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Devouring Broadway history, season by season // Hosted by Tim Kov & Anna Hulkower // https://www.patreon.com/mylittletonys

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Devouring Broadway history, season by season // Hosted by Tim Kov & Anna Hulkower // https://www.patreon.com/mylittletonys

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Great show, difficult to listen to

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I have a love hate relationship with this show. I love the content and conversation but I hate having to listen to these two voices. For some reason they don’t know how to swallow or clear their throat, forcing you to listen to them gargle on their phlegm and salvia the whole time.

just a delight

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I could not love this podcast any more. There is so much to learn!!

iTunes Ratings

116 Ratings
Average Ratings
110
1
1
1
3

Great show, difficult to listen to

By Coolcat11111 - May 03 2020
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I have a love hate relationship with this show. I love the content and conversation but I hate having to listen to these two voices. For some reason they don’t know how to swallow or clear their throat, forcing you to listen to them gargle on their phlegm and salvia the whole time.

just a delight

By ielephanta - Feb 27 2020
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I could not love this podcast any more. There is so much to learn!!
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My Little Tonys

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Rank #1: The 1973 Tony Awards, Part 1

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We wrap up our second decade cycle with a bizarre trip back to the 70s for a LOT of Night Music, a sprinkling of Sugar, and just a dash of... Ciao, Rudy? Email us at mylittletonyspodcast@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows!

Nov 10 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #2: The 1973 Tony Awards, Part 2

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Join us (sorry) as we finish up 1973 with a discussion of the tumultuous relationship between Pippin and the Leading Player- um, we mean Stephen Schwartz and Bob Fosse. We also celebrate the groundbreaking women behind Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, and get meta to share our reflections on our first year of the show. See you in 2020! Email us at mylittletonyspodcast@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows!

Nov 17 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #3: The 2017 Tony Awards, Part 1

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Nordyke, Kimberly. [“'Star Trek' Star Claims Kevin Spacey Made a Pass at Him at Age 14; Spacey Apologizes, Comes Out as Gay.](www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/star-trek-star-claims-kevin-spacey-made-a-pass-at-him-at-age-14-1052828) The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Nov. 2017. 

Schulman, Michael. [“The 2017 Tony Nominations: War, Peace, and Bette Midler.”](www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-tony-nominations-war-peace-and-bette-midler) The New Yorker, 10 July 2017. 

Paulson, Michael. [“Tony Voters Point to Tight Races and Sure Bets.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/theater/tony-voters-point-to-tight-races-and-sure-bets.html) The New York Times, 8 June 2017. 

[“The Tonys 2017: Who Will Win (and Who Should).”](www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/theater/tony-award-nominations-ben-brantley-jesse-green.html) The New York Times, 11 May 2017. 

Evans, Greg. [“Kevin Spacey Breaks Up Emmy's Long Romance With Tony.”](deadline.com/2018/07/emmy-award-kevin-spacey-tony-award-variety-special-live-1202425231/) Deadline, 12 July 2018. 

Isherwood, Charles. [“The 71st Tony Awards Review: Charles Isherwood on Why the Awards Ceremony That Celebrates Great Theater Was So Off-Key.”](www.indiewire.com/2017/06/71-tony-awards-show-review-tonys-2017-1201840941/) IndieWire, 12 June 2017. 

[“Review: Song-and-Dance Man Kevin Spacey's Tony Awards Was Sweet, Corny and Touching.”](www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-tony-awards-review-20170611-story.html) Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2017. 

Paulson, Michael. [“2017 Tony Awards: 'Great Comet' Leads With 12 Nominations.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/theater/tony-awards-nominations.html) The New York Times, 2 May 2017.

Brantley, Ben, and Jesse Green. [“2017 Tony Awards: Our Theater Critics Debate the Nominations.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/theater/nominations-hello-dolly-dear-evan-hansen-tony-awards.html?module=inline) The New York Times, 2 May 2017.

Rooney, David. [“The 71st Annual Tony Awards: TV Review.”](www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/71st-annual-tony-awards-tv-review-1012314) The Hollywood Reporter, 12 June 2017.

Genzlinger, Neil. [“An Uneven Night for Kevin Spacey as Tonys Host.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/theater/tony-awards-review-recap-kevin-spacey.html?_r=0) The New York Times, 12 June 2017.  

Littleton, Cynthia. [“TV Review: 71st Annual Tony Awards.”](variety.com/2017/legit/reviews/tony-awards-2017-review-kevin-spacey-1202462176/) Variety, 12 June 2017. 

Soloski, Alexis. [“House of Bad Jokes: Kevin Spacey Wins the Tony Award for Worst Host.”](www.theguardian.com/stage/theatreblog/2017/jun/12/kevin-spacey-tony-awards-host-2017) The Guardian, 12 June 2017.

Green, Jesse. [“Listening to the Best (and Worst) of Broadway.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/theater/listening-to-the-best-and-worst-of-broadway.html) The New York Times, 12 July 2017.  

Paulson, Michael, and Erik Piepenburg. [“'I'm in Love With Everybody': Tony Award Nominees React.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/theater/im-in-love-with-everybody-tony-award-nominees-react.html) The New York Times, 2 May 2017. 

Smith, Emily. [“New York Times Critic Fired over Relationship with Scott Rudin.”](pagesix.com/2017/02/15/new-york-times-critic-fired-over-relationship-with-scott-rudin/) Page Six, 16 Feb. 2017. 

Kachka, Boris. [“Why Was New York Times Theater Critic Charles Isherwood Fired?”](www.vulture.com/2017/02/why-was-times-theater-critic-charles-isherwood-fired.html) Vulture, 22 Feb. 2017. 

Marks, Peter. [“'Dear Evan Hansen': Original Story, High Hopes for Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.”](www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/benj-pasek-and-justin-paul-swing-for-the-fences-with-dear-evan-hansen/2015/07/09/50f59f48-219c-11e5-aeb9-a411a84c9d55_story.html?noredirect=on) The Washington Post, 10 July 2015. 

Isherwood, Charles. [“Review: In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' Teenage Angst Grows Complicated.”](www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/theater/review-in-dear-evan-hansen-teenage-angst-grows-complicated.html) The New York Times, 3 Aug. 2015. 

Isherwood, Charles. [“Review: 'Dear Evan Hansen' Puts a Twist on Teenage Angst.”](www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/theater/review-dear-evan-hansen-puts-a-twist-on-teenage-angst.html) The New York Times, 2 May 2016. 

Green, Jesse. [“Review: 'Dear Evan Hansen' Has a New Evan, and a New Balance.”](www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/theater/dear-evan-hansen-cast-change-taylor-trensch-review.html) The New York Times, 2 Mar. 2018. 

Als, Hilton. [“Pop Psychology Onstage in ‘Dear Evan Hansen.’”](www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/12/19/pop-psychology-onstage-in-dear-evan-hansen) The New Yorker, 9 July 2019.

Lovell, Joel. [“How a 23-Year-Old With Mild Anxiety and a Charmed Life Became the Lying, Sobbing, Lovesick Toast of Broadway.”] (www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/theater/how-ben-platt-beame-the-toast-of-broadway-dear-evan-hansen-tony-awards.html?module=inline) The New York Times, 10 May 2017. 

Green, Jesse. [“Review: 'Dear Evan Hansen,' With a Real Teenage Evan.”](www.nytimes.com/2019/05/23/theater/dear-evan-hansen-review.html) The New York Times, 23 May 2019. 

Green, Jesse. [“Theater Review: Dear Evan Hansen Could Be the Next Fun Home.”](www.vulture.com/2016/05/theater-review-dear-evan-hansen.html) Vulture, 2 May 2016.

Green, Jesse. [“Theater Review: Dear Evan Hansen Moves Uptown, and Gains Something Indefinable.”](www.vulture.com/2016/12/theater-review-dear-evan-hansen-moves-uptown.html) Vulture, 5 Dec. 2016. 

Zinoman, Jason. [“The Hero of the Likely Best Musical Tony Winner Is a Lying Creep Everybody Loves.”](slate.com/culture/2017/06/the-dissembling-liar-at-the-center-of-broadway-hit-dear-evan-hansen.html) Slate Magazine, 6 June 2017. 

Gans, Andrew. [“A Novel Adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen Will Be Released in October.”](www.playbill.com/article/a-novel-adaptation-of-dear-evan-hansen-will-be-released-in-october) Playbill, 19 Mar. 2018.

Alter, Alexandra. [“'Dear Evan Hansen' Goes From Stage to Page.”](www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/books/dear-evan-hansen-stage-to-book.html) The New York Times, 19 Mar. 2018.

Isherwood, Charles. [“In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' an Outsider Is Upended.”](www.nytimes.com/2016/05/01/theater/in-dear-evan-hansen-an-outsider-is-upended.html) The New York Times, 27 Apr. 2016. 

Busch, Anita. [“Tony Award-Winning Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' Will Be Universal Pictures, Marc Platt Film; 'Wonder's Stephen Chbosky May Direct.”](deadline.com/2018/11/dear-evan-hansen-film-tony-award-winning-musical-wonder-stephen-chbosky-marc-platt-1202222391/) Deadline, 30 Nov. 2018.

