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Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Greatest Musical Opening Number Tournament: The Final 4 by JK

This is almost it! We are down to one contender from each division! That's right - THE FINAL 4! Who will you send to the Championship Round next week!? The Greatest Musical Opening Number T…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Greatest Musical Opening Number Tournament: The Elite 8 by JK

This has been one of the most interesting tournaments we've done. Once again, there were SEVERAL surprise eliminations. Anything can happen, so vote and spread the word! The Greatest Musica…

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Monday, May 9, 2022

The Greatest Musical Opening Number Tournament: The Sweet 16 by JK

What musical theater fan doesn't love a great opening number? Our new tournament goes in search of the greatest of them all. The original 64 candidates - cultivated from YOUR nominations are…

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

REVIEW: Company (Wonder-study Edition) by JK

Review of the Sunday, April 3, 2022 matinee at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City. Starring Nikki Renee Daniels, Patti LuPone, Javier Ignacio, Matt Wall, Tally Sessions, Kathryn…

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Monday, May 2, 2022

The Greatest Musical Opening Number Tournament: The Big 32 by JK

What musical theater fan doesn't love a great opening number? Our new tournament goes in search of the greatest of them all. These 64 candidates - cultivated from YOUR nominations are divide…

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Broadway Games: The 2021-2022 Broadway Season Quiz by JK

As the Broadway season approaches its conclusion, here's a little quiz about the 2021-2022 season. Good luck! Broadway Games: The 2021-2022 Season 1. The number of musical revivals that …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NEW TOURNAMENT! The Greatest Musical Opening Number: Elimination Round Two by JK

What musical theater fan doesn't love a great opening number? Our new tournament goes in search of the greatest of them all. These 64 candidates - cultivated from YOUR nominations are divide…

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Monday, April 25, 2022

REVIEW: Funny Girl by JK

Review of the Saturday, April 2, 2022 evening preview performance at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Starring Beanie Feldstein, Ramin Karimloo, Jared Grimes and Jane Lynch with P…

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Broadway Games: For Openers by JK

In honor of our brand new Greatest Musical Opening Numbers tournament, this week's game asks you to complete the lyrics from these musical openers. Good luck! Broadway Games: For Openers …

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Monday, April 18, 2022

NEW TOURNAMENT! The Greatest Musical Opening Number: Elimination Round One by JK

What musical theater fan doesn't love a great opening number? Our new tournament goes in search of the greatest of them all. These 64 candidates - cultivated from YOUR nominations are divide…

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Logo Review: Funny Girl (2022 Revival) by JK

I'm old enough to remember when Microsoft Word Art was new and all the rage. Who knew it was making a comeback in the world of Broadway show art and advertising?  Logo Review: Funny Girl…

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Broadway Show Art: GOAT Tournament: The Championship! by JK

THIS IS IT! Thank you, show art lovers, theater fans and all of you fantastic readers! After more than two years, more than 500 logos, and thousands of your votes, we have reached the end o…

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Broadway Games: A Musical Mash Up! by JK

Broadway Games: A Musical Mash up! This is what happens when two musicals collide. Figure out each word based on the given clues, then rearrange the "red" letters to win the game! ____ __…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

REVIEW: Paradise Square by JK

Review of the Saturday, April 2, 2022 matinee preview performance at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City. Starring Joaquina Kalukango, Chilina Kennedy, John Dossett, Sidney DuPont, …

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Broadway Show Art: GOAT Tournament: The Final 4 by JK

Thank you, show art lovers, theater fans and all of you fantastic readers! After more than two years, more than 500 logos, and thousands of your votes, we have reached the end of our search …

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Broadway Games: True or False by JK

Broadway Games: True or False This week's game is pretty straightforward. Which statements are true and which are false? 1. KPop will star an actual KPop star. 2. The Plaza Suite website …

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Monday, March 28, 2022

Broadway Show Art: GOAT Tournament: Round 1 by JK

Thank you, show art lovers, theater fans and all of you fantastic readers! After more than two years, more than 500 logos, and thousands of your votes, we have reached the end of our search …

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Broadway Games: History in Order by JK

How well do you know significant (and not so significant) moments in Broadway history? Better yet, do you know when they happened? This week's game asks you to test that knowledge. Good luck…

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: West Side Story (1957 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…

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Monday, March 21, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: The Championship! by JK

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 a musical theater fan! Award…

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Broadway Games: What's in a Name? Part 2 by JK

A couple of weeks ago, to celebrate the re-naming of the Cort Theatre to the James Earl Jones Theatre, we played a game that asked you to name 21 Broadway theaters based on simple descriptio…

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Sweeney Todd - Highlights (1979 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…

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Monday, March 14, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: The Final 4! by JK

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 a musical theater fan! Award…

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Thursday, March 10, 2022

Broadway Games: Knowing the Season by JK

Broadway Games: Knowing the Season How well do you know the shows that will be opening between now and the April 28th Tony Awards deadline? MATCH THE SHOW TO THE DESCRIPTION: …

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: South Pacific (1949 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…

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Monday, March 7, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: The Elite 8! by JK

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 a musical theater fan! Award…

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Friday, March 4, 2022

Broadway Games: What's in a Name? by JK

With this week's announcement that the Cort Theatre will be re-named the James Earl Jones Theatre - and well-deserved, of course - we got to thinking about the names of all the other Broad…

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: The Sound of Music (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…

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Looking Forward to Spring: March - May 2022 by JK

Tomorrow, it will have been exactly two years since I last posted a "Looking Forward to..." quarterly column. What is interesting about looking back at that is seeing that in recent months I…

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Monday, February 28, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: The Sweet 16! by JK

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 a musical theater fan! Award…

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Show Boat (1966 LCT 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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