Theater: Broadway's Golden Age; Seeing Double At "Twelfth Night"

April 1, 2015 6:06 AM

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I just saw Monday March 30th's edition of the ongoing series Broadway By The Year and I'm already penciling in (make that inking in) the next two nights, which take place on Monday May 11 and Monday June 22. Where else can you see two dozen legends, hot stars and rising talent for about $50? I'm not a big cabaret goer and this show -- which mixes Broadway talent with cabaret stars -- reminds me of what I'm missing. And the next edition includes names like Patrick Page and the brilliant Bobby Steggert, among many others. It's always crowded but if you jump you can get tickets. I only wish there were more young theatergoers in the audience: it's the most enjoyable musical theater history lesson in town.

The conceit is simple: each night of Broadway By The Year focuses on 25 years of Broadway, tackling at least one song from a show that premiered each year. Sometimes it's a world famous standard, other times a little known gem or just a silly throw-away that's fun to do. You get to hear how musicals...

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