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Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
4:08 pm - What dark and magical story/film do you think could work well as a musical?

I hope you don't mind, I'd just like to get the opinion of like minded people. :)

My friend has to adapt a story or film into a musical for his college course.

He has been assigned the theme dark and magical. We are having trouble finding the right idea. Think brothers grim, Addams family, sleepy hollow.

What story/film do you think would work well for the theme? Ideas please?

Many Thanks XD

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
2:13 am - New blog!

Hey everyone! I've started a new cast recording comparison blog called "Cast By Cast". Check it out: http://castbycast.blogspot.com

It's to compare and contrast various recordings of the same show. And my favorite part is putting together a mix playlist at the end of the "ultimate" cast recording of each show. Hopefully it'll be fun.

I've just posted the first show (A Chorus Line) so any feedback would be great too.

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Sunday, April 15th, 2007
8:37 am - Broadway Cafe Society News

Hey friends!

We've got a new MUSICAL THEATER QUIZ on the BCS site. This one is all about puns and crazy definitions that result in Broadway musical titles. First prize is a $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate! Happy Playing!


Also, we now have a DISCUSSION BOARD on the site. Please take a moment to register and share your views on the world of the Musical.




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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
10:18 am - Broadway Cafe Society News

Hey Kids!

The BROADWAY CAFE SOCIETY site is alive and well. On Sunday our latest Quiz Winner was announced. (The new Musical Theater Quiz posts on the 15th of each month. First Prize is $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate!)

Our Weekly JUKEBOX features free Showtunes to hear.

This month's celebrity interview is with the highly talented CAROLINE O'CONNER.

And now.... (drumroll please)... we have added a BCS DISCUSSION BOARD where you can post on a myriad of Musical Theater related topics.

Just Click on Discussion Board to register.

Enjoy the many features of the site.


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Monday, January 15th, 2007
1:40 am

There's a new Musicals Quiz posted on the BROADWAY CAFE SOCIETY Site.

First prize is a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Amazon.com!

This month's quiz involves joining to Musical titles to form a new show title.

Here's the link:


While on the site be sure to listen to the Free Jukebox tunes, catch up on Theater news, do some shopping or read up on various Musical Theater people, both past & present!


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Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
8:31 pm - Carefully Taught

Okay folks!

It's time for another monthly Musical Theater Quiz at the Broadway Cafe Society site.

Yes, I know I make them difficult, BUT there is a $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate to the first correct entry!

This time we deal with Richard Rodgers and his collaborations with Lorenz Hart, Oscar Hammerstein II, Stephen Sondheim, Martin Charnin, Sheldon Harnick and even himself!

Here's the quiz:


Also on the site, be sure to check out my Songwriters monthly column, especially if you're a fan of Patter Songs, those tongue twisters of the musical stage. The column can be found at:


Elsewhere on the site, be sure to listen to the free Showtunes on the Jukebox, see the latest theatrical releases and see who the Entertainers of the Month are.


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Monday, October 16th, 2006
1:01 pm - New Quiz On The Block

A new Broadway Musicals Quiz has been posted at BROADWAY CAFE SOCIETY.

This month's theme is Two For The Price of One.

Here's the link:


First Prize is a $25.00 Amazon Gift certificate.

Good Luck!

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Friday, September 15th, 2006
12:23 am - Quiz Time

It's Quiz time again at the Broadway Cafe Society site.

This month it's all about Broadway Numbers.

First prize is a $25.00 Amazon.com gift certificate.

Here's the link:


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Sunday, August 20th, 2006
6:13 pm - Everybody Wants To Do A Musical

Hey kids... I hope all are well.

A couple of months back I asked who might be interested in getting copies of a lost musical on CD. I got several responses and dutifully sent them out BUT only one person ever told me that they liked it or even listened to it.

I was hoping to start an Obscure/Lost Musicals of the Month Club, but if nobody's really interested I guess I'll just keep my collection to myself.

My collection exists because of the kindness of several people who opened their collections of rare materials to me years ago, and several continue to do so to this day.

So here's my query... Is ANYBODY out there interested in this?

If your answer is YES, please send a response to HAPPGOOD@AOL.COM

Also, I've had only ONE response to the latest Musicals Quiz at Broadway Cafe Society.

C'mon gang, it can't be that difficult, can it? 11 days left and $25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate!

Here's the link:


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Thursday, August 17th, 2006
9:37 am

Hey friends! My mime and physical theatre company, ALithea Creations, is performing today, Aug 17 in the lobby of the UN in NY from 1-2 pm, and Sunday at 6pm at Pace University. Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, August 15th, 2006
5:52 am - New Quiz

Hey friends!

It's time for this month's MUSICAL THEATER QUIZ at the Broadway Cafe Society site.

First prize is a $25.00 Amazon.com Gift Certificate!

This month's quiz deals with words & language, as seen through the eyes of musical theater.

Here's the link:


While on the site enjoy the weekly musical selections on the Jukebox, discover some terrific shopping items, click on great links to musical theater sites, peruse the monthly theater columns and so much more!


