Wednesday, May 5, 2021

At This Theater: The Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center by JK

Tucked away in the back corner of the Lincoln Center campus, the Vivian Beaumont Theater is easily recognizable with its large plate glass windows and trademark neon logo-signs. Opened in …

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: May 4 - 10 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  May 4, 2008: Boeing Boeing landed at the Longacre Theatre for 279 performances with an all-star cast including Mark R…

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Monday, May 3, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Elimination Group C! by JK

Over the past year, we've been in search of the very best in Broadway musical logos, going back 40 years. Now let's jump aboard the Broadway Time Machine and go waaay back to the 1970s and s…

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Broadway Games: Sondheim Lyrics by JK

Broadway Games: Sondheim Lyrics Do you fancy yourself a real Sondheim fan? This week, put your devotion (and knowledge) to the test! Can you name the Sondheim song and show from the lyrics …

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At This Performance: Stephanie Torns in Waitress by JK

 At This Performance: Stephanie Torns in Waitress I'm a Jessie Mueller fan. Often, she's not just the best person in the show she's in, she's the only good thing about she's in. So, I woul…

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

One That Got Away: My Favorite Year by JK

One That Got Away: My Favorite Year  That old saying, "If I knew then what I know now..." is particularly apt when it comes to the biggest flop of the 92-93 Broadway season, My Favorite Y…

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: April 27 - May 3 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: April 27 - May 3 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  April 27, 1986: Hey, big spender! The Bob Fosse directed revival of Sweet Charity starring Debbie Allen opened at…

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Monday, April 26, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Elimination Group B! by JK

Over the past year, we've been in search of the very best in Broadway musical logos, going back 40 years. Now let's jump aboard the Broadway Time Machine and go waaay back to the 1970s and s…

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Broadway Games: 3 Out of 4 by JK

Broadway Games: 3 Out of 4 Three out of four things in each group below have something or someone in common. Which one doesn't belong? What do the other three have in common? Good luck! 1.…

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Favorite Designs: The Design of American Psycho by JK

Favorite Designs: The Design of American Psycho Theater truly is a collaborative art. Each element depends on and enhances the others. An excellent example of this is the design for America…

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

SPECIAL UPDATE: The Torsos of Broadway Return! by JK

We've noticed that traffic on the site has been very heavy over the past couple of months for an older post (from January 2013!) about the preponderance of bare torsos on the Broadway stage.…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: April 20 - 26 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: April 20 - 26 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  April 20, 2010: Pop-punk came to Broadway when Green Day's American Idiot opened its 422 performance run at the St…

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Monday, April 19, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Elimination Group A! by JK

Over the past year, we've been in search of the very best in Broadway musical logos, going back 40 years. Now let's jump aboard the Broadway Time Machine and go waaay back to the 1970s and s…

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Broadway Games: How Well Do You Know Your Playbill Covers? by JK

BROADWAY GAMES: How Well Do You Know Your Playbill Covers? Can you recognize these shows from their Playbill covers - just the banner and a little bit of the logo? Good luck! 1.  2.  3.…

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Broadway Bookshelf: Tony Voter FYC Books by JK

The Broadway Bookshelf: Tony Voter FYC Books So, I was dusting off my shelves the other day, and I came across my small, but inevitably growing, collection of For Your Consideration booklet…

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Broadway Who's Who: Mandy Gonzalez by JK

This month's Broadway Who's Who is someone with relatively new, but impressive, resume which includes roles in some of this millennium's biggest titles. Like most performers, Mandy Gonzalez…

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: April 13 - 19 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: April 13 - 19 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  April 13, 2000: Queenie was a blonde and her age stood still. Well for 68 performances, anyway. The Michael John LaCh…

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Monday, April 12, 2021

2010s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Championship! by JK

Over the past months, we've been in search of the very best in Broadway musical logos, going back 40 years. And now, here we are starting a new tournament, looking for the very best logo of …

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Broadway Games: More 2000's Tony-winning Lyrics by JK

Last week's game proved to be quite popular! Seems all you show tunes fans enjoy a challenge. So here are 5 more (no repeats from last week, either!). Oh! And the answers to last week's game…

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

At This Theatre: The Stephen Sondheim by JK

This month's column is really a tale of two theaters, a before and after, if you will. One of my all-time favorite shows played at the "before," and several shows I was underwhelmed by playe…

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

"Hit Songs" From Broadway Misfires: A Song That Was Cut by JK

As we all know, getting a new musical to Broadway is a long, arduous task, whether the show is a hit or a flop. Along the way, songs are written, re-written, moved around, and even cut altog…

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: April 6 - 12 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: March 30 - April 5 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   April 6, 2017: Titans of the cosmetics world faced off in the musical War Paint at the Nederlander Theatre …

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Monday, April 5, 2021

2010s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Final 4! by JK

Over the past months, we've been in search of the very best in Broadway musical logos, going back 40 years. And now, here we are starting a new tournament, looking for the very best logo of …

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Friday, April 2, 2021

Broadway Games: 2000's Tony-Winning Lyrics by JK

How well do you know your 21st century Broadway lyrics? Over the first 20+ years of the new millennium there have been dozens of new scores written, and this week's game will test your knowl…

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

At This Performance: Andrew Call in American Idiot by JK

At This Performance: Andrew Call in American Idiot When I started this new monthly column, several performances by terrific understudies leapt to mind right away. One of them I didn't even …

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

One That Got Away: The 39 Steps by JK

One That Got Away: The 39 Steps (2008) I have often  said that one of the things I like best about theater is that it can do so many things that film just can't do, despite all of the techn…

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: March 30 - April 5 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: March 30 - April 5 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   March 30, 1898: The Ibsen classic Hedda Gabler premiered on Broadway. March 30, 2000: The 2000 Tony-winning…

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Monday, March 29, 2021

2010s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Elite 8 by JK

Over the past months, we've been in search of the very best in Broadway musical logos, going back 40 years. And now, here we are starting a new tournament, looking for the very best logo of …

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Broadway Games: Pop Hits, Broadway Flops by JK

For every Kinky Boots and Waitress, there's The Last Ship and Taboo. Being a successful pop songwriter like Cyndi Lauper or Sara Bareilles doesn't automatically translate to being a hit ma…

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Favorite Designs: The Lighting Design of The Glass Menagerie (2013) by JK

The Glass Menagerie may just be my favorite play of all. That love has set a very high bar for what an excellent production of it would be to me. I've seen probably a dozen productions at al…

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Track By Track: Kinky Boots (Original Broadway Cast Recording) by JK

I really did enjoy Kinky Boots. It was spectacular, funny and touching. The performances across the board were excellent. A lot to appreciate and admire. And yet, I wasn't bowled over. Once …

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Sep 14, 2021: BROADWAY REOPENS
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre