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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 FAVORITE SONDHEIM REVIVALS by JK

Another decade, another plethora of Sondheim shows! While we all wait for a new Sondheim show (PLEASE, STEVE!), there certainly hasn't been a lack of his works to enjoy. Over the past ten ye…

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Monday, June 1, 2020

BROADWAY HEAT 2019-2020: THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS! by JK

Well, I have to say that our readers are the best! Last week's preliminary round of the finals had the biggest voter turn out we've ever had in all the years we've been doing this. Consideri…

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Sunday, May 31, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020

Broadway Games: Password Alphabetics 2 by JK

Last week, it was nice to hear from you that you enjoyed playing Password Plus Alphabetics! (Last week's answers are below.) If you don't know the game, celebrities and their contestant par…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Ms. Broadway May 2020: Jagged Little Pill's Lauren Patten by JK

She literally stops the show nightly with her blistering take on "You Oughta Know" in the hit musical Jagged Little Pill. And being in quarantine hasn't stopped her, either. If you did cat…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mr. Broadway May 2020: Mrs. Doubtfire's Rob McClure by JK

Like the rest of you, we get out laughs where and when we can these days. One of the really good great guys of the Broadway community has been using his down time to cheer the rest of us up…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Musical Revivals by JK

Last week, we began our series that takes a look back at the theater we enjoyed over the last 10 seasons. One of those posts revealed our 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals (HERE), and today…

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Monday, May 25, 2020

BROADWAY HEAT: The Championship! Round One by JK

Well, this is it! After what has been an...odd...season, and after 11 individual competitions and well over a thousand votes, we are now ready for the biggest poll of the whole year:The 2019…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Broadway Games: Password Alphabetics by JK

Been spending some time at home alone watching old game shows. Password is one of my favorites. If you don't know the game, celebrities and their contestant partners give one word clues unti…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Harry Potter's Spencer LaRue by JK

By now, this month's Standing @ Zero Hero would be a full two months into his Broadway debut. But, just because COVID-19 had other ideas, it doesn't mean we can't celebrate a new talent, rig…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals by JK

Yesterday, we began our series about the "Best" of the last decade, from the 2010-2011 season, through the just ended 2019-2020 season. Today, Mike and I name what we considered to be the 10…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Off-Broadway Shows by JK

In the midst of all the craziness, I completely lost track of the end of the 2019-2020 season! Did it even really end? Anyway, for the sake of argument, let's say it ended as scheduled. Norm…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Broadway Heat: Sing Street Edition: The Finals! by JK

This is it, Broadway fans! We have come to the final musical still scheduled to open in what would have been the 2019 - 2020 Broadway season. Here's a show I can't wait to see!A big hit off …

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Broadway Heat: Sing Street Edition: The Elimination Round! by JK

This is it, Broadway fans! We have come to the final musical still scheduled to open in what would have been the 2019 - 2020 Broadway season. Here's a show I can't wait to see!A big hit off …

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Friday, May 1, 2020

The Friday 5 Quiz: Roxie or Velma? by JK

How well do you know the merry murderesses from the revival of Chicago? It's been playing longer than some of you have been alive, so needless to say there have a lot of actors that have pla…

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Monday, April 27, 2020

Broadway Heat: Mrs. Doubtfire Edition: The Finals! by JK

Dude looks like a lady! Everyone's favorite Scottish nanny is back and live in a big new Broadway musical. In a cast that features Broadway favorites and newcomers alike, this show is genera…

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Friday, April 24, 2020

The Friday 5 Quiz: Which Came First? by JK

No, this isn't a chicken or egg situation. But you might need to do a little research to figure out which one happened first in each pair. This week's Friday 5 Quiz might teach you a little …

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone: The Cast Recording by JK

These days, I bet a lot of us are feeling like The Man in Chair from The Drowsy Chaperone. I know I do. Sitting in my chair, listening to cast recordings and imagining the show coming to lif…

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Broadway Heat: The Mrs. Doubtfire Edition! The Elimination Round! by JK

Dude looks like a lady! Everyone's favorite Scottish nanny is back and live in a big new Broadway musical. In a cast that features Broadway favorites and newcomers alike, this show is genera…

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Friday, April 17, 2020

The Friday 5 Quiz: Name 3 by JK

Here's a little Friday 5 fun. Test your knowledge/memory (or look up the answers!) of Broadway by naming 3 of each of the following. Sometimes there are exactly 3 answers, other times there …

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone : The Cast by JK

This charming little musical was all the more charming because of its thoroughly stellar cast. The talent on this roster of the original Broadway cast is mind-boggling. Not just chock full o…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Hamilton's Thayne Jasperson by JK

This month, we are celebrating a Standing @ Zero Hero, who is that most revered (and rare) ensemblist: a long-run chorus member/multi-track understudy. In this case, The show is Hamilton, an…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Broadway Heat: The Diana Edition - The Finals!! by JK

Royals followers and theater fans rejoice! She was a princess that captivated the world, with a wedding to end all weddings. Her life was no fairy tale, and still she was an amazing mother a…

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone: The Creative Team by JK

This week as we take a look back at what the creative team of April's Musical of the Month, we'll find some familiar names, and others who haven't been heard from since the show closed. As …

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

One That Got Away: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by JK

I think about how lucky Mike and I are, so far, every day. And we both think about all of our friends and fellow theater fans and hope that each of you is coping as best you can and staying …

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Ms. Broadway April 2020: Mrs. Doubtfire's Jenn Gambatese by JK

I've been smitten with Jenn Gambatese since I saw her as Jane in Tarzan. I'd actually seen her before in Hairspray, and since in Is He Dead? Now, I am really looking forward to seeing her …

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Broadway Heat: Diana Edition: The Elimination Round by JK

Royals followers and theater fans rejoice! She was a princess that captivated the world, with a wedding to end all weddings. Her life was no fairy tale, and still she was an amazing mother a…

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Friday, April 3, 2020

The Friday 5: 5 Classic Original Casts I Wish I'd Seen by JK

A lot of theater fans say they wish they had seen the original cast of The Glass Menagerie, including the legendary performance of Laurette Taylor. I could go for that myself. Truth is, I've…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Musical of the Month: The Drowsy Chaperone by JK

Next up in our Musical of the Month series is the hysterical, whimsical parody musical from 2006, The Drowsy Chaperone. Finding more than a few similarities between myself and the lead male …

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Mr. Broadway March 2020: Diana's Zach Adkins by JK

This month, we thought we'd highlight a relative newcomer to the theater scene. Including his current role, he's only been in two Broadway shows. But his rise to the male leading role in his…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Light the Lights: A Broadway Marquee Game by JK

Time for some fun! I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see a Broadway show. You know, walking down 45th Street, the marquees all aglow... Anyway, here's a little something to whet yo…

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