This is what we call a "forced separation."
Work has been so crazy, I have not been able to keep up with tumblog. Hoping things return to normal operations soon! In the meantime, I now have lined up tickets for The Book of Mormon; One Man, Two Guvnors; and Newsies. I am quite excited. I have three other slots for shows still open during my trip. I’m considering: Ghost, Anything Goes, Carrie (if it’s still open - I swear I...
Tony Award Show Prediction/Request
All 3 J. Pierrepont Finch’s in a H2$ medley. Just think about it. You know you want that to happen. And so do the Ratings People.
Do you prefer your iTunes (or similar music organizing software) to list the artist by actor in the musical or the character they play?
WOW! SO THE BIBLE IS REALLY A TRILOGY AND THE BOOK...
throughdespairandhope: I’M INTERESTED!
Chess has nothing to do with this. Chess isn’t LIFE.– ~ Florence, Chess
In the News
So, rather than reblog a bunch of links that aren’t pretty anyway, I thought I’d try things as a list of links. We’ll see how it goes. There are only three links to share today: 2 come from Playbill’s Screening Room: The first is Jeremy Jordan discussing Joyful Noise, which I am having a really hard time trying not to think of it as the Sister Act rip-off (both 1 and...
Let's Talk Grosses! (Week #31)
Broadway Grosses. Week ending 1/1/2012. (2012! Crazy-pants!) Numerous 9-show schedules. Let’s do this. New Shows Bonnie & Clyde wrapped up its last week on Broadway by pulling in a personal-best $526,181 - an 86.85% cap with average tickets cost coming in at nearly 75 dollars. A great way to go out. Lysistrata Jones also had a great week, jumping back to above 60% cap and bringing in...
BROADWAY SPRING PREVIEW 2012: What's the Buzz? Eva... →
OFF-BROADWAY SPRING PREVIEW 2012: Carrie, John... →
PLAYBILL.COM'S CUE & A: Rent Star Matt... →
To me, he will always be Georg.
Broadway's Ghost Will Stream Musical Performances... →
Now this is 100% Alaska approved.
PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: The Many Faces of Rock of Ages... →
Ridiculously impressive, this.
Designers of Peter and the Starcatcher and The... →
Meghann Fahy and Jenna Leigh Green to Star in... →
For the love of all that is Broadway. Someone PLEASE get this on film. PLEASE. The Broadway Fans of Alaska Club (membership count: 1) beg of you!
HOW TO SUCCEED's Darren Criss hopes to bring... →
Yes, please. Also - violin lessons. As if I needed a reason to love him more.
Justin Johnston, Emma Hunton & More Headed to... →
Emma Hunton as Maureen? The incentives are getting stronger to fit in a Rent trip in NYC…
Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried Round Out Les... →
While I am not nearly as concerned about this movie adaptation as Rock of Ages…I just…I don’t know. Le sigh. Again.
Abracadabra! Hugh Jackman to Return to Broadway in... →
I think I approve? I have to assume the hijinks on stage would be awesome to see. Plus Stephen Schwartz and Aaron Sorkin aren’t small potatoes.
Look at the Old Girl Now, Fellas! Get a First Look... →
Cannot. Wait. Too bad it won’t come anywhere near Alaska. I will await the Netflix release!
Tilda Swinton to Tackle Auntie Mame Remake on... →
I’m not sure if this remake is a musical remake. If so…interesting, no? SWINTON! (fuggirls ftw!)
Laura Osnes & Jeremy Jordan Capture Broadway’s... →
Woo! Click the link for an adorable picture of Laura and Jeremy in the recording studio. (Can I just post that picture? Do you think that’s bad? This tumblr newbie needs GUIDANCE.)
Game Over! Broadway's Lysistrata Jones Sets... →
Let’s be honest here. The writing was in the Grosses. Such a bummer. Esp. since I just figured out how to spell “Lysistrata” without looking. (Joking.)(Sort of.) Fingers crossed for a cast album?
One more day to revolution. We will nip it in the bud!– - Javert, Les Misérables 30 Day Musical Challenge Day 02: Least Favorite Musical Les Misérables. Now, before you go biting my head off, allow me to explain. I actually adore a lot about Les Miz. I love the choral numbers. I love how much people love it. I love they can sell out the O2 arena for...
A 30 Day Musical Challenge.
I’ve seen this little challenge floating around a ton of Tumblr feeds and I thought it might lay a lovely foundation for this tumblr, blog, thing. (A tumblog? A tumb?a tlog?) Fair warning, tomorrow I will be looking at the news for the last couple of days regarding the Great White Way, so I apologize in advance for the onslaught. For those who haven’t seen the 30 Day challenge, here...
Who just bought Book of Mormon tickets?
This girl. So. Excited. Even if my wallet is bleeding a little.
Is anyone else...
Is anyone else a bit…weirded out by the whole Will Chase/Debra Messing dating thing? Not because them dating is weird, more the whole Will Chase - who was my last Broadway Roger in Rent and had an excellent cameo on The Battery’s Down - is on People.com? I guess I should expect more of this with Smash about to start. But, still. Worlds [that being Broadway.com and People.com,...
The Memory of All That. →
Dear Playbill contributors, I am super. Super. Jealous. But love your reporting. Here’s to all the shows in 2012! Love, ~Kell p.s. seriously, Playbill Vault is the shit.
IN MEMORIAM: Playbill.com Remembers Those We Lost... →
Darren Criss' First Performance in How to... →
Was this surprising? I kind of expected it? No one else? Hmm. I expect the same initial reaction for Nick Jonas - and am sort of guessing the summer tourists will keep it going?
PHOTO CALL: American Idiot Tour Rocks Toronto →
I really might have to fly to Seattle for this show. Seeing it once wasn’t quite enough.
How to Succeed Cast Members Salute Broadway.com... →
Funny, sweet and adorable. Love this cast.
35MM Kickstarter Campaign →
Just thought I’d show some love for the 35MM Kickstarter Campaign to produce an NYC production (with cast album!) of Ryan Scott Oliver and Matt Murphy’s 35MM. Go to the link to see YouTube clips of some of the shows. Worthy cause and all that.
Andrew Lloyd Webber in Talks for Jesus Christ... →
luccacd: iamwhatido: i feel like andrew needs to retire and quit while he’s not ahead. ALW - how could I milk my crappy excuse for music and my face to the very bitter end? I KNOW! Every single show I shall have a reality tv competition. and then use melodies from old shows that no one remembers! And HERE’S AN IDEA: When Joseph is revived again, it can be a Technicolor North Face...
Let's Talk Grosses (12/25)
Welcome back for our second installment of “Let’s Talk Grosses,” discussing the highly exciting world of Broadway theatre grosses for the week of 12/18-12/25. As I mentioned previously, I will be using the lovely Playbill Vault’s Sortable Grosses Table Thingy to doing highly uninformed discussion of this span of statistics. It’s important to note that this was a...
The Creators of In the Heights, Next to Normal and... →
Has anyone been to Bring It On? I have…no idea what to think about it. But what a collaboration! I just am having trouble understanding Bring it On as a musical.
PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Bonnie & Clyde Cast Picks... →
Love this new Playbill feature!
Sutton Foster and Marc Kudisch Bang Unsinkable... →
My only connection to this show was an 8th grade production I saw in 8th grade. But I like both Sutton and Marc, esp. since the last time I saw them together was in TMM for my first Broadway show EVER. So is this a good thing? I have no idea, but will keep my ears to the ground.