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Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: The Sound of Music (OBCR) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Looking Forward to Spring: March - May 2022 by JK

Tomorrow, it will have been exactly two years since I last posted a "Looking Forward to..." quarterly column. What is interesting about looking back at that is seeing that in recent months I…

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Monday, February 28, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: The Sweet 16! by JK

It's the 1960s and the Golden Age of the American Musical is in full swing, though, by the end of the decade it is replaced by the Modern Era. What a time to be a musical theater fan! Award…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:18AM
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Show Boat (1966 LCT Cast) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 02:33PM
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Broadway Games: Come and Meet Those Dancin' Feet by JK

Here's a game we haven't played in awhile! Can you identify the show just by seeing the cast's feet in action? BROADWAY GAMES: Come and Meet Those Dancin' Feet Below are photos from 5 diff…

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Monday, February 21, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: Big 32 Part B! by JK

It's the 1960s and the Golden Age of the American Musical is in full swing, though, by the end of the decade it is replaced by the Modern Era. What a time to be a musical theater fan! Award…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:03AM
Thursday, February 17, 2022

Broadway Games: It All Adds Up! by JK

BROADWAY GAMES: It All Adds Up! Okay, theater people! Time to put those math skills to the test. This week's game is a 2-part endeavor. First fill in the Broadway numbers below. Then use th…

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Oliver! (1962 OBCR) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:54AM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Broadway From A to Z: C by JK

Today, we continue our new series that is strictly to the letter. Broadway From A to Z, will look at the people, shows and history of The Great Bright Way! Obviously, with each entry, we'l…

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Monday, February 14, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: Big 32 Part A! by JK

It's the 1960s and the Golden Age of the American Musical is in full swing, though, by the end of the decade it is replaced by the Modern Era. What a time to be a musical theater fan! Award…

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Friday, February 11, 2022

REVIEW: The Music Man by JK

Review of the Saturday, January 22, 2022 matinee performance at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. Starring Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster, Shuler Hensley, Jefferson Mays, Jane Houdysh…

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Broadway Games: Brrrr! Winter Weather by JK

So the groundhog saw his shadow, and six more weeks of winter are on the way. A lot of us have had more than our share of winter weather already, right? Well, this week's game embraces the c…

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Oklahoma! (1979 Revival Cast) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:54AM
Monday, February 7, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: Round 4! by JK

It's the 1960s and the Golden Age of the American Musical is in full swing, though, by the end of the decade it is replaced by the Modern Era. What a time to be a musical theater fan! Award…

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Friday, February 4, 2022

The Broadway Who's Who: Goddard Lieberson by JK

Today, we get our Original Cast Recordings from streaming services and the like. Some of us (myself included) like it old school with compact discs. Can you imagine that way back in the day,…

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: My Fair Lady (1956 OBCR) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:24AM
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Broadway Games: The Terrible Twos! by JK

Hello, theater fans! It's February 2nd, and that means today is 2/2/22! Let's celebrate the numerical day with a game! How many Broadway "two"s do you know? BROADWAY GAMES: The Terrible Two…

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

"Hit Songs" From (Off) Broadway Misfires: Heathers: The Musical by JK

Had an interesting chat on Twitter the other day, wondering why certain shows flop here, only to find much bigger success over in London. Three titles came to mind instantly: Legally Blonde…

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Monday, January 31, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: Round 3! by JK

It's the 1960s and the Golden Age of the American Musical is in full swing, though, by the end of the decade it is replaced by the Modern Era. What a time to be a musical theater fan! Award…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 12:36AM
Friday, January 28, 2022

Broadway In A Box CD Review: Man of La Mancha (2002 Revival Cast) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:06AM
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Broadway Games: Jeopardy! by JK

Here's a game we haven't played in awhile! And while we are at it, congratulations @jeopardamy! You are so inspiring. See you at The Tournament of Champions! You know how to play it. Good l…

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Re-Visit) by JK

Review of the Saturday, January 22, 2022 evening performance at the Lyric Theatre in New York City. Starring David Abeles, Aaron Bartz, Nadia Brown, Michela Cannon, Judith Lightfoot Clarke, …

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

REVIEW: Assassins by JK

Review of the Sunday, January 23, 2022 matinee performance at the Classic Stage Company in New York City. Starring Adam Chanler-Berat, Eddie Cooper, Tavi Gavinson, Lee Harrington, Bianca Ho…

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Monday, January 24, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: Round 2! by JK

And now a new journey begins! It's the 1960s and the Golden Age of the American Musical is in full swing, though, by the end of the decade it is replaced by the Modern Era. What a time to be…

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Friday, January 21, 2022

One That Got Away (Twice!): Assassins (1990 and 2004) by JK

If all goes according to plan, as of this Sunday, a New York production of Assassins will NOT get away from me. You see, my history with this show is a checkered one. In 1990, it was a comb…

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

Broadway Games: Design Time! by JK

We all have certain shows we love; we all have certain actors we follow. And we all love the magic of live theatre - the lights, the costumes, the sets. All of it. Most of us can identify ac…

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

At This Theatre: The John Golden Theatre by JK

I love the theaters on 45th Street. I've seen some of my favorite shows on that block. The Golden Theatre is probably the one of those that I have been in the fewest times, but those times …

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Broadway in a Box CD Review: The King and I (1964 Lincoln Center Theater Cast) by JK

At Christmas a few years ago, Jeff gave me a copy of Broadway in a Box: The Essential Broadway Musicals Collection. He has now given me the opportunity to use his blog to share my impression…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:06AM
Monday, January 17, 2022

1960s Broadway Musical Show Art Tournament: Round 1 by JK

And now a new journey begins! It's the 1960s and the Golden Age of the American Musical is in full swing, though, by the end of the decade it is replaced by the Modern Era. What a time to be…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:42AM
Friday, January 14, 2022

Favorite Designs: Lighting Design for The Visit by JK

What I loved most of all about The Visit was that it grabbed a hold of you from the moment you entered the Lyceum Theatre and didn't let go of you until hours after the final bows. Heck, I…

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Broadway Games: Marquee Mash-up! by JK

With Broadway back, those marquee installers are starting to get pretty busy. As you probably know, the giant billboard over the Winter Garden Theatre had a logo reboot, when The Music Man …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 04:48PM

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