Wednesday, May 23, 2018

LOGOS: Disney's Frozen by JK

Shortly after they announced that a musical version of Disney's Frozen was coming to the stage, the powers that be came up with several possibilities.  (You can see all o…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

When "The Best" Isn't Your "Favorite": Dear Evan Hansen vs Come From Away by JK

Will you be found?A couple of months ago, I wrote a column about the year the Best Musical was Hamilton, but my favorite show that season was American Psycho.  (Read it HERE.)Who'd…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

THE BROADWAY OLYMPICS: TEAM Summer by JK

This is it - the last show of the season! This week, you'll be voting for your fvorite cast members from the new disco-licious musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical!  Let's talk…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Breakout Performances in a Play from 2017-2018 by JK

THE FRIDAY 5: JEFF'S FAVORITE 2017 - 2018BREAKOUT PLAY PERFORMANCES5. NOMA DUMEZWENIHermione Granger - Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildI can't wait to see Harry Potter and the Cursed C…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

REVIEW: Mean Girls by JK

Review of the Sunday, May 6, 2018 matinee performance at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City.  Starring Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wi…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

REVIEW: Disney's Frozen by JK

Review of the Saturday, May 5, 2018 matinee at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Starring Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Jelani Alladin, John Riddle, Greg Hildreth, Andrew Pirozzi. Book by…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

THE BROADWAY OLYMPICS: TEAM My Fair Lady by JK

Well, we are down to our last two shows of the season! This week, you'll be voting for your fvorite cast members from the critically-acclaimed Lincoln Center revival of My Fair Lady!  L…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Thoughts on the 2018 Tony Award Nominations by JK

Well, it's been a week and a half since the 2018 Tony Awards nominations were announced, and now that I've had some time to process this information (and see 3 more shows from the season), h…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

REVIEW: Angels in America by JK

Review of the Thursday, May 3, 2018 (Millennium Approaches) and Friday, May 4, 2018 (Perestroika) performances at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City.  Starring Andrew Garfield, Nat…

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REVIEW: Disney's Frozen by JK

Review of the Saturday, May 5, 2018 matinee at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Starring Caissie Levy, Patti Murin, Jelani Alladin, John Riddle, Greg Hildreth, Andrew Pirozzi. Book by…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mr. Broadway May 2018: Wesley Taylor and Isaac Powell by JK

May is Celebrate Broadway Couples Month here! We already honored a pair of ladies of the stage, but today, we honor a real-life couple - one a former Mr. Broadway (September 2010) and the ot…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Ms. Broadway May 2018: Caissie Levy and Patti Murin by JK

This May will be a little different: we'll be celebrating a pair of women and a pair of men for the month. We are thrilled to celebrate a duo bringing fire (and a lot of ice) to Broadway in …

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Friday, May 4, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Breakout Male Musical Performances from 2017-2018 by JK

THE FRIDAY 5: JEFF'S FAVORITE 2017 - 2018BREAKOUT MALE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES5. GREY HENSONDamian Hubbard - Mean GirlsI've been looking forward to Mean Girls for some time, and the review…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Broadway Pulse: Best Ensemble in a Musical by JK

The results from last week:FAVORITE CURRENT LONG-RUNNING BROADWAY SHOW:1. Come From Away (59.09%)2. Wicked (36.36%)3. Waitress (4.55%)Today's the day! The 2017-2018 Tony Awards nominations a…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Jeff and Mike's "If I Was a Tony Nominator" Lists! by JK

Before I start today, I want to take a moment to thank the many of you that have have come back to my blog after my time away.  I really appreciate it! (Tell your friends!)  And th…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Breakout Female Musical Performances by JK

If you follow theatre at all, you don't even have to have seen the shows to know when there's a breakout performance.  This week I'm looking at the 5 female musical performances (plus a…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

2017 - 2018: The Broadway Season That Was... by JK

With today's opening of The Iceman Cometh, the eligibility of the 2017 - 2018 Broadway season comes to a close.  By most accounts, this has been a lackluster season.  There have be…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

At the Stage Door: Meeting Scott Bakula by JK

Much has been written recently about the stage dooring experience these days on Broadway, and I suppose I'll get around to adding my two cents' worth eventually.  But for now, I'll shar…

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Broadway Pulse: Your Favorite Long-Running Broadway show by JK

Before we finish the last 2 preliminary rounds of The Broadway Olympics (see your results so far HERE), this week's poll is a quick one.  Let's take the pulse of Broadway fans!Whic…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Logos: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two by JK

FINAL HOURS! VOTE NOW FOR TEAM CAROUSEL! CLICK THE LOGO TO THE LEFT AND GET STARTED. BE SURE TO CLICK "FINISH SURVEY" AT THE VERY BOTTOM!As someone who has read all of the books and see…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

REVIEW: My Fair Lady by JK

Review of the Saturday, March 24, 2018 evening preview performance at Lincoln Center Theater at the Vivian Beaumont. Starring Lauren Ambrose, Harry Hadden-Paton, Norbert Leo Butz, Dame Diana…

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LOGOS: My Fair Lady by JK

The Master at work...I make no secret of my love for the artwork of James McMullan. From the cool sophistication of his Anything Goes for the 1987 revival to the sensual heat of his Hel…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Broadway Olympics: TEAM Carousel by JK

Love it (I did!) or hate it, the new Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel is the talk of the Rialto these days.  Better to have people talking than ignoring it, r…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Where Do Best Musicals Come From? by JK

As we inch ever closer to the end of another Broadway awards eligibility season, I thought it might be interesting to look at the ultimate winners of the last 20 years. What were their prima…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

REVIEW: Carousel by JK

Review of the Sunday, March 25, 2018 matinee preview performance at the Imperial Theatre in New York City, New York. Starring Joshua Henry, Jessie Mueller, Renee Fleming, Lindsay Mendez, Ale…

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

LOGOS: Carousel by JK

If there were a higher grade, I'd give it to the stunning logo for the current revival of Carousel. It is my favorite show logo in many years. I literally like everything about it, and I kno…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

LOGOS: Mean Girls by JK

If I had to pick the best version, it would be this oneSometimes, show logos reveal a lot of thought in creating a meaningful image that conveys the essence of the play or musical it is repr…

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

12 of Broadway's Other Mean Girls by JK

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR WHO'S HOT ON TEAM MEAN GIRLS!  CLICK THE SHOW LOGO IN THE LEFT COLUMN TO GET STARTED - AND DON'T FORGET TO CLICK "FINISH SURVEY" AT THE BOTTOM TO MAKE YOUR VOTE…

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Monday, April 9, 2018

The Broadway Olympics: Team MEAN GIRLS by JK

Ultra bitchy girls, clueless parents, a couple of outcasts and a burn book are all the ingredients of the new musical Mean Girls which opened yesterday on the Great Pink Way (only on We…

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Friday, April 6, 2018

The Friday 5: My Favorite 2017 - 2018 Broadway Logos by JK

Long time readers of this blog know of my love for all things show logo. Truthfully, this season has been kind of lackluster in that department, and picking my 5 favorites was pretty easy.&n…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

CD Review: The Band's Visit by JK

I've been a fan of David Yazbek since his first Broadway score for The Full Monty.  I've loved every one of his subsequent scores, even the love-it-or-hate it Women on the Verge of…

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