Emmrich, Stuart. [“Young Tony Nominee of 'Dear Evan Hansen' Gets Ready for His Big Day.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/06/03/fashion/dear-evan-hansen-mike-faist-tony-awards.html) The New York Times, 3 June 2017.

Isherwood, Charles. [“In 'Dear Evan Hansen,' an Outsider Is Upended.”](www.nytimes.com/2016/05/01/theater/in-dear-evan-hansen-an-outsider-is-upended.html) The New York Times, 27 Apr. 2016.

Paulson, Michael. [“What It's Like to Make It in Showbiz With Your Best Friend.”](www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/theater/benj-pasek-justin-paul-dear-evan-hansen.html) The New York Times, 10 Nov. 2016. 

Cohn, Gabe. [“Broadway's Next Evan Hansen? A 16-Year-Old High School Junior.”](www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/theater/dear-evan-hansen-andrew-barth-feldman.html) The New York Times, 12 Nov. 2018. 

Schulman, Michael. [“Stuck in Gander, Newfoundland.”](www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/stuck-in-gander-newfoundland) The New Yorker, 9 July 2019. 

Brantley, Ben. [“Review: 'Come From Away,' a Canadian Embrace on a Grim Day.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/theater/come-from-away-review.html) The New York Times, 13 Mar. 2017. 

Sankoff, Irene, and David Hein. [“Trapped in the Garden: Everything You Wanted to Know About Not Winning a Grammy.”](www.nytimes.com/2018/02/01/theater/come-from-away-sankoff-hein-grammy-awards.html) The New York Times, 1 Feb. 2018. 

Paulson, Michael. [“A 9/11 Parable, Resurrected in Newfoundland.”](www.nytimes.com/2016/11/01/theater/come-from-away-in-newfoundland.html) The New York Times, 31 Oct. 2016. 

Krueger, Alyson. [“They Just Want to Meet the Nice People.”](www.nytimes.com/2018/02/28/nyregion/they-just-want-to-meet-the-nice-people.html) The New York Times, 28 Feb. 2018. 

[“COME FROM AWAY Becomes Longest Running Canadian Musical on Broadway!”](www.broadwayworld.com/article/COME-FROM-AWAY-Becomes-Longest-Running-Canadian-Musical-on-Broadway-20181021) BroadwayWorld.com, 21 Oct. 2018.

[“Review Roundup: COME FROM AWAY Lands on Broadway - All the Reviews!”](www.broadwayworld.com/article/Review-Roundup-COME-FROM-AWAY-Lands-on-Broadway-Updating-Live-20170312BroadwayWorld.com, 12 Mar. 2017. 

Paulson, Michael. [“A Broadway Musical Brings Out Canadian Soft Power.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/theater/a-broadway-musical-brings-out-canadian-soft-power.html) The New York Times, 17 Mar. 2017.

Smith, Craig S. [“Has a Canadian Slur Lost Its Sting?”](www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/world/canada/has-a-canadian-slur-lost-its-sting.html) The New York Times, 2 June 2017. 

Paulson, Michael. [“A Pioneering Pilot, a Broadway Show and a Life-Changing Bond.”](www.nytimes.com/2017/04/16/theater/come-from-away-jenn-colella.html) The New York Times, 16 Apr. 2017. 

Lewis, Jim. [“'Plane People' From 9/11 Return to Newfoundland to Give Thanks.”](www.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/world/americas/12canada.html) The New York Times, 12 Sept. 2011. 

Morrow, Martin. [“Q&A: Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Creators of the Toronto-Born Broadway Hit Come From Away.”](torontolife.com/culture/stage/qa-irene-sankoff-david-hein-creators-toronto-born-broadway-hit-come-away/) Toronto Life, 30 Mar. 2017.

Green, Jesse. [“Theater Review: Can You Make a Musical Out of Canadian Niceness?”](www.vulture.com/2017/03/theater-come-from-away-the-musical-of-canadian-niceness.html) Vulture, 12 Mar. 2017. 

Billington, Michael. [“Come From Away Review – Relentless Niceness in Tale of Post-9/11 Canadian Kindness.”](www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/feb/18/come-from-away-review-phoenix-theatre-relentless-post-911-canadian-kindness) The Guardian, 18 Feb. 2019.

Armitstead, Claire. [“Come from Away Review – Surprisingly Uplifting 9/11 Musical.”](www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/apr/07/come-from-away-review-musical-9-11-phoenix) The Guardian, 7 Apr. 2019. 

Croggon, Alison. [“Come From Away Review – a Feelgood 9/11 Musical? Believe the Hype.”](www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/jul/22/come-from-away-review-a-feelgood-911-musical-believe-the-hype) The Guardian, 22 July 2019.

Quinn, Dave. [“The Inspiring True 9/11 Kindness in Come from Away, the Broadway Hit Justin Trudeau and Ivanka Trump Saw Together.”](people.com/theater/the-true-story-behind-come-from-away/) PEOPLE.com, 17 Mar. 2017.

[“Stop the World! Broadway's COME FROM AWAY to Be Adapted for the Big Screen!”](www.broadwayworld.com/article/Stop-the-World-Broadways-COME-FROM-AWAY-Being-Adapted-for-the-Big-Screen-20171115) BroadwayWorld.com, 15 Nov. 2017.

Wong, Curtis M.[ “How We Wrote It: Tony Nominees David Hein & Irene Sankoff on How a Pilot and 'A Chorus Line' Inspired 'Come From Away' Anthem.”](www.billboard.com/articles/news/broadway/7825474/tony-awards-david-hein-irene-sankoff-come-from-away-interview) Billboard, 11 June 2017.

LeDonne, Rob. [“'Come From Away' Cast Reflects on Surpassing 1,000 Performances.” ](www.billboard.com/articles/news/broadway/8528243/come-from-away-broadway-interview)Billboard, 6 Sept. 2019. 

Windman, Matt. [“'Come From Away' Review: 9/11-Themed Musical Means Well but Lacks Depth.”](www.amny.com/entertainment/come-from-away-review-9-11-themed-musical-means-well-but-lacks-depth-1.13248489) AmNewYork, 12 Mar. 2017. 

Mandell, Jonathan, et al. [“Come From Away.”](howlround.com/come-away) HowlRound Theatre Commons. 

[“Broadway Backstory: Come From Away”](www.todaytix.com/broadway-backstory/episodes/come-from-away)

Oct 20 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: The 2017 Tony Awards, Part 2

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And now we move on to the undeserving flop section of the season, where Anna gets to brag about reading War and Peace and we contemplate if Tim Minchin accomplished what Sondheim couldn't. Email us at mylittletonyspodcast@gmail.com, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows!

Broadway Backstory [Episode 11: Natasha, Pierre and the The Great Comet of 1812](broadwaybackstory.libsyn.com/episode-11-natasha-pierre-the-great-comet-of-1812. ) 3 Oct. 2017.

Als, Hilton. [Russian Nobility.](www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/06/03/russian-nobility.) The New Yorker, 19 June 2017.

Arons, Ben. [How The Great Comet Moved From Cabaret to Broadway.](www.vulture.com/2017/06/the-great-comet-set-broadway-set-history.html.) Vulture, 5 June 2017.

Blair, Elizabeth. [There’s No Easy Answer For Why 'The Great Comet' Is Closing.](www.npr.org/2017/08/09/542400237/there-s-no-easy-answer-for-why-the-great-comet-is-closing.) NPR, 9 Aug. 2017.

Burton, Tara Isabella. [How Dave Malloy Adapted 'War and Peace' Into an Electrifying Musical.](www.villagevoice.com/2016/11/22/how-dave-malloy-adapted-war-and-peace-into-an-electrifying-musical/.) The Village Voice, 2 Nov. 2016.

Burton, Tara Isabella. [Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 Was Broadway's Best Show about Faith.](www.vox.com/culture/2017/9/9/16271342/natasha-pierre-great-comet-1812-broadways-best-show-faith.) Vox, 9 Sept. 2017.

Edwards, Aaron. [The Great Comet" Will Never Die.](theoutline.com/post/2175/the-great-comet-will-never-die?zd=2&zi=hedm4nej.) The Outline, 30 Aug. 2017.

Green, Jesse. [Theater Review: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Ironic Detachment of 2012.](www.vulture.com/2013/05/theater-review-natasha-pierre-great-comet.html.) Vulture, 17 May 2013.

Green, Jesse. [Theater Review: Silly Tolstoy? Yes, at Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.](www.vulture.com/2016/11/theater-review-natasha-pierre-on-broadway.html.) Vulture, 15 Nov. 2016.

Healy, Patrick. [A Russian Supper Club for 'Natasha' Musical.](artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/producers-will-create-a-russian-supper-club-for-relaunched-natasha-musical/.) The New York Times, 25 Mar. 2013.

Isherwood, Charles. [Love Away From the Battlefield.](www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/theater/reviews/natasha-pierre-and-the-great-comet-of-1812-at-kazino.html.) The New York Times, 17 May 2013.

Paulson, Michael. [Dispute at 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' Leads to a Lawsuit.](www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/theater/dispute-at-natasha-pierre-the-great-comet-of-1812-leads-to-lawsuit.html.) The New York Times, 28 Oct. 2016.

