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Friday, July 19, 2024

Friday 5: 5 Musicals Based on Children's and Young Adult Books by JK

  5 Musicals Based on Children's and Young Adult Books With the success of The Outsiders on Broadway these days, it got me to thinking about other musicals based on children's and young …

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Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Play It Again: Hair's "Aquarius" by JK

 Play It Again: Hair's "Aquarius" 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 recor…

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Monday, July 15, 2024

Broadway Eats: Marriott Marquis' Breakfast Buffet by JK

A few times a year, whether we stay for the weekend or just go up for the day, we splurge on a meal at the Marriott Marquis' restaurant, Revel and Rye. It is pricey. But it is convenient, of…

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Friday, July 12, 2024

Broadway Games: Marquee Match-up I by JK

Like most theater fans, we long ago set a goal of seeing a show in each of Broadway's 41 theaters. We've been lucky enough to have done just that some time ago. How many have you been to? Wh…

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Review: OBCR: The Outsiders by JK

Cast Recording Review: OBCR The Outsiders The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2024, The Outsiders has released its Original Broadway Cast Recording. It features music and lyrics by�…

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Monday, July 8, 2024

Around the TheatreScene - June/July 2024 by JK

This month, we are starting what we hope will be a monthly feature. Over the course of each month, we'll collect pictures and newsy tidbits from the "TheatreScene." We'll be scouring Twitter…

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Friday, July 5, 2024

Friday 5: 5 Pop-Rock Albums That Deserve the Illinoise Treatment by JK

5 Pop-Rock Albums That Deserve the Illinoise Treatment Over the past several seasons, Broadway has seen some innovative new musicals created from some classic pop-rock albums. Legendary…

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Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Play It Again: Grease's "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" by JK

 Play It Again: Grease's "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from …

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Monday, July 1, 2024

One That Got Away: Song and Dance by JK

During the 1985-1986 Broadway season, my heart belonged to The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and I was interested in little else. Ah, the blissful ignorance of youth! I was still so new to the wor…

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Friday, June 28, 2024

Broadway Games: Name That Show! Hirschfeld: The Bob Fosse 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, June 26, 2024

At This Theater: The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre by JK

Opening in 1927 as the Royale Theatre, the house was renamed the John Golden for a few years (the John Golden today is one door down now, of course), then back to the Royale for 65 years. Th…

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Sunday, June 23, 2024

REVIEW: Titanic by JK

Review of the Saturday, June 22, 2024 matinee performance at New York City Center in New York City. A presentation of the Encores! series. Starring Ashley Blanchet, Adam Chanler-Berat, Chuck…

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Friday, June 21, 2024

The Friday 5: 5 Tony Awards Highs...and Lows by JK

5 Things the Tony Awards Got Right...and Wrong High #1: The Lifetime Achievement Awards Speeches Both George C. Wolfe and Jack O'Brien gave thoughtful, insightful and humorous speeches. …

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Play It Again: West Side Story's "Something's Coming" by JK

Play It Again: West Side Story's "Somewhere" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from several different c…

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Star-To-Be: The Outsiders' Brent Comer by JK

If you are at all familiar with the film version of The Outsiders, you know that as great as he was, Patrick Swayze had a pretty small role as Darryl Curtis, Ponyboy's oldest brother. So, wh…

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Friday, June 14, 2024

The 2024 Tony Awards: Our Predictions by JK

The 2024 Tony Awards:Our Predictions At last the Super Bowl of theater is upon us! As usual, Mike and I have given thought to all of the shows we've seen this season - including 1 new play, …

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

The 2024 JKTS Reader's Choice Awards! by JK

After nearly 500 votes, one show rose to the top and was clearly your overall favorite of the season. That's what the final results show, but that doesn't mean the other shows weren't in the…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

The 2024 JKTS Awards! by JK

It's that time of year again! Awards season is about to culminate with The Tony Awards, but we'd like to give out a few on our own first. Some are serious, others are just for fun. Your Read…

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Broadway Games: This Year's Tony Nominees by JK

We're less than a week away from The 2024 Tony Awards! Everyone has their favorites, and theater fans all over have their predictions in mind. But how well do you know this year's nominees, …

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REVIEW: Suffs by JK

Review of the Saturday, June 8, 2024 matinee performance at The Music Box in New York City. Starring Kim Blanck, Ally Bonino, Tsilala Brock, Dana Costello, Hannah Cruz, Nadia Dandashi, Laila…

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Friday, June 7, 2024

Friday 5: 5 Pop Stars Who Wowed Me by JK

5 Pop Stars Who Wowed Me Some people call it "stunt casting," and sometimes, it is - anything to get butts in seats, right? Sometimes, though, it is just good casting. Here are five times t…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Cast Recording Review: Stereophonic by JK

Cast Recording Review:  Stereophonic Opening to universal critical acclaim in April, Stereophonic received a record thirteen Tony nominations, including Best Score and - in what I think i…

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Looking Forward to Summer - June - August 2024 by JK

Looking Forward to Summer: June - August 2024 The summer months are upon us, and with it the heat, the Tony Awards, closings and some off-season openings. Much like this time last year, w…

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Broadway Games: Jeopardy Game 8 by JK

 Broadway Jeopardy! Game 8 OK, Broadway trivia fans! Time for another round of America's favorite game show a la JK's TheatreScene, and as you'll see we are going for the heart of the th…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The 2023 - 2024 Season Stand Outs by JK

Last week was the official end of the 2023-2024 Broadway season, and it was remarkable, if for nothing else than the sheer quantity of offerings! We envy all of you that got the chance to se…

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Friday, May 24, 2024

Friday 5: 5 Replacements I Missed by JK

5 Replacements I Missed  Since you asked, we are bringing back our Friday 5 feature! Broadway Games fans, not to worry, we'll have those on alternating Fridays. This week, I'll get thing…

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

The 2024 JKTS Awards: The Reader's Choice Final Ballot by JK

            The Reader's Choice Final Ballot Time to vote your favorites in 13 categories! How to vote: 1. Scroll through the survey below. Check 1 nominee in each category. Y…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Play It Again: Jekyll and Hyde's "This Is the Moment" by JK

 Play It Again: Jekyll & Hyde's "This Is the Moment" For this new series, Jeff has invited me to choose some classic Broadway show tunes and compare versions of these songs from sever…

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Monday, May 20, 2024

REVIEW: Stereophonic by JK

Review of the Sunday, May 12, 2024 matinee performance at the John Golden Theatre in New York City. Starring Will Brill, Andrew R. Butler, Juliana Canfield, Eli Gelb, Tom Pecinka, Sarah Pidg…

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Friday, May 17, 2024

REVIEW: The Who's Tommy by JK

Review of the Saturday, May 12, 2024 evening performance at the Nederlander Theatre in New York City. Starring Ali Louis Bourzgui, Allison Luff, Adam Jacobs, John Ambrosino, Bobby Conte and …

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Thursday, May 16, 2024

REVIEW: The Outsiders by JK

Review of the Saturday, May 11, 2024 matinee performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre in New York City. Starring Brody Grant, Sky Lakota-Lynch, Joshua Boone, Brent Comer, Dan Berry, Emma…

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