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Tuesday, January 16, 2018


New week, new round!  Thank you to all of you who voted last week in the Team The Band's Visit round.  And thank you for your questions and suggestions.Answers to FAQ's:N…

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

#OneLastTime by JK

The Wonka factory is out of candyToday, January 14, 2018, is a milestone day on Broadway.  There were many goodbyes to be shared.  Two shows are closing, the revival of Miss Saigon…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Little Things: Of Twitter and Show Sites... by JK

<<<<< Don't forget to vote for The Broadway Olympics! Click the rings and vote now!"It's the little things you do together," says Sondheim in Company.  Even on Broadway, …

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

REVIEW: SpongeBob SquarePants: Original Cast Recording by JK

So, I'm at a distinct disadvantage in reviewing the Original Cast Recording of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical. (Masterworks Broadway) I haven't seen the show yet, and I've never…

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Broadway Olympics: The Band's Visit by JK

This year, in honor of the Winter Games in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, I thought it would be fun to have our own version of the Olympics for each musical of the 2017-2018 season.Here's how it…

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Mr. Broadway January 2018: Ethan Slater by JK

I think it is awesome that you voted for Broadway's biggest new kid on the block as the very first Mr. Broadway of 2018.  And he's not only making his Main Stem debut, but he's doing it…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ms. Broadway January 2018: Jenn Colella by JK

After tabulating the votes from this site and on Twitter, I'm very pleased to announce that you chose Tony-nominated actress, Jenn Colella as 2018's very first Ms. Broadway!I've been a …

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Looking Ahead to 2018, Part II: The New Shows by JK

Yesterday, I talked about the shows I was looking forward to that are already established. Today, I'll go over the new shows I'm definitely getting to. And I'll end with a short list of not …

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Looking Ahead to 2018, Part I: Making Up for Lost Time by JK

With 2018 now underway, it's time to start thinking about what I want to see in the second half of the current season. As it stands, I already have plans (*) to see as many shows in the next…

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Monday, January 1, 2018

JK's Best Theater Experiences of 2017 by JK

While I was away from theater blogging over the past couple of years, life took me in a slightly different direction.  Still, my love for live theater never left me - and 2017 was no ex…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Vote for Mr. and Ms. Broadway - January 2018 by JK

As I get ready to re-launch my blog, I need your help!  Many of you who are my followers on Twitter already helped by Tweeting your nominees for the first Mr and Ms Broadway of the New …

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

It's a Return by JK

After neatly two and a half years away, I've come to miss sharing my thoughts on shows and show people. And I've missed hearing from all of you. So...I've decided to re-launch my blog!I'll b…

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

REVIEW: Amazing Grace by JK

Review of the Sunday, July 12 matinee preview performance at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. Starring Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek…

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015


I was shocked to find out that Cry-Baby closed SEVEN years ago this week!  Shocked!  For me, that realization was one of those "what? only seven years? it seems so much longer than…

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

THEATRESCENE THURSDAY: Your Broadway Musical Report Card by JK

Last week's Trendsday Poll asked you to grade all of last season's new musicals and musical revivals. Almost 150 of you took on the challenge of being an armchair critic, and here are your r…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TRENDSDAY POLL: Your Summer Theater Plans by JK

Does your summer lovin' include any theater?  That's what this week's one-and-done survey is all about! Check all that apply (use the scroll bar to see all the choices), and be sure to …

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TUESDAY TROUPER: Matilda's Lesli Margherita by JK

As one of my all-time favorite musicals approaches its 1,000th performance later this summer, I thought it was time to celebrate the robbed-of-a-Tony-nomination Lesli Margherita!  This …

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Monday, June 22, 2015

MEDIA MONDAY: The Amazing Grace Logo by JK

With the first new musical of the 2015 - 2016 season beginning previews this week, I thought it would be a great time to look at its logo.  Amazing Grace sets sail at the Nederland…

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Friday, June 19, 2015

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Ruthie Ann Miles in Here Lies Love by JK

It isn't just the distance between the Public Theatre and Lincoln Center that tells just how far Tony-winner Ruthie Ann Miles has come in just a couple of years.   Before she made her g…

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Thursday, June 18, 2015


I'll bet that if you are reading this blog, you probably had the same immediate thought I did when the U.S. Treasury made their big announcement regarding the $10 bill."Oh my God! What is Li…

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TRENDSDAY SURVEY: Grade Last Season's Musicals by JK

During my break from writing, I did see every musical and musical revival that opened, but did not review them for the blog.  (I saw and reviewed all of the fall musical openings, save …

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday Troupers": The Dancers of Broadway Bares 25 (NSFW) by JK

TODAY'S BLOG IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK!25 years after it all started, Broadway Bares has continued to grow, while it remains, sadly, relevant.  This year, the sexy show looks ready to d…

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Monday, June 15, 2015

MEDIA MONDAY: Playbill's Pride Designer: Robbie Rozelle by JK

I started out with today's blog as just my musings on the Playbill Pride Poster, which I recently added to my collection.  I love all of the Playbill posters (and the rest of …

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Flashback Friday: The 1990 Tony Awards by JK

I can't believe it has been 25 years since the 1990 Tony Awards!  Aside from it being a quarter century ago, it represents a milestone for me, too.  It was the first time I saw all…

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This will be the last blog about the 2015 Tony Awards from me.  I hope. Time to close the book on those... But first!TheatreScene image of the week:This is how you make lemonade out of …

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

MEDIA MONDAY (On Wednesday!): CD Review: An American in Paris (OBCR) by JK

Over the years, Broadway has seen several Gershwin "jukebox" musicals.  The shows themselves vary in quality (Crazy For You - spectacular, Nice Work If You Can Get It - not so much).&nb…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015


It is always great to see terrific performers in great show after great show.  And I hope it is obvious how much I appreciate the truly amazing folks whose names aren't above the title …

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Monday, June 8, 2015

TRENDSDAY POLL (On Monday!): Rate the 2015 Tony Awards! by JK

I figured that this poll was a little  more time sensitive than most, so I moved this week's Trendsday Poll to today.  (Media Monday will be on Wednesday!)So, I enjoyed The Tony Aw…

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Jeff and Mike's 2015 Tony Awards Predictions by JK

As has become tradition, Mike and I offer our predictions for the winners of the Tony Awards.  This year, we streamlined it, naming only who we think will win, not who we hope will in, …

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Thursday, June 4, 2015


Boy, you sure are an inquisitive bunch!  Hundreds of you took last week's Musical Know-It-All Quiz and I hope you did well!  Here are the answers and results - looks like a co…

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