Paulson, Michael. [How to Keep the 'Great Comet' Party Going on Broadway: Dish Out the Pierogies (and Add Josh Groban).](www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/theater/how-to-keep-the-great-comet-party-going-on-broadway-dish-out-the-pierogies-and-add-josh-groban.html.) The New York Times, 14 Sept. 2016.

Paulson, Michael. [A 'Hamilton' Star Is to Replace Josh Groban in 'Great Comet’.](www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/theater/hamilton-star-is-to-replace-josh-groban-in-natasha.html.) The New York Times, 15 Feb. 2017.

Paulson, Michael. [Race, Money and Broadway: How 'Great Comet' Burned Out.](www.nytimes.com/2017/08/29/theater/great-comet-broadway-race.html.) The New York Times, 29 Aug. 2017.

Saltz, Rachel. [Vodka, Uniforms, Tolstoy, Songs and Vodka.](www.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/theater/reviews/natasha-pierre-the-great-comet-of-1812-at-ars-nova.html?searchResultPosition=11.) The New York Times, 17 Oct. 2012.

Schulman, Michael. [The Musical Eccentric Who Turned Tolstoy's Pierre Into Every Seeker.](www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/the-musical-eccentric-who-turned-tolstoys-pierre-into-every-seeker.) The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2017.

Schulman, Michael. [Rocking Out to ‘War and Peace.’](www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/rocking-out-to-war-and-peace.) The New Yorker, 18 June 2017.

Schulman, Michael. [Rocking Out to ‘War and Peace.’](www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/rocking-out-to-war-and-peace.) The New Yorker, 18 June 2017.

Soloski, Alexis. [Denée Benton, Tony Nominee, Embraces Her Inner Natasha.](www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/theater/denee-benton-tony-nominee-embraces-her-inner-natasha.html.) The New York Times, 11 May 2017.

Welsh/Vulture, Alex. [Great Comet's Creator Still Can't Believe How His Show Ended.](www.vulture.com/2017/09/great-comet-dave-malloy-is-still-processing.html.) Vulture, 8 Sept. 2017.

Brantley, Ben. [Review: 'War Paint' Recalls Two Cosmetics Titans.](www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/theater/review-war-paint-recalls-two-cosmetics-titans.html?searchResultPosition=11.) The New York Times,19 July 2016.

Jones, Jennifer R. [‘War Paint’ Musical Closes after Eight Months.](www.nytix.com/news/war-paint-musical-closes-after-eight-months.) NYTIX, 5 Nov. 2017.

Als, Hilton. [Lucas Hnath's Leap of Faith Into "A Doll's House”.](www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/08/lucas-hnaths-leap-of-faith-into-a-dolls-house.) The New Yorker, 9 July 2019.

[An Interview with the Playwright: Paula Vogel on INDECENT.](www.vineyardtheatre.org/interview-playwright-paula-vogel-indecent/.) Vineyard Theatre, 26 May 2016.

Bonazzo, John. [Paula Vogel's 'Indecent' Isn't Closing on Broadway This Weekend After All.](observer.com/2017/06/indecent-broadway-not-closing-paula-vogel/.) Observer, 23 June 2017.

Brantley, Ben. [Review: 'War Paint' Recalls Two Cosmetics Titans.](www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/theater/review-war-paint-recalls-two-cosmetics-titans.html?searchResultPosition=11.) The New York Times, 19 July 2016.

Brantley, Ben. [Review: 'Oslo' Fills a Large Canvas in a Thrilling Production.](www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/theater/oslo-broadway-review.html.) The New York Times, 14 Apr. 2017.

Brantley, Ben. [Review: 'Indecent' Pays Heartfelt Tribute to a Stage Scandal.](www.nytimes.com/2017/04/18/theater/indecent-review-paula-vogel-broadway.html.) The New York Times, 19 Apr. 2017.

Culwell-Block, Logan. [Indecent to Release Original Broadway Cast Recording.](www.playbill.com/article/indecent-to-release-original-broadway-cast-recording.) PLAYBILL INC., 8 Jan. 2019.

Fottrell, Quentin. [Lynn Nottage on 'Sweat,' Her Broadway Play about Factory Workers in Trump's America.](www.marketwatch.com/story/pulitzer-prize-winning-author-on-sweat-her-broadway-play-about-trumps-america-2017-03-20.) MarketWatch, 4 May 2017.

Freedlander, David. [Why 'Bandstand' Is a Broadway Show Lost in Time.](www.thedailybeast.com/why-bandstand-is-a-broadway-show-lost-in-time.) The Daily Beast Company, 27 Apr. 2017.

Green, Jesse. [Theater Review: Scattered Brush Strokes of Beauty in War Paint.](www.vulture.com/2017/04/theater-review-scattered-strokes-of-genius-in-war-paint.html.) Vulture, 7 Apr. 2017.

Green, Jesse. [Theater Review: Reopening That Door With A Doll's House, Part 2.](www.vulture.com/2017/04/theater-reopening-that-door-with-a-dolls-house-part-2.html.) Vulture, 28 Apr. 2017.

Hetrick, Adam. [“How Broadway's Anastasia Is a Very Different Story Than the Animated Musical.”](www.playbill.com/article/how-broadways-anastasia-is-a-very-different-story-than-the-animated-musical.) Playbill, 22 Mar. 2017.

Isherwood, Charles. [Review: Lynn Nottage's 'Sweat' Examines Lives Unraveling by Industry's Demise.](www.nytimes.com/2015/08/17/theater/review-lynn-nottages-sweat-examines-lives-unraveling-by-industrys-demise.html.) The New York Times, 16 Aug. 2015,

[Lynn Nottage on the Origins of SWEAT.](www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcReO9WfWeQ.) Youtube.com, 2 Aug. 2018.

McHenry, Jackson. [Lunch With Laurie Metcalf, Star of A Doll's House, Part 2, at a Doll Store.](www.vulture.com/2017/06/laurie-metcalf-on-a-dolls-house-part-2.html#error=invalid_request&error_description=The generated token is too large. Try with more specific scopes.&error_uri=https://auth0.com/docs/scopes&state=OPAQUE_VALUE.) Vulture, 5 June 2017.

McPhee, Ryan. [What Did Critics Have to Say About Bandstand on Broadway?](www.playbill.com/article/what-did-critics-have-to-say-about-bandstand-on-broadway.) PLAYBILL INC., 26 Apr. 2017.

Rizzo, Frank. [Broadway Review: Swing Musical ‘Bandstand’.](variety.com/2017/legit/reviews/bandstand-review-broadway-musical-1202399420/.) Variety, 29 Apr. 2017.

Schulman, Michael. [The First Theatrical Landmark of the Trump Era.](www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-first-theatrical-landmark-of-the-trump-era.) The New Yorker, 9 July 2019.

Soloski, Alexis. [Review: Singing and Dancing the Postwar Blues in ‘Bandstand’.](www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/theater/bandstand-review-broadway.html.) The New York Times, 27 Apr. 2017.

Staff, Playbill. [What Did Broadway Critics Think of War Paint, with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole?](www.playbill.com/article/what-did-broadway-critics-think-of-war-paint-with-patti-lupone-and-christine-ebersole.) PLAYBILL INC., 6 Apr. 2017.

Taylor, James C., and NJ Advance Media. [How N.J. Resident Christine Ebersole Conquered Broadway.](www.nj.com/entertainment/2017/06/christine_ebersole_tony_nominee_war_paint_intervie.html.) Nj, 11 June 2017.

Teeman, Tim. [Review: How Lynn Nottage's 'Sweat' Explains Trump's America.](www.thedailybeast.com/review-how-lynn-nottages-sweat-explains-trumps-america.) The Daily Beast Company, 27 Mar. 2017.

[War Paint Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole & Michael Greif.](www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMZx6q1BqXo&list=PLhZin8CzOGZ7DzHSqvpDWxpMvVNrc6W3O&index=25.) Youtube.com, 25 Apr. 2017.

Winer, Linda. [The Joy and Sorrow of a Banned Yiddish Play.](www.newsday.com/entertainment/theater/indecent-review-gripping-extraordinary-play-about-a-play-1.13483344.) Newsday, 19 Apr. 2017.

Oct 27 2019

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Rank #5: The 1994 Tony Awards, Part 1

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We’re back to the 90s! We wonder what the hell Anthony Hopkins was doing there, discuss the controversy over Disney’s first bid for Broadway domination with Beauty and the Beast, and try our best to deconstruct Passion’s take on passion.

Works referenced/cited:

Sondheim, Stephen. Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

Gordon, Joanne. Art Isn't Easy: the Theater of Stephen Sondheim. Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.

Zadan, Craig. Sondheim & Co. Da Capo Press, 1994.

Jones, John Bush. Our Musicals, Ourselves: a Social History of the American Musical Theatre. Brandeis University Press, 2011.

McLaughlin, Robert L. Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical. Univ Pr of Mississippi, 2018.

Film Genre Reader. Univ. of Texas Press, 2007.

“List of 1994 Tony Award Nominations With AM-Tony Nominations.” AP NEWS, 16 May 1994.

Weber, Bruce. “'Passion' and 'Beast' Square Off in Tonys; 'Angels' Cited Again.” The New York Times, 17 May 1994.

Weber, Bruce. “'Passion' Wins Tony As Best New Musical; 'Angels' Wins Again.” The New York Times, 13 June 1994.

