- Show where the characters lose if they stop touching a vehicle. Hands on a Hard Body
- Show that asks, "What if you could live forever?" Tuck Everlasting
- So much happened before Dorothy dropped in to this show. Wicked
- Name of the real-life heroine of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play; she believed that despite everything, people were good. Anne Frank
- She was adopted by Daddy Warbucks. Annie
- The show where Diana sees Gabe, and Natalie feels like The Invisible Girl. Next to Normal
- He won a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize for Lost in Yonkers. Neil Simon
- Lucy, Linus, Snoopy join their titular friend in this family-friendly musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
- She's Sophie's "Dancing Queen" mamma. Donna
- This "Solve-It-Yourself Broadway Musical" won the Best Musical Tony, and changed its title to this one word. Drood
- In this musical, Guy meets Girl and they start falling slowly. Once
- Don't cry for her, Argentina. She's on a rainbow high. Evita
- A little boy gets mixed up with the Artful Dodger and Fagin in this classic Lionel Bart musical. Oliver
- The Lost Boys want Peter to keep her in Neverland. Wendy Darling
- The Andrew Lloyd Webber choo choo musical. Race time! Starlight Express
- Ivo most recently directed a controversial take on this classic American musical. West Side Story
HERE'S WHAT'S NEW ON THE SITE:
Friday, January 29, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Track 1: In ****
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
- January 26, 1988: The longest running show in Broadway history opened. The Phantom of the Opera continues to this day at its original home, the Majestic Theatre.
- January 27, 1982: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Laurie Beechman, began its 747 performance run at the Royale Theatre.
- January 28, 1754: The New Theatre on Nassau Street hosted the opening of a new production of Romeo and Juliet.
- January 29, 1966: Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse returned to Broadway when Sweet Charity opened at the Palace Theatre.
|Harrigan 'n Hart with Mark Hamill and Harry Groener|
- January 31, 1985: Harry Groener and Mark Hamill starred as Harrigan 'n Hart for just 4 performances at the Longacre Theatre. Turns out Luke Skywalker beat Darth Vader, but couldn't handle Broadway critics.
- February 1, 1962: Future Tony-winner Marian Mercer (Promises, Promises) was one of the New Faces of 1962 which opened on this date at the Alvin Theatre.
- January 26, 2019: The Phantom of the Opera celebrates its 31st anniversary and 13,000th performance.
- January 26, 2020: Andrew Barth Feldman plays his final performance in Dear Evan Hansen.
- January 27, 1991: The World Premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins opens at Playwright's Horizons.
- January 29, 2002: Bea Arthur begins her final Broadway appearance at the Booth Theatre with her one-woman show, Just Between Friends.
- January 30, 2006: Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Wendy Wasserstein passes away at age 55.
Monday, January 25, 2021
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. So far, you've already narrowed down field to The Elite 8, and this week, you'll be choosing your favorites from The Final 4! That's right - this week, your votes will determine which logos will compete in next week's Championship!
- 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, JANUARY 29TH AT 5 PM!
Friday, January 22, 2021
- Show where the characters lose if they stop touching a vehicle.
- Show that asks, "What if you could live forever?"
- So much happened before Dorothy dropped in to this show.
- Name of the real-life heroine of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play; she believed that despite everything, people were good.
- She was adopted by Daddy Warbucks.
- The show where Diana sees Gabe, and Natalie feels like The Invisible Girl.
- He won a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize for Lost in Yonkers.
- Lucy, Linus, Snoopy join their titular friend in this family-friendly musical
- She's Sophie's "Dancing Queen" mamma.
- This "Solve-It-Yourself Broadway Musical" won the Best Musical Tony, and changed its title to this one word.
- In this musical, Guy meets Girl and they start falling slowly.
- Don't cry for her, Argentina. She's on a rainbow high.
- A little boy gets mixed up with the Artful Dodger and Fagin in this classic Lionel Bart musical.
- The Lost Boys want Peter to keep her in Neverland.
- The Andrew Lloyd Webber choo choo musical. Race time!
- Ivo most recently directed a controversial take on this classic American musical.
1. Street number where you meet those dancin' feet MINUS the hour Mark Cohen starts filming = The number of Variations in the 2009 Jane Fonda-starring play.
42 - 9 = 33
2. Angry Men MINUS the number of queens at the Brooks Atkinson = How many months of the year the wives suffer in Damn Yankees
12 - 6 = 6
3. A Chorus Line: The number of "Singular Sensations" PLUS "Hello, ____ ... = ... Hello, _____, Hello Love"
1 + 12 = 13
4. (Hill's trombones divided by Jews in a room bitching) PLUS (the number of days to Christmas in She Loves Me minus the number of "Last Kisses" in Bye Bye Birdie) DIVIDED by Val's dance score = Val's "looks" score.
(76 / 4) + (12 - 1) / 10 = 3
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
- BIRTH DATE: December 13, 1925
- BIRTHPLACE: West Plains, Missouri
- FAMILY: married twice, four children, seven grandchildren
- MILITARY SERVICE: World War II, United States Army Air Forces, Staff Sergeant, ret., recipient of Good Conduct Medal. After being denied for pilot training four times for being underweight, he was assigned to Special Services in the American Theater, where he entertained the troops. This service became a big part of his role as Rob Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
- EDUCATION: At age 78, he received his high school diploma. He quit high school to join the army for World War II.
- HONORS: 5 Emmy Awards, 1 Grammy, Television Hall of Fame (1995), SAG Lifetime Achievement Form (2013), Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, named a Disney Legend.
The Girls Against the Boys (debut): November 2, 1954, Alvin Theatre. A musical revue that also starred Bert Lahr and Nancy Walker.
Bye Bye Birdie (Albert Peterson): April 14, 1960 - April 8, 1961, Martin Beck Theatre/54th Street Theatre/Shubert Theatre. Co-starred Chita Rivera, Paul Lynde, Kay Medford, Susan Watson and Dick Gaultier.
The Music Man (Harold Hill): June 5 - 22, 1980, City Center. Co-starred Meg Bussert as Marian, and a young Christian Slater as Winthrop. There was a pre-Broadway national tour.
Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life (Guest Star): January 24 - 26, 2006, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. His final Broadway performance to date, reunited him with his Bye Bye Birdie co-star and friend.