I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday Special - More BroadwayCon and and Halleujah Baby

Here are just some of the shows that were represented at this year's BroadwayCon

Current Shows:

1) Dear Even Hansen - This show held a panel and also had a booth where you could purchase show merchandise.

2) Phantom of the Opera - This show had a booth where yoy could purchase merchandise and also had some of the costumes from the show on view.

3) The Band's Visit - This show had a booth where you could relax and have a conversation with the help of conversation starter cards.

4) Spongbob Squarepants - This show had a panel.

5) Come From Away - This show had several panels and a fan meetup

6) Anastasia - This show had a fan meet up

7) And more!

Past Shows:

1) Newsies: This show had a fan meetups, panels, and photo and autograph sessions.

2) Bandstand - Star Laura Osnes had several autographs sessions at different booths.

3) And more!

Upcoming Shows:

1) Frozen - This show had a panel.

2) The Prom, Escape from Margaritaville and more were represented in BroadwayCon's First Look.

To receive updates on performers and shows that will be represented at next year's BroadwayCon, visit www.broadwaycon.com and signup for updates. We will also feature updates in our future Sunday Scoops as we receive them.

What: Hallelujah Baby

Where: York Theater 
             619 Lexington Ave.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended Ages 13 and up

When: Now through February 4, 2018

Mom's view: Hallelujah Baby is the first show in this year's Musicals In Mufti series at York Theater. The series is a limited run script in hand series that brings back musicals from the past that are rarely performed and/or didn't have a long enough run in the first place. This year's series spotlights lesser known works of Jule Styne who is better known for such shows as Gypsy and Funny Girl.

Halleujah Baby is a highly relevant show for today. It is basically about the suppression of blacks. Based on the current state of the country where things are so divisive this is an important theme. However, I am not sure that this particular show is the best way to cover this important topic. The show covers the period of time from the 1920's through today. Although, it originally appeared in the 1960's it has been updated through the current decade. It is a bit confusing and hard to follow, however because although the decades change the characters remain the same and do not age. The show has some nice songs but none that most people would recognize. The acting and singing  were both terrific and definitely the reason to see this show. 

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All Hallelujah Baby production photos by Ben Strothmann

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