Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Most Shows at One Theater (Part 1) by JK

I'm pretty sure that if you take the time to read theater blogs, you love going to the theater. And you probably keep track of which shows you've seen. Maybe you keep all of your tickets, or…

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Monday, August 20, 2018

BROADWAY HEAT: Gettin' the Band Back Together Edition: The Championship Round! by JK

HOT: (adj) on Broadway: fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor.THIS IS IT! THE BATTLE OF THE BAND MATES IS HERE!At last! We started out with 20 cast members, and now we…

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Friday, August 17, 2018

REVIEW: Pretty Woman: The Musical by JK

Review of the evening performance on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. Starring Samantha Barks, Andy Karl, Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Jason Danieley and Ezra K…

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Welcome to the Theater! The Debuts of Pretty Woman: The Musical by JK

Pretty Woman: The MusicalOpening Night: Thursday, August 16, 2018Nederlander TheatreCongratulations to the following cast members making their Broadway debut tonight!SAMANTHA BARKS(Vivian Wa…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

#MyBroadwayThing: Playbill Merch 2: The Trays by JK

If you read my blog with any frequency, you know that I have my Broadway "things." I'm pretty sure many of you do, too. And as many of you know, I have a particular affinity for anything Pla…

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

BROADWAY HEAT: Gettin' the Band Back Together - THE FINAL 4 ROUND! by JK

HOT: (adj) on Broadway: fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor.It's Gettin' the Band Back Together time! They opened last night, but we still have a little wo…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Welcome to the Theater! The Debuts of Gettin' the Band Back Together by JK

Gettin' the Band Back TogetherOpening Night: Monday, August 13, 2018Belasco TheatreCongratulations to the following cast members making their Broadway debut tonight!BECCA KOTTE(TAWNEY TRUEBO…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 One-and-Done Broadway Shows by JK

As we traveled into the city for our latest theater weekend, Mike and I got to chatting about all the shows we've seen over the years, and boy, have we been fortunate. We've seen some great …

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

The Broadway Ladies: Ms. August 2018: Rachel York by JK

Since the late 80's, she's been a fixture on the theater scene: on Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours and regional theater. She's created roles, and she's been a high profile replacement…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

REVIEW: Head Over Heels by JK

Review of the matinee performance on Sunday, August 6, 2018 at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. Starring Andrew Durand, Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier, Bonnie Milligan, Peppermint, T…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

REVIEW: The Boys in the Band by JK

Review of the matinee performance on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Booth Theatre in New York City. Starring Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver, Robin …

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Monday, August 6, 2018

BROADWAY HEAT: Gettin' the Band Back Together: The BIG 8! by JK

HOT: (adj) on Broadway: fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor.It's Gettin' the Band Back Together time! This week, we are going to narrow it down to The Fina…

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Friday, August 3, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Kander and Ebb Shows in Need of Revival by JK

Broadway history is full of great writing teams - Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Menken and Ashman, Pasek and Paul - all great, all with seminal works. But there is one pair whos…

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Broadway Boys: Mr. August: Jelani Alladin by JK

Jelani Alladin may have only one Broadway credit to his name so far, but I'm confident he's going to be a fixture (unless TV and the movies steal him away).  He's already garnering crit…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of The Boys in the Band by JK

How could I leave these guys out? Their hit revival closes on Sunday, August 11, 2018.Congratulations on a great Broadway debut, a great, profitable run!The Boys in the BandOpening Night: Th…

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BROADWAY HEAT: Gettin' the Band Together Edition (Round1) by JK

HOT: (adj) on Broadway: fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor.Last week, we announced the winner of BROADWAY HEAT: Head Over Heels (HERE). All than…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

REVIEW: Moulin Rouge! (Pre-Broadway) by JK

Review of the Saturday matinee preview performance on July 14, 2018 at The Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, MA. Starring Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, Danny Burstein, Sahr Ngaujah, Tam Mutu, …

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Friday, July 27, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Iconic Broadway Marquees by JK

Part of the excitement of seeing a Broadway show for me happens before they even scan my ticket. And with bag checks now, I have even more time to savor this moment. I'm talking, of course, …

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Welcome to theTheater! The Broadway Debuts of Head Over Heels by JK

Head Over HeelsOpening Night: Thursday, July 26, 2018The Hudson TheatreCongratulations to the following cast members making their Broadway debut tonight!Left: Brian Flores (Standby)Right:&nb…

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Summer Openings: Blessing or Curse? by JK

I can't remember a summer with so many Broadway openings like there are this year. Two plays and three musicals. Three new musicals! That's almost half of the new musicals of the e…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

BROADWAY HEAT: Head Over Heels - Championship Round! by JK

THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND ofBROADWAY HEAT: HEAD OVER HEELS starts TODAY! GREAT NEWS! Whether or not you voted in any of the prior rounds, you CAN STILL VOTE!&…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Straight White Men by JK

Starting this season, a recurring feature of the blog will be the celebration of an acting milestone - the Broadway Debut! First up, a play by a playwright who is making her Broadway debut!S…

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Friday, July 20, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Musicals About Real People by JK

THE FRIDAY 5:5 MUSICALS ABOUT REAL-LIFE PEOPLESo, last week's Friday 5 got me to thinking.  Actually, including Hands on a Hardbody, got me to thinking... about musicals that are about …

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

TTP: Throwback Thursday Playbill: MAME 1983 by JK

I was looking through my Playbill collection yesterday, and I thought it might be cool to take a look back at some of my favorites as a Throwback Thursday feature. So here's my fir…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

LOGOS: Pretty Woman: The Musical by JK

Just last week, I lambasted Gettin' the Band Back Together for using a red/white/black combo logo - particularly when so many shows are currently using the same color combination for th…

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CD Review: Hello, Dolly! (New Broadway Cast Recording) by JK

In honor of the Divine Miss M's return to her Tony-winning role tonight, I offer my views on the cast recording she headlines.  I had the great fortune of seeing the original revival ca…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

BROADWAY HEAT: Head Over Heels (The Final Four!) by JK

THE FINAL 4 ROUND of BROADWAY HEAT: HEAD OVER HEELS starts TODAY! GREAT NEWS! Whether or not you voted in the first two rounds, you CAN STILL VOTE!&nb…

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Favorite Musicals Based on Movies by JK

The much-anticipated (and much-chatted about) Broadway-bound musical Moulin Rouge! began previews this week, and I'm going on Saturday! I'm super excited! And it got me thinking ab…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

LOGOS: Gettin' the Band Back Together by JK

If you know me or read the blog with any regularity, you know that I LOVE show logos. Not only is it advertising, but it is art as well. Fortunately, there are more hits than misses logo-wis…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

When a Show Closes... by JK

Earlier this week, SpongeBob SquarePants announced a closing date of September 16.  That's 10 weeks from now.  As with any show closing announcement, I'm always intrigued by t…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Battle of the Bands... by JK

As many of you know, I love finding trends in a Broadway season. From actual trends like the proliferation of jukebox musicals and the "American Idol-ization" of musicals to fun "coincidence…

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