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Monday, June 7, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Elite 8! 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, June 4, 2021

Broadway Game: Logo Legs! by JK

Broadway Game: Logo Legs! Broadway is surely known for its jazz hands and its dancin' feet. But between those hands and feet are legs! And Broadway knows a thing or two about gams, too! Kic…

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

At This Theater: The Winter Garden by JK

I've often written about my experience seeing my first Broadway show, the 1983 revival of Mame at the Gershwin. But I also have a vivid memory of that day before we even sat down for the sh…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: June 1 - 7 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: June 1 - 7 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   June 1, 1971: Good grief! You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a smash hit off-Broadway, opened at the Golden Theatre, w…

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Monday, May 31, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Sweet 16! 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…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:12AM
Friday, May 28, 2021

Broadway Games: True or False? by JK

Broadway Games:True or False 1. TRUE or FALSE: The 74th Tony Awards, airing on September 26th, will be the first to air the ceremony on two different networks. 2. TRUE or FALSE: Once Upo…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:33AM
Thursday, May 27, 2021

At This Performance: Van Hughes in American Idiot by JK

Back in April, Mike wrote an article about his favorite performance of the role of St. Jimmy in his favorite musical, American Idiot (HERE). Today, he shares his thoughts on one performer wh…

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

One That Got Away: Footloose by JK

 One That Got Away: Footloose (1998) In the late 1990's I was in the middle of my "theater snob" period, and I missed a lot of fun shows. One of those is the subject of this month's One Th…

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: May 25 - 31 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: May 25 - 31 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  May 25, 2016: Cirque du Soleil came to Broadway with Paramour on this date at the Lyric Theatre, where it stayed for …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:33AM
Monday, May 24, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Big 32 - Part Two! 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…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:36AM
Friday, May 21, 2021

Broadway Games: A Mini-Quiz by JK

Broadway Games: A Mini-Quiz Here's a little test of your Broadway knowledge. Good luck! 1. Put these shows in chronological order by the date of their official Broadway opening night: …

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Welcome to the Rock, Bohemians! by JK

Welcome to the Rock, Bohemians! (2 Videos, 1 Message) I'm sure that I'm not the only one of us who gets emails from Broadway shows. And I'm pretty sure, that even if we've already seen the…

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Movie Musicals 2021: 3 Thoughts on 3 Trailers by JK

Movie Musicals 2021: 3 Thoughts on 3 Trailers Maybe theater fans were extra good this past year. As a reward for enduring a pandemic, maybe we are being rewarded with not one, but three mo…

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: May 18 - 24 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: May 18 - 24 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  May 20, 1916: The Seagull by Anton Chekhov made its Broadway debut at the Bandbox Theatre. May 21, 1959: Curtain u…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:18AM
Monday, May 17, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Big 32 - Part One! 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…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 08:18AM
Friday, May 14, 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, May 13, 2021

Broadway Who's Who: Michael Greif by JK

There aren't many people who have enjoyed as prolific a career in the theater as Michael Greif. With a career spanning decades, covering some of this country's most acclaimed regional theate…

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Monday, May 10, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Elimination Group D! 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…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:48AM
Friday, May 7, 2021

Broadway Games: How Well Do You Know Your Flop Playbills Covers by JK

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

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

"Hit Songs" From Broadway Misfires: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by JK

"Hit Songs" From Broadway Misfires: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Despite an impressive, if troubled, run of 1,066 performances, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark was a Broadway misfire. Mayb…

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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…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 11:06AM
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 …

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:18AM

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…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:18AM
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.…

SOURCE: www.jkstheatrescene.com at 07:06AM
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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