Tuesday, February 20, 2018

LOGOS: Escape to Margaritaville by JK

Another element of my blog that I'm happy to relaunch is my series that looks at different show logos.  Longtime readers know that I love the art of Broadway logos nearly as much as I l…

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Monday, February 19, 2018

REVIEW: Chess by JK

Review of the Sunday, February 18 matinee performance at the Eisenhower Theatre at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Starring Raul Esparza, Ramin Karimlo…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

THE FRIDAY 5: 2018 Female Performances by JK

It's Friday, and it's time for the 5 things I'm thinking about going into the weekend!I'm seeing 11 shows between now and the first week of May (Chess on Sunday)! Over the last couple o…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2017-2018 Broadway Playlist: SpongeBob SquarePants by JK

Last week, we began our 2017-2018 Broadway Playlist, by selecting ONE song from the score to The Band's Visit to put on the final list. Nearly 200 of you voted - thanks! - and I was str…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

When "The Best" Isn't Your "Favorite" by JK

POSE!Over 35 years (gulp!) of theater-going, I've developed my own tastes and set of standards when it comes to what I like, love and hate in shows. I've learned that my tastes sometimes jib…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Remembering Jan Maxwell by JK

Jan Maxwell: November 20, 1956 - February 11, 2018I, like many of you, was stunned and saddened to learn of Jan Maxwell's passing yesterday.  I had the honor of seeing her perform in tw…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

THE FRIDAY 5: 2017-18 Theatrical ElementsCa by JK

This week, I thought I'd talk about the five (+ one honorable mention!) theatrical elements I'm most looking forward to this winter/spring of play-going.  And just like with the acting …

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Harry Potter and the Great Ticket Purchase by JK

"'Our Journey has only just begun.' - Albus Potter, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildSo said the quote on the graphic that came up when my ticket purchase was complete yesterday. Much like r…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

2017-2018 Broadway Playlist: The Band's Visit by JK

Got an email from a reader shortly after I posted yesterday's #MyBroadwayThing, extolling the virtues of creating playlists digitally instead of gathering hundreds of CDs. I ALWAYS appreciat…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

#MyBroadwayThing: CDs by JK

Last week, I alluded to this week's #MyBroadwayThing.  Just like I can't bear to think about NOT having an actual ticket for a show, I'm struggling with the inevitable demise of Origina…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Mr. Broadway February 2018: Gavin Creel by JK

Long time readers may remember that Gavin Creel was the very first Broadway Boy of the Year, way back in 2009! A lot has happened in the last 9 years - not the least of which is a …

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Friday, February 2, 2018

THE FRIDAY 5: 2018 Male Performances by JK

Each Friday, I'll share a list of 5 Broadway related people, places or things that are on my mind. (And please feel free to send me ideas - or your own Friday 5!)Between February and May, I …

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Ms. Broadway February 2018: Kate Baldwin by JK

I haven't always loved every show I've seen her in, but I can say unequivocally that I have loved every one of Kate Baldwin's  performances I've had the privilege of witnessing (her las…

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

BROADWAY OLYMPICS IV: SpongeBob SquarePants by JK

Last week, you awarded the gold, silver and bronze to the exciting cast of Once On This Island, and this week you'll venture under the sea to Bikini Bottom and the world of SpongeBob SquareP…

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Monday, January 29, 2018

#MyBroadwayThing : Actual Tickets by JK

Last week, I shared my first "Broadway Thing," a specific thing about Broadway that I get a big kick out of.  Love those artful photographs!  This week, I'll share #MyBroadwayThing…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

HAPPY 30TH, PHANTOM! by JK

They may have celebrated the event on Wednesday, but today is the actual anniversary. No matter when  they did, and no matter what you think of the show (I, myself, am not a phan) it's …

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

#MyBroadwayThing by JK

<<<<< DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR THE GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE IN THE BROADWAY OLYMPICS: TEAM ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!!So, if you are reading this, you no doubt have more than a pas…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

BROADWAY OLYMPICS III: Team ONCE ON THIS ISLAND by JK

Well, we are already up to week 3 of The Broadway Olympics, and this time around, you are selecting your favorite stars of the critically-acclaimed revival of Once On This Island! The cast i…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Hello, Broadway! Back Where They Belong by JK

If January 14th was a bittersweet (and for some, apparently, "devastating") time on Broadway, the week following was one welcoming and downright celebration!Over at the Brooks Atkinson, Sara…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

THE BROADWAY OLYMPICS: Team PRINCE OF BROADWAY by JK

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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