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CHECK OUT THE TABS ABOVE FOR PREVIOUS ARTICLES, INCLUDING #TBT, THE FRIDAY 5, AND THERE'S AN ALL-NEW BWAY REVIEWS PAGE! CHECK IT OUT!
AND DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL DOWN THE WHOLE PAGE FOR LINKS TO FEATURED ARTICLES, REVIEWS, SHOW SITES, AND THEATER-RELATED STUFF!

COMING UP ON BROADWAY:
Moulin Rouge! - Previews: 6.28.19, Opens: 7.25.19 Sea Wall/A Life - Previews: 7.26.19, Opens: 8.8.19 Secret - Previews: 9.6.19, Opens: 9.15.19 The Height of the Storm - Previews: 9.10.19, Opens: 9.24.19
Freestyle Love Supreme - Previews: 9.13.19, Opens: 10.2.19 Linda Vista - Previews: 9.19.19, Opens: 10.10.19 The Rose Tattoo - Previews: 9.19.19, Opens: 10.15.19 The Sound Inside - Previews: 9.14.19, Opens: 10.17.19 American Utopia - Previews: 10.4.19, Opens: 10.20.19 Tina - Previews: 10.12.19, Opens: 11.7.19 The Inheritance - Previews: 9.27.19, Opens: 11.17.19 Jagged Little Pill - Previews: 11.3.19, Opens: 12.5.19 Grand Horizons - Previews: 12.20.19, Opens: 1.23.20 My Name is Lucy Barton - Previews: 1.6.20, Opens: 1.15.20 Girl From the North Country - Previews: 2.7.20, Opens: 3.5.20 Birthday Candles - Previews: 4.2.20, Opens: 4.21.20 Take Me Out - Previews: 3.31.20, Opens: 4.23.20

COMING UP ON THE BLOG: 6/27: #TBT: OBCR: The Full Monty - 6/28: The Friday 5 - Broadway Pride

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Around The U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part I: Northeast

With the success of last year's Around the World in 80 Musicals (and thank you for your support on that!), we are happy to bring you a new series: Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals! Over the next few months, we'll take a look at musicals that take place entirely or in part in each of the 50 states. Well, not quite 50 - there are FOUR states, believe it or not, where we couldn't find a show where they are a locale.

So... without further ado....



Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals
Part I: The Northeast

CONNECTICUT


Take Me Along

1. Take Me Along - Setting: Centerville, Connecticut, 1910 (1959, Shubert Theatre, 448 performances)


MAINE


Carousel

Too Many Girls with Desi Arnaz

2. Carousel - Setting: Maine, 1873-1888 (1945, Majestic Theatre, 890 performances)
3. Too Many Girls - Setting: Skohegan, Maine (1939, Imperial Theatre, 249 performances)


MASSACHUSETTS


Legally Blonde

Little Women

4. Legally Blonde - Setting: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2007, Palace Theatre, 595 performances)
5. Little Women - Setting: Concord, MA, 1863-1867 (2005, Virginia Theatre, 137 performances)


NEW JERSEY



Baby It's You!

Gettin' the Band Back Together

High Button Shoes

6. Baby It's You! - Setting: Passaic, New Jersey (2011, Broadhurst Theatre, 148 performances)
7. Gettin' the Band Back Together - Setting: Sayreville, New Jersey (2018, Belasco Theatre, 40 performances)
8. High Button Shoes - Setting: New Brunswick and Atlantic City, New Jersey (1947, New Century Theatre, 727 performances)


NEW YORK



Hello, Dolly!

On the Town

The Full Monty

West Side Story

9. Hello, Dolly! - Setting: New York City, Yonkers, NY (1964, St. James Theatre, 2,844 performances)
10. On the Town - Setting: 1944, wartime New York City (1944, Adelphi Theatre, 462 performances)
11. The Full Monty - Setting: Buffalo, NY (2000, Eugene O'Neill Theater, 770 performances)
12. West Side Story - Setting: Summer 1957, Hell's Kitchen, New York City (1957, Winter Garden Theatre, 732 performances)


PENNSYLVANIA


Fun Home

Groundhog Day

13. Fun Home - Setting: Beech Creek, PA (2015, Circle in the Square Theatre, 583 performances)
14. Groundhog Day - Setting: Punxsutawney, PA (2017, August Wilson Theatre, 176, performances)


RHODE ISLAND


Lady Be Good!
15. Lady Be Good! - Setting: Beacon Hill, RI (1924, Liberty Theatre, 330 performances)


VERMONT

Haverly's 14th Street Theatre, 107 W. 14th Street

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Haverly's 14th Street Theatre sat 1,100 
16. Running for Office - Setting: Tigersville, VT (1903, Haverly's 14th Street Theatre, 48 performances)

Interesting note: Running for Office was written by and starred George M. Cohan; his whole family was in the show!

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