Rose, Lloyd. “'PASSION,' 'PERESTROIKA' TAKE TOP TONY AWARDS.” The Washington Post, 13 June 1994.

Kakutani, Michiko. “Sondheim's Passionate 'Passion'.”
The New York Times, 20 Mar. 1994.

Richards, David. https://“Review/Theater; Sondheim Explores the Heart's Terrain.” The New York Times, 10 May 1994.

Seckerson, Edward. “Sondheim Passion Original Broadway Cast.” Gramophone, 9 Jan. 2013.

Gerard, Jeremy. “Passion.” Variety, 10 May 1994.

“The Inspiration for Passion.”

Melada, Geoffrey. “Why Sondheim's 'Passion' Is His Most Personal Work.” TodayTix Insider, 23 Aug. 2018.

Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW;A More Intimate 'Passion' Throws Off Its Inhibitions.” The New York Times, 20 June 1996.

King, Susan. “Sunday, No Park, Lots of 'Passion'.” Los Angeles Times, 28 Sept. 1996.

Harris, Kathryn. “My Dearest Giorgio: The Use of Letters in PASSION.” Music Theatre International, 27 Jan. 2017.

Passion Interviews - Donna Murphy, Marin Mazzie, Jere Shea

Davis, Francis. “More Than They Can Chew?.” Sondheim.com.

Pacheco, Patrick. “THEATER : Mr. Cool Tries Passion : Stephen Sondheim's New Musical of Obsessive Love May Be the Biggest Challenge Yet for Broadway's Restless 'Conscience'.” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, 1 May 1994.

Richards, David. “Review/Theater: Beauty and the Beast; Disney Does Broadway, Dancing Spoons and All.” The New York Times, 19 Apr. 1994.

Vine, Hannah. “Look Back at the Original Broadway Cast of Beauty and the Beast.” Playbill, 18 Apr. 2018.

“Susan Egan on Her Dirt-Catching Days as a Disney Princess and Humble Motherhood.” Stage Rush, Oct. 2011.

“'Beauty' Moving From Palace To the Fontanne.” The New York Times, 14 July 1999.

Canby, Vincent. “Is Broadway Ready for a Disney World Show?”The New York Times, 24 Apr. 1994.

Robinson, Gaile. “BY DESIGN : A Beastly Assignment : How to Make a Human-Sized Teapot and a Candelabra? Ann Hould-Ward Used Fancy Wiring, Prosthetics and Pryotechnics to Make the the Stage Production of 'Beauty and the Beast' Come Alive.” Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 1995.

Witchel, Alex. “Is Disney the Newest Broadway Baby?” The New York Times, 17 Apr. 1994.

Handy, Bruce. “Disney Does Broadway.” The New York Times, 9 Oct. 1994.

Maslin, Janet. “Critic's Notebook; A Beauty or a Beast? Contrasting Film and Musical.” The New York Times, 23 Apr. 1994.

Ehren, Christine. “Toni Braxton Premieres Beauty 's New Song, Oct. 7 On 'Rosie'.” Playbill, 7 Oct. 1998.

Brantley, Ben. “Review/Theater: Cyrano: The Musical; Cyrano's Flights Have Touched Down On West 52d Street.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 22 Nov. 1993.

Simons, Marlise. “A Musical 'Cyrano': Can a Dutch Hit Sell on Broadway?” The New York Times, 21 Nov. 1993.

Alexander, Ron. “CHRONICLE.” The New York Times, 29 Nov. 1993.

May 26 2019

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Rank #6: The 1998 Tony Awards, Part 2

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In this episode, we conclude our discussion of the ‘98 Tony Awards. We pour one out for the dearly departed Natasha Richardson, join our heads together to analyze the reasons Side Show flopped, and wonder where in the world is Frank Wildhorn? (He’s big in Japan). Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows!

Works referenced/cited:

Patinkin, Sheldon. "No Legs, No Jokes, No Chance": a History of the American Musical Theater. Northwestern University Press, 2008.

Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010.

Filichia, Peter. Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season 1959 to 2009. Applause Books, 2010.

Als, Hilton. “Freaks on Broadway.” The New Yorker, 20 June 2017.

O'Malley, Sheila. “Fully Realized: On Natasha Richardson in Cabaret.” Slant Magazine, 20 Mar. 2009.

Lyman, Rick. “Defeated, 'Side Show' Is Closing Jan. 3.” The New York Times, 23 Dec. 1997.

Lyman, Rick. “Ideas & Trends: Queasy About Broadway; What the Audience Won't Watch.” The New York Times, 4 Jan. 1998.

Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW; Desperate Dance at Oblivion's Brink.” The New York Times, 20 Mar. 1998.

Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW; Recovered, Restuffed, Otherwise Unchanged.” The New York Times, 5 Nov. 1998.

Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW; Two Faces, And Both In Trouble.” The New York Times, 10 Nov. 1997.

Brookhiser, Richard. “With a Revival Comes a Helping Of Revisionism.” The New York Times, 24 Aug. 1997.

Canby, Vincent. “THEATER; Finally, a Dandy of a 'Pimpernel'.” The New York Times, 15 Nov. 1998.

Canby, Vincent. “THEATER; Reworked for the Stage, 'High Society' Isn't Very.” The New York Times, 3 May 1998.

Considine, J.D. “Facing the Music.” Baltimore Sun, 22 Oct. 2018.

Evans, Greg. “Triumph of Love.” Variety, Variety, 2 Nov. 1997.

Kendrick, Anna. Scrappy Little Nobody. Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Lyman, Rick. “'1776' Will Make It to Broadway.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 30 Oct. 1997.

Lyman, Rick. “After 'Capeman,' A Chill in a Thriving Broadway Season.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 7 Mar. 1998.

Lyman, Rick. “Revival of '1776' Unlikely To Reach Broadway.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 9 Oct. 1997.

Pogrebin, Robin. “Broadway's Critic-Proof Composer Says This Is (Still) His Moment; Like His 'Scarlet Pimpernel,' Frank Wildhorn Keeps on Going.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 6 Oct. 1999.

Suisman, Charlie. “THEATER; Cue the Pop Ballad, Warn the Critics.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 15 Aug. 2004.

Viagas, Robert. “Paul Simon's Capeman Opens to Protests.” Playbill, 30 Jan. 1998.

Frank Wildhorn - on How He Works

The Scarlet Pimpernel Broadway Tour Special, Part 1

Kurtz, Judy. “Rosie O'Donnell to Lead Broadway Stars in Protest Outside White House.” The Hill, 3 Aug. 2018.

Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW; With Restraint, Illuminating The Freak In Everyone.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 17 Oct. 1997.

Canby, Vincent. “SUNDAY VIEW; 'Side Show' Asks, What Is Normal?” The New York Times, 26 Oct. 1997.

Canby, Vincent. “SUNDAY VIEW; 'Capeman' Doesn't Fly, Despite the Music.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 8 Feb. 1998.

The Capeman on Broadway

Dec 23 2018

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Rank #7: The 2008 Tony Awards, Part 2

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Brantley, Ben. “Again, for the First Time.” The New York Times, 1 June 2008.

Brantley, Ben. “Come Back, Little '50s, Even With the Clouds.”
The New York Times, 24 Feb. 2008.

Isherwood, Charles. “Two Helpings of Pie From Broadway's Fridge.”
The New York Times, 23 Mar. 2008.

Simonson, Robert. “'South Pacific'.” The New York Times, 1 June 2008.

Rich, Frank. “Memorial Day at 'South Pacific'.”
The New York Times, 25 May 2008.

The Editorial Board. “'South Pacific': Some Enchanted Quagmire?” The New York Times, 11 Apr. 2008.

Bloom, Lary. “1949 Show Is Timely for 2008.” The New York Times, 6 Apr. 2008.

Brantley, Ben. “Optimist Awash in the Tropics.” The New York Times, 4 Apr. 2008.

Isherwood, Charles. “The Ingénue Who Roared.” The New York Times, 18 May 2008.

Green, Jesse. “Let Her Entertain You. Please!” The New York Times, 8 July 2007.

Brantley, Ben. “What Ever Happened to Momma Rose?” The New York Times, 16 July 2007.

Isherwood, Charles. “Patti's Turn, If Not Always Rose's.” The New York Times, 5 Aug. 2007.

Mcgee, Celia. “Sing Out, Laura. It's Your Turn.” The New York Times, 23 Mar. 2008.

Lahr, John. “Mother Load.” The New Yorker, 2 Aug. 2017.

McElroy, Steven. “Citing Economy, 'Gypsy' to Close Earlier.” The New York Times, 15 Dec. 2008.

Brantley, Ben. “Down by the Blue Purple Yellow Red Water.” The New York Times, 22 Feb. 2008.

Robertson, Campbell. “Connecting Philosophy, Sondheim and Seurat.” The New York Times, 28 May 2008.

Brantley, Ben. “As Seen on TV! Danny and Sandy 4-Ever and Ever.” The New York Times, 20 Aug. 2007.

Robertson, Campbell. “For This Broadway Musical, the Casting Agents Are TV Viewers.” The New York Times, 6 Jan. 2007.

Laurents, Arthur. Mainly on Directing: Gypsy, West Side Story, and Other Musicals. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

LuPone, Patti. Patti Lupone: a Memoir. Harmony Books, 2010.

