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Be Kind...

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Random Acts of Kindness Day falls on February 17, and in honor of this little-known event I've asked Ken and Erik to think about show tunes that celebrate goodness, charity, and the like.

Sadly, Ken's snowed under with two major projects (a documentary and a new biography), and so in the spirit of all of this, he's got the week off. Erik's done his usual (i.e. an amazing job), and I'm certain his column will get you in a charitable mood!

Love Is in the Air....

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Valentine's Day will soon be rolling around, and I asked Erik and Ken to think about unique musical ways to toast this day of romance, hearts, flowers, candy, etc.

They've wowed me with their columns this week. Very clever and filled with some great tunes!

To complement Erik's and Ken's columns, I'd like to offer up the following two albums for your consideration:

Looking Back: 2017

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Erik and Ken glance back at 2017 in their columns this week. They're both talking about the theater-related recordings that caught their ears and imaginations. Both guys have gravitated toward a swell and diverse array of albums, and I'm hoping they might point you to a few things that you might not have encountered.

To complement Erik's and Ken's columns, I'd like to offer up the following two albums for your consideration:

Let's Start at the Beginning...

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Happy New Year! 2018 has begun, and while we've started previous years with looks at resolutions and other such timely topics, we've never gone to something as simple as what we're doing this week. Erik and Ken are looking at songs that are, in their own way, about new beginnings.

Both are great reads, and I'm pretty sure you'll have a good time with them, maybe even pulling out some recordings you haven't listened to in a while.

'Tis the Season...

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It's the middle of the holiday season, and I asked Ken and Erik to help you celebrate it in their columns this week. They've come up with a pair of fascinating columns, and I bet you'll be smiling as you read both.

Before you hop over to see what the guys are up to this week, let me wish you all the best for the season and the New Year from all of us at BwayTunes!

'Once on This Island' Returns

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The new Broadway production of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' Once on This Island will be opening in just a few days. We wanted to celebrate this award-winning show's return to the Main Stem, and so Erik and Ken are examining it and its authors in their columns...from two very different, and interesting, angles.

Something for Everybody...?

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I gave the Erik and Ken the chance to write about anything they wanted this week. I sort of hate to spoil the surprise of where they've gone, so I'm just going to suggest you hop over to both of their columns. And before you do, here are a couple of clues: 

Celestial Bodies

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Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower is just starting up on Broadway, and we'd like to toast this show and its powerhouse cast, which includes Tony-winning musical theatre star Laura Benanti. As it's not a musical, I couldn't ask the guys to consider a composer's body of work or anything like that, so... I asked them to offer up some thoughts about celestial bodies in musical theater. You know, things like meteors. 

Falling...Falling...

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Fall arrived last month, and in many parts of the country it has seemed as if summer just hasn't wanted to leave us. We want to celebrate the passage into autumn in BwayTunes fashion, not by talking about songs that center on the season but rather ones that play with the idea of "falling." Erik and Ken have come up with two terrific lists that trip, tumble, and stumble delightfully.

Happy Birthday, Julie Andrews!

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On October 1st Julie Andrews celebrates her 82nd birthday, and we are taking this opportunity to toast this incredible performer’s career on stage and screen. Ken and Erik have dedicated their columns to their thoughts about Andrews' work and life, and both are terrific reads!

To complement Erik and Ken's columns, I'd like to offer up the following two albums for your consideration:


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