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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Battle of the Broadway Stars #53: 1997-98 Season


(find these posters and others at Triton Gallery)

The following stars of the 2004-05 Broadway season (from the 52nd Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Christina Applegate (Sweet Charity)
Hank Azaria (Spamalot)
Gary Beach (La Cage aux Folles)
Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore)
Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza)
Tim Curry (Spamalot)
Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Cheyenne Jackson (All Shook Up)
Cherry Jones (Doubt)
Jessica Lange (The Glass Menagerie)
Laura Linney (Sight Unseen)
BrĂ­an F. O'Byrne (Doubt)
Kelli O'Hara (The Light in the Piazza)
Denis O'Hare (Sweet Charity)
David Hyde Pierce (Spamalot)
Kathleen Turner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

Now on to our 53rd battle, which takes us back to the 1997-98 Broadway season when the following 32 stars appeared on stage:















Saturday, June 15, 2019

#30: Make Your Own Groovy Music Playlist for 2003


The following songs from 1963 (from the 29th Groovy Music Playlist) will be moving on to Round 2:

"My Boyfriend's Back" - The Angels
"Surfin' U.S.A." - The Beach Boys
"All My Loving" - The Beatles
"I Want to Hold Your Hand" - The Beatles
"Rhythm of the Rain" - The Cascades
"Ring of Fire" - Johnny Cash
"He's So Fine" - The Chiffons
"Sweet Dreams" - Patsy Cline
"Da Doo Ron Ron" - The Crystals
"On Broadway" - The Drifters
"Blowin' in the Wind" - Bob Dylan
"It's My Party" - Lesley Gore
"I Will Follow Him" - Little Peggy March
"Heat Wave" - Martha and the Vandellas
"Blowin' in the Wind" - Peter, Paul and Mary
"Puff, the Magic Dragon" - Peter, Paul and Mary
"Be My Baby" - The Ronettes
"I Only Want to Be with You" - Dusty Springfield
"Blue Velvet" - Bobby Vinton
"Anyone Who Had a Heart" - Dionne Warwick

Now let's go back to 2003 when the following 55 songs were released (you can choose up to 20 of your favorites):



1) "The Voice Within" - Christina Aguilera


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Groovy Giveaway: Kanarie on DVD



Courtesy of Breaking Glass Pictures, today's Groovy Giveaway is two DVDs of Kanarie, the award-winning, earnestly warm, occasionally heart-wrenching, masterful musical comedy from director Christiaan Olwagen.

Featuring music from Culture Club and Depeche Mode, Kanarie is the story of Johan Niemand, drafted during apartheid by the South African Army, whose love for Boy George and Depeche Mode lands him a spot in the SADF Choir called the ‘Canaries’. Against a landscape where law and religion oppress individuality, the Canaries go on a nationwide tour of the country, pushing Johan to reckon with his long-repressed sexual identity, while examining the effects of nationalism on the soul and the tender brotherhood among misfits, Ultimately, Johan is forced to find his own voice and learn to fly.

This "surprisingly fun" (Jude Dry, Indiewire), "winning combination of thoughtfulness and exuberance" (Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter) festival darling will be released on DVD and VOD on June 18.

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, email your name and address to deepdish73@gmail.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Thursday, June 13 (CST).

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Battle of the Broadway Stars #52: 2004-05 Season


(find these posters and others at Movie Poster Shop)

The following stars of the 2013-14 Broadway season (from the 51st Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Toni Collette (The Realistic Joneses)
Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway)
Bryan Cranston (All The Way)
Tyne Daly (Mothers and Sons)
Michael C. Hall (The Realistic Joneses)
Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Ethan Hawke (Macbeth)
Andy Karl (Rocky)
Zachary Levi (First Date)
Marin Mazzie (Bullets Over Broadway)
Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill)
Idina Menzel (If/Then)
Jessie Mueller (Beautiful The Carole King Musical)
Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder)
Zachary Quinto (The Glass Menagerie)
Daniel Radcliffe (The Cripple of Inishmaan)

Now on to our 52nd battle, which takes us back to the 2004-05 Broadway season when the following 32 stars appeared on stage:
















Saturday, June 1, 2019

#29: Make Your Own Groovy Music Playlist for 1963


The following songs from 2013 (from the 28th Groovy Music Playlist) will be moving on to Round 2:

"Wake Me Up" - Avicii
"Brave" - Sara Bareilles
"I Hope You Find It" - Cher
"Take It Like a Man" - Cher
"Woman's World" - Cher
"Wrecking Ball" - Miley Cyrus
"Get Lucky" - Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams
"Bears" - Tom Goss
"All-American Boy" - Steve Grand
"Say Something" - A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera
"Brave" - Josh Groban
"Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone")" - Anna Kendrick
"Applause" - Lady Gaga
"All of Me" - John Legend
"Royals" - Lorde
"Roar" - Katy Perry
"Vocal" - Pet Shop Boys
"Just Give Me a Reason" - Pink
"Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke
"Happy" - Pharrell Williams

Now let's go back to 1963 when the following 98 songs were released (you can choose up to 20 of your favorites):



1) "My Boyfriend's Back" - The Angels



2) "Be True to Your School" - The Beach Boys


Friday, May 24, 2019

Battle of the Broadway Stars #51: 2013-14 Season


(find these posters and others at Triton Gallery)

The following stars of the 1960-61 Broadway season (from the 50th Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Julie Andrews (Camelot)
Lucille Ball (Wildcat)
Richard Burton (Camelot)
Robert Goulet (Camelot)
Tammy Grimes (The Unsinkable Molly Brown)
Julie Harris (Little Moon of Alban)
Dean Jones (Under the Yum-Yum Tree)
Angela Lansbury (A Taste of Honey)
Paul Lynde (Bye Bye Birdie)
Elaine May (An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May)
Mike Nichols (An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May)
Laurence Olivier (Becket)
Joan Plowright (A Taste of Honey)
Chita Rivera (Bye Bye Birdie)
Dick Van Dyke (Bye Bye Birdie)
Nancy Walker (Do Re Mi)

Now on to our 51st battle, which takes us back to the 2013-14 Broadway season when the following 32 stars appeared on stage: