Friday, July 26, 2019

REVIEW: Moulin Rouge! by JK

Review of the Saturday, July 20, 2019 matinee preview performance at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. Starring Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo, Danny Burstein, Tam Mutu, Sahr Ngaujah, Ri…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Welcome to the Theatre! The Broadway Debuts of Moulin Rouge! by JK

Today we celebrate the 5 cast members of Moulin Rouge! who are making their official Broadway debut tonight.Congratulations to everyone making their dreams come true! Here's to great revie…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

REVIEW: Dear Evan Hansen by JK

Review of the Sunday, July 21, 2019 matinee performance at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. Starring Andrew Barth Feldman, Lisa Brescia, Michael Park, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Mallory…

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

300 Shows: Favorite Original Musicals (Part 1) by JK

One of the greatest pleasure of my life is seeing a brand new Broadway musical. Over the 300 unique shows I've seen over the years, nearly two-thirds of them were original productions of mus…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

300 Shows: My Favorite Plays by JK

There are a variety of reasons why, out of 300 different Broadway shows only 35 were new plays. One reason it isn't is be cause I don't like plays. I do. Narrowing them down to just ten was …

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Friday, July 19, 2019

The Friday 5: Broadway Logo ABCs (F - J) by JK

It's summertime, so let's have some fun! This week's Friday 5 is a little quiz to see how well you know your Broadway Logo ABCs. Over the summer, we'll look at each letter of the alphabet…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part IV: The Southwest by JK

Maybe it's the summer heat and we are feeling like we live in a desert, but it seems like the perfect time to visit the Southwest in our tour of American musicals. Here's the fourth part of …

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Standing @ Zero: Moulin Rouge's Kyle Brown by JK

So, why "Standing at Zero"? You know the numbers across the front of the stage? Zero is center, and we are putting one performer front and center.The summer is heating up and Broadway is hav…

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

300 Shows: Favorite Flops by JK

My celebration of hitting the milestone of seeing 300 different Broadway shows continues today with a look at my favorite sub-genre of show - the flop. Now I don't mean "flop" in the stricte…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Broadway Heat: The Moulin Rouge! Round - The Finals by JK

HOT: (adj) on Broadway: fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor. OK, and sexy, too! 🔥🔥BROADWAY HEAT🔥🔥Moulin Rouge! Edition: Elimination Round Last week, …

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Friday, July 12, 2019

The Friday 5: Broadway ABC's by JK

It's summertime, so let's have some fun! This week's Friday 5 is a little quiz to see how well you know your Broadway ABCs. Over the summer, we'll look at each letter of the alphabet by way …

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

#TBT: Playbill: Sweeney Todd: March 1979 by JK

I have the Broadway Cares Flea Market to thank for this week's #TBT. It was there that I found one of my most treasured Playbills in my entire collection: the original Broadway cast Playbill…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

One That Got Away: Rags by JK

Rags played the Mark Hellinger Theater in August 1986 Another mid to late 80's musical that I never got to was Rags. It's really not surprising - it only ran for 18 previews and 4 performanc…

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

300 Shows: Greatest Performances By an Actress and Best Replacements by JK

As I said last week when discussing the greatest performances by an actor (HERE), when you are fortunate enough to have seen 300 different Broadway productions, you are even more fortunate t…

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Broadway Heat: The Moulin Rouge! Edition - Elimination Round by JK

HOT: (adj) on Broadway: fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor. OK, and sexy, too! 🔥🔥BROADWAY HEAT🔥🔥Moulin Rouge! Edition: Elimination Round New season,…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Musicals on the Immigrant Experience by JK

Yesterday gave me a chance to reflect on our country and its current state. It wasn't a pleasant reflection, I'm sorry to say. My thoughts went to what is happening at our southern border, a…

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Ms. Broadway July 2019: Moulin Rouge!'s Karen Olivo by JK

I've had a small crush on Karen Olivo ever since I first saw her off-Broadway almost 15 years ago in Miracle Brothers. She has a strength that pervades any performance she gives, and yet, sh…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Mr. Broadway July 2019: Moulin Rouge!'s Aaron Tveit by JK

Who's our favorite Broadway Bohemian? This guy! Who's one of only a few people who made the Les Miz movie worth watching? This guy! Who was the very first Mr. Broadway on this blog - Septem…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

300 Shows: Best Performances by an Actor & Most Disappointing Performances by JK

Pretty much every show has wonderful performances, and with 300 different Broadway shows under my belt, I've been so fortunate to see many unbelievably talented people. After all, with the r…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

BROADWAY HEAT: THE HOTTEST BROADWAY MUSICAL STAR OF 2018-2019 FINAL by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor. What a ride it has been this season! Last week's final happened exactly one year after the first week of …

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Friday, June 28, 2019

The Friday 5: Pride: 5 Favorite LGBTQ Broadway Songs by JK

As we head into the final weekend of Pride 2019, I thought it appropriate to take a brief look at some Broadway songs that I turn to when I'm feeling alone or any emotional time in my life. …

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

#TBT: CD Review: OBCR The Full Monty by JK

From the zippy, jazzy and unrelated overture to the catchy "Let It Go" finale, David Yazbek's freshman Broadway score for The Full Monty is fun and funny from start to finish. The show itse…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

LOGOS: Moulin Rouge! by JK

It's a new season, and it looks like things are going to start with a scorching summer on Broadway. And I don't just mean the city heat. We saw this season's first musical last summer in Bos…

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

300 Shows: Awesome Design by JK

After some 36 years of seeing Broadway shows, I have to admit it takes a lot to impress me. But I can guarantee that if everyone on the creative team is on the same page, and everything abou…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Broadway Heat: Beetlejuice and Tootsie: The Championship! by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor. BROADWAY HEAT X 2: Beetlejuice / Tootsie Edition Well, this is it! The LAST Championship roun…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Best Broadway Mezzanines by JK

Seating preferences are a pretty personal choice. Some people have physical considerations when selecting a seat, others have financial constraints. Sometimes you have to go with what's avai…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part III: The Midwest by JK

With the spring rush and awards season behind us, it's time to get back to our regularly scheduled content! Today, we continue our popular series Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals, focusing t…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

300 Shows: Guilty Pleasures and the Worst Shows by JK

Ah, reminiscing... So, over the first 300 Broadway shows, I've enjoyed many a show that others dislike. You know the ones I'm talking about - shows that are "too popular," "too silly," or a …

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Standing @ Zero: The Prom's Drew Redington by JK

So, why "Standing at Zero"? You know the numbers across the front of the stage? Zero is center, and we are putting one performer front and center.This month, we are celebrating a relative ne…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Broadway Heat: Beetlejuice and Tootsie: The Final 4 by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor. BROADWAY HEAT X 2: Beetlejuice / Tootsie Edition  Once again, the voting for both shows was VER…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Times Broadway Had Puppets by JK

In honor of the closing of Avenue Q and the Tony-winning King Kong, we use this week's Friday 5 to celebrate the art of puppetry. Over the years, we've seen some awesome, jaw-dropping stuff…

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