkable, if for nothing else than the sheer quantity of offerings! We envy all of you that got the chance to se…

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Friday 5: 5 Replacements I Missed by JK

5 Replacements I Missed  Since you asked, we are bringing back our Friday 5 feature! Broadway Games fans, not to worry, we'll have those on alternating Fridays. This week, I'll get thing…

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

The 2024 JKTS Awards: The Reader's Choice Final Ballot by JK

            The Reader's Choice Final Ballot Time to vote your favorites in 13 categories! How to vote: 1. Scroll through the survey below. Check 1 nominee in each category. Y…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Play It Again: Jekyll and Hyde's "This Is the Moment" by JK

 Play It Again: Jekyll & Hyde's "This Is the Moment" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from sever…

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Monday, May 20, 2024

REVIEW: Stereophonic by JK

Review of the Sunday, May 12, 2024 matinee performance at the John Golden Theatre in New York City. Starring Will Brill, Andrew R. Butler, Juliana Canfield, Eli Gelb, Tom Pecinka, Sarah Pidg…

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Friday, May 17, 2024

REVIEW: The Who's Tommy by JK

Review of the Saturday, May 12, 2024 evening performance at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. Starring Ali Louis Bourzgui, Allison Luff, Adam Jacobs, John Ambrosino, Bobby Conte and …

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

REVIEW: The Outsiders by JK

Review of the Saturday, May 11, 2024 matinee performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City. Starring Brody Grant, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Joshua Boone, Brent Comer, Dan Berry, Emma…

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Monday, May 13, 2024

The 2024 JKTS Awards: The Reader's Choice Nominations Ballot by JK

             The Reader's Choice Nominations Ballot Time to nominate your favorites in 13 categories! How to nominate: 1. Scroll through the survey below. You may check up to…

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Friday, May 10, 2024

Broadway Games: The 2023 - 2024 Musical Dinner Party: Your Guest List by JK

Thanks to all of you who sent in your proposed guest list! Below is the final guest list, a summary of those characters that got the most invitations.  Broadway Games: The 2023 - 2024 Music…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Play It Again: Damn Yankees' "Whatever Lola Wants" by JK

Play It Again: Damn Yankees' "Whatever Lola Wants" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from several diffe…

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Monday, May 6, 2024

2023 - 2024 Broadway Musical Logos: Illinoise by JK

21 openings of musicals this season - 6 revivals and 15 new - means so many logos to look at and love. Today, we bring you our thoughts on the last one: the beautiful and emotional dance pie…

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Broadway Games: The 2023 - 2024 Musical Dinner Party: Who Are You Inviting? by JK

Broadway shows have a rich history of dramatic dinner parties, and now that this epic-sized season of new musicals has come to an end, we thought it would be fun to have a virtual dinner par…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The 2024 Tony Awards: About Those Nominations... by JK

After a huge number of productions opening by the season deadline, the Tony Awards nominating committee certainly had their work cut out for them! With 10 new plays, 5 play revivals, 15 new …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

REVIEW: Appropriate by JK

Review of the Wednesday, April 24, 2024 matinee performance at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. Starring Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll, Michael Esper, Natalie Gold, Ella Beatty, Graham Cam…

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Monday, April 29, 2024

The 2024 Tony Awards: If We Were Nominators by JK

This year, Mike and I still have several Tony-eligible shows to see before the nominations are announced tomorrow. So, instead of our typical list of informed predictions, we are going to ta…

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Friday, April 26, 2024

REVIEW: Illinoise by JK

Review of the Wednesday, April 24, 2024 evening performance at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Featuring dancers Benjamin Cook, Gaby Diaz, Jeanette Delgado, Rachel Lockhart, Ahmad Si…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Play It Again: Man of La Mancha's "Dulcinea" by JK

 Play It Again: Man of La Mancha's "Dulcinea" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from several different…

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Monday, April 22, 2024

2023 -2024 Broadway Musical Logos: Suffs and Hell's Kitchen by JK

Two of the last shows of the season are the subject of today's show art analysis. Though both started life off-Broadway at the Public Theater, on paper, they couldn't be any more different. …

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before II by JK

 Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before: This week's game asks you to pick the one show each Broadway luminary below didn't work on. 1. Jason Robert Brown A. Broadway: The La…

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

REVIEW: Water For Elephants by JK

Review of the Saturday, April 13, 2024 evening performance at the Imperial Theatre in New York City. Starring Grant Gustin, Samantha Gershman, Gregg Edelman, Paul Alexander Nolan, Stan Brown…

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

REVIEW: Lempicka by JK

Review of the Saturday, April 13, 2024 matinee preview performance at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. Starring Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman, Andrew Samonsky, George Abud, Natalie Joy Joh…

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