The house lights have gone down, and the curtain has gone up…
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is the first day of the Broadway Bound Blogathon! I will endeavor to update this post throughout the day with all the lovely entries our participants have in store for us. Thanks so much for all your well-wishes and support–it’s a big day!
Don’t get worried if I don’t update quickly, though–I am in Auburn, California today working at Placer County’s Living History program, which is set in 1889. No blogs back then, obviously. 🙂 I will be surreptitiously checking my phone, though, and as soon as I can I will be updating this page. A lot of you have already sent in your posts, though, so there’s plenty to read until then.
Let’s do this!
Day One Entries
Michaela of Love Letters To Old Hollywood kicks things off with a look at 1953’s fabulous Kiss Me Kate, which, by the way, won some of the first Tony Awards in 1949.
Betcha can’t pick just one! Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews has a fun showcase of some Broadway favorites.
Who played it better? Gary at Lo, the Humanities! has a very interesting compare-and-contrast of the 1961 play, Man For All Seasons, filmed in 1966 and 1988.
Just you wait, Mr. ‘iggins, just you wait! Maddy at Maddy Loves Her Classic Films regales us with her take on the loverly My Fair Lady (1964).
Quiggy at The Midnite Drive-In takes us to 1973, when Jesus went hippie in Godspell and rock-and-roll in Jesus Christ, Superstar.
Who else is a Mel Brooks fan? Steve of Movie Movie Blog Blog takes us behind the curtain in 2005’s The Producers.
Dick Powell with a mustache! Ruth at Silver Screenings ponders the Depression-style escapism of Gold Diggers of 1937.
‘S wonderful! ‘S marvelous! The folks at Blogie and Bacall show us the stage production of An American In Paris (2015).
Here’s my post on 1936’s The Great Ziegfeld, the first of three on films made by and about this most unique of all showmen and his glorified girls.
This has been a terrific first act, everyone! Check back here tomorrow for our lovely Day Two posts… 🙂