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Saturday, August 12th, 2006
9:52 am - Review blog

Fellow cast recording lovers,
I've been considering lately starting a blog to review my collection of 350 shows. I'd review only the shows of which I have multiple recordings. Sort of a compare/contrast deal. Similar to the theatermania.com book (which I highly recommend!). Would there be interest in it from people who might care?
Just checking the pulse,

(x-posted to cast_recording and alice_to_zorba)

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Sunday, July 30th, 2006
11:39 pm - Broadway Cafe Society Site Update

I really enjoy writing the columns and quizzes for the BROADWAY CAFE SOCIETY site.

The columns come out on the first of each month. Quizzes come out on the 15th of each month.

Today we posted the newest column entitled "GO INTO YOUR DANCE". Below the article each month are links to the past columns since February.

On the Quiz page of the site you can see the Winner & Answers to the July 15th quiz. Congrats to all who played.

You can also shop on the site for unique show related merchandise or listen to the Jukebox for free. Jukebox selections change every Sunday night and are full versions of Broadway numbers.

Enjoy the site!


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Saturday, July 15th, 2006
1:05 pm - Summertime... and the Quizzin' Is easy

Or hard, depending on how well you know your musical theatre history...

I've got a new Summer Musicals quiz up at the Broadway Cafe Society site.

First Prize is a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Amazon.com

Have fun... in the sun!


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Friday, July 7th, 2006
11:25 pm - PARADE - First Major Australian Production


First Major Australian Production!
Only one week until opening!
Don’t miss out – book now!


July 12-29, 2006
Tues-Sat 8pm (Weds and Sat matinees @ 2pm)
Sun @6:30 pm
Cremorne Theatre - Queensland Performing Arts Complex

$35 adults $27 conc.
Group booking
(10+) $27
(50+) $22

Music and Lyrics By Jason Robert Brown
Book by Alfred Uhry
Co-Conceived and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince

Following their internationally acclaimed season of Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins, Warehaus Theatre presents another Brisbane first: the Tony® Award winning Broadway sensation, Parade.

Set in Georgia, U.S.A., in 1913, Parade is the tragic, true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man wrongly accused of the
murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, and at the hands of a merciless media, Leo’s fate is sealed. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and his devoted wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

One of the greatest scores in modern music theatre, Parade won 1999 Tony™ awards for Best Score and Best Book. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event!

Book now through qtix | www.qtix.com.au | 136 246

Black Tie Opening Night Party @ Uber, West End - July 14th

Director: Cienda McNamara
Music Director: James Dobinson
Choreographer: Caron Koch
Conductor: Tegan Cumerford

A Warehaus Theatre Production

Featuring (in alphabetical order): Ben Adams, Michael Balk, Jack Bradford, Julianne Clinch, Wade Colbran-Thomas, Gillian Cosgriff, James Dobinson, Norman Doyle, Penny Farrow, Kathryn Fray, James Gauci, Louise Gavin, Ryan Goodwin, Kade Greenland, Judy Hainsworth, Caron Koch, Elliot Marsh, Kaitlin Oliver, Damien Orth, Josh Pearcy and Jeremy Youse

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Saturday, July 1st, 2006
12:51 am - Question Me An Answer

The Musical Theater Quiz on our site BROADWAY CAFE SOCIETY has closed and has a winner.

Congratulations, JereNYC.

Here's the Quiz WITH the ANSWERS:


There will be a NEW Quiz on July 15th, entitled "SONGS FOR A SUMMER NIGHT". There's a $25.00 Prize from Amazon.com for the winner!

Meanwhile check out the rest of the site. Great songs on the Jukebox right now (including tunes from THE DROWSY CHAPERONE & THE COLOR PURPLE). Tunes change every Sunday.

My new Musical Theater SONGWRITERS column comes out this weekend, dealing with Patriotic musicals with American themes.

Enjoy the site!

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Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
9:50 pm - Open for trades!

Mainly looking for rare and old stuff. Especially Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart, not only shows but collections and everything.

My show list

The list for other broadway, vocalists and composer related material will be up shortly!

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Monday, May 22nd, 2006
6:12 pm - Broadway Cafe Society

Here's a new website devoted to Showtunes...

There's a weekly Broadway Jukebox where you can listen to classic Broadway tunes for free.

There's links to dozens of Celebrity & Fan sites.

There's my monthly column devoted to the great Songwriters of Broadway...

There's a Calendar feature where every show that submits is listed on any given day...

There's even a place to send in your personal performance pictures and photos with theater celebrities..

Please check it out... We'd love for you to be a part of it...


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Thursday, May 18th, 2006
12:51 am - Self-Referential Broadway

Today, I found it interesting that one of the characters in a musical (Wedding Singer) is currently on Broadway in another musical (3Penny Opera). Is Cyndi Lauper the first? While there have been other references, have they been similar?


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Wednesday, January 18th, 2006
3:06 pm

I'm looking for sheet music to Irving Berlin's
"Oh how I hate to get up in the morning".

It's from Yip, Yip, Yaphank.

Does anyone know where I could find this to purchase?
(No luck at Lincoln Center so far)

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