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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Play It Again: Damn Yankees' "Whatever Lola Wants" by JK

Play It Again: Damn Yankees' "Whatever Lola Wants" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from several diffe…

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Monday, May 6, 2024

2023 - 2024 Broadway Musical Logos: Illinoise by JK

21 openings of musicals this season - 6 revivals and 15 new - means so many logos to look at and love. Today, we bring you our thoughts on the last one: the beautiful and emotional dance pie…

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Broadway Games: The 2023 - 2024 Musical Dinner Party: Who Are You Inviting? by JK

Broadway shows have a rich history of dramatic dinner parties, and now that this epic-sized season of new musicals has come to an end, we thought it would be fun to have a virtual dinner par…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The 2024 Tony Awards: About Those Nominations... by JK

After a huge number of productions opening by the season deadline, the Tony Awards nominating committee certainly had their work cut out for them! With 10 new plays, 5 play revivals, 15 new …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

REVIEW: Appropriate by JK

Review of the Wednesday, April 24, 2024 matinee performance at the Belasco Theatre in New York City. Starring Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll, Michael Esper, Natalie Gold, Ella Beatty, Graham Cam…

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Monday, April 29, 2024

The 2024 Tony Awards: If We Were Nominators by JK

This year, Mike and I still have several Tony-eligible shows to see before the nominations are announced tomorrow. So, instead of our typical list of informed predictions, we are going to ta…

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Friday, April 26, 2024

REVIEW: Illinoise by JK

Review of the Wednesday, April 24, 2024 evening performance at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Featuring dancers Benjamin Cook, Gaby Diaz, Jeanette Delgado, Rachel Lockhart, Ahmad Si…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Play It Again: Man of La Mancha's "Dulcinea" by JK

 Play It Again: Man of La Mancha's "Dulcinea" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from several different…

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Monday, April 22, 2024

2023 -2024 Broadway Musical Logos: Suffs and Hell's Kitchen by JK

Two of the last shows of the season are the subject of today's show art analysis. Though both started life off-Broadway at the Public Theater, on paper, they couldn't be any more different. …

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Friday, April 19, 2024

Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before II by JK

 Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before: This week's game asks you to pick the one show each Broadway luminary below didn't work on. 1. Jason Robert Brown A. Broadway: The La…

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

REVIEW: Water For Elephants by JK

Review of the Saturday, April 13, 2024 evening performance at the Imperial Theatre in New York City. Starring Grant Gustin, Samantha Gershman, Gregg Edelman, Paul Alexander Nolan, Stan Brown…

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

REVIEW: Lempicka by JK

Review of the Saturday, April 13, 2024 matinee preview performance at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. Starring Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman, Andrew Samonsky, George Abud, Natalie Joy Joh…

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Broadway Games: Name That Show! Hirschfeld: Lloyd Webber Edition by JK

We were so fortunate to be around the theater scene when Broadway caricaturist Al Hirschfeld was alive and working. I remember checking out the Sunday New York Times any time a new show …

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Broadway Who's Who: Gregg Edelman by JK

Gregg Edelman is one of an increasingly rare breed - the working Broadway actor. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he's really done it all: ensemble work, supporting roles, leading ro…

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Monday, April 8, 2024

2023 - 2024 Broadway Musical Logos: The Heart of Rock and Roll & The Who's Tommy by JK

Logo lovers, here's a two-fer for you! I felt that these simple logos worked well together. Both shows are steeped in nostalgia - one is a revival of a 30 year old musical based on a classic…

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Broadway Games: The Twenty-One 23-24 Musicals by JK

The 2023-2024 Broadway season certainly has been one for the record books for musical lovers! Barring another last-minute surprise, there have been an impressive number of new musicals and m…

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Play It Again: My Fair Lady's "On the Street Where You Live" by JK

Play It Again: My Fair Lady's "On the Street Where You Live" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from se…

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Monday, April 1, 2024

2023 - 2024 Broadway Musical Logos: The Great Gatsby by JK

The first (and likely several more) Broadway musical version of The Great Gatsby began previews last week. Does the show's artwork live up to the promise of the classic novel upon which it …

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Friday, March 29, 2024

Review: Merrily We Roll Along by JK

Review of the Wednesday, March 27, 2024 matinee performance at the Hudson Theatre in New York City. Starring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez, with Krystal Joy Brown, Kati…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

2023 - 2024 Broadway Musical Logos: The Outsiders by JK

I have a long history with The Outsiders. It was one of the first young adult novels I read, though I was only in 3rd grade. The librarian actually called my mother to make sure it was okay …

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Monday, March 25, 2024

Star-to-Be: John Cardoza by JK

Although I love seeing the complete original cast when I see a new show, many times for one reason or other actors are out at the particular performance I attend. I can't think of a single t…

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Friday, March 22, 2024

2023 - 2024 Broadway Musical Logos: Water For Elephants by JK

Broadway's newest circus-themed musical, Water For Elephants, opened its tent for business just last night. So does its key art work well enough to entice theatergoers to buy a ticket? Is it…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Play It Again: South Pacific's "I'm In Love With a Wonderful Guy" by JK

PLAY IT AGAIN: “I’m In Love With a Wonderful Guy”  For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from several…

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Monday, March 18, 2024

Broadway Games: Name That Show! Hirschfeld: The Classics Edition by JK

We were so fortunate to be around the theater scene when Broadway caricaturist Al Hirschfeld was alive and working. I remember checking out the Sunday New York Times any time a new show was …

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Thursday, March 14, 2024

REVIEW: The Notebook by JK

Review of the Sunday evening preview performance on February 25, 2024 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City. Starring Maryann Plunkett, Dorian Harewood, Joy Woods, Ryan Vasquez, …

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

At This Theatre: The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre by JK

When I look over my lists of shows seen at each theater, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre stands out as one of only a few where I have enjoyed every show I've seen there. And I've seen a wide v…

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Monday, March 11, 2024

2023 - 2024 Broadway Musical Logos: Lempicka by JK

Tamara de Lempicka was world famous art deco artist, whose works are still en vogue nearly 100 years after they were created. Arguably the most recognizable of her paintings was her 1929 sel…

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Friday, March 8, 2024

Broadway Games: Where Haven't We Seen You Before? by JK

Most of our Broadway favorites have careers beyond the stage; others come to Broadway from TV and/or film. In any case, if we look around enough, they seem to be everywhere. Broadway Games:…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Play It Again: Chicago's "When You're Good to Mama" by JK

PLAY IT AGAIN: Chicago’s “When You’re Good to Mama”  For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from sev…

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Monday, March 4, 2024

2023 - 2024 Broadway Musical Logos: Days of Wine and Roses and Merrily We Roll Along by JK

 Logo lovers, today we offer you two-fer, with a closer look at the logos for the new musical Days of Wine and Roses and the revival of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. Both shows have s…

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Looking Forward to Spring: March - May 2024 by JK

Looking Forward to Spring: March - May 2024 At the start of each calendar season, we look forward to what we are hoping to see in the coming three months, as well as the titles of productio…

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