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Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

January 8, 2020

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Behind the Musical Title” I posted last month:

  1. This Broadway musical’s title refers to the fabulous new footwear at the Price & Sons factory in Northampton. – What is “Kinky Boots?”
  2. A sham Vietnamese beauty contest gives us the title of this musical that debuted on Broadway in 1991. – What is “Miss Saigon?”
  3. Percy Jackson & his friends realize that war among Greek gods must be prevented in this musical named for the first Percy Jackson book. – What is “Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief?”
  4. “Professor” Harold Hill is the title character of this 1957 show. – What is “The Music Man?”
  5. The title of a musical set in Newfoundland beginning on 9/11 is a local slang term for a person not from the Maritimes. – What is “Come From Away?”

I again got three of them 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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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?

December 18, 2019

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

  1. This Broadway musical’s title refers to the fabulous new footwear at the Price & Sons factory in Northampton.
  2. A sham Vietnamese beauty contest gives us the title of this musical that debuted on Broadway in 1991.
  3. Percy Jackson & his friends realize that war among Greek gods must be prevented in this musical named for the first Percy Jackson book.
  4. “Professor” Harold Hill is the title character of this 1957 show.
  5. The title of a musical set in Newfoundland beginning on 9/11 is a local slang term for a person not from the Maritimes.

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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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?

December 12, 2019

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

  1. Heidi Schreck reaches back to her days debating civics as a 15-year-old in “What” this document “Means to Me.” – What is the Constitution?
  2. Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow play the first couple in “Hillary & Clinton,” set in this year Hillary first ran for president. – What is 2008?
  3. Set during The Troubles, “The Ferryman,” which which won the 2019 Tony for Best Play, takes place in this U.K. country. – What is Northern Ireland?
  4. Billed as a sequel to this first Shakespeare tragedy, the comedy “Gary” takes place after the climactic bloody Roman feast. – What is “Titus Andronicus?”
  5. Ethan Hawke broke more than 10 golf clubs wrecking the set nightly in a revival of this playwright’s “True West.” – Who is Sam Shepard?

I only got two of them correct, which isn’t too bad, considering I haven’t been to a Broadway play in a while. 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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Now Lighted!

December 5, 2019

The annual celebration surrounding the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center did indeed happen last night. A little about the tree first: it’s a 77-foot high Norway spruce that had been growing in Florida, NY. It’s been decorated with more than five miles of lights (50,000 bulbs) which with the Swarovski Crystal star on top (that contains 3 million crystals and weighs 900 pounds!) are the only decorations. After the holidays, the tree is recycled and provided to Habitat for Humanity to build homes for the needy.

The ceremony, broadcast on NBC and attended by an estimated 500,000 people, was hosted by Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, and Craig Melvin, and included performances by John Legend, Idina Menzel, Derek and Julianne Hough, Lea Michele, Brett Eldredge, and of course the Radio City Rockettes.

Whether or not you watched the ceremony, the tree merits a personal visit…

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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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?

November 20, 2019

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

  1. Heidi Schreck reaches back to her days debating civics as a 15-year-old in “What” this document “Means to Me.”
  2. Laurie Metcalf & John Lithgow play the first couple in “Hillary & Clinton,” set in this year Hillary first ran for president.
  3. Set during The Troubles, “The Ferryman,” which which won the 2019 Tony for Best Play, takes place in this U.K. country.
  4. Billed as a sequel to this first Shakespeare tragedy, the comedy “Gary” takes place after the climactic bloody Roman feast.
  5. Ethan Hawke broke more than 10 golf clubs wrecking the set nightly in a revival of this playwright’s “True West.”

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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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?

October 22, 2019

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

  1. Fraulein Schneider & The Master of Ceremonies. – What is “Cabaret?”
  2. Velma Kelly & her lawyer Billy Flynn. – What is “Chicago?”
  3. Laurey, Curly, Jud Fry. – What is “Oklahoma?”
  4. Danny, Sandy, Rizzo. – What is “Network?”
  5. Max Von Mayerling, Norma Desmond. – What is “Sunset Boulevard?”

I got three of them correct, which is my typical result for Broadway musicals. 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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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?

October 5, 2019

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

  1. Fraulein Schneider & The Master of Ceremonies.
  2. Velma Kelly & her lawyer Billy Flynn.
  3. Laurey, Curly, Jud Fry.
  4. Danny, Sandy, Rizzo.
  5. Max Von Mayerling, Norma Desmond.

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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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?

September 26, 2019

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

  1. Adrienne Barbeau played Rizzo in this ‘70s musical set 2 decades earlier. – What is “Grease?”
  2. In 1900 Sarah Bernhardt played this Shakespeare guy; in 2018 Janet McTeer played Sarah playing this Shakespeare guy. – Who is Hamlet?
  3. Jesse Mueller & Joshua Henry sang “If I Loved You” in the 2018 revival of this musical. – What is “Carousel?”
  4. Bryan Cranston was mad as hell as Howard Beale in the stage version of this 1976 film. – What is “Network?”
  5. 58 years after she was on Broadway with partner Mike Nichols, this comic actress starred in “The Waverly Gallery.” – Who is Elaine May?

I got two of them correct, which is typical for Broadway musicals. 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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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?

September 10, 2019

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

  1. Adrienne Barbeau played Rizzo in this ‘70s musical set 2 decades earlier.
  2. In 1900 Sarah Bernhardt played this Shakespeare guy; in 2018 Janet McTeer played Sarah playing this Shakespeare guy.
  3. Jesse Mueller & Joshua Henry sang “If I Loved You” in the 2018 revival of this musical.
  4. Bryan Cranston was mad as hell as Howard Beale in the stage version of this 1976 film.
  5. 58 years after she was on Broadway with partner Mike Nichols, this comic actress starred in “The Waverly Gallery.”

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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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 22, 2019

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

  1. “Maria” & “I Feel Pretty.”– What is “West Side Story?”
  2. “I am Africa” & “Joseph Smith American Moses.”  – What is “The Book of Mormon?”
  3. Opened on Broadway in 2016:  “Someone Gets Hurt” & “Meet the Plastics.”  – What is “Mean Girls?”
  4. “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” & “If I Were a Rich Man.”  – What is “Fiddler on the Roof?”
  5. “Mama I’m a Big Girl Now” & “You Can’t Stop the Beat.” – What is “Hairspray?”

I got three of them correct, which is typical for Broadway musicals.  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

https://www.amazon.com/author/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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