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Rank #8: The 2005 Tony Awards, Part 1

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This episode, we’re serving you two Hulkowers for the price of one. Anna's sister Isabel stops by to reminisce about the time they made their dad drive them to New Jersey to see Elaine Stritch. We also compare everything to The Producers, confess how much we like (Norbert Leo) Butz and we CANNOT lie, and wish Spamalot would spam a little less. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows!

Works referenced/cited:

Hischak, Thomas S. The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Filichia, Peter. Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season 1959 to 2009. Applause Books, 2010.

Patinkin, Sheldon. "No Legs, No Jokes, No Chance": a History of the American Musical Theater. Northwestern University Press, 2008.

Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010.

Anderson, Sam. “Why Spamalot Should Never Have Won a Tony.” Slate Magazine, 21 June 2005.

“Best Replacement Tony Award Is No More.” Broadway.com.

Brantley, Ben. “A 'Menagerie' Full of Stars, Silhouettes and Weird Sounds.” The New York Times, 23 Mar. 2005.

Brantley, Ben. “A Quest Beyond the Grail.” The New York Times, 18 Mar. 2005.

Brantley, Ben. “A Weak Erotic Charge Flickers in the New Orleans Heat.” The New York Times, 27 Apr. 2005.

Brantley, Ben. “Family Guys Who Are What They Are.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 10 Dec. 2004.

Brantley, Ben. “Here, Honor Is Profane and Words Do Hurt.” The New York Times, 2 May 2005.

Brantley, Ben. “Repatriating the Japanese Sondheim.” The New York Times, 3 Dec. 2004.

Brantley, Ben. “'Sweet Charity,' After a Rocky Road, Finally Reaches Broadway.” The New York Times, 5 May 2005.

Brantley, Ben. “The Art of the Con, Reprised.” The New York Times, 4 Mar. 2005.

“Did Broadway Critics Find Fun, Laughs, Good Times at Sweet Charity?” Broadway.com.

Gans, Andrew. “2004-2005 Tony Nominations Announced; Spamalot Garners 14 Nominations.” Playbill, 10 May 2005.

Jones, Chris. “Sweet Charity.” Variety, 6 Mar. 2005.

Kachka, Boris. “'Noooooooooooo!' - Christina Applegate.” New York Magazine,.

McKINLEY, JESSE. “'Spamalot' Discovers the Straight White Way.” The New York Times, 10 Apr. 2005.

Riedel, Michael. “BRITNEY MAY BE B'WAY BABE – 'CHARITY' TEAM SWEET ON HOT POP TART.” New York Post, 23 Nov. 2005.

Rooney, David. “La Cage Aux Folles.” Variety, 10 Dec. 2004.

Rooney, David. “Monty Python's Spamalot.” Variety, 18 Mar. 2005.

Rooney, David. “Pacific Overtures.” Variety, 3 Dec. 2004.

Rooney, David. “'Spamalot' Closes on Broadway.” Variety, 18 Oct. 2008.

Shirley, Don. “'Scoundrels' Opens on Broadway.” Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2005.

Simon, John. “Exquisite Corpses.” New York Magazine.

Simon, John. “Medieval Times.” New York Magazine, 28 Mar. 2005.

Simon, John. “Pros and Cons.” New York Magazine.

Simon, John. “The Caged Bird Sings.” New York Magazine, Intelligencer.

“'Spamalot' and 'Doubt' Win Tony Awards.” The New York Times, 5 June 2005.

Top Grossing Broadway Shows of 2005. BroadwayWorld.com.

“Were New York Critics Taken with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels?” Broadway.com.

Viertel, Jack. Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built. Sarah Crichton Books,Farrar, Straus and Grioux, 2017.

Zehme, Bill. “King Mike and The Quest for the Broadway Grail.” New York Magazine, 2005.

Norbert Leo Butz, John Lithgow & Sherie Rene Scott in Rehearsal for "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

Production: "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (Working In The Theatre #332)

Theater Talk - Remembering Mel Gussow & Spamalot (Full Episode)

A conversation with Eric Idle

Tim Curry - Spamalot REHEARSALS !! - Original London Cast

Eric Idle Spamalot documentary 2005

Mike Nichols on Directing, "Spamalot" and Being Funny (April 26, 2005) | Charlie Rose

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #9: The 1984 Tony Awards, Part 1

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Sunday SUNDAY Sunday! Two down-on-their-luck titans face off in the battle that ROCKED the eighties! It’s Georges versus Georges! Drag queens versus dots! Hummin' Jerry Herman versus Stone Cold (according to the critics) Steve Sondheim! WHO will reign victorious in this knock-down drag-out no-holds-barred fight to return to Broadway glory? Find out this Sunday SUNDAY Sunday (by the blue purple yellow red water)!

Works referenced/cited:

Freedman, Samuel G. “'REAL THING' AND 'LA CAGE' DOMINATE THE TONY AWARDS.” The New York Times, 4 June 1984.

O' Connor, John J. “THE 38TH TONY AWARDS.” The New York Times, 5 June 1984.

Freedman, Samuel G. “DISPUTE OVER TONY AWARDS.” The New York Times, 31 May 1984.

Freedman, Samuel G. “'SUNDAY' TOP TONY NOMINEE.”The New York Times, 8 May 1984.

Gans, Andrew. “DIVA TALK: A Backwards Glance-the 1984 Tonys PLUS Ripley, Menzel and Jones.” Playbill, 1 July 2005.

Alexander, Ron. “AN OPULENT OPENING PARTY FOR 'LA CAGE'.” The New York Times, 23 Aug. 1983.

Rich, Frank. “STAGE: THE MUSICAL 'CAGE AUX FOLLES'.” The New York Times, 22 Aug. 1983.

Bennetts, Leslie. “HOW STARS OF 'LA CAGE' GREW INTO THEIR ROLES.” The New York Times, 24 Aug. 1983.

Bennetts, Leslie. “HERE COMES THE MUSICAL 'LA CAGE'.” The New York Times, 21 Aug. 1983.

Boutwell, Jane. “Tracks.” The New Yorker, 20 June 2017.

Brantley, Ben. “Review: 'Sunday in the Park With George,' a Living Painting to Make You See.” The New York Times, 24 Feb. 2017.

Canby, Vincent. “Film: 'Cage Aux Folles,' Farce in a French Club.” The New York Times, 13 May 1979.

Freedman, Samuel G. “STOPPARD DEBATES THE ROLE OF THE WRITER.” The New York Times, 20 Feb. 1984.

Gussow, Mel. “THE REAL TOM STOPPARD.” The New York Times, 1 Jan. 1984.

Hinton, Peter. “The Real Thing Study Guide.” National Arts Centre, 2006.

Kakutani, Michiko. How Two Artists Shaped an Innovative Musical The New York Times, 10 June 1984.

Lawson, Carol. “BROADWAY; Summer's Hottest Ticket? How about Sondheim Musical?” The New York Times, 17 June 1983.

Lawson, Mark. “Tom Stoppard: 'I'm the Crank in the Bus Queue'.” The Guardian, 14 Apr. 2010.

Rich, Frank. “STAGE VIEW; SONDHEIM SAYS GOODBYE TO BROADWAY - FOR NOW.” The New York Times, 24 July 1983.

Rich, Frank. “STAGE: 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE'.” The New York Times, 3 May 1984.

Rich, Frank. “THEATER: TOM STOPPARD'S ''REAL THING''.” The New York Times, 6 Jan. 1984.

Rockwell, John. “'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' ILLUMINATES SONDHEIM'S ART.” The New York Times, 29 July 1984.

Sommer, Elyse. Tom Stoppard | a Curtainup Feature.

“Sunday in the Park with George.” Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.

Harvey Fierstein with Barbara Walters on 20/20 (1983)

Hirschfeld, Al. Hirschfeld On Line. Applause, 1999.

Sondheim, Stephen. Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany. Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

Gordon, Joanne. Art Isn't Easy: the Theater of Stephen Sondheim. Southern Illinois University Press, 1992.

Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010.

Hischak, Thomas S. The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Filichia, Peter. Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season 1959 to 2009. Applause Books, 2010.

Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010.

Guernsey, Otis L. Curtain Time: The New York Theatre (1965-1987). Applause , 1987.

Citron, Stephen. Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune. Yale University Press, 2004.

Bryer, Jackson R., and Richard Allan. Davison. The Art of the American Musical: Conversations with the Creators. Rutgers University Press, 2005.

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Rank #10: The 2015 Tony Awards, Part 1

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Caption: The 2015 Tony Awards! Harvey Weinstein’s hideous, smug face forces us to reflect on how much the world has changed in the last four years. We also talk about the highs and lows of adapting stage-resistant source material with Fun Home, An American in Paris, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; get carried away by On the Town; and work in references to everything from Beloved to “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia.” Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows!

Works referenced/cited:

Paulson, Michael, and Patrick Healy. Tony Awards: ‘Fun Home’ Wins Best Musical and ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Best Play The New York Times, 8 June 2015.

Theater Talk: "Fun Home" with Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori & Alison Bechdel

Cast and Creators of the 2015 Best Musical: "Fun Home"

Behind the Music of FUN HOME with Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori

Paulson, Michael. Fun Home,' the Musical, Takes Alison Bechdel's Life to Broadway. The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017.

