Friday, September 22, 2023

Name That Show: 1970s Broadway Songs by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 1970s. You've probably at least heard of all the shows included here, but how familiar are …

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Fall Previews. #Stageworthy News of the Week by New York Theater

Summer officially ended with Lea Michele singing “My Man” at the curtain call for the final performance of “Funny Girl” (see video below), a song introduced by Fanny Brice in the Zie…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

See Who's Starring in Musical Theatre Guild's Staged Concert of Follies by Andrew Gans

Jason Graae will direct the West Coast performance of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman classic.

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40 Years of Broadway: 1983 - 1993: Top Flops, Revivals and New Shows by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 1983 - 1993: Top Flops, Revivals and New Shows When you see my list of my Top 10 favorite Broadway shows from August 20, 1983 - August 19, 1993, you'll probably be m…

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Monday, August 28, 2023

40 Years of Broadway: 1983-1993: The Standout Performances by JK

40 Years of Broadway: 1983-1993: The Standout Performances Over the years, I've had the great privilege of seeing some of the greatest performers in Broadway history. Some I've caught at …

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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Wendy Caster

If I were forced to name one favorite show, it might well be Sweeney Todd. (Actually, it would be Sweeney-Night Music-Follies, but that's cheating.) Sweeney's size, wit, pathos, beauty, and …

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Video: Director Richard Jay-Alexander Assists Countess Luann & Sonja Morgan on Bravo's WELCOME TO CRAPPIE LAKE

Join Countess Luann de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan as they enlist the help of legendary Broadway director Richard Jay-Alexander on Bravo's Welcome to Crappie Lake. Watch as Jay-Alexander assist…

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Friday, August 11, 2023

Broadway Jeopardy! - Game 7 by JK

 Broadway Jeopardy! Game 7 OK, Broadway trivia fans! Time for another round of America's favorite game show a la JK's TheatreScene, and as you'll see we are going for the gold this week.…

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Sunday, August 6, 2023

The week in theatre: Rock Follies; The Crown Jewels – review by Susannah Clapp

Minerva, Chichester; Garrick, LondonThe wit and sharpness of the 70s TV series about a pioneering all-female band is partially captured in a spirited stage adaptation. As for Simon Nye’s n…

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

ROCK FOLLIES. Minerva, Chichester by Libby Purves and Friends

NEVER MIND THE MOUNTAIN, OVER THE ROAD CHICHESTER ROCKS      Now here’s a perfect gig for us 1970’s leftovers, though I suspect today’s young rockers  will also love the shiny leat…

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Rock Follies review – girl power pioneers earn their encore by Arifa Akbar

Minerva theatre, ChichesterBased on the 70s TV drama, this musical depicts patriarchal power structures in the music industry which haven’t changed much in five decades Almost two decades …

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Thursday, July 27, 2023

Crazy For You | 2023 West End Trailer by Official London Theatre

Theatre-mad Bobby Child is torn between his show-business dreams and running the family bank. He reluctantly heads west to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a theatre’s mortgage, only to f…

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Thursday, July 20, 2023
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

ReDISCoveries: Myths and Hymns (1999 Off-Broadway Recording) by JK

 ReDISCoveries: Myths and Hymns(1999 Off-Broadway Recording) Jeff has kindly invited me to revisit and review some of the older cast recordings in my collection. Every other week or so, I�…

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Thursday, June 15, 2023

Crazy For You | 2023 West End Trailer by Official London Theatre

Theatre-mad Bobby Child is torn between his show-business dreams and running the family bank. He reluctantly heads west to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a theatre’s mortgage, only to f…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Stage and Screen Actor Treat Williams Killed in Motorcycle Crash at 71 by Margaret Hall

Mr. Williams last appeared on Broadway in the 2001 revival of Follies.

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Ron Fassler

June 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Between 41st and 66th streets there are forty-two legit Broadway theatres (this includes the Palace, currently under renovation an…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

At This Theatre: The Palace by JK

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR THE 2023 JKTS AWARDS! Perhaps the most internationally legendary of all of the current Broadway theaters, the Palace was built in…

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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Sammy’s Bowery Follies by Sandi Durell

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Broadway veterans Ali Ewoldt, LaVon Fisher Wilson, Donna Vivino and Stuart Zagnit in “Welcome to Sammy’s”, a concert of the music of “Sam…

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Sunday, May 7, 2023

The Girls Upstairs: Stories of 1998's Ill-Fated FOLLIES

What is it about juicy backstage drama that so intrigues audiences? For decades, people have flocked to films and plays portraying the exciting events that happen behind the curtain. Arguabl…

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Showfolk follies by Matt Simonette

I’m generally not a huge fan of material wherein creative folk in any discipline—theater, film, publishing, music—turn to their own profession for inspiration. If a movie is about film…

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

Don Sebesky, Broadway Orchestrator of PARADE and More, Has Passed Away

His Broadway theater credits include Porgy and Bess (London production by Trevor Nunn), Sinatra At The Palladium, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate (2000 Tony Award), Bells Are Ringing, Flow…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:32PM
Friday, April 28, 2023

Jerry Mitchell to Receive 2023 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award by Caitlin Hornik

Director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell will receive the 2023 Isabelle Stevenson Award. The Tony Awards Administration Committee has recognized Mitchell for his dedication and contribution…

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Saturday, April 15, 2023

Funny Girl on Broadway - #RedBuckets by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Take in the Ziegfeld Follies at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre and you can join Ephie Aardema and the company of Funny Girl in helping provide health care and hope with our #RedBuckets now…

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Saturday, April 8, 2023


Michael Bennett (1943–1987).April 8, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Had he lived, today would mark Michael Bennett’s 80th birthday. He died in Tucson, Arizona in 1987…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tracie Bennett to Lead London Revival of How to Succeed... in Gender-Swapped Role by Logan Culwell-Block

Find out which character the Olivier- and Tony-nominated End of the Rainbow and Follies star is taking on in the Frank Loesser musical.

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The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air by Trav S.D.

This post comes to you through the courtesy of the fact that March 21 is the birthday of Florenz Ziegfeld, and that I happen to be working on a book called Vaudeville in Your Living Room: A …

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

HAPPY 96TH, JOHN KANDER by Ron Fassler

John Kander, born on this date March 18, 1927.March 18, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Today is the 96th birthday of the legendary composer John Kander, who is still doi…

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

Stephen Sondheim’s Final Musical ‘Here We Are’ to Premiere Off-Broadway in Fall by Rebecca Rubin

Stephen Sondheim’s final musical “Here We Are” is hitting the stage in the fall. The legendary musical theater figure, who composed “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Follies,”…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023


Mary McCarty leading the charge with “Who’s That Woman?” (1971). That’s Alexis Smith in red on the left and Dorothy Collins and Yvonne De Carlo on the right.March 15, 2023: Theatre …

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Monday, March 13, 2023


Ethel Shutta belting out “Broadway Baby” in “Follies” (1971).March 13, 2013: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler When the musical Follies opened on Broadway in 1971, a show …

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