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Friday, October 30, 2020

Broadway Games: British Invasion Word Search by JK

Well, we made it through another crazy week! Next week will definitely be more crazy, so to give you something for a fun diversion to keep you entertained. This week, a word search that cove…

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Ms. Broadway October 2020: Tina's Myra Lucretia Taylor by JK

After a 3-decades plus career that includes a full array of theater - from Greek tragedy to splashy Broadway musical - Tina's Myra Lucretia Taylor finally got her first Tony Award nominatio…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Films by JK

Our Musical of the Month is unique for many reasons, but it may be one of the few (it's the only!) Broadway shows based on a movie, then became a movie on its own, and then became a televi…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Mr. Broadway October 2020: Best Actor in a Play Nominee Ian Barford by JK

We've had our eye on this month's Mr. Broadway ever since he wowed us in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. 2020 was gearing up to being quite the season for Ian Barford wh…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! The Big 32 - Elton John Region 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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Friday, October 23, 2020

Broadway Games: Finish the Lyrics! by JK

Like many of you, I've spent my fair share of my quarantine time listening to cast recordings. You know how lyrics to songs get stuck in your head? It can be maddening! This week's game ask…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Track By Track: The Full Monty OBCR by JK

There is a distinct thrill for a musical theater fan when a new, exciting composer arrives. Such was the thrill of hearing the joyous and often thoughtful score of David Yazbek's debut Broad…

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Creatives by JK

Last week's Musical of the Month column focused on what has become of the original cast of Hairspray since they took Broadway by storm during the summer of 2002. This week, we'll take a loo…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

"Hit Songs" From Broadway Misfires: Wildhorn Ballads by JK

Last month, we started a new series - "Hit Songs" From Broadway Misfires - where we pick out songs that we love from scores of Broadway shows that didn't quite make it. For every "Memory," …

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Monday, October 19, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! The Big 32 - Wildhorn Region 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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Friday, October 16, 2020

Broadway Games: Theatre Names by JK

Last week's true/false game question about Broadway theaters named after composers (see below) is the impetus for this week's game. How well do you know the names of the 41 Broadway houses?…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

The 2020 Tony Award Nominations by JK

Crazy year, crazy season, right? Well, at this point I'm just thrilled to have some positive Broadway-related news to talk about. This afternoon, The 2020 Tony Award Nominations were announc…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray: The Cast by JK

We started off this month's Musical of the Month, Hairspray with a look back at the origins and facts behind the original Broadway production. This week, we take a closer look at that cas…

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Standing @ Zero: Wicked's Matt Meigs by JK

Like several of our other honorees (Mr./Ms. Broadway, Standing @ Zero) Matt Meigs is a graduate of Elon University. And like so many of its graduates, he has, in a very short period of time,…

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Monday, October 12, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Round 1 - Queenie Division 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. To get things starte…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Broadway Games: True or False: Composer Edition by JK

The Gershwins. Jason Robert Brown. Sir Andrew. Steve.  How much trivia do you know about Broadway composers? This week's game will test your knowledge! Good luck! (Look for the answers next…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

One That Got Away: Parade by JK

With the recent passing of Brent Carver, I've been thinking a great deal about how fortunate I was to have seen his Tony-winning turn in Kiss of the Spider Woman three times. So natural, so…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Musical of the Month: Hairspray by JK

As we live in another age of civil unrest and protests for equality, racial justice, it seems more than appropriate to celebrate Hairspray as Musical of the Month. This week, we'll take a lo…

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

LOGOS: The Music Man (2021) by JK

Like most of us that are into the theater scene, we, too, are craving anything that could possibly count as new content. Which brings us to the installation of a new marquee for a new Broadw…

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Monday, October 5, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Round 1 - Aurora Division 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. To get things starte…

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Broadway Games: Word Search: The Women of Broadway by JK

Last week's word search was so popular, we decided to give you another one to work on. This week, we focus on the women who make the Great Bright Way shine. Yes, there are the divas, but als…

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Late Great Howell Binkley by JK

Chances are pretty good that if you've been to a Broadway show over the past three decades, you've had the privilege of seeing the work of Howell Binkley. You may not have even known you did…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Musical of the Month: Grease: The Best Songs by JK

       I should preface this article by saying two things. First, I find the score of Grease wholly entertaining, in a sing-along, fun kind of way. (Let's face it, you don't listen to …

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Ms. Broadway September 2020: Diana's Jeanna de Waal by JK

In what has generally been a nightmare scenario for Broadway, one of the first bright spots of the pandemic has been the news that the new musical Diana was being filmed for a Netflix relea…

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Monday, September 28, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Round 1: Jelly Roll Division 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. To get things started…

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Broadway Games: Word Search: The 2019-2020 Season by JK

Who doesn't love a word search? How about one that is all about Broadway? It's the best of both worlds this week, readers! True, it covers this crazy past season, but still... Standard rules…

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mr. Broadway September 2020: Dear Evan Hansen's Jordan Fisher by JK

One of my post-COVID goals is to see Jordan Fisher perform live. I've been a fan of this multi-talented guy since his Disney Channel days, and more recently during is championship-winning ru…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Musical of the Month: Grease: The 2007 Broadway Revival by JK

Over the past weeks, we've taken a look at the long and starry road the Musical of the Month, Grease has taken. The original production made stars, the 1994 revival made stars and celebrate…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Are There "Hit Songs" in Broadway Misfires? by JK

We love it when we hear from you, especially when you come up with some great ideas that add to the Broadway discourse. Well, following our list of favorite flops of the past decade, and aga…

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Monday, September 21, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Round 1 Mufasa Region by JK

You know we are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. Over the summer, you really embraced our very first bracket, the 1980s Broadway Musical Logo Tournament. Ultimat…

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Broadway Games: Six More Degrees of Broadway Separation by JK

Can you figure out how these shows connect to each other in order? Are they connected by an actor? A director? The theater they played in? Or something else altogether? Remember, you are fig…

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