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Monday, July 26, 2021

Broadway Musical Revival Logos Bracket Tournament - The Region 2 Elimination Round! by JK

Well, last week's elimination round is in the books, and it was really spectacular! More of you voted than in any 1st round elimination before. And there were some shocking upsets, including…

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Broadway Games: Rebuses - Show Title Edition by JK

They're back! Here are 5 picture puzzles that combine to make show titles. Good luck! Broadway Games: Show Title Rebuses 1.    2.   3.    4.     5.      #259…

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Celebrating Audra McDonald: Our Favorite Moments by JK

This week, we celebrate another amazing woman - another July 3rd birthday lady - who thrills with everything she does, on TV, on film, and, of course, the Broadway stage. With a record 6 Ton…

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Anything Goes 1987 Cast Recording by JK

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Anything Goes (1987) 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 …

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Broadway Musical RevivalLogos Bracket Tournament - The Region 1 Elimination Round! by JK

Well, you've crowned the best Broadway musical logos from the 1970s - 2010s, and there were some genuine classics to choose from. Now it is time to honor the best of the best show art in the…

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Broadway Games: What's Missing? by JK

Broadway Games: What's Missing? Below are lists, each having something to do with Broadway. But each list is missing something. If you can figure out what each list is, you'll know what's m…

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Broadway in a Box CD Review: OBCR Annie (1977) by JK

Broadway in a Box CD Review: Annie OBCR (1977) 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 op…

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Celebrating Betty Buckley: Great Moments We Missed by JK

Last week, we celebrated July birthday-gal Betty Buckley, with a look back at our favorite moments in her illustrious career. We've been so fortunate to witness so many! (HERE) This week, we…

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Monday, July 12, 2021

The Broadway Musical Revival Logo Tournament: The Trials Part Three by JK

A NEW tournament, but with a twist. We have combed the archives for over 100 outstanding show logos from revivals, but YOU will be determining which of those will make it to the 64-logo brac…

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Friday, July 9, 2021

Broadway Game: Rebuses: Show Folk Edition by JK

Broadway Games Rebuses: Show Folk Edition This week's picture puzzles are all people in the theater! (The answers to last week's game are at the bottom.) Good luck! 1.  2. 3. 4.…

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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Celebrating Betty Buckley: Our Favorite Moments by JK

Celebrating Betty Buckley: Our Favorite Moments Don't know if you heard, but last Saturday, July 3rd was a day for Broadway diva lovers to celebrate. Two incomparable talents share that da…

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Monday, July 5, 2021

The Broadway Musical Revival Logo Tournament: The Trials Part Two by JK

Last week, we are started a NEW tournament, but with a twist. We have combed the archives for over 100 outstanding show logos from revivals, but YOU will be determining which of those will m…

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Friday, July 2, 2021

Broadway Game: Rebuses by JK

BROADWAY GAMES: REBUSES Below are rebuses (rebi?) that form the titles of shows. Good luck! 1.  2.   3.               4.       5.       #2587 Answ…

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Thursday, July 1, 2021

At This Theater: The Lunt-Fontanne by JK

Over the years, I've seen 11 shows at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and they ran the gamut from cringe-worthy to worthy favorite. I've also had the opportunity to sit in pretty much every locat…

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Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Broadway Musical Revival Logo Tournament: The Selection Part One by JK

Together, you've selected the best Broadway Musical Logos of the past 50 years through our 64-team bracket tournaments. (Thank you for playing along!) But what about all of those spectacular…

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Broadway Games: Musicals That Were Plays First by JK

Broadway Games: Musicals That Were Plays First Part One: Can you match the musical with the play on which it was based? 1. Wonderful Town                  a. The Rainmaker 2.…

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

One That Got Away: Angels in America: Perestroika (1993) by JK

I had the distinct privilege of seeing Angels in America: Millennium Approaches on Broadway at a matinee during New York Pride. The Walter Kerr Theatre was packed, and the place had a hum o…

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

At This Performance: Matthew James Thomas in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark by JK

At This Performance: Matthew James Thomas in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark Given Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark's injury record and notoriously difficult preview period, it should not have b…

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: June 22 - 28 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: June 22 - 28 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  June 22, 1976: One of the most produced and beloved musicals of all time, Godspell, debuted on Broadway at the Bro…

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Monday, June 21, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Championship! 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 18, 2021

Broadway Game: True/False: The Andrew Lloyd Webber Edition by JK

Andrew Lloyd Webber sure is making headlines these days! Not only is he opening a new show, Cinderella, but he took on the U.K. government as well. Before it was all over, we thought we migh…

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Best Songs From Best Scores: 1990 - 1991 by JK

Today, we begin a new series, Best Songs From Best Scores, in which we take a look at the numbers from a season's Best Original Score Tony nominees. Of course, "best" is in the eye ear of t…

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: June 15 - 21 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: June 15 - 21 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  June 15, 1995: One of the 90s most interesting and underrated musicals, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, opened at th…

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Monday, June 14, 2021

1970s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - The Final 4! 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 11, 2021

Broadway Games: The Colors of Pride by JK

BROADWAY GAMES: The Colors of Pride To celebrate Pride, today's game is a rainbow of fun. Can you name which show each snippet of a logo is from? There's one for each color on the Pride …

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Favorite Designs: Onstage Cars by JK

Over the years, I've had the opportunity to a lot of really awe-inspiring set pieces. The 80s alone were a treasure trove - flying chandeliers, helicopters and a giant levitating tire, to na…

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Broadway Who's Who: Martha Swope by JK

One of my favorite things as a theater fan is looking at show photos. They are all truly art. These days, if you look at the credit under the picture, you'll likely see names like Joan Marcu…

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: June 8 - 14 by JK

This Week in Broadway History: June 8 - 14 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭   June 10, 1982: Transferring from off-Broadway, Torch Song Trilogy  opened at The Little Theatre (renamed The Hele…

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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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