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This year's choices for Broadway man and woman of the year are pretty unconventional. One didn't actually appear on Broadway in 2013; one would be 449 were he alive in 2013. Unconventional choices, but no less valid.
Mr. Broadway 2013 had a banner year this year. On Broadway alone, there were two productions of Macbeth, a Romeo and Juliet (the same time it played off-Broadway, no less!), and Twelfth Night and Richard III in rep! And there were a ton of productions all around New York City, including a Julie Taymor Midsummer Night's Dream, an all-female Julius Caesar, and, of course, The Comedy of Errors and a musical version of Love's Labours Lost in Central Park. Of course, I'm talking about William Shakespeare.
Ms. Broadway 2013 also had an amazing year. But the two-time Tony nominee didn't step foot on a Broadway stage. That doesn't mean she didn't make an impact of the theatre scene. In addition to a new album and a stint at 54 Below, she lit up two productions off-Broadway, and both were critically acclaimed and successes with the public. In Classic Stage Company's revival of Passion, she took the iconic role of Fosca and made it all her own - touching, crazy and even funny! Most recently, she has been playing the mother of Alison Bechdel in Fun Home, giving a touching, passionate performance. Of course, I'm talking about Judy Kuhn.
Here is their year in pictures (Click on each image to enlarge):