Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

April 23, 2017

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway Musicals” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. Other characters in this smash Broadway show include Lafayette and Peggy Schuyler. – What is “Hamilton?”
  2. In 2016 Leona Lewis earned her whiskers playing Grizabella in the revival of this musical. – What is “Cats?”
  3. This Superhero spun his magic on Broadway in a musical subtitled “Turn Off The Dark.” – Who is Spiderman?
  4. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s described as “hilarious and irreverent.” – What is “The Book of Mormon?”
  5. Neil Patrick Harris won a 2014 Tony for his role in this musical about a transgender punk rocker from East Berlin. – What is “Hedwig and the Angry Inch?”

I got all but one correct this time!  How did you do?

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to Quam te bene nosse Latin?

April 15, 2017

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway Shows in Latin” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. Homo Musicus. – What is “The Music Man?”
  2. Feles. – What is “Cats?”
  3. Mea Domina Bella. – What is “My Fair Lady?”
  4. Quadragesimus Secundus Vicus. – What is “42nd Street?”
  5. Caligae Torquentes. – What is “Kinky Boots?”

I never took Latin, but I was able to figure out a couple of them.  Maybe I should study Latin.  Or not.  How did you do?

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

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http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

April 8, 2017

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Broadway Musicals.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. Other characters in this smash Broadway show include Lafayette and Peggy Schuyler.
  2. In 2016 Leona Lewis earned her whiskers playing Grizabella in the revival of this musical.
  3. This Superhero spun his magic on Broadway in a musical subtitled “Turn Off The Dark.”
  4. From Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s described as “hilarious and irreverent.”
  5. Neil Patrick Harris won a 2014 Tony for his role in this musical about a transgender punk rocker from East Berlin.

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

It’s April Fool’s Day

April 1, 2017

But I’m not going to write something to fool you or pull any pranks.  Maybe.

I have seen some good ones, though.  Years ago when I lived in Reading, Pennsylvania, I was a faithful listener of the Mike and Dave Morning Show on WRFY radio.  On this particular day, I turned on the radio in my car on the way to work, only to find that the late morning DJ was hosting the early show.  I heard no mention of the change for several minutes.  Finally, an announcement came on air that Mike and Dave were no longer employed by the station.  Now, they (particularly Dave) had a reputation of pushing the airwave envelope – not to the point of being shock jocks, but pushing it nevertheless – so their termination did not surprise me.  But it really disappointed me.  In fact, I was really in a funk the rest of the day.  The next morning, I heard their familiar voices on the radio.  And then it occurred to me that the day before was April 1!  I called them and let them know that they “got” me.  They just laughed and said that was the point.  So go ahead and play your pranks, and maybe leave a comment abut the funniest April Fool’s prank you’ve seen!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

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http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Quam te bene nosse Latin?

March 24, 2017

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Broadway Shows in Latin.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. Homo Musicus.
  2. Feles.
  3. Mea Domina Bella.
  4. Quadragesimus Secundus Vicus.
  5. Caligae Torquentes.

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2017

st-patricks-parade

This seems to be an appropriate time to write about St. Patrick’s Day, so I will.  Today is the national holiday of Ireland, and celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, a Christian missionary who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries.  It began as a religious holiday, and became a public holiday in 1903.  The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in Boston in 1737, but the longest-running and largest parade is in New York, which has run every year since 1762, and today attracts two million spectators and 150,000 marchers.  And green is the color of choice, with a river dyed green in Chicago, a canal in Indianapolis, and fountains in Savannah.  Even those not of Irish ancestry participate in the festivities (in fact, I’ve gone to several “St. Paddy’s Day” parties in the past few years, and I’ve got only one connection – McCracken – and that name hails from Northern Ireland).  So regardless of your background, enjoy!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions for Another Three Answers from Jeopardy!

March 8, 2017

Empire State Building

The final answers on a few Jeopardy! episodes during the past several months related to New York City; the categories and answers are shown below.  Let’s see if you know the questions:

Broadway Musicals:  Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, it culminates with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. – What is “Jersey Boys?”

Broadway Musicals:  “Iowa Stubborn” was the second song heard in this show when it opened on Broadway in 1957. – What is “The Music Man?”

NYC TV:  In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west. – What is “Mad Men?”

My limited knowledge of musicals has struck again, as I got only the third one correct.  How dod you do?

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Happy February 27th Birthday!

February 27, 2017

longfellow

It’s February 27, so a hearty Happy Birthday wish (past and present) to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (that’s him above, not me!), David Sarnoff, John Steinbeck and Gene Sarazen (same year), Joanne Woodward, Elizabeth Taylor, Van Williams and Ralph Nader (same year), Howard Hesseman, Mary Fran, Adam Baldwin, Chelsea Clinton, Josh Groban, and…me!  I’m not being narcissistic; I just realized that I’m in pretty good company, three of us are writers, and two of us were born in New York.  If you want to find out what famous people share your birthday, one resource is http://www.famousbirthdays.com.  But you won’t find me on the February 27 list…yet…

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

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http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Happy Presidents Day!

February 20, 2017

George Washington

When I was a kid, I used to love February.  My birthday’s in this month, and we also celebrated two holidays – and had two days off from school – in February as well.  What kid wouldn’t love that?

We were off on February 12, Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, and February 22, George Washington’s Birthday.  Then in the 1970s, some lawmakers had the wonderful idea to move the celebration of Washington’s Birthday to the third Monday in February, and in the following years Lincoln’s Birthday was dropped as a holiday and the new holiday became a celebration of all of our presidents.  It just seems strange that Presidents Day never falls on the actual birth date of George Washington (it’s always somewhere between February 15 and February 21).  And it’s also strange that only 4 of our 43 presidents were born in February.  But all I know is that we lost a day off from school…

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Another Three Answers from Jeopardy!

February 11, 2017

Empire State Building

The final answers on a few Jeopardy! episodes during the past several months related to New York City; the categories and answers are shown below.  Let’s see if you know the questions:

Broadway Musicals:  Winner of a Tony for Best Musical, it culminates with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Broadway Musicals:  “Iowa Stubborn” was the second song heard in this show when it opened on Broadway in 1957.

NYC TV:  In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west.

Think you know them?  Leave a comment if you do; I’ll share the questions with you in a future post!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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