THIS WEEK @ JK's TheatreScene

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

I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!

Jeff

Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday, JK's TheatreScene! (Year 5 Begins!)


Time sure flies when you are having fun!  Hard to believe it was FOUR years ago that I started this blog... It has been a lot of fun... and a lot of work.  Regular readers might have noticed that I don't do weekends anymore (don't worry...when it gets busy again, I'll write every day if necessary).

But 5 days a week going into year 5 doesn't mean you'll lose much.  I promise.

Here's what I hope to bring you this year - and please feel free to suggest other ideas!



More coverage of regional theatres... Coming Soon: My review of Signature Theater's (Virginia) Miss Saigon and DC's Shakespeare Theatre's A Funny Thing Happened...

More coverage of National Tours and Pre-Broadway Shows... Coming Soon: More American Idiot... If/Then in DC, PLUS The Kennedy Center's Side Show

And, of course, lots of Broadway coverage, including more plays and every new musical of the season!  Coming Soon: Big Fish, The Glass Menagerie, A Time to Kill, Twelfth Night, PLUS off-Broadway's Little Miss Sunshine



PLUS: My day on the line at The Book of Mormon, my day at the Broadway Flea Market and Pippin: the last performance of Tony-winner Andrea Martin

More media reviews: CD's, books, and websites!

AND MORE OF WHAT YOU TELL ME YOU LOVE: Face of the Future, Mr and Ms Broadway, Broadway Openings: 10, 20, and 30 Years Ago, JK's TheatreChatYear 2 of HOT or NOT! ... and MORE CONTESTS! (A new one starts MONDAY!)

Thanks for reading!

Jeff
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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Welcome to Broadway! New Faces of the 2013 -2014 Season (So Far!)

With the new season under way, and five new shows either opened or in previews, already a lot of press has been given to the fact that there have been many Broadway debuts in these new shows.  Of course, there are the higher profile debuts of Amber Imam of Soul Doctor, Zachary Levi of First Date and Orlando Bloom of Romeo and Juliet.  Four of those shows, Forever Tango, Let It Be, Soul Doctor and Romeo and Juliet feature companies that have many, if not a majority, of its cast members making their debuts.  A few long running shows have also added Broadway debutantes to their casts since the season started, too.



I know I'm not the only one reading this that dreams of making their debut on Broadway - I am envious of every person on this list!  And so, congratulations to all!




Below is a list of those performers who are making their debuts this season.  (The list does not include cast members who have rotated in and out within the first quarter, or performers currently in shows who debuted prior to the beginning of this season.)

PERFORMER
SHOW
Roberto
Angelelli
Let It Be
Eric
Ankrim
First Date
Dianna
Barger
Soul Doctor
*Belen
Bartolome
Forever Tango
Florencia
Blanco
Forever Tango
*Orlando
Bloom
Romeo and Juliet
Mariana
Bojanich
Forever Tango
Donte
Bonner
Romeo and Juliet
Amaya
Braganza
Annie
*John
Brosnan
Let It Be
Adam Wesley
Brown
Once
*Soledad
Buss
Forever Tango
Joseph Leo
Bwarie
Jersey Boys
Richard
Cerato
Soul Doctor
Sara
Chase
First Date
Terrence Wooten
Clarke
The Book of Mormon
Ryan
Coath
Let It Be
Maria
Conti
Soul Doctor
JT
Curtis
Let It Be
Ryan Alex
Farmery
Let It Be
*James
Fox
Let It Be
Alexandra
Frohlinger
Soul Doctor
Victoria
Galoto
Forever Tango
*Rueven
Gershon
Let It Be
Gaspar
Godoy
Forever Tango
Tessa
Grady
Annie
Corey
Hawkins
Romeo and Juliet
*Amber
Imam
Soul Doctor
Sheria
Irving
Romeo and Juliet
Abdur-Rahim
Jackson
Soul Doctor
Jamie
Jackson
Soul Doctor
Tyson
Kelly
Let It Be
Conrad
Kemp
Romeo and Juliet
Dillon
Kondor
Soul Doctor
Hernan
Lazart
Forever Tango
*Zumo
Legizamon
Forever Tango
*Zachary
Levi
First Date
Eric
Loscheider
Romeo and Juliet
Zarah
Mahler
Soul Doctor
*Ariel
Manzanares
Forever Tango
Chris
McBurney
Let It Be
Tyrah Skye
Odoms
Annie
Adepero
Oduye
The Trip to Bountiful
Diego
Ortega
Forever Tango
Geoffrey
Owens
Romeo and Juliet
*Cesar
Peral
Forever Tango
Sebastian
Ripoli
Forever Tango
*Luke
Roberts
Let It Be
JC
Schuster
Soul Doctor
Sydney
Shepard
First Date
Brooklyn
Shuck
Annie
Aldana
Silveyra
Forever Tango
Carolyn Michelle
Smith
Romeo and Juliet
Eric J.
Stockton
Soul Doctor
Ryan
Strand
Soul Doctor
Billy Harrigan
Tighe
Pippin
*Natalia
Turelli
Forever Tango
Teddy
Walsh
Soul Doctor
Ari McKay
Wilford
Once
* - denotes performer pictured above

Jeff
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Game Solution: Know Your Show Logos!

So you think you know your show logos, huh?  Over the last two weeks, we've been playing the Logo Game, featuring the show logos of the 2013 - 2014 season.  Before you scroll down to find the answers, if you still want to play, click HERE for Part I of the game, and/or click HERE for Part II.

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR BROADWAY SHOW LOGOS: THE ANSWERS!

1.  IT SEEMS LIKE A NOVEL IDEA FOR A PLAY



2.  IT SEEMS LIKE A NOVEL IDEA FOR A MUSICAL



3.  JOIN THE CLUB, DUKE!



4.  IT'S A 60'S FLASHBACK, MAN



5.  ONE NIGHT ONLY...OR MORE?



6.  A CLASSIC 4-HANDER



7.  SHE'S BACK...SHE LOOKS DIFFERENT...BUT SHE'S BACK



8.  THIS ONE COULD BE A KNOCK OUT



9.  OY VEY!  THIS SURE AIN'T FIDDLER!



10.  I HAVE A (BIG) DREAM



11.  MAKE WAY FOR PRINCE ALI!



12.  BOND IS BACK! (AND HIS WIFE IS, TOO!)



13.  THIS ONE COULD BE NEXT TO WICKED



14.  ONE ACTOR.  EIGHT ROLES.  MAYHEM ENSUES. 



15.  WILL THIS BIO-MUSICAL BE MORE JERSEY BOYS OR BABY, IT'S YOU?



16.  FIRST MEL, NOW WOODY



17.  IT'S SHAKESPEARE, YES.  BUT IT ISN'T MACBETH




Jeff
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