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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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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

REVIEW: Sweeney Todd (New Cast) by JK

Review of the matinee performance on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City. Starring Aaron Tveit, Sutton Foster, Joe Locke, Maria Bilbao, Daniel Yearwood, M…

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Broadway Games: 3 Truths 1 Lie by JK

How well do you know Hamilton, Kimberly Akimbo or Hadestown? How about Ryan Vasquez or Melanie LaBarrie? Broadway Games: 3 Truths 1 Lie Below are 4 statements about each topic. Three of th…

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Broadway Games: Pop Quiz! by JK

If Broadway was a class, this is the pop quiz you might get... Good luck!  BROADWAY GAMES: Pop Quiz! 1. What was the prior name of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre?         A. The Cort The…

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Broadway Collections: Playbill Cards by JK

Somewhere between the baseball card boom and the advent of Lights of Broadway cards, Playbill gave us their version to trade.  Broadway Collections: Playbill Cards While cleaning off and …

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Monday, February 19, 2024

2023 - 2024 Broadway Musical Logos: The Notebook by JK

I think, though I'm not positive, that I read Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel, The Notebook in the late 90s, not long after it was published. And I just saw the popular film over the we…

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Name That Show! 2010s Broadway Songs (Part Two) by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 2010s - not that long ago! You've probably at least heard of most of the shows included h…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Play It Again: Cabaret's "Cabaret" by JK

PLAY IT AGAIN: Cabaret’s “Cabaret”  For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from several different cast…

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Monday, February 12, 2024

At This Theatre: The Music Box by JK

Despite having over 1000 seats, when I think of The Music Box, I remember it as feeling both intimate and grand at the same time. Over the years, I've had seats all over the theater, and I t…

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Friday, February 9, 2024

Broadway Games: The Many Roles of Chita Rivera by JK

Beloved Broadway legend, the late, great Chita Rivera had a Broadway career that spanned some 60 years, from her debut as a dancer in the original production of Guys and Dolls to her final …

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

2023 - 2024 Musical Logos: How To Dance In Ohio by JK

Unfortunately, time was not on our side when it came to seeing How To Dance In Ohio, as the show will close before our next chance to get to New York. But that won't stop us from taking a cl…

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Monday, February 5, 2024

One That Got Away: Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life by JK

One That Got Away: Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (2005) Chita Rivera has been a performer I've looked up to and revered almost since I began following and learning about Broadway musical…

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Name That Show! 2010s Broadway Songs (Part One) by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 2010s - not that long ago! You've probably at least heard of most of the shows included her…

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All that Chat

2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards