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Summertime...Took a little vacation! Three reviews coming soon! Amazing Grace, Hand to God and Mamma Mia!

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Jeff

Monday, January 9, 2012

UPDATE: Broadway Boys Today, Part II

Here is the second in a series of "updates" about past Broadway Boys.


It must be cold outside somewhere.  I mean, it is January in the Northern Hemisphere.  And I live in Vermont.  As I type this, it is a balmy 36 degrees, with only a slight chance of flurries over the next few days.  Still, it must be cold someplace.

Or maybe it will be cold another day, and you can come back to this page.  Why?  Because this update on the Broadway Boys features two of the hottest guys chosen for the honor - How to Succeed's Charlie Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt.

Let me start with what I promise will be the LAST reference to the holidays until at least November:

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!
I love 2012 already!

Isn't the holiday season the best?

Since being named Mr. Broadway April 2011, Charlie Williams has remained with How to Succeed, plus he assisted Christopher Gattelli with the choreography for the Paper Mill Playhouse production of Newsies.  (No word on if he'll be doing the same for the Broadway production...) And most recently, he was a dancer on the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors tribute to Barbara Cook.  Here are some leftover photos from his last photo essay.  And he is as cute as ever!

CHARLIE WILLIAMS: Broadway Debut


Charlie and the boys from the original cast of Memphis




CHARLIE WILLIAMS: Charitable Guy

Next Magazine's pictorial on Broadway Bares: Strip-opoly

Just one more picture of Mr. Railroad
from the Broadway Bares: Strip-opoly press kit

Charlie and the guys vying for the crown
of Mr. Broadway

CHARLIE WILLIAMS: Sensitive Model





CHARLIE WILLIAMS: First-Nighter (How to Succeed and Newsies)

Charlie with Christopher Gattelli

Charlie with Newsies dancer J.P. Ferreri (LEFT)
Charlie at the Opening Night red carpet for How to Succeed (RIGHT)

Since being named Mr. Broadway for the entire year of 2010, Tom Kitt has remained busy.  He has worked on the now touring (and possible Broadway-bound) Bring It On: The Musical, and has overseen the launch of the National Tours of both next to normal and American Idiot.  And, of course, he is working on several musical projects, including In Your Eyes, with his next to normal collaborator, Brian Yorkey.  As unlikely as bipolar disorder was for a musical topic, In Your Eyes has an equally challenging topic: the show takes place at a school in lock-down over a gun man in the area.  Could be interesting... definitely interesting.

TOM KITT: next to normal National Tour Launch

next to normal producer David Stone, star Alice Ripley
and composer Tom Kitt

At the tour opening with American Idiot's
Billie Joe Armstrong


TOM KITT: First Nighter

(LEFT) John Gallagher (American Idiot) with Kitt at the opening of Good People
(RIGHT) Kitt with Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights, Bring It On)
at the opening of Meet Vera Stark

TOM KITT: Bring It On: The Musical

Kitt and the creative team for Bring It on: The Musical

At the opening night part with their wives:
Miranda and Kitt (CENTER)

TOM KITT: Extra next to normal photos

Kitt and Ripley

Kitt and the very first Broadway Boy, Aaron Tveit


(Photos from Getty Images, Broadway Bares, Broadway.com)

Remember that a new Ms. Broadway will be named on January 14, and the next Mr. Broadway will be named on February 1!  Submit your ideas for for who they should be at jkstheatrescene@yahoo.com!
Jeff
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