Wednesday, December 11, 2019

2019 in Review: The Best of Broadway (and Off-Broadway) Media by JK

Next up in our 2019 in Review series is a look at what we think were the best in Broadway-related media. From logos to marquees to recordings and online presence, we weigh in on 21 categorie…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

2019 in Review: The Unforgettables: The Movers & Shapers & Newcomers by JK

In the next of our 2019 in Review series, we take a look at 40 - yes, 40! - individuals who made an indelible mark on the year in theater. Some are acclaimed award winners, others are fantas…

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Opinion: West Side Story Part 2 by JK

As of the time this editorial posts, no one outside of the production will have seen a single second of West Side Story. And, outside of friends and family who are at the invited dress tonig…

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Friday, December 6, 2019

The Friday 5 Quiz: The Broadway Costumes of Sutton Foster by JK

It's Friday 5 Quiz time! And, thanks to a great suggestion sent in by Marcus T. from Queens, today's game is all about the costumes 2-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster has worn on the Bro…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

#TBT: Vintage Playbill: A Christmas Story: November 2012 by JK

I was at a distinct disadvantage when I saw A Christmas Story: The Musical. I had never seen A Christmas Story: The Movie! The good news is, the musical was wonderful, and though I may not h…

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Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Jagged Little Pill by JK

Tonight, these twelve incredible cast members from Jagged Little Pill will be making their official Broadway debuts! Dreams do come true! Congratulations to you and everyone in the show. He…

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

2019 in Review: Trend of the Year: Teens Playing Teens by JK

2019 in Review: Trend of the Year One may have thought that eleven years ago, Broadway would have tried a little bit harder at getting actual teenagers to play teenagers when the musical 13…

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Ms. Broadway December 2019: The Joannes of Company by JK

Last month's look back at the all of the Broadway Elder Prices proved to be quite popular, so we thought that we'd honor all those ladies who lunch by lifting a glass to all who have played …

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Mr. Broadway December 2019: Little Shop's Jonathan Groff by JK

The current off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors has rekindled my appreciation for Mr. December 2019. I've been a fan since I first saw him in an early preview of another off-Broa…

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thankful for Theater by JK

As we theater fans prepare for the Broadway numbers on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, I'd like to take a moment to give thanks. Thank you......to all of those television programs that f…

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Giving Broadway Thanks by JK

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REVIEW: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by JK

Review of the Sunday, November 24, 2019 matinee performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City. Starring Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Daniel J. Watts, Dawnn Lewis, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Cha…

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

REVIEW: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical by JK

Review of the Saturday, November 23, 2019 evening performance at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. Starring Chris McCarrell, Jorrell Javier, Ryan Knowles, Sarah Beth Pfeifer, James Hayd…

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Monday, November 25, 2019

REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors by JK

Review of the Saturday, November 23, 2019 matinee performance at the Westside Theatre/Upstairs in New York City. Starring Jonathan Groff, Christian Borle, Chelsea Turbin, Tom Alan Robbins, K…

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Friday, November 22, 2019

The Friday 5 Quiz by JK

Let's get the weekend started with a fun little quiz for The Friday 5! This time around, I'm going to name 3 actors, and you name the role and show they have in common.  Look for the answer…

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

#TBT: The "New" Broadway Cast Recording of Kiss of the Spider Woman by JK

When I really love a show, I tend to go all in. I see it many times, with as many casts as possible. On Broadway, off-Broadway, on tour, regional and local. Kiss of the Spider Woman is one o…

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Opinions: West Side Story Part One by JK

I'm not sure why it surprises me that cancel culture has come to Broadway, but it does. Theater has always had its harshest critics and most vehement fans. History has the shown that the Gre…

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

One That Got Away: The Rink by JK

My first exposure to The Rink was, as I look back on it, indicative of my naivete and ignorance of Broadway theater back in early 1985. We were driving home after an evening show, and traff…

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Broadway Heat: Jagged Little Pill Edition: The Finals! by JK

We are head over feet about Jagged Little Pill , and it looks like you are, too! Last week, you voted in a new record number! This week, your vote will determine THE WINNER! Who do you th…

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Friday, November 15, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Favorite Jane Krakowski Roles by JK

While reminiscing about Grand Hotel's 30th anniversary, I of course got to thinking about one of its great stars, Jane Krakowski. Whenever I hear her name attached to any project, my ears pe…

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Standing @ Zero: Frozen's Adam Perry (NSFW) by JK

This month we give thanks for an ensemblist with seven Broadway shows (and three national tours) under his dance belt. His career spans classic shows, both revivals and modern, and he's work…

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

REVIEW: A Chorus Line (Signature Theatre) by JK

Review of the Sunday, November 10, 2019 matinee at Signature Theatre, Arlington, Virginia. With Joshua Buscher, Zeke Edmonds, Adena Ershow, Samantha Marisol Gershman, Jeff Gorti, Ben Gunders…

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

30 Years Ago Today: Grand Hotel: The Musical by JK

Following 31 previews which began on October 16, 1989, Grand Hotel: The Musical opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre 30 years ago today.Like most of you, I call many shows my "favo…

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Broadway Heat: Jagged Little Pill Edition: The Elimination Round by JK

Looks like Jagged Little Pill is the talk of the town these days. So, you ought to know that we are  gearing up for the first of two Broadway Heat rounds in our quest to name the show's h…

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Friday, November 8, 2019

The Friday 5 Quiz: Broadway Costumes: Cats Edition by JK

Let me start off this week's Friday 5 with an apology. I'm sorry that I forgot to give the answers to the last Broadway Costumes Quiz under last week's Friday 5! Those answers are below this…

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical by JK

Congratulations to the entire company of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical on your opening night! Special congratulations to the following 10 cast members who are making their official Broadway…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Ms. Broadway: November 2019: Tina's Adrienne Warren by JK

Ms. Broadway November 2019 joins a growing list of actresses taking on the role of iconic singer. Like Stephanie and Ana and others before her, Adrienne Warren has the daunting task of crea…

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

When the "Best" IS Your "Favorite": 2015 by JK

Over the past year, we've taken a look at several shows that were not our favorites, but did win the Tony for Best Musical. A long while ago, we looked back at the 2011-2012, when the Tony w…

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Mr. Broadway: November 2019: The Elder Prices of The Book of Mormon by JK

Hello! We thought we'd do something a little different in celebrating Mr. Broadway (and thanks to Janet V from Boston - are you drowsy? - for the suggestion!). This month, we are taking a l…

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Friday, November 1, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Favorite Rock Album Musicals by JK

Seems like most of us have a love/hate relationship with jukebox musicals. For every one that works, there seems to be two or three that don't. There is one sub-genre I pretty much love thou…

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