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How Well Do You Know Broadway?

October 17, 2017

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

  1. In 2017 Grizabella and Rum Tum Tugger prowled the Great White Way once more in this musical.
  2. In 2016 the circus came to town; specifically, this circus that made its Broadway debut in “Paramour.”
  3. Let me paint the picture; Jake Gyllenhaal worked Sundays on Broadway in this revival.
  4. “The Glass Menagerie” rebroke on Broadway & this Oscar winner hoped fans would really like her as Amanda Wingfield.
  5. In the revival of “The Little Foxes,” Laura Linney alternated roles with this actress.  (NOTE: This was a video answer, so I’ve included photos of both actresses above.)

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

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Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

October 2, 2017

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

  1. “The Jellicle Ball” and “Memory.” – What is “Cats?”
  2. “Arabian Nights” and “Friend Like Me.” – What is “Aladdin?”
  3. “Knights of the Round Table” and “Find Your Grail.’” – What is “Spamalot?”
  4. “Making Things Up Again” and “Baptize Me.” – What is “The Book of Mormon?”
  5. “La Vie Boheme” and “Seasons of Love.” – What is “Rent?”

I don’t know musicals very well, so four correct for me is pretty good!  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

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

September 16, 2017

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

  1. “The Jellicle Ball” and “Memory.”
  2. “Arabian Nights” and “Friend Like Me.”
  3. “Knights of the Round Table” and “Find Your Grail.’”
  4. “Making Things Up Again” and “Baptize Me.”
  5. “La Vie Boheme” and “Seasons of Love.”

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, 2017

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

  1. “Nobody knows in America Puerto Rico’s in America!” – What is “West Side Story?”
  2. “Sad to say your dream is not the kind of dream I’d like to get, Pharaoh has it in for you.” – What is “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?”
  3. “And God said, ‘Joe, people really need to know that the Bible isn’t two parts, there’s a part three.’” – What is “The Book of Mormon?”
  4. “Kiss today goodbye, the sweetness & the sorrow.” – What is “A Chorus Line?”
  5. “High in her tower, she sits by the hour, maintaining her hair.” – What is “Into the Woods?”

I don’t know musicals very well, so three correct for me is pretty good!  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

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

August 6, 2017

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

  1. “Nobody knows in America Puerto Rico’s in America!”
  2. “Sad to say your dream is not the kind of dream I’d like to get, Pharaoh has it in for you.”
  3. “And God said, ‘Joe, people really need to know that the Bible isn’t two parts, there’s a part three.’”
  4. “Kiss today goodbye, the sweetness & the sorrow.”
  5. “High in her tower, she sits by the hour, maintaining her hair.”

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

New York City, Then and Now

June 21, 2017

The New Yorker has produced a new split-screen video that shows action from the olden days (1930s) next to today.  It’s about 9 minutes long, and features the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, and more.   Go to http://gothamist.com/2017/06/13/then_and_now_nyc.php?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark; I think you’ll enjoy it!  Thanks, TP.

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

Are You a Roller Coaster Fan?

June 13, 2017

I like a good roller coaster ride, and I prefer the newer steel type (such as the SooperDooperLooper in Hersheypark).  I find rides on many of the wooden coasters are very bumpy and give me headaches.  If you do enjoy roller coasters, here’s your chance to take a ride (virtually, of course) on two of New York City’s famous roller coasters, the Cyclone (old) and the Thunderbolt (new), both located on Brooklyn’s Coney Island!  Go to http://www.nycgo.com/articles/cyclone-vs.-thunderbolt-coney-island-roller-coaster-showdown/%20?cid=email_tinyc_20170503; you won’t regret it!

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

Old-World New York City

May 13, 2017

Do you long for, or would you like to learn about, the old days of New York City?  If so, visit afar.com to enjoy a history lesson of New York landmarks including Grand Central, the New York Public Library, and Fraunces Tavern.  Go to https://www.afar.com/travel-tips/where-to-find-old-world-new-york-city; you’ll enjoy it!  Thanks, Jack.

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?

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

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 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

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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