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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Beetlejuice by JK

Today we celebrate the 5 cast members of Beetlejuice who are making their official Broadway debut tonight.Congratulations to everyone making their dreams come true! Here's to great reviews…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Fosse/Verdon: The First 3 Episodes by JK

I've had a thing for Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon since almost the beginning of my lifelong love of musical theater. It all started with a framed copy of the original Broadway poster from Swee…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Broadway's a Real Drag by JK

With Santino Fontana opening tonight in Tootsie, once again, Broadway has one of its favorite things - an actor in drag. This season's Torch Song is also a potential nominee this season, i…

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Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Tootsie by JK

Today we celebrate the 2 cast members of Tootsie who are making their official Broadway debut tonight.Congratulations to everyone making their dreams come true! Here's to great reviews, a …

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Monday, April 22, 2019

BROADWAY HEAT: Ain't Too Proud Edition: The Final 4! by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor. BROADWAY HEAT: Ain't Too Proud Edition And then there were four! These are last cast members from Ain'…

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Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of All My Sons & Ink by JK

Today we celebrate the opening of two plays this week, and the 11 cast members of All My Sons and Ink who are making their official Broadway debut this week.Congratulations to everyone …

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Friday, April 19, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Winter Garden Theatre Marquees by JK

This was the marquee when I was born. An omen? Yes. When I see Beetlejuice next month, it will be the 5th different show I've seen at the Winter Garden Theatre. I've been seeing shows on Br…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

#TBT: The 1957 OBCR of West Side Story by JK

With the recent announcement of casting the Sharks and Jets for the film re-make of West Side Story, I was inspired to revisit the original Broadway cast recording. I especially love the re-…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Standing @ Zero: Hadestown's Timothy Hughes by JK

So, why "Standing at Zero"? You know the numbers across the front of the stage? Zero is center, and we are putting one performer front and center. This month's honoree made headlines with th…

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Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Hadestown by JK

Today we celebrate the 5 cast members of Hadestown who are making their official Broadway debut tonight.Congratulations to everyone making their dreams come true! Here's to great reviews, …

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

LOGOS: Oklahoma! by JK

One only needs to look at the logo for Oklahoma! to recognize that this is not a typical production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. I mean, take a look at the posters for the origin…

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Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Burn/This and Hillary and Clinton by JK

Today we celebrate the opening of two plays, and the 4 cast members of Burn/This and  Hillary and Clinton who are making their official Broadway debut this week.Congratulations to every…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

BROADWAY HEAT: Ain't Too Proud Edition: The Elite 8! by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor.BROADWAY HEAT: Ain't Too Proud Edition Now we are down to 8 cast members from Ain't Too Proud, and…

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Friday, April 12, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Old School Theater Experiences by JK

I make no secret that I like some things done the old-fashioned way. That especially includes some aspects of the theater-going experience. For now, some of those things are firmly in place,…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

#TBT: Playbill: The Addams Family: May 2010 by JK

There would have been a full on riot if the Broadway show didn't start with the famous TV theme and finger snaps. Thank goodness, The Addams Family didn't make that mistake. And they had a k…

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ms. Broadway April 2019: Oklahoma's Rebecca Naomi Jones by JK

Although I did see her Broadway debut, it wasn't until I saw her second show that I really took notice of this month's honoree. Since then, I'd say she's a selling point for any show she's i…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Mr. Broadway April 2019: Ain't Too Proud's Ephraim Sykes by JK

Over the past decade, this young guy has created quite a career for himself, on Broadway and off, and even on TV. Slowly but surely, he has worked his way up from the ensemble to a leading r…

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Monday, April 8, 2019

BROADWAY HEAT: Ain't Too Proud Edition: The Sweet 16 by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor.BROADWAY HEAT: Ain't Too Proud Edition And just like that, there are just 16 cast members from Ain'…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of Oklahoma! by JK

Today we celebrate the 8 cast members of Oklahoma! who are making their official Broadway debut tonight.Congratulations to everyone making their dreams come true! Here's to great reviews, …

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Friday, April 5, 2019

REVIEW: King Lear by JK

Review of the Saturday, March 30, 2019 matinee at the Cort Theatre in New York City. Starring Glenda Jackson, Ruth Wilson, Jane Houdyshell, Elizabeth Marvel, Aisling O'Sullivan, Pedro Pascal…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of King Lear by JK

Today we celebrate the 8 cast members of King Lear who are making their official Broadway debut tonight.Congratulations to everyone making their dreams come true! Here's to great reviews, …

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

REVIEW: Be More Chill by JK

Review of the Saturday, March 30, 2019 evening performance at Lyceum Theatre in New York City. With Will Roland, Jason Tam, George Salazar, Stephanie Hsu, Gerard Canonico, Katlyn Carlson, La…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

REVIEW: Merrily We Roll Along by JK

Review of the Sunday, March 31, 2019 matinee performance at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City. A Fiasco Theater Production presented by The Roundabout Theatre Company. With Jessie Aust…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

BROADWAY HEAT: Ain't Too Proud Edition: The Elimination Round by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor.BROADWAY HEAT: Ain't Too Proud Edition New week! New show!  New poll! The cast of the recently opened n…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

The Friday 5 - More Broadway Jeopardy! by JK

A couple weeks ago, we offered up a Friday 5's worth of Jeopardy! questions, and the response was great! So, here's a new category with 5 Broadway-related questions (plus a Final Jeopardy qu…

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Welcome to the Theater! The Broadway Debuts of What the Constitution Means to Me by JK

Today we celebrate the entire cast of What the Constitution Means to Me who are making their Broadway debut on Sunday.Congratulations to everyone making their dreams come true! Here's to g…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Around The U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part II: Southeast by JK

Thank you for embracing our new series Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals! This week, we move down South to the 14 states (and D.C.) that make up the American Southeast. From Maryland down to…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

CD REVIEW: Waitress OBCR by JK

It is testimony to how much I enjoy Sara Bareilles' score for Waitress (well, most of it) that I'm going to try and limit my criticism of the show itself. Suffice it to say, I have several …

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Broadway Heat: Kiss Me, Kate Edition: The Championship by JK

HOT on Broadway (adj): fierce, talented, big potential; has "buzz"; has "it" factor. BROADWAY HEAT: KISS ME, KATE EDITION THIS IS IT! The Championship Round starts TODAY! The winner…

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Friday, March 22, 2019

The Friday 5: 5 Favorite Andrew Lloyd Webber Shows by JK

I know I spend a great deal of time writing about Sondheim and Kander and Ebb on this blog. That's not to say I don't enjoy others. Having recently enjoyed a re-visit to The Phantom of the O…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

#TBT: Playbill: Meet Me in St. Louis: May 1990 by JK

The look and scale of Meet Me in St. Louis was emblematic of shows in the late 80's/early 90's. Everything about it was huge - the sets (including a gigantic, multi-floor, rotating Victoria…

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