Broadway Bound Blogathon: Day One

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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

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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.

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Betcha can’t pick just one! Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews has a fun showcase of some Broadway favorites.

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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.

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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).

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Quiggy at The Midnite Drive-In takes us to 1973, when Jesus went hippie in Godspell and rock-and-roll in Jesus Christ, Superstar.

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Who else is a Mel Brooks fan? Steve of Movie Movie Blog Blog takes us behind the curtain in 2005’s The Producers.

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Dick Powell with a mustache! Ruth at Silver Screenings ponders the Depression-style escapism of Gold Diggers of 1937.

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‘S wonderful! ‘S marvelous! The folks at Blogie and Bacall show us the stage production of An American In Paris (2015).

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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… 🙂

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