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Wednesday, September 27, 2023


Modeling Raoul Pène Du Bois “76 Trombones” costume, built for Robert Preston in “The Music Man” in 1957.September 27, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler By chance l…

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Friday, September 8, 2023

Name That Show: 1960s Broadway Songs by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 1960s. You've probably at least heard of all the shows included here, but how familiar are …

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Sneak Peek of Jagged Little Pill! by Denver Center For The Performing Arts

GET TICKETS: Joy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway s…

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Thursday, August 3, 2023

Is ‘1776’ at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre revolutionary? by Dusty Somers

The musical boasts a diverse cast of female, transgender and nonbinary actors, but reframing the 1969 show at a deeper level proves difficult.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

1776 National Tour Trailer by The 5th Avenue Theatre

1776 plays August 2-6, 2023 at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Tickets available at What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, a…

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Friday, July 28, 2023
Wednesday, July 19, 2023

1776 Sneak Peek: "Momma Look Sharp" by The 5th Avenue Theatre

In this exclusive sneak peek, go behind-the-scenes of 1776 and hear from the show's actors about the meaning of "Momma Look Sharp." Plus, you'll enjoy clips from the show. What will it take…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2023


Howard Da Silva as Benjamin Franklin in “1776” (1969). Photo by Martha Swope.July 4, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler I’ve been writing 1776-themed columns on July 4…

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Saturday, July 1, 2023

All folks are created equal in ‘1776’ without white men at Kennedy Center by Amy Kotkin

The deeper we get into the show, the less it seems to matter whether we are seeing men or women in the roles.

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Friday, June 30, 2023

Meet the female and trans actors playing Founding Fathers in ‘1776’ by Thomas Floyd

Gisela Adisa, Liz Mikel, Kassandra Haddock and Sav Souza star in the touring production of the nontraditionally cast Broadway revival of "1776," now onstage at the Kennedy Center.

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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Behind-the-Scenes of 1776: Evolution of a Family by The 5th Avenue Theatre

Go behind-the-scenes of the National Tour of 1776 to hear from the cast about their experience working together. What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly compli…

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Talking To Taylor Mac About His Life -- And Art by Frank Rizzo

Here is my first interview with performance artist Taylor Mac. We talked in 2015 at The Study hotel in New Haven just prior to his show at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas that…

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My Taylor Mac Talk About His 24-Hour Marathon Show by Frank Rizzo

Photo by Frank Rizzo In 2015, I again interviewed Taylor Mac when he performed just one part of his legendary 24-hour maratho…

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Friday, June 23, 2023

Theatrical Mustang: Sav Souza’s Unbridled and Harnessed Creativity by American Theatre Editors

This month Woodzick talks to the queer and trans performer about reviving '1776,' developing a nonbinary rom-com musical, and honoring their trans experience onstage.

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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Costume Designer Emilio Sosa on Going From Project Runway to Broadway by Playbill

Costume designer (and Project Runway alum) Emilio Sosa designed a staggering five shows this Broadway season. But he didn’t start out wanting to do costume design, he wanted to work in fas…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

What you'll take away from the 1776 National Tour by The 5th Avenue Theatre

Hot take! Hear from the 1776 cast why you should see this revolutionary National Tour. What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, and all-too-human i…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

1776 at the Peace Center by Jeff Catanese

The 2022 reimagining of the Tony-winning musical adds new layers to the work, some of which enhance the experience while others just miss the mark.

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The Dreamiest 2023/24 Season Teaser Trailer by The 5th Avenue Theatre

We are ecstatic to welcome you back to your 5th Avenue Theatre for a brand new sensational season! Our stunning 2023/24 lineup includes beloved classics such as "Disney's The Little Mermaid"…

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

WHAT’S IN A NAME? by Ron Fassler

June 10, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Between 41st and 66th streets there are forty-two legit Broadway theatres (this includes the Palace, currently under renovation an…

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Monday, May 29, 2023

The 2023 JKTS Awards by JK

The 2023 JKTS Awards It's that time of year once again! Here are the things that stood out to us - some serious, some just for fun. Why not "award" them? Maverick Award Justin David Su…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

A Beautiful Noise Wins Big at 2023 Chita Rivera Awards by

The winners of the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards have been announced. The ceremony was held on May 22 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The results included multiple categories …

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Monday, May 22, 2023
Friday, May 19, 2023

2022 - 2023 Season Wrap-up: Broadway Logos - The Best and the Worst by JK

2022 - 2023 Season Wrap-up:  Broadway Logos - The Best and the Worst We make it no secret that we love Broadway show art and advertising campaigns here at JK's TheatreScene. And we are thr…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Review: Gender-expansive ‘1776’ at Broadway San Jose indicts Congress in 2023 by Lily Janiak

Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus’ production dispels the old boys’ club with multiracial female, nonbinary and trans performers. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Some Plucky Thoughts on the Tony Award Nominations by Frank Rizzo

After seeing nearly the full slate off Broadway shows this season, some thoughts on the Tony Award nominations that were announced on Tuesday: — She was robbed. I am shocked that Laura Lin…

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Jeff and Mike's 2023 Tony Award Nominations Prediction by JK

DON'T FORGET! The 2023 JKTS Awards Nominations close on Friday, May 5   With such a rich, varied, and pretty accomplished season now behind us, it's time to crown the winners and finish…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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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
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