Pogrebin, Robin. “Bringing 'Fun Home' to the Stage.” The New York Times, 19 Oct. 2018.

Brantley, Ben. “Family as a Hall of Mirrors.” The New York Times, 23 Oct. 2013.

Brantley, Ben. “Review: 'Fun Home' at the Circle in the Square Theater.” The New York Times, 20 Apr. 2015.

Thomas, June. “Fun Home Was the Big Winner at the 2015 Tonys. How Did a Graphic Memoir Become a Musical?” Slate Magazine, 8 June 2015.

Paulson, Michael. “'Fun Home' Recoups on Broadway.” The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017.

Broadway Passes The Bechdel Test With 'Fun Home'

Mattila, Kalle Oskari. “How a 'Lesbian Suicide Musical' Was Branded as a Feel-Good Broadway Hit.” The Atlantic, 10 May 2016.

Schulman, Michael. “Watching Sondheim Watch ‘Fun Home.’” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017.

Thurman, Judith. “Backstage at ‘Fun Home.’” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017.

Als, Hilton. “Outsiders Take Center Stage.” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017.

Rimalower, Ben. “From Falsettos to Fun Home: Lesbian Characters Move from Sidelines to Center Stage.” Playbill, 10 Sept. 2016.

Grode, Eric. “Lisa Kron Juggles Two Shows at Public Theater.” The New York Times, 19 Oct. 2018.

“Alison Bechdel Draws a Fun Home Coda.” Vulture.

Acocella, Joan. “A New ‘American in Paris.’” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017.

Als, Hilton. “Ta-Da!” The New Yorker, 19 June 2017.

Brantley, Ben. “Carried Away by the Sights! Lights! Nights!” The New York Times, 17 Oct. 2014.

Brantley, Ben. “In 'On the Town,' Sailors on Leave Look for Love.” The New York Times, 19 Oct. 2018.

Brantley, Ben. “Plotting the Grid of Sensory Overload.” The New York Times, 6 Oct. 2014.

Carey, Benedict. “An Autistic-Friendly Version of 'The Curious Incident'.” The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017.

Clarke, David. “BWW Interview: Christopher Wheeldon Talks AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Movie Theaters.” BroadwayWorld.com, 20 Sept. 2018.

Cohen, Stefanie. “'The Curious Incident of the Dog' Journeys to Broadway.” The Wall Street Journal, 2 Oct. 2014.

“'Curious Incident' Director Marianne Elliott Isn't Afraid of Big Risks.” Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2017.

Geoghegan, Kev. “National Theatre Adapts Mark Haddon's Curious Incident.” BBC News, 6 Aug. 2012.

Gottlieb, Robert. An "On the Town" for Our Time. The New Yorker, 20 June 2017.

Green, Adam. “The Making of On the Town: How a Group of Young Upstarts Made Broadway History.” Vanity Fair, 10 Apr. 2015.

Heller, Allan Kozinn and Scott. “'Curious Incident,' 'On The Town' Steer Clear of Stars in Casting.” The New York Times, 21 May 2014.

Isherwood, Charles. “Review: 'An American in Paris,' a Romance of Song and Step.” The New York Times, 13 Apr. 2015.

Mackrell, Judith. “Return to Rive Gauche: How Christopher Wheeldon Adapted An American in Paris.” The Guardian, 8 Dec. 2014.

Martinelli, Marissa. “An American in Paris: The Musical Is Not Content to Be Simple Escapism.” Slate Magazine, 21 Sept. 2018.

Paulson, Michael. “For the Scene Stealers of 'The Curious Incident,' a Happy Second Act, in Dog Years.” The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017.

Pollock, David, et al. “Marianne Elliott, Interview with Theatre Director Who Helmed War Horse.” The Stage, 20 July 2017.

Rooney, David. “'An American in Paris': Theater Review.” The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Apr. 2015.
Schiff, David. “Misunderstanding Gershwin.” The Atlantic, 1 Oct. 1998.

Seibert, Brian. “Christopher Wheeldon's 'An American in Paris' Brings Ballet Values to Broadway.” The New York Times, 21 Dec. 2017.

Soloski, Alexis. “An American in Paris Review – Wheeldon's Fine, Fanciful Entertainment.” The Guardian, 13 Apr. 2015.

Stasio, Marilyn. “Broadway Review: 'On the Town'.” Variety, 17 Oct. 2014.

Suskin, Steven. “Stage Alchemy, Brilliant as Stars.” The Huffington Post, 7 Dec. 2017.

Zoglin, Richard. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Theater Review Time, 6 Oct. 2014.

Theater Talk: “An American in Paris”; remembering Jean-Claude Baker

Mar 10 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #11: The 1964 Tony Awards, Part 1

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Filichia, Peter. Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season 1959 to 2009. Applause Books, 2010.

Mordden, Ethan. Open a New Window: the Broadway Musical in the 1960s. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010.

Taylor, Theodore. Jule: the Story of Composer Jule Styne. Random House, 1979.

Citron, Stephen. Jerry Herman: Poet of the Showtune. Yale University Press, 2004.

Channing, Carol. Just Lucky I Guess: A Memoir of Sorts. Simon and Schuster, 2007.

Viertel, Jack. Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built. Sarah Crichton Books,Farrar, Straus and Grioux, 2017.

Kissel, Howard. David Merrick, the Abominable Showman: the Unauthorized Biography. Applause, 1993.

Hoffman, Warren. The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical. Rutger University Press, 2014.

Gilvey, John Anthony. Before the Parade Passes by: Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical. St. Martin's, 2005.

Nachman, Gerald. Showstoppers!: the Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs. Chicago Review Press, 2017.

Suskin, Steven. Opening Night on Broadway: a Critical Quotebook of the Golden Era of the Musical Theatre, Oklahoma (1943) to Fiddler on the Roof (1964). Schirmer Books, 1993.

Taubman, Howard. “'Hello, Dolly!' Wins Half of Theater Wing's 20 Tonys; Osborne's 'Luther' Is Named Season's Best Drama. The New York Times, 25 May 1964.

Taubman, Howard. “Theater: 'Hello, Dolly!' Has Premiere; Carol Channing Star of Musical at St. James.” The New York Times, 17 Jan. 1964.

Grode, Eric. “Well, Hello, Dollys!” The New York Times, 22 Mar. 2017.

Skipper, Richard. “Call on Dolly!.” Call on Dolly!.

Brantley, Ben. “Even From Afar, Carol Channing Served Up That Broadway Wow.” The New York Times, 15 Jan. 2019.

Funke, Lewis. “Merman 'Hello, Dolly's!' Lucky 7th.” The New York Times, 30 Mar. 1970.

“WELLO, DOLLY!' CUTS LONGEST‐RUN CAKE.” The New York Times, 10 Sept. 1970.

Phillips, Mccandlish. “Broadway Bids 'Dolly!' a Fond Adieu.” The New York Times, 28 Dec. 1970.

Giordano, Frank. “Who Will Play Dolly in 2001?” The New York Times, 3 May 1970.

Burke, Tom. “Hello, David, Must We Talk.” The New York Times, 6 Sept. 1970.

“Johnson, on Stage With Capital Cast, Sings 'Hello, Dolly'.” The New York Times, 5 Nov. 1967.

“'Hello, Barry' Thwarted By 'Dolly' Named Lyndon.” The New York Times, 18 July 1964.

“Carol Channing In Short Good-by To 'Hello, Dolly!'.” The New York Times, 8 Aug. 1965.

Sloane, Leonard. “Advertising: Dolly Says' Hello' to Marketing.” The New York Times, 1 Dec. 1964.

Gottfried, Martin. “Is All Black Theater Beautiful? No.” The New York Times, 7 June 1970.

Johnson, Thomas A. “The Black Theatergoer: Who Is He?” The New York Times, 21 Jan. 1970.

“Hello, Dolly!' Raises Prices.” The New York Times, 14 May 1965.

Gardner, Paul. “Dolly Levi Sees the World.” The New York Times, 8 Aug. 1965.

“After 1,272 Performances Carol Says Good-by Dolly.” The New York Times, 12 June 1967.

Kerr, Walter. “Merman: A Kid Who Wins All the Marbles.” The New York Times, 12 Apr. 1970.

Taubman, Howard. “Theater ‘Funny Girl’; Musical Based on Life of Fanny Brice.” The New York Times, 27 Mar. 1964.

Zolotow, Sam. “'FUNNY GIRL' LAG: WHO'S LAUGHING?; Five Delays for Premiere Irk Agents and Audiences.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 19 Mar. 1964.

Stang, Joan. “SHE COULDN'T BE MEDIUM; Barbra Streisand, New Star in Town, Traces Her Rise to 'Funny Girl'.” The New York Times, 5 Apr. 1964.

“Dispute Leads Chaplin To Quit 'Funny Girl'.” The New York Times, 17 June 1965.

Calta , Louis. “NEW 'FUNNY GIRL' PREPARES CALMLY; Following Barbra Streisand Doesn't Worry Mimi Hines.” The New York Times 11 Dec. 1965.

Colleran, Jim. “15 Fun Facts About FUNNY GIRL.” Tams Witmark.

Lennart, Isobel. “FROM THE TAMS ARCHIVES: Isobel Lennart's Memories of FUNNY GIRL.” Tams Witmark.

