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Monday, November 30, 2020

2000s Broadway Musical Logos Bracket Tournament - Round 1 Region A

No fear of Y2K here! The first decade of the new millennium was a big one for Broadway, with Disney on the rise, jukebox musicals coming into their own, and movie-to-musical adaptations threatened to take over. It was also a time of new voices, like Kitt and Yorkey and Lin Manuel Miranda. As usual, there were big hits and even bigger flops. In other words: business as usual!

But how were the show logos? That's up to you to decide. We've created a bracket of 64 Broadway shows from the decade. The Tony winners and hits and flops have been evenly distributed over four 16 "team" regions. This week, you'll be voting on 8 match up "games" from Region A. See the full bracket below:


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2000s Broadway Musical Logo Madness!
Round 1: Region A
HOW IT WILL WORK:
  • Each week, we'll open the voting for a different segment of the bracket, and you will select your favorite from each pairing.
  • Your selection should be based on the logo/window card ONLY. We are NOT looking for your favorite show! It is possible to like a logo from a show you've never heard of before!
  • We will provide pictures of the full window card (in most cases) or logo above each week's ballot, then you scroll down and make your selections. You MUST click/tap the "Click Me to Count Your VOTES" button at the bottom of the survey.
  • THIS ROUND WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH AT 5 PM!

Here we go again! May the best logo win! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FULL LOGOS BEFORE YOU VOTE! THE ACTUAL BALLOT IS BELOW THE FULL-SIZE LOGOS/WINDOW CARDS!

GAME 1:                                                                    GAME 2: 
                         

GAME 3:                                                                    GAME 4: 
                         

GAME 5:                                                                    GAME 6:
                         

GAME 7:                                                                    GAME 8: 
                         



 




Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Standing @ Zero Hero: Mean Girls' Curtis Holland

This month's Standing @ Zero honoree comes to Broadway by way of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance and a host of regional credits. Like all of our heroes, he takes on several roles beyond his primary track. His current role in Mean Girls includes an ensemble track as well as understudying the principal role of Aaron Samuels. Curtis Holland made his Broadway debut playing some five different roles, including one where he danced with Audra McDonald. One suspects we will be seeing much more of this already accomplished dancer.

Standing @ Zero
Mean Girls
Curtis Holland

     



Among his regional credits are Head Over Heels and Guys and Dolls at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Newsies at the MUNY. He also toured with So You Think You Can Dance LIVE!









 
     


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Monday, November 23, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness - The Championship

You know we are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. Now, it's time to find out your top logo for the closing ten seasons of the 20th century. We started with a field of 64 show logos from the 1990s, and over the past several weeks your votes narrowed them down to The Championship. This week, you'll be deciding which logo will be named  The Best Broadway Musical Logo of the 1990s  



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1990s Broadway Musical Logo Madness!
The Championship!
HOW IT WILL WORK:
  • Each week, we'll open the voting for a different segment of the bracket, and you will select your favorite from each pairing.
  • Your selection should be based on the logo/window card ONLY. We are NOT looking for your favorite show! It is possible to like a logo from a show you've never heard of before!
  • We will provide pictures of the full window card (in most cases) or logo above each week's ballot, then you scroll down and make your selections. You MUST click/tap the "Click Me to Count Your VOTES" button at the bottom of the survey.
  • THIS ROUND WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH AT 5 PM!

Here we go again! May the best logo win! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FULL LOGOS BEFORE YOU VOTE! THE ACTUAL BALLOT IS BELOW THE FULL-SIZE LOGOS/WINDOW CARDS!

GAME 1:  
   
 



Tuesday, November 17, 2020

One That Got Away: Guys and Dolls (1992)

Even though I saw and enjoyed the National Tour of this production, I still count the 1992 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls as One That Got Away. Actually, that National Tour is why I count the Broadway version I realized that I had really missed out. Odd as it may sound, I knew practically nothing about the show. Now, however, I count it among my favorites of the classic Broadway canon.

First of all, I love how the Broadway production was both classic and modern edge: lavishly designed, a large orchestra, and a large company. Director Jerry Zaks and choreographer Christopher Chadman brought a sharp, zesty performance to the stage.

Second, I realize now that I missed out on a cast full of actors either at the peak of their powers or on the cusp of a now legendary Broadway career. From principal cast to the ensemble, the company list is star-studded. Nathan Lane, Peter Gallagher and, in a star-making turn, Faith Prince led the cast, with a supporting cast including Walter Bobbie (Chicago), J.K. Simmons, Ernie Sabella, Ruth Williamson, and an ensemble full of Tony winners (present and future) and famous dancers. They include: Scott Wise (Tony-winner, Jerome Robbins' Broadway), Victoria Clark (Tony-winner, The Light in the Piazza), Nancy Lemenager, JoAnn M. Hunter, Mark Esposito, Timothy Shew (Les Miserables, The Visit), Cory English (Damn Yankees, Hello, Dolly!) and David Elder (Titanic, 42nd Street).







So, as I said, despite having seen a version of this production, I definitely feel like I missed out!

Guys and Dolls opened on April 14, 1992 at the Martin Beck Theatre and closed on January 8, 1995 following 33 previews and 1,143 performances. The production was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, winning 4: Best Revival, Best Direction (Jerry Zaks), Best Scenic Design (Tony Walton), and Best Actress in a Musical (Faith Prince).

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Monday, November 16, 2020

1990s Broadway Musical Logos Madness - The Final 4!

You know we are obsessed with show logos and window cards! We just LOVE them. Now, it's time to find out your top logo for the closing ten seasons of the 20th century. We started with a field of 64 show logos from the 1990s, and over the past several weeks your votes narrowed them down to The Final 4. This week, you'll be deciding which two logos will face each other in next week's  CHAMPIONSHIP! We are just 2 weeks away from finding out which is The Best Broadway Musical Logo of the 1990s 


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1990s Broadway Musical Logo Madness!
The Final 4
HOW IT WILL WORK:
  • Each week, we'll open the voting for a different segment of the bracket, and you will select your favorite from each pairing.
  • Your selection should be based on the logo/window card ONLY. We are NOT looking for your favorite show! It is possible to like a logo from a show you've never heard of before!
  • We will provide pictures of the full window card (in most cases) or logo above each week's ballot, then you scroll down and make your selections. You MUST click/tap the "Click Me to Count Your VOTES" button at the bottom of the survey.
  • THIS ROUND WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH AT 5 PM!

Here we go again! May the best logo win! BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FULL LOGOS BEFORE YOU VOTE! THE ACTUAL BALLOT IS BELOW THE FULL-SIZE LOGOS/WINDOW CARDS!

GAME 1:                                                                    GAME 2: 
                         



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