Monday, July 6, 2020

Battle of the Broadway Stars #82: 1953-57 Seasons, Round 2


The following stars of the 1970-72 Broadway seasons (from the 81st Battle) will be moving on to Round 3:

Dorothy Collins (Follies)
Barbara Cook (The Grass Harp)
Yvonne De Carlo (Follies)
Sandy Duncan (The Boy Friend)
Peter Falk (The Prisoner of Second Avenue)
Lee Grant (The Prisoner of Second Avenue)
Beth Howland (Company)
Dean Jones (Company)
Madeline Kahn (Two by Two)
Larry Kert (Company)
Bernadette Peters (On the Town)
Phil Silvers (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)
Alexis Smith (Follies)
Maureen Stapleton (The Gingerbread Lady)
Elaine Stritch (Company)
Ben Vereen (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Now on to our 82nd battle, which takes us back to the 1953-57 Broadway seasons when the following 29 stars appeared on stage:














Monday, June 29, 2020

Battle of the Broadway Stars #81:1970-72 Seasons, Round 2


The following stars of the 1982-84 Broadway seasons (from the 80th Battle) will be moving on to Round 3:

Scott Bakula (Marilyn)
Christine Baranski (The Real Thing)
Gene Barry (La Cage aux Folles)
Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs)
Betty Buckley (Cats)
Glenn Close (The Real Thing)
Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy)
Victor Garber (Noises Off)
Estelle Getty (Torch Song Trilogy)
George Hearn (La Cage aux Folles)
Jeremy Irons (The Real Thing)
Dorothy Loudon (Noises Off)
Shirley MacLaine on Broadway
Mandy Patinkin (Sunday in the Park with George)
Bernadette Peters (Sunday in the Park with George)
Chita Rivera (The Rink)

Now on to our 81st battle, which takes us back to the 1970-72 Broadway seasons when the following 32 stars appeared on stage:















Tuesday, June 23, 2020

#49: Make Your Own Groovy Music Playlist for 1959


The following songs from 2017 (from the 48th Groovy Music Playlist) will be moving on to Round 2:

"Fun" - Blondie
"Long Time" - Blondie
"Something Just Like This" - The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
"Younger Now" - Miley Cyrus
"Love You to the Sky" - Erasure
"Despacito" - Luis Fonsi with Daddy Yankee
"Beauty and the Beast" - Ariana Grande and John Legend
"Remember I Told You" - Nick Jonas
"That's What I Like" - Bruno Mars
"Undertow" - Pet Shop Boys
"Beautiful Trauma" - P!nk
"What About Us" - P!nk
"How Long" - Charlie Puth
"One Last Song" - Sam Smith
"Too Good at Goodbyes" - Sam Smith
"You Make It Feel Like Christmas" - Gwen Stefani with Blake Shelton
"Look What You Made Me Do" - Taylor Swift
"Life's About to Get Good" - Shania Twain
"The Fighter" - Keith Urban with Carrie Underwood
"9 to 5" - Robbie Williams

Now let's go back to 1959 when the following 51 songs were released (you can choose up to 20 of your favorites):



1) "Lonely Boy" - Paul Anka



2) "Put Your Head On My Shoulder" - Paul Anka



3) "Peter Gunn" - Ray Anthony



4) "Venus" - Frankie Avalon