Friday, July 3, 2020

Broadway Games: A Blended Marquee Jumble by JK

You may need to use scratch paper to play this week's Broadway Game. This week's game asks you to use letters from the answers to each clue to figure out a "Blended Broadway Marquee!"  Bro…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: Favorite Scenic Designs by JK

Earlier this week, we named (what we thought, anyway) the Best of the Decade's projection design. That technical element is the newest in theatrical design. This week, we name our favorites …

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

One That Got Away: Nine by JK

This time around, the One That Got Away came about by accident. Like many of you, I've been cleaning, de-cluttering, and reorganizing. I finally got around to dusting off my vinyl collectio…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: Favorite Projection Designs by JK

BE SURE TO CAST YOUR 2020 (MIGHT HAVE BEEN) TONY AWARDS BALLOT! <<<<<< CLICK THE BOX IN THE LEFT COLUMN. BALLOT CLOSES ON 7/3! One of the many benefits of being fortunate …

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Monday, June 29, 2020

VOTE HERE! The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards Ballot by JK

This is IT! After a crazy cut short season and hundreds of nominations over the past several weeks, we crunched the numbers, read all of your thoughtful messages championing your favorite sh…

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards Nominees Announcement! by JK

Before we tell you about who made the final ballot, we'd like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time over the past few weeks to nominate the best of the best from the 2019-20…

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Friday, June 26, 2020

Broadway Games: Six Degrees of Broadway Separation by JK

Can you figure out how these shows connect to each other in order? Are they connected by an actor? A director? The theater they played in? Or something else altogether? Remember, you are fig…

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Ms. Broadway June 2020: LaChanze and Celia Rose Gooding by JK

This is a first for us - a mother/daughter pair - being honored as Ms. Broadway. But, given that they both won the first ever Antonyo Award for Best Actor in a Musical off-Broadway (LaChanze…

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Broadway Top 40 Countdown: # 10 - 1 by JK

Well, this is it! Over the past few weeks we've been counting down our 40 favorite songs from new Broadway musicals from the past decade! In case you missed it: #40-31 HERE, #30-21 HERE, and…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Mr. Broadway June 2020: Company's Etai Benson by JK

His best friend is another Mr. Broadway, and he dates one of our favorite actresses. But that's not why Etai Benson is Mr. Broadway June 2020. In his young career on the stage, he's been in…

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Monday, June 22, 2020

The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards: The Nominations: Creative Categories by JK

Last week, you nominated your favorite performances from last season for our 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards. This week, you'll be nominating your favorite creative elements in all the …

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Broadway Top 40 Countdown: #20 - 11 by JK

As Casey Kasem used to say, "On with the countdown!" This week our list of the 40 best new songs from the past decade of Broadway shows continues with numbers 20-11. In case you missed any o…

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Jukebox Musicals by JK

Of course, most of us would love see original musicals taking over Broadway. But let's be honest. Jukebox musicals (and their sub-genre, the bio-musical) can be excellent shows. Like all mus…

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Monday, June 15, 2020

The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards - The Nominations Part II: Acting Categories by JK

Last week, you nominated your favorite productions of last season for our 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards. This week, you'll be nominating your favorite acting performances in all the pla…

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Broadway Games: The Plays of August Wilson by JK

The late August Wilson wrote The Pittsburgh Cycle, a 10 play series depicting the African-American experience over the 20th Century. Those ten plays earned Wilson two Pulitzer Prizes, five N…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Ain't Too Proud's E. Clayton Cornelious by JK

This month's Standing @ Zero hero is a 20 year veteran of Broadway, and he's done it all. On and off-Broadway, regional and national tour credits fill a long resume of not only ensemble work…

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Broadway Top 40 Countdown: #30-21 by JK

Last week, we began The Broadway Top 40 Countdown of the best new Broadway songs of the last decade. If you missed it, you can check it out HERE. This week, we get up to the middle of our l…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 15 Favorite New Musicals Based on Films by JK

Love 'em or hate 'em, musicals based on films have been on Broadway for decades. There have been some great ones (Grand Hotel, Sunset Boulevard), and some not so great ones (you know what we…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

The 2020 (Might Have Been) Tony Awards - The Nominations Part I by JK

Considering all that is going on in the world, it seems petty to lament that the Tony Awards didn't happen last night. Still, I really missed it; it was just another reminder of what used to…

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Broadway Games: 6-time Tony-winner Audra McDonald by JK

The Tony-winningest actress of all time, the incredible Audra McDonald, has SIX of them! S. I. X.! She's won them in all four acting categories.  Today's game asks you to match the show she…

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

ONE THAT GOT AWAY: John Cameron Mitchell in HEDWIG by JK

Recently, Mike and I were talking about how lucky we've been to have seen so many great shows over the years, but still had some regrets about things we've missed. Considering that we saw th…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: The Broadway Top 40 Countdown #40 -31 by JK

Only time will tell if the second decade of the 21st Century will have generated what will be known as a "classic Broadway musical." No one knows for sure. But with the wonderful mix of esta…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 FAVORITE SONDHEIM REVIVALS by JK

Another decade, another plethora of Sondheim shows! While we all wait for a new Sondheim show (PLEASE, STEVE!), there certainly hasn't been a lack of his works to enjoy. Over the past ten ye…

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Monday, June 1, 2020

BROADWAY HEAT 2019-2020: THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS! by JK

Well, I have to say that our readers are the best! Last week's preliminary round of the finals had the biggest voter turn out we've ever had in all the years we've been doing this. Consideri…

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Sunday, May 31, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020

Broadway Games: Password Alphabetics 2 by JK

Last week, it was nice to hear from you that you enjoyed playing Password Plus Alphabetics! (Last week's answers are below.) If you don't know the game, celebrities and their contestant par…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Ms. Broadway May 2020: Jagged Little Pill's Lauren Patten by JK

She literally stops the show nightly with her blistering take on "You Oughta Know" in the hit musical Jagged Little Pill. And being in quarantine hasn't stopped her, either. If you did cat…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mr. Broadway May 2020: Mrs. Doubtfire's Rob McClure by JK

Like the rest of you, we get out laughs where and when we can these days. One of the really good great guys of the Broadway community has been using his down time to cheer the rest of us up…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 10 Favorite Broadway Musical Revivals by JK

Last week, we began our series that takes a look back at the theater we enjoyed over the last 10 seasons. One of those posts revealed our 10 Favorite Broadway Play Revivals (HERE), and today…

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Monday, May 25, 2020

BROADWAY HEAT: The Championship! Round One by JK

Well, this is it! After what has been an...odd...season, and after 11 individual competitions and well over a thousand votes, we are now ready for the biggest poll of the whole year:The 2019…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Broadway Games: Password Alphabetics by JK

Been spending some time at home alone watching old game shows. Password is one of my favorites. If you don't know the game, celebrities and their contestant partners give one word clues unti…

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