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Battle of the Broadway Stars #32: 2009-10 Season

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Remembering Aretha Franklin 1942 - 2018



Singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at age 76, sold over 75 million records and won 18 Grammy Awards during her long career as the "Queen of Soul". She received many honors, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1979), a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as the first female performer), the Kennedy Center Honors (1994), the National Medal of Arts (1999) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2005).

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Franklin's life and career.

Dish of the Day #2461: Wet Hot American Summer


Vote for your favorite Dish this week in the poll below (the winner will compete for the title of Mr. August). And if you haven't yet voted for the Dish of the Month: Mr. July, choose your man in the sidebar poll.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dish of the Day #2460: Wet Hot American Summer


If you haven't yet voted for your favorite Dish of the Day last week or the Dish of the Month: Mr. July, choose your men in the sidebar polls.

Today's Dish is Nathan McCallum.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Groovy Musical Challenge #10: Hello, Dolly!



My husband Michael nominated me on Facebook to share 10 musicals that made an impact on me the first time I saw or performed in them and that I would see again and again. I also must post the Playbill and nominate a new person each day (today's lucky person is James Juliano).

My 10th groovy musical is Hello, Dolly!, which I saw twice in a 30th anniversary touring production starring Carol Channing in August 1994 (in Chicago) and in June 1995 (in Milwaukee). The cast also included Jay Garner, Michael DeVries and Florence Lacey. And I snagged the above Playbill in October 1995 during the show's Broadway run.



Dish of the Day #2459: Wet Hot American Summer


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Today's Dish is João Caneco.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Battle of the Broadway Stars #32: 2009-10 Season


The following stars of the 1953-55 Broadway seasons (from the 31st Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Julie Andrews (The Boy Friend)
Pearl Bailey (House of Flowers)
Kaye Ballard (The Golden Apple)
Harry Belafonte (John Murray Anderson's Almanac)
Diahann Carroll (House of Flowers)
Barbara Cook (Plain and Fancy/Oklahoma!)
Dolores Gray (Carnival in Flanders)
Carol Haney (The Pajama Game)
Florence Henderson (Fanny/Oklahoma!)
Celeste Holm (His and Hers)
Eartha Kitt (Mrs. Patterson)
Mary Martin (Peter Pan)
Patty McCormack (The Bad Seed)
Paul Newman (The Desperate Hours)
John Raitt (The Pajama Game)
Elaine Stritch (On Your Toes)

PLEASE NOTE: The next Battle of the Broadway Stars will be on Tuesday, August 28.

Now on to our 32nd battle, which takes us back to the 2009-10 Broadway season when the following 32 stars appeared on stage:
















Groovy Musical Challenge #9: Wonderful Town



My husband Michael nominated me on Facebook to share 10 musicals that made an impact on me the first time I saw or performed in them and that I would see again and again. I also must post the Playbill and nominate a new person each day (today's lucky person is Jonathan Lewis).

My ninth groovy musical is Wonderful Town, which I saw on November 12, 2004, in a Broadway revival starring Brooke Shields, Jennifer Hope Wills, Gregg Edelman and Kate Baldwin. I also saw a New York City Opera production on November 12, 1994, starring Kay McClelland, Crista Moore and Richard Muenz as well as a 2016 Goodman Theatre production starring Bri Sudia and Lauren Molina.

Dish of the Day #2458: Wet Hot American Summer


If you haven't yet voted for your favorite Dish of the Day last week or the Dish of the Month: Mr. July, choose your men in the sidebar polls.

Today's Dish is Logan Ponder.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Groovy Musical Challenge #8: Follies



My husband Michael nominated me on Facebook to share 10 musicals that made an impact on me the first time I saw or performed in them and that I would see again and again. I also must post the Playbill and nominate a new person each day (today's lucky person is Jake Stigers).

My eighth groovy musical is Follies, which I saw in June 2011 in a Kennedy Center revival starring Bernadette Peters, Jan Maxwell, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, Elaine Paige and Linda Lavin. I also saw a Chicago Shakespeare Theater production on November 8, 2011, starring Susan Moniz, Caroline O'Connor, Brent Barrett, Robert Petkoff and Hollis Resnik.