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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Battle of the Broadway Stars #68: 2019-21 Seasons


The following stars of the 1928-44 Broadway seasons (from the 67th Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Fred Astaire (The Band Wagon/Gay Divorce)
Tallulah Bankhead (The Little Foxes/The Skin of Our Teeth)
Shirley Booth (The Philadelphia Story/My Sister Eileen)
Noël Coward (Private Lives/Design for Living)
Alfred Drake (Oklahoma!)
Katharine Hepburn (The Philadelphia Story)
Celeste Holm (Oklahoma!)
Gene Kelly (Pal Joey)
Gertrude Lawrence (Lady in the Dark)
Vivien Leigh (Romeo and Juliet)
Mary Martin (One Touch of Venus)
Groucho Marx (Animal Crackers)
Ethel Merman (Girl Crazy/Anything Goes)
Laurence Olivier (Romeo and Juliet)
Joan Roberts (Oklahoma!)
Monty Woolley (The Man Who Came to Dinner)

Now on to our 68th battle, which features 32 stars who are appearing on stage during the 2019-21 Broadway seasons:












Thursday, January 30, 2020

#42: Make Your Own Groovy Music Playlist for 1970


The following songs from 1992 (from the 41st Groovy Music Playlist) will be moving on to Round 2:

"A Whole New World" - Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
"I Feel Lucky" - Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Tears in Heaven" - Eric Clapton
"Friday I'm in Love" - The Cure
"If You Asked Me To" - Celine Dion
"Free Your Mind" - En Vogue
"My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" - En Vogue
"Take a Chance on Me" - Erasure
"I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston
"Constant Craving" - k.d. Lang
"Miss Chatelaine" - k.d. Lang
"Walking on Broken Glass" - Annie Lennox
"Why" - Annie Lennox
"Deeper and Deeper" - Madonna
"This Used to Be My Playground" - Madonna
"The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" - Reba McEntire
"Man on the Moon" - R.E.M.
"Rhythm Is a Dancer" - Snap!
"These Are Days" - 10,000 Maniacs
"Save the Best for Last" - Vanessa Williams

Now let's go back to 1970 when the following 110 songs were released (you can choose up to 20 of your favorites):



1) "Tighter, Tighter" - Alive and Kicking



2) "Rose Garden" - Lynn Anderson


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Battle of the Broadway Stars #67: 1928-44 Broadway Seasons


The following stars of the 2018-19 Broadway season (from the 66th Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show)
Matt Bomer (The Boys in the Band)
Jeff Daniels (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Damon Daunno (Oklahoma!)
André De Shields (Hadestown)
Santino Fontana (Tootsie)
Glenda Jackson (King Lear)
Celia Keenan-Bolger (To Kill a Mockingbird)
Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom)
Laurie Metcalf (Hillary and Clinton)
Kelli O'Hara (Kiss Me, Kate)
Zachary Quinto (The Boys in the Band)
Andrew Rannells (The Boys in the Band)
Mercedes Ruehl (Torch Song)
Ali Stroker (Oklahoma!)
Michael Urie (Torch Song)

Now on to our 67th battle, which takes us back to the 1928-44 Broadway seasons when the following 32 stars appeared on stage: