How Well Do You Know Broadway?

September 17, 2018

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

  1. Overrun with “Cats” for nearly 20 years, the Winter Garden Theater opened this Abba-Tastic show in 2001.
  2. Irony!  This future Jean Valjean film actor bumped “Les Miserables” from the Imperial Theatre with “The Boy From Oz.”
  3. This “monthly” Tracy Letts Pulitzer Prize winner was replaced by his own play “Superior Donuts.”
  4. “The Little Mermaid” preceded this show as a Disney movie, but followed it at the Lunt-Fontanne as a musical.
  5. This writer’s “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial” followed “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” at the Plymouth Theatre.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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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America’s Best Restaurants

September 10, 2018

       The other day I read an article on msn.com naming the 50 Best Burgers in America, by State.  The best one for New York State was the Chargrilled Burger at New York City’s Spotted Pig on 11th Street!  If you want to find more great burgers in New York, look here:  https://www.purewow.com/food/the-best-burgers-in-NYC.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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

Enjoy Labor Day!

September 3, 2018

Each year, we celebrate Labor Day here in the United States on the first Monday in September (many other countries celebrate the May 1 Labour Day, but of course we are different), and many of us mourn it as the unofficial end of summer, yet celebrating it as the unofficial start of football season. But do you know the history of this holiday? It actually originated in Canada when a parade supporting the Trade Union Act was held in Toronto in 1872. Ten years later, American labor leader Peter McGuire saw the parade in Toronto and was inspired to organize a similar parade in New York City on September 5, 1882, becoming the first Labor Day here. After the bloody Pullman strike of 1894, President Cleveland and Congress hurriedly passed a bill making Labor Day a national holiday. This year, there’s the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn until 6:00 this evening. Get full details at https://www.timeout.com/newyork/west-indian-american-day-carnival-new-york. Enjoy!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

August 24, 2018

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway Musicals” I posted a couple of weeks ago:
1. It’s the word & the musical set at Rydell High in the 1950s. – What is “Grease?
2. Completes the title of the dance musical “Bring in ‘Da Noise…” – What is “Bring in ‘Da Funk?
3. The songs “Luck Be a Lady” & “A Bushel and a Peck” are featured in this musical. – What is “Guys and Dolls?
4. Based on a book & film, its opening song is “The Candy Man.” – What is “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
5. Characters in this Sondheim musical include a witch, a baker & Little Red Riding Hood. – What is “Into The Woods?
I got my typical result with musicals, getting only three correct. How did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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

Half Price Broadway Shows!

August 15, 2018

That’s no misprint, folks – from September 3-16, Broadway Week is being celebrated, and you can buy 2-for-1 tickets to some of the best shows in the City, including new productions such as Aladdin, Anastasia, Carousel, Frozen, The Lion King, and Wicked. Good deals – you can find full details at http://www.nycgo.com/broadwayweek. And while you’re at that site, enter the sweepstakes to win two free tickets…break a leg!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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

Everyday Life in New York City

August 8, 2018

The Metropolitan Diary of the New York Times continues to offer humorous real-life stories and experiences of natives and visitors to New York City that often show the human side of New Yorkers. When I read most of them, I can’t help but laugh, sometimes very loudly and sometimes, depending on my surroundings, attracting a little too much attention. Others just make me feel good about being a New Yorker. A recent edition includes getting locked out of an apartment wearing only a towel, a memento from Yankee Stadium, and a Bronx lunch with egg cream. So, try it for therapy, stress relief, or to assure yourself that there still is a good side to people – just don’t laugh or cry too loudly: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/category/metropolitan-diary/.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

August 1, 2018

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. It’s the word & the musical set at Rydell High in the 1950s.
2. Completes the title of the dance musical “Bring in ‘Da Noise…”
3. The songs “Luck Be a Lady” & “A Bushel and a Peck” are featured in this musical.
4. Based on a book & film, its opening song is “The Candy Man.”
5. Characters in this Sondheim musical include a witch, a baker & Little Red Riding Hood.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

July 25, 2018

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Characters in Broadway Musicals” I posted a couple of weeks ago:
1. Annie Oakley, Frank Butler, Sitting Bull – What is “Annie Get Your Gun?
2. Elder Price, Elder Cunningham, Moroni – What is “The Book of Mormon?
3. Premiering on Broadway in 1975: Dorothy, Aunt Em, Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North. – What is “The Wiz?
4. Joe Gillis, Norma Desmond, Cecil B. DeMille. – What is “Sunset Boulevard?
5. Jack Kelly, Katherine, Joseph Pulitzer. – What is “Newsies?

I surprised myself by getting four correct, even though I’ve seen none of the shows. How did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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

The Today Show Summer Concert Series

July 18, 2018

More than 10 years ago I took a business trip to New York City – I lived in Reading, Pennsylvania at the time – and managed to catch a performance by Chicago on NBC’s Today Show. At the performance, I stood right in front and almost got to speak with Al Roker. Little did I know that it was part of the Summer Concert Series, which has really caught on and is now in its 23rd year. Because of its popularity, good luck getting in the front row; in fact, some local radio stations often gives away passes to accompany them to a show, standing in the front row. This year’s series began on May 15 with Meghan Trainor and wraps up on August 17 with Cole Swindell. And here are the other performers:
• Charlie Puth on July 20
• Julie Michaels on July 27
• Keith Urban on August 2
• Jason Mraz on August 10

It’s a great way to spend a morning in New York City, but get there early. Get the full schedule at https://www.nycinsiderguide.com/today-show-summer-concert-series.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

July 11, 2018

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Characters in 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. Annie Oakley, Frank Butler, Sitting Bull.
2. Elder Price, Elder Cunningham, Moroni.
3. Premiering on Broadway in 1975: Dorothy, Aunt Em, Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.
4. Joe Gillis, Norma Desmond, Cecil B. DeMille.
5. Jack Kelly, Katherine, Joseph Pulitzer.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

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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