Healy, Patrick. “Producer Explains Scrapping 'Funny Girl'.”. The New York Times, 4 Nov. 2011.

“The Verdict: Read Reviews of London's Funny Girl Revival Starring Sheridan Smith.” Playbill, 2 Dec. 2015.

Jun 16 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #12: The 1980 Tony Awards, Part 1

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Shepard, Richard F. [“'Evita' Up for 11 Tonys, 'Talley's Folly Gets 5.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/05/13/archives/evita-up-for-11-tonys-talleys-folly-gets-5.html?searchResultPosition=100) The New York Times, 13 May 1980.

Blau, Eleanor. [“Tonys to 'Children of Lesser God,' 'Evita'; Win Choreography Award.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/06/09/archives/tonys-to-children-of-lesser-god-evita-win-choreography-award.html?searchResultPosition=2) The New York Times, 9 June 1980. 

Schneider, Alan. [“THEATER MAILBAG.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/06/29/archives/theater-mailbag.html?searchResultPosition=4) The New York Times, 29 June 1980. 

Rich, Frank. [“STAGE VIEW; Selected Highlights Of the Season STAGE VIEW Highlights of the Season.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/06/08/archives/stage-view-selected-highlights-of-the-season-stage-view-highlights.html?searchResultPosition=15) The New York Times, 8 June 1980. 

O'Connor, John J. [“TV: Tonys Capture Aura of the Theater.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/06/10/archives/tv-tonys-capture-aura-of-the-theater.html?searchResultPosition=8) The New York Times, 10 June 1980. 

Sloane, Leonard. [“What Keeps Broadway; Behind The Theater Boom.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/05/11/archives/what-keeps-broadway-behind-the-theater-boom.html?searchResultPosition=55) The New York Times, 11 May 1980. 

Nakano, Craig. [“Why Mary Tyler Moore Received Her Special Tony Award in 1980.”](https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-mary-tyler-moore-tony-20170126-htmlstory.html) Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2017.

Kakutani, Michiko. [“The Great Theater Duel and How It/Affects Broadway; How the Theater Duel Affects Broadway.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/09/14/archives/the-great-theater-duel-and-how-itaffects-broadway-how-the-theater.html?searchResultPosition=9) The New York Times, 14 Sept. 1980. 

[“THEATER MAILBAG: Arguing The Merits of Evita .”](https://www.nytimes.com/1979/11/25/archives/theater-mailbag-arguing-the-merits-of-evita-yeats-and-the-irish.html?searchResultPosition=11) The New York Times, 25 Nov. 1979. 

Owen, Michael. [“A London Hit Arrives - With a Controversial Heroine.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1979/09/23/archives/a-london-hit-arriveswith-a-controversial-heroine-a-controversial.html?searchResultPosition=8) The New York Times, 23 Sept. 1979.

Kerr, Walter. [“Stage: 'Evita,' a Musical Perón.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1979/09/26/archives/stage-evita-a-musical-peron-ambitions-progress.html?searchResultPosition=1) The New York Times, 26 Sept. 1979.

Grein, Paul. [“When 'Evita' Won Seven Tonys in 1980, It Was a Big Win for Brits.”](https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/awards/8513264/evita-tony-awards-british-history) Billboard, 5 June 2019.

Queenan, Joe. [“The Origin of Don't Cry For Me, Argentina.”](https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/sep/07/4) The Guardian, 7 Sept. 2007. 

Chretien, Todd, et al. [“Juan Perón's Many Heirs.”](https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/10/juan-peron-peronism-populism-scioli-kirchner-eva-menem-argentina) Jacobin.

Little, Becky. [“'The Greatest Showman' Sidesteps P.T. Barnum's Most Controversial Act.”](https://www.biography.com/news/joice-heth-pt-barnum-george-washington-nurseBiography.com, 25 June 2019.

Kakutani, Michiko. [“Jim Dale Is Toast of Broadway; Three Disney Movies Chance to Learn His Craft.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/05/02/archives/jim-dale-is-toast-of-broadway-three-disney-movies-chance-to-learn.html?searchResultPosition=13) The New York Times, 2 May 1980.

Gussow, Mel. [“Mini-Musicals Are Maxi on Broadway This Season; STAGE VIEW The Mini-Musical on Broadway.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/04/27/archives/minimusicals-are-maxi-on-broadway-this-season-stage-view-the.html?searchResultPosition=12) The New York Times, 27 Apr. 1980.

Rich, Frank. [“Theater: 'Barnum,' A Circus Musical; Ring of Tunes.”](https://www.nytimes.com/1980/05/01/archives/theater-barnum-a-circus-musical-ring-of-tunes.html?searchResultPosition=3) The New York Times, 1 May 1980.

Grimes, William. [“David Mitchell, Broadway Set Designer, Dies at 79.”](https://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/05/theater/david-mitchell-broadway-set-designer-dies-at-79.html?searchResultPosition=4) The New York Times, 5 Oct. 2011. 

Slotnik, Daniel E. [“Mark Bramble, Book Writer of Broadway's 'Barnum,' Dies at 68.”](https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/obituaries/mark-bramble-dies.html?searchResultPosition=13) The New York Times, 26 Feb. 2019. 

LuPone, Patti. *Patti Lupone: a Memoir*. Harmony Books, 2010.

Filichia, Peter. *Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season 1959 to 2009.* Applause Books, 2010.

Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. *Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time.* Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010.

Nachman, Gerald. *Showstoppers!: the Surprising Backstage Stories of Broadway's Most Remarkable Songs.* Chicago Review Press, 2017.

Guernsey, Otis L. *Curtain Time: The New York Theatre (1965-1987).* Applause , 1987.

Webber, Andrew Lloyd. *Unmasked: a Memoir.* Harper, 2019.

Prince, Harold. *Sense of Occasion.* Applause Theater, 2019.

Sep 08 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #13: The 1957 Tony Awards, Part 1

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MLT takes on MFL! We use the lack of ceremony for ‘57 as an excuse to go deep on My Fair Lady, with a healthy sprinkling of Candide and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. We get X-rated while discussing the S&M subtext of Henry and Eliza’s relationship (plus drop the c-bomb while quoting Rex Harrison), get to the bottom of Candide’s dozens of credited lyricists, and put a request out into the universe for a Fosse/Verdon for the Golden Age.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows!

Works referenced/cited:

Hischak, Thomas S. The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Patinkin, Sheldon. "No Legs, No Jokes, No Chance": a History of the American Musical Theater. Northwestern University Press, 2008.

Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010.

Mordden, Ethan. Coming up Roses: the Broadway Musical in the 1950s. Oxford Univ. Press, 2000.

Mandelbaum, Ken. Not since Carrie: Forty Years of Broadway Musical Flops. St. Martin's Press, 1992.

Viertel, Jack. Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built. Sarah Crichton Books,Farrar, Straus and Grioux, 2017.

Andrews, Julie. Home: a Memoir of My Early Years. Hyperion, 2009.

Burton, Humphrey. Leonard Bernstein. Doubleday, 1994.

Lerner, Alan Jay. The Street Where I Live: the Story of My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot. Hodder and Stoughton, 1978.

#100: Leonard Bernstein at 100 from The IVY Podcast.

Atkinson, Brooks. “Musical 'Candide'.” The New York Times, 9 Dec. 1956.

Atkinson, Brooks. “The Theatre: 'Candide'.” The New York Times, 3 Dec. 1956.

Atkinson, Brooks. “Theatre: 'My Fair Lady'.” The New York Times, 16 Mar. 1956.

Atkinson, Brooks. “Theatre: Tragic Journey.” The New York Times, 8 Nov. 1956.

Bach, Steven. Dazzler: the Life and Times of Moss Hart. Da Capo, 2002.

Barone, Joshua. “Capturing the Short, Glamorous Life of a Forgotten Broadway Lyricist.” The New York Times, 20 Dec. 2017.

Bernstein, Burton, and Barbara B. Haws. Leonard Bernstein: American Original: How a Modern Renaissance Man Transformed Music and the World during His New York Philharmonic Years, 1943-1976. Collins, 2008.

“Boston Welcomes Last O'Neill Play.” The New York Times, 17 Oct. 1956.

Buckley, Michael. “50 Years Ago on Broadway.” TheaterMania, 24 Sept. 2006.

“Candide.” NPR.

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Freedman, Samuel G. “ALAN JAY LERNER, THE LYRICIST AND PLAYWRIGHT, IS DEAD AT 67.” The New York Times, 15 June 1986.

Funke, Lewis. “News and Gossip of the Rialto.” The New York Times, 1 July 1956.

Garebian, Keith. The Making of My Fair Lady. ECW Press, 1993.

Gelb, Arthur, and Barbara Gelb. O'Neill: Life With Monte Cristo. The New York Times.

“Leonard Bernstein at 100.” Leonard Bernstein.

Lunden, Jeff. “'My Fair Lady'.”NPR, 15 July 2000.

“The Greatest Musical: “I Can't Live With ‘West Side Story' Not Being Among the Finalists”.” NYMag.

“Pygmalion.” Modernism Lab.

Renner, Rebecca. “Digging in to the Queer Subtext of My Fair Lady.” Literary Hub, 8 Mar. 2019.

Shales, Tom. “Master of the Musical.” The Washington Post, 16 June 1986.

