Musicals101's Theatre Blog Archive
by John Kenrick
These postings are from 1998 to 2005..
May 2005: The 2005 Tony Nominations
May 2004: The 2004 Tony Nominations
June 2003: The 2003 Tonys - boys night out!
May 2003: Tony Nominations 2003 - Surprising sanity
Mar. 2003: When Showtunes Aren't- recycled music on stage
Feb 2003: Forgotten Lessons, Lost Lives - There's no excuse for deadly club fires
June 2002: 2002 Tonys - Millie and Elaine have their night.
May 2002: Tony Nominations 2002 - The Annual Outrages
Mar. 2002: The Best Musical Theater Writers - some of my favorite columnists and historians.
Feb. 2002: Top Musical Theater Writers - My favorite historians and columnists.
Jan. 2002: 2001: New Perspectives - Talk about a year that no one could have predicted!
Dec. 2001: When You Find a Fool - why not charge $485 a seat?
Nov. 2001: Broadway: An Easy Target - with so little security, our theaters are a disaster waiting to happen.
Oct. 2001: Take Two Showtunes And Call Me In the Morning - the healing power of musicals.
Oct. 2001: Bouncing Back - the show goes on, but oh so differently.
Sept. 2001: My Wounded Hometown - some thoughts on New York in the wake of Sept. 11th.
August 2001: Greedy Church Evicts Ziegfeld Girls - so much for Christian kindness.
June 2001: The Revenge of Musical Comedy - who said it was dead?
June 2001: The 2001 Awards - the joyous crowning of King Mel.
May 2001: The 2001 Tony Nominations - less outrageous than usual.
March 2001: Can Musical Buffs Go Too Far?
November 2000: Blackface and Old Wounds - the film Bamboozled reawakens an old controversy.
June 2000: The Tony Awards - pandering to the TV networks leaves no one happy.
May 2000: The Tony Nominations - the annual outrage
May 2000: TKTS Memories - days spent on that endless line.
April 2000: Curtain Calls for Alexander Cohen & David Merrick - two great musical producers bid Broadway farewell.
January 2000: Memories of a Gentle Giant - a brief memorial to legendary producer and manager Norman Rothstein.
December 1999: The Century of the Musical - Among other things, the 20th Century saw the rise of the musical as a vibrant art form.
October 1999: Crazy for Musical Comedy - The PBS broadcast of Crazy for You was a reminder of the kind of musical many of us fell in love with years ago.
September 1999: Return of the King - 15,000 cheered Yul Brynner on a summer night in midtown Manhattan. Talk about being in a time warp!
August 1999: Cyber Thieves - Why Musicals101.com moved from Yahoo.
July 1999: Internet Nastiness - Is it okay to be abusive with people just because you can't see them?
June 1999: The Tony Awards - Some reactions to the 1999 awards and ceremony.
May 1999: The 1999 Tony Nominations - Celebration or funeral? Includes a complete nominee list.
April 1999: Time for a Change at the Tony Awards - It's time to stop pretending the picture is so "Rosie."
Feb 1999: Musicals in the Headlines - Thoughts on Julie Andrews, Footloose and Mame.
Jan 1999: Star Quality - Seeing a great performer in a great role is always a treat, but its on an entirely different plane when you see a performer with real star quality.
Dec 1998: Easter Parade - The stage version of this MGM classic has been postponed, which raises a question: does Broadway need yet another film musical adaptation?
Sept 1998: Are Revivals Killing The Musical Theatre? - from the New York Times on September 13th, 1998 with some sentences the editors omitted.