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Friday, September 25, 2020

Broadway Games: Word Search: The 2019-2020 Season by JK

Who doesn't love a word search? How about one that is all about Broadway? It's the best of both worlds this week, readers! True, it covers this crazy past season, but still... Standard rules…

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mr. Broadway September 2020: Dear Evan Hansen's Jordan Fisher by JK

One of my post-COVID goals is to see Jordan Fisher perform live. I've been a fan of this multi-talented guy since his Disney Channel days, and more recently during is championship-winning ru…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Musical of the Month: Grease: The 2007 Broadway Revival by JK

Over the past weeks, we've taken a look at the long and starry road the Musical of the Month, Grease has taken. The original production made stars, the 1994 revival made stars and celebrate…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Are There "Hit Songs" in Broadway Misfires? by JK

We love it when we hear from you, especially when you come up with some great ideas that add to the Broadway discourse. Well, following our list of favorite flops of the past decade, and aga…

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Monday, September 21, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Round 1 Mufasa Region by JK

You know we are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. Over the summer, you really embraced our very first bracket, the 1980s Broadway Musical Logo Tournament. Ultimat…

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Broadway Games: Six More Degrees of Broadway Separation by JK

Can you figure out how these shows connect to each other in order? Are they connected by an actor? A director? The theater they played in? Or something else altogether? Remember, you are fig…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Standing @ Zero: Mrs. Doubtfire's Casey Garvin by JK

We have been fans of this month's Standing @ Zero hero since his days in the off-Broadway revival of Bare. Since then, his career has really taken off, with regional theater credits includi…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Musical of the Month: Grease! The 1994 Revival Cast by JK

The long running revival of the Musical of the Month, Grease! (1994 - 1998) was a neon-colored hyper fantasy version of the original. It was a crazy spectacle, and it was a lot of fun. Whil…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Book Review: Broadway Misfires by JK

Review of Broadway Misfires: Three Decades of Broadway Musical Heartbreak by Mark A. Robinson and Thomas S. Hischak. BookBaby, Publishers. © 2020. 757 pages, including sections of producti…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

1980s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! The Championship! by JK

We are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. So we thought it'd be fun to have a show logo tournament, you know, like March Madness. We poured over the archives and d…

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Broadway Games: Which Came First? by JK

Congratulations, reader! You made it to Friday! Now, here's a little diversion to help satisfy your hunger for Broadway. Which came first? (The answers to last week's game are below, too.) …

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Track by Track: Mame OBCR by JK

Given that it'll be quite awhile before we get any new Broadway Cast Recordings, I thought we might try something a little different today, and take a look back at a classic, Mame. Instead …

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Musical of the Month: Grease: The Original Broadway Cast by JK

Both of the Broadway revivals of Grease relied heavily on stunt casting as their runs progressed. Not so with the original production, which featured a relative novice original cast and sub…

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

LOGOS: Diana by JK

As we continue to wait for Broadway to reopen, at least one show is being proactive. As you are no doubt aware, Diana has taken the bold and unusual step of doing a professionally shot film…

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Monday, September 7, 2020

1980s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! The Final 4! by JK

We are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. So we thought it'd be fun to have a show logo tournament, you know, like March Madness. We poured over the archives and d…

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Broadway Games: Name That Show Tune! by JK

Game day, Broadway fans! This week, you will be figuring out the title of a famous show tune. All you have to do is figure out the words below based on the clues. The letters that fit in the…

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

One That Got Away: Deathtrap by JK

I loved the movie version of Deathtrap the minute I saw it, especially during that one scene that included such a surprise that people in the theater screamed. Okay, I screamed, too. Anyway…

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Musical of the Month: Grease by JK

When September's Musical of the Month was born, it was in a small, experimental theater in Chicago. It had none of the songs in it that we enjoy today, and the script was decidedly less...…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The 2020 Tony Awards: Jeff & Mike's Tony Nominations Musical Categories Wish List by JK

If for no other reasons than it'll be something to look forward to and it is an attempt at normalcy, we are excited about the recent announcement that the 2020 Tony Awards will be taking pla…

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Monday, August 31, 2020

1980s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! The Elite 8 by JK

We are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. So we thought it'd be fun to have a show logo tournament, you know, like March Madness. We poured over the archives and d…

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Broadway Games: More Trivial Pursuit: Broadway Edition by JK

A few weeks ago, we tried out some Trivial Pursuit: Broadway Edition. The feedback was awesome, and we got several requests to play some more. Your wish is our command! Enjoy! How many we…

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Ms. Broadway August 2020: Mean Girls' Krystina Alabado by JK

Of the current Plastics over at Mean Girls, Krystina Alabado has the most seasoned and lengthy resumé. That's no slight to the other actresses, of course, but they are in good company. She…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Score by JK

This week, we end our Musical of the Month series on the off-Broadway show Floyd Collins. Specifically, I'll be sharing a few thoughts on the score (music and lyrics) by Adam Guettel. I'll …

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Mr. Broadway August 2020: Jagged Little Pill's Sean Allan Krill by JK

We have been fans ever since we caught Sean Allan Krill in the national tour of Mamma Mia! In the years since, we've also enjoyed his performance in the Kennedy Center Production of Chess, …

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Monday, August 24, 2020

1980s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Sweet Sixteen Round by JK

We are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. So we thought it'd be fun to have a show logo tournament, you know, like March Madness. We poured over the archives and d…

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Broadway Games: Make a Scene! by JK

Broadway fans can just look at a picture and immediately recognize a specific moment in a favorite show. Some images are iconic - Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett swinging their razor and rolling pin…

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 15 Favorite Original Broadway Musicals by JK

  We are at last at the end of our Best of the Decade series, ending with our 15 Favorite Original Broadway Musicals. Looking over our list, it may be more notable for what is not on it, th…

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Musical of the Month: Floyd Collins: The Creative Team by JK

As with most shows, Floyd Collins was brought to the stage by a team with varying levels of experience. Whether it was their first show or one of many, all of them have continued to have su…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Standing @ Zero: West Side Story's Corey John Snide by JK

Though he began his stage career in a leading role - he was a Billy Elliot in both the West End and Australia - as a Broadway Baby, Corey John Snide's been an amazing utility player. He was …

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Monday, August 17, 2020

1980s Broadway Musical Logos Madness! Round 2 Region CD by JK

We are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. So we thought it'd be fun to have a show logo tournament, you know, like March Madness. We poured over the archives and d…

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Saturday, August 15, 2020

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
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