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Friday, January 15, 2021

Broadway Games: Broadway Math by JK

It's Friday, and you know that means it's Broadway Game Day! This week, let's do a little math... Broadway Games: Broadway Math 1. Street number where you meet those dancin' feet MINUS t…

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

At This Theater: Favorite Show at the Gershwin Theatre by JK

Starting a new series about my favorite show at each Broadway theater with the theater where I saw my very first Broadway show seemed like a no-brainer. It has, instead, proven much more dif…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

"Hit Songs" in Broadway Misfires: Head Over Heels by JK

If you are a regular reader, you know how passionately I feel about Head Over Heels, the short-lived jukebox musical from a couple of years ago. It is actually a bit of a surprise to me that…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭 January 10, 1947: Finian's Rainbow, the Lane/Harburg classic opened at the 46th Street Theatre, going on to w…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

2000s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Big 32 (Part 2) by JK

The first decade of the new millennium was a big one for Broadway, with Disney and vampires, jukebox musicals coming into their own, and movie-to-musical adaptations threatening to take over…

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Broadway Games: May I Have a Word? by JK

Broadway games are back! Let's start off the new year with one of your favorites - a word search. This week's puzzle is all one-word titles of Broadway plays and musicals. Just click the li…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Broadway Book Club: The Jagged Little Pill Book by JK

Broadway shows of the 80's (mostly the British mega musicals) published coffee table books that amounted to extensions of a souvenir program. But in the 90's, this somewhat limited genre rea…

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

One That Got Away: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by JK

How I missed The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in the spring of 2001 is a mystery to me. I mean, it checks a lot of "musicals I'm interested in seeing" boxes. First, it is based on the classic …

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: January 3 - 9 by JK

With everything still pretty much on hold theater-wise, we thought the new year might be a great time to do a content overhaul here on JKTS. When things get going (hopefully soon!), we will,…

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Monday, January 4, 2021

2000s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Big 32 (Part 2) by JK

The first decade of the new millennium was a big one for Broadway, with Disney and vampires, jukebox musicals coming into their own, and movie-to-musical adaptations threatening to take over…

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Friday, January 1, 2021

Theater 2020: Only the Best by JK

In an effort to start the new year with nothing but positivity, we decided to think about all the great theater and theater-related things we appreciated in the year just past. These are in …

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Ms. Broadway December 2020: Hadestown's Eva Noblezada by JK

It seems only fitting that we end 2020 by honoring the living history of Broadway with our Mr. Broadway December 2020, Andre De Shields, and also honoring the living future of American theat…

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Come From Away's John Jellison by JK

Our final Standing @ Zero honoree is what we consider to be the quintessential ensemblist: a career chorus boy/understudy/stand by with over 40 years of Broadway credits. John Jellison has d…

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Mr. Broadway December 2020: Hadestown's Andre De Shields by JK

After the year we've had, what better way to celebrate its end than to honor a true Broadway legend as Mr. Broadway for December 2020? Of course, most Broadway fans know of his bigger acco…

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Monday, December 28, 2020

2000s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Big 32 (Part 1) by JK

The first decade of the new millennium was a big one for Broadway, with Disney and vampires, jukebox musicals coming into their own, and movie-to-musical adaptations threatening to take over…

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Remembering Rebecca Luker by JK

Rebecca Luker was one of those Broadway performers I've always admired. When her name was in the Playbill I could always relax, knowing that her skill would guarantee an excellent evening …

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

BROADWAY COLLECTORS: Lights of Broadway Cards and Playbill Packages by JK

No doubt you've seen our Playbill and Lights of Broadway cards pages. (See the icons to your right or the tabs above, if you haven't checked them out!) There you'll find an inventory of coll…

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Monday, December 21, 2020

2000s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Round 1 Region D by JK

The first decade of the new millennium was a big one for Broadway, with Disney and vampires, jukebox musicals coming into their own, and movie-to-musical adaptations threatening to take over…

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Broadway Games: Happy Broadway Holidays! by JK

Although it's a little more than depressing to think about how we aren't seeing any shows over the holidays, we hope this week's Broadway Game will lift your spirits. It's pretty simple. Mat…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

"Hit Songs" From Broadway Misfires: Showstoppers Edition by JK

This edition of "Hit Songs" From Broadway Misfires proves two things. One, even the masters of the art form can have a flop, and, two, even a flop can generate a toe-tapping big number. Thes…

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Remembering Ann Reinking by JK

Like many people, I first became acquainted with Ann Reinking as I studied everything I could get my hands on about Bob Fosse. Of course, though their lives and careers were inextricably in…

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Monday, December 14, 2020

2000s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Round 1 Region C by JK

The first decade of the new millennium was a big one for Broadway, with Disney and vampires, jukebox musicals coming into their own, and movie-to-musical adaptations threatening to take over…

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Broadway Games: Lloyd Webber/Sondheim Jumble by JK

Last week's Jumble game proved pretty popular, so here's another one to send you off on a nice weekend. This week, the mashup finds two living legends...working together? To figure it out, …

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

One That Got Away: A Bronx Tale: The Musical by JK

The 2016 - 2017 Broadway season was somewhat remarkable for me in that I managed to miss seven new musicals that opened. Seven. I'm not sure why that is, aside from the fact that so many mu…

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Monday, December 7, 2020

2000s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Round 1 Region B by JK

The first decade of the new millennium was a big one for Broadway, with Disney and vampires, jukebox musicals coming into their own, and movie-to-musical adaptations threatening to take over…

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Friday, December 4, 2020

Broadway Games: A Broadway Blend Jumble by JK

How about a Broadway word puzzle to start your weekend off right? We have blended together two musical titles. To figure it out, you'll need to figure out the clues. The orange boxes on the …

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Mr. Broadway November 2020: The Minutes' Tracy Letts by JK

Due to some technical issues throughout November, we're going to do a little catch up this week. Thank you, 2020. Unlike Ms. November, I've never seen any of Mr. November's performance. Ev…

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ms. Broadway November 2020: Girl From the North Country's Luba Mason by JK

Due to some technical issues throughout November, we're going to do a little catch up this week. Thank you, 2020. I first saw Luba Mason, current star of Girl From the North Country, in Th…

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Monday, November 30, 2020

2000s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Round 1 Region A by JK

No fear of Y2K here! The first decade of the new millennium was a big one for Broadway, with Disney on the rise, jukebox musicals coming into their own, and movie-to-musical adaptations thre…

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Standing @ Zero Hero: Mean Girls' Curtis Holland by JK

This month's Standing @ Zero honoree comes to Broadway by way of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance and a host of regional credits. Like all of our heroes, he takes on several roles beyond hi…

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Monday, November 23, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness - The Championship by JK

You know we are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. Now, it's time to find out your top logo for the closing ten seasons of the 20th century. We started with a fi…

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