Friday, August 23, 2019

The Friday 5: Broadway Logo ABCs (P - T) by JK

How have you been doing so far? Do you really know your Broadway show logos? So far, we've been through A to O.  Here are the next five. Remember: the letters can be from anywhere in the lo…

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

#TBT: 2013's HBO Documentary Six By Sondheim by JK

This week's #TBT is likely a true throwback to most of you, as it should be for real theater fans. Sadly, it is all new to me. Somehow, the Peabody Award-winning HBO Documentary: Six by Son…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Fall Openings: Are They Really That Bad? by JK

The Lightning Thief opens this fall Just over a year ago, when we had a spate of summer openings, I ran the numbers for long-running Broadway shows (HERE), and despite all three musicals tha…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

REVIEW: Assassins (Signature Theater, Arlington, VA) by JK

Review of the Saturday, August 17, 2019 preview performance at The Max at Signature Theater in Arlington, VA. Starring Christopher Bloch, Kurt Boehm, Evan Casey, Vincent Kempski, Sam Ludwig,…

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Monday, August 19, 2019

MISSING: Tony Winners Who Haven't Been Back by JK

Every season, actors and actresses give award-winning and (many times) career-defining performances.  For those performers, winning a Tony Award is a pinnacle of their stage resumes. A lot …

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Friday, August 16, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Burning Questions of Broadway by JK

The other day, I got a flyer for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, and it got me to thinking that when that show starts previews, there will be two shows that feature the song "What's Love Got …

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

#TBT: Shubert Alley by JK

Today's Throwback Thursday is more about history than a personal recollection of a show or other Broadway thing. Today, I thought I'd take a look at someplace that is such a part of the Broa…

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Standing @ Zero: Aladdin's Jeffrey C. Sousa by JK

This month's Standing @ Zero honoree is one of the many really unsung heroes of the Broadway musical - he's a swing. Jeffrey C. Sousa is a part of the Disney's Aladdin company over at the Ne…

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

CD REVIEW: The Will Rogers Follies by JK

I recently revisited this blast from the past, and loved it so much I couldn't wait for another Throwback Thursday. So, I guess this is a Throwback Tuesday... Anyway, back in 1991, while eve…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

LOGOS: Beetlejuice by JK

There are many things to enjoy about Beetlejuice, and the show's logo is one of them. This is especially true when it is used in conjunction with other aspects of its advertising. It's prima…

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Friday, August 9, 2019

The Friday 5: Broadway Logo ABCs (K - O) by JK

A few weeks ago, we started a little game that combines our love for logos and Broadway. It's a simple game - we provide a letter from an original Broadway show logo, and you name the show. …

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

One That Got Away: Chess by JK

Chess played the Imperial Theatre - Spring 1988 The last article in this series (about Rags) got me to thinking about another musical that starred Judy Kuhn. I guess you could say Chess didn…

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Around the U.S.A in 80 Musicals: Part V: The Rockies by JK

As the summer boils on... a trip to the crisp cool air and stunning vistas of the Rocky Mountains sounds like bliss to us! Can't get there? How about getting there via our favorite outlet fr…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Ms. Broadway August 2019: Hadestown's Amber Gray by JK

In both shows we've seen her in, she is so magnetic. She just exudes energy and passion. When she's on stage she's the one your eye is drawn to. She also has this unique quality that makes h…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Mr. Broadway August 2019: Beetlejuice's Alex Brightman by JK

We always admire an actor who has paid his dues. You know, worked his way up, learning his craft, and so forth. This month's Mr. Broadway is just that kind of actor. In a few short years, he…

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Friday, August 2, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Broadway Lights...Sort of... by JK

They say the devil is in the details, so this week I'm getting really specific. Some people obsess over costumes.  Others pay close attention wigs. Or furniture (remember that table that ne…

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

#TBT: Looking Back at Hal Prince Shows We Loved by JK

Somehow it seems only fitting that his last Broadway credit was called Prince of Broadway because Harold Prince was true theater royalty. We feel so fortunate that our lives were so enriche…

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Remembering Harold Prince by JK

Are there really words adequate enough to express the loss we all share with the theater community upon the passing of Harold Prince? He was an influencer before it was even a term. "Genius"…

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2nd Chance Shows: American Idiot by JK

I'm pretty set in my ways. Anyone who really knows me will tell you that. But that doesn't mean my mind can't be changed - even when it comes to shows. Most recently, my mind was completely …

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

300 Shows: Favorite Original Musicals (Part 2) by JK

As I said last week, one of the greatest pleasures in life for a theater fan is sitting down in a Broadway house excited to see a brand new musical. I've seen hundreds in the past 36 or so y…

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Monday, July 29, 2019

REVIEW: Beetlejuice by JK

Review of the Saturday, July 20, 2019 evening performance at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. Starring Alex Brightman, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Butler, Rob McClure, Leslie Kritze…

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