If you’ve been following this blog for a while, or if you follow along on IG, than you know I’m a HUGE Broadway lover! Due to the pandemic, I haven’t been to a Broadway show since March 2020. And even though Broadway reopened back in September, I still wasn’t sure if I was comfortable enough to start going to shows again. Sure I love Broadway, but I value my health above everything.
Without getting to controversial or starting up a debate, I will say that I am fully vaccinated (and I’m getting my boaster next week!) and take this pandemic seriously. (My hand sanitizer game is STRONG!).
With that being said, thankfully the Chicago theatre scene is also taking great precautions.
Happy Monday! I can’t believe it’s been over TWO YEARS since my last Monday’s Music playlist. (Insert Homer disappearing gif). Awkward. Well, what better time to revive this series than in a new decade? Originally I planed on sharing a general Broadway playlist but it got to difficult trying to narrow down songs. So I came up with a different plan.
Today’s playlist is a Modern Broadway Playlist. Modern Broadway meaning shows that came out between 2010-2019. The rules were, I could choose ONE song per year (for example one song from a show that premiered in 2013, one song from a show that premiered in 2014). Another rule was that I could only pick songs from shows I’ve actually seen. There’s so many amazing Broadway shows/songs out there so you can expect more Broadway themed playlists in the future!
Here’s my Modern Broadway playlist: Continue reading
Pictured above are the Broadway musicals/shows that I saw in 2019. Not to bad for one year but I plan on seeing WAY more in 2020. I don’t really do New Years resolutions, but I do like to set goals for myself. And one of my goals this year is to see MORE Broadway shows than I did last year.
In fact, I already have tickets to see Mean Girls, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge and Beetlejuice this month (January)! Although tons of great shows tour here in Chicago, I plan on taking a few trips to NYC this year just to see more Broadway shows. (In fact, I’m heading on my first ‘Broadway trip’ to NYC next weekend!).
Needless to say, I’m a huge broadway lover.
🎶 “What is this feeling. So sudden and new? I felt the moment I laid eyes on you!”. 🎶
I vividly remember that bright summer day back in 2006 when I first truly feel in love with Broadway. It was a Wednesday and I was getting ready to see my first ever Broadway show: Wicked. Ever since I was a kid I had a special connection to The Wizard of Oz. And after watching Idina Menzel’s speculator 2004 Tony’s performance, I knew I HAD to see Wicked as soon as it opened in Chicago.
12 years later and my love for the theatre has only grown stronger. Even though Wicked was