Taubman, Howard. “Broadway and TV.” The New York Times, 16 Dec. 1956.

“Televising of Awards Ceremony Barred By Fight Between 2 Unions Over Lighting.” The New York Times, 22 Apr. 1957.

“The Rise of Bernstein's 'Candide' | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News.”

“Victorian and Edwardian. What's the Difference?”

Zolotow, Sam. “DRAMA BY O'NEILL OPENING TONIGHT; 'Long Day's Journey Into Night,' Autobiographical Play, at the Helen Hayes.” The New York Times, 7 Nov. 1956.

Zolotow, Sam. “'Fair Lady' Wins 6 'Tony' Awards.” The New York Times, 22 Apr. 1957.

Mar 31 2019

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Rank #14: The 1957 Tony Awards, Part 2

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What do McCarthyism, Charlie Chaplin, I Love Lucy, Catfish, Sister Act, Andrew Cunanan, John & Yoko, and the Caroline, or Change extended universe have to do with Bells Are Ringing, The Most Happy Fella, and Li’l Abner? That’s for us to know and you to find out.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mylittletonys for more content on this season’s shows!

Works referenced/cited:

Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010.

Mordden, Ethan. Coming up Roses: the Broadway Musical in the 1950s. Oxford Univ. Press, 2000.

Bryer, Jackson R., and Richard Allan. Davison. The Art of the American Musical: Conversations with the Creators. Rutgers University Press, 2005.

Loesser, Susan. A Most Remarkable Fella: Frank Loesser and the Guys and Dolls in His Life: a Portrait by His Daughter. Hal Leonard, 2000.

Mandelbaum, Ken. Not since Carrie: Forty Years of Broadway Musical Flops. St. Martin's Press, 1992.

Patinkin, Sheldon. "No Legs, No Jokes, No Chance": a History of the American Musical Theater. Northwestern University Press, 2008.

Propst, Andy. They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden and Adolph Greens Musicals & Movies. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Taylor, Theodore. Jule: the Story of Composer Jule Styne. Random House, 1979.

Vaill, Amanda. Somewhere: the Life of Jerome Robbins. Broadway Books, 2006.

Wasson, Sam. Fosse. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.

Grimes, William. “Industrial Musicals Were Once Big Shows.” The New York Times, 20 Dec. 2017.

Brantley, Ben. “With Her, It's Love at First Sound.” The New York Times, 19 Nov. 2010.

Wilson, John S. “THEATER: A REVIVAL OF 'BELLS'.” The New York Times, 4 Nov. 1984.

Millstein, Gilbert. “MISS HOLLIDAY ON THE LINE; RETURN.” The New York Times, 25 Nov. 1956.

“Born Yesterday: Judy Holliday (The Blacklist Episode #11).” You Must Remember This, 3 May 2016.

Atkinson, Brooks. “Theatre: 'Bells Are Ringing' for Judy Holliday; Overcomes Antiquated Plot at Shubert Actress Flies High in New Musical Show.” The New York Times, 30 Nov. 1956.

Atkinson, Brooks. “Theatre: Loesser's Fine Music Drama; 'The Most Happy Fella' Opens at Imperial.” The New York Times, 4 May 1956.

Schumach, Murray. “MOLDING 4 MUSICAL; Discussing the Birth Of 'The Most Happy Fella' HOW 'THE MOST HAPPY FELLA' WAS REARED Search Ended Orchestra.” The New York Times, 29 Apr. 1956.

Millstein, Gilbert. “The Greater Loesser; The Composer-Lyricist-Author of 'Most Happy Fella' Gives Musical Comedy the Once-over-Seriously.” The New York Times, 20 May 1956.

Jr., Fred H. Diekmann. “DRAMA MAILBAG; Some Pro and Con Views on 'The Most Happy Fella' and 'Waiting for Godot'.” The New York Times, 13 May 1956.

“Heart & Soul: The Life and Music of Frank Loesser.”

Green, Jesse. “Theater Review: The Happy Return of The Most Happy Fella.” Vulture, 3 Apr. 2014.

Brantley, Ben. “Uncorking a Napa Vintage for a Toast to Adult Romance.” The New York Times, 3 Apr. 2014.

Gussow, Mel. “Stage: The Most Happy Fella'.” The New York Times, 12 Oct. 1979.

Rich, Frank. “Review/Theater: The Most Happy Fella; Basic Feelings, Soaring Songs.” The New York Times, 14 Feb. 1992.

Tommasini, Anthony. “Frank Loesser's 'Most Happy Fella,' at Dicapo Opera.” The New York Times, 9 Mar. 2012.

Rich, Frank. “Review/Theater; Rethought, Refined and Revived: Goodspeed's 'Most Happy Fella'.” The New York Times, 30 May 1991.

Richards, David. “SUNDAY VIEW; A 'Happy Fella' With Less Offers More.” The New York Times, 2 June 1991.

Foran, Chris. “'Li'l Abner,' Al Capp Were Bigger than Life — until They Weren't.” Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel , 21 Apr. 2016.

Atkinson, Brooks. “Theatre: 'Li'l Abner'.” The New York Times, 16 Nov. 1956.

Atkinson, Brooks. “Theatre: Roz Russell.” The New York Times, 1 Nov. 1956.

Benjamin, Lois. “QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST.” The New York Times, 5 May 1957.

Atkinson , Brooks. “Theatre: 'Shangri-La'; Musical Based on Book by Hilton Opens.” The New York Times, 14 June 1956.

“LI'L ABNER SENDS A LETTER HOME; A Lovin' Son Tells His Mammy an' Pappy Of Philly-Delfya 'Mess' LI'L ABNER WRITES TO HIS MAMMY AN' PAPPY.” The New York Times, 11 Nov. 1956.

Schwabacher, Thomas K. “The Harvard Crimson.” Shangri-La The Harvard Crimson, 9 May 1956.

Apr 07 2019

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Rank #15: The 1975 Tony Awards, Part 1

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In this episode covering the first half of an extremely crowded season, we try to unpack the truly bizarre ceremony for the 1975 Tonys. We also gush over the many talents of Geoffrey Holder, uncover a Wikipedia conspiracy about The Wiz, and separate fact & fiction in Mack & Mabel. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@mylittletonys) for additional content about this season’s shows!

Works referenced/cited:

Hischak, Thomas S. The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television. Oxford University Press, 2008.

Filichia, Peter. Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit & the Biggest Flop of the Season 1959 to 2009. Applause Books, 2010.

Mordden, Ethan. One More Kiss: the Broadway Musical in the 1970s. Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.

Bloom, Ken, and Frank Vlastnik. Broadway Musicals: the 101 Greatest Shows of All Time. Black Dog & Leventhal Pubs., 2010.

Mandelbaum, Ken. Not since Carrie: Forty Years of Broadway Musical Flops. St. Martin's Press, 1992.

Barnes, Clive. “Stage: 'The Wiz' (of Oz).” The New York Times.

Brantley, Ben. “THEATER REVIEW; Pie Fights, Keystone Kops and Pain.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 July 1999.

Dietz, Dan. The Complete Book of 1970s Broadway Musicals. Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

“Ease on Down the Road.” National Museum of African American History and Culture, 30 Jan. 2019.

Gray, Tim. “'The Wiz': How TV Turned a Troubled Stage Show Into a Smash.” Variety, 3 Dec. 2015.

Harris, Hark. “'Mack & Mabel' and Silent Film Era.” The New York Times, 7 Oct. 1974.

Herman, Jerry, and Ken Bloom. Jerry Herman: the Lyrics: a Celebration. Routledge, 2003.

Hirschhorn, Clive. “Will Sondheim Succeed In Being Genuinely Japanese?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 4 Jan. 1976.

Klein, Alvin. “THEATER; 'MACK AND MABEL' IN A REVIVAL.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 9 June 1985.

Klein, Alvin. “THEATER; 'Mack and Mabel' With a New Finale.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 3 July 1988.

Lester, Elenore. “Geoffrey Holder‐The Whiz Who Rescued 'The Wiz'.” The New York Times, 25 May 1975.

McOUISTON, JOHN T. “'The Wiz,' Best Musical, Wins 7 Tonys.” The New York Times, 21 Apr. 1975.

Rollins, Bryant. “Does 'The Wiz' Say Something Extra to Blacks?” The New York Times, 28 Dec. 1975.

Stock, Ellen. “Mack & Mabel: Getting the Show Off the Road.” New York Magazine, 7 Oct. 1974, pp. 49–52.

“'The Wiz' Misses.” The New York Times, 12 Jan. 1975.

Viertel, Jack. Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built. Sarah Crichton Books,Farrar, Straus and Grioux, 2017.

Weinstock, Matt. “Angela Lansbury on Mack & Mabel.” New York City Center, 2 Oct. 2014.

Wilson, John S. “RECORDINGS VIEW.” The New York Times, 1 June 1975.

Longworth, Karina. “Mabel Normand (Fake News: Fact Checking Hollywood Babylon Episode 5).” You Must Remember This, 31 July 2018.

Anger, Kenneth. Hollywood Babylon. Rogner & Bernhard Bei Zweitausendeins, 2011.

Peters, Bernadette, and Véronique Hyland. “Broadway Legend Bernadette Peters on Meditation and Italian Feasts.” The Cut, 3 Mar. 2016.

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