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Remembering Jelly’s Last Jam

A musical that opened in 1992, Jelly’s Last Jam,is one of those musicals that I stumbled upon more by accident than by any initiative of my own. I had gone to New York City to see something else, but that performance was sold out (I think it was Crazy for You). Since I was already in the TKTS line, I decided to see something else. I chose to see Jelly’s Last Jam and, though the college student in me knew nothing about the show other than its star Gregory Hines and the performance of “That’s How You Jazz” on the Tony Awards. 

Dream Casting Our Favorite Broadway Divas

Last week, I wrote a piece about Broadway divas who showed exemplary acting skills. It got me thinking about some of our greatest living actresses of the musical stage and what classic musical theatre role I would most like to see them tackle next. Playing casting director is always a great deal of fun, and I hope you will chime in with your thoughts as well. For me, this is where I'd like to see some of our favorite leading ladies of the stage try their talents.