Sep 15, 2023
We finish our miniseries on 11 o'clock numbers with one of the
defining shows and numbers of Broadway's current era: "She Used to
Be Mine" from Waitress. The discussion gievs us a
chance to talk pop versus Broadway, how Sara Bareilles conquered
Broadway, and proper theater etiquette.
CW for discussions of domestic...
Sep 1, 2023
And now for something truly and genuinely completely different. Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's Caroline, or Change first premiered on Broadway in 2004, and while the show wasn't a success either at the box office or the Tonys, it made an impact. Another recent Broadway production similarly failed to enflame...
Aug 16, 2023
Another 11 o'clock number, please! This time, we're talking
1950's Guys & Dolls, Frank Loesser, and Nicely-Nicely
Johnson -- yes, it's time for everyone's favorite gangster revival
number, "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat."
All clips are from 1992's Guys and Dolls: The New Broadway Cast Recording featuring Walter...
Aug 1, 2023
We're back and starting a brand new miniseries. This time, we're looking at the so-called "eleven o'clock number" in a vairety of its permutations. First up, we have an archetypal example of the genre -- "Fifty Percent" from 1978's Ballroom. Trust us, you may now know the show, but you need to know the song.
Jul 15, 2023
Our final title song is also our most recent. We're back to Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, which has opened -- and closed -- on Broadway since we last discussed it, but not without winning the Best Musical Tony.
All clips are from 2022's A Strange Loop: Original Broadway Cast Recording featuring Jaquel Spivey as...