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How Well Do You Know Broadway?

January 8, 2018

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

  1. “Love Never Dies,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to this show, moves the action from Paris to Coney Island.
  2. That’s Lerner standing, so that must be him at the piano.
  3. Jerry Herman turned down every project for 6 months until he was finally asked to adapt this film about 2 gay men.
  4. He composed the music for Oklahoma’s state song.
  5. Playing an early version of one of his songs from “Avenue Q” helped him woo future “Frozen” partner Kristen Anderson.

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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Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

December 17, 2017

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway 2017” I posted about a week ago:

  1. “Come From Away” tells how Gander, Newfoundland hosted 7,000 airline passengers stranded due to this tragic event. – What is September 11?
  2. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” features Christian Borle singing the following [The Candy Man] as this character. – Who is Willie Wonka?
  3. Revived in 2017 and set in the final days of the Vietnam War, “Miss Saigon” was inspired by this Puccini opera.. – What is “Madam Butterfly?”
  4. Ben Platt won the 2017 Tony for his performance as a high school senior coping with a classmate’s death in this hit musical. – What is “Dear Evan Hansen?”
  5. “War Paint” stars Christine Ebersole as Elizabeth Arden and this legendary performer as Helena Rubinstein. – Who is Patti LuPone?

I still don’t know musicals very well, so I’m not surprised that I got only one 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

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

December 7, 2017

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Broadway 2017.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. “Come From Away” tells how Gander, Newfoundland hosted 7,000 airline passengers stranded due to this tragic event.
  2. “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” features Christian Borle singing the following [The Candy Man] as this character.
  3. Revived in 2017 and set in the final days of the Vietnam War, “Miss Saigon” was inspired by this Puccini opera..
  4. Ben Platt won the 2017 Tony for his performance as a high school senior coping with a classmate’s death in this hit musical.
  5. “War Paint” stars Christine Ebersole as Elizabeth Arden and this legendary performer as Helena Rubinstein.

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 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Now Lighted!

November 30, 2017

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 an 80-year old, 75-foot high, 50 foot diameter Norway spruce that had been growing in State College, PA and was discovered by a Rockefeller Center gardener who attended a Penn State football game 7 years ago.  It’s been decorated with more than five miles of lights (50,000 bulbs) which with the star on top 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 Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Gotb, and Al Roker of NBC, and included performances by Gwen Stefani, Pentatonix, Jennifer Nettles, The Tenors, Harry Connick Jr., Seal, Train, 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

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?

November 17, 2017

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

  1. In 2017 Grizabella and Rum Tum Tugger prowled the Great White Way once more in this musical. – What is “Cats?”
  2. In 2016 the circus came to town; specifically, this circus that made its Broadway debut in “Paramour.” – What is “Cirque du Soleil?”
  3. Let me paint the picture; Jake Gyllenhaal worked Sundays on Broadway in this revival. – What is “Sunday in the Park with George?”
  4. “The Glass Menagerie” rebroke on Broadway & this Oscar winner hoped fans would really like her as Amanda Wingfield. – Who is Sally Field?
  5. In the revival of “The Little Foxes,” Laura Linney alternated roles with this actress. – Who is Cynthia Nixon?

I still 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?

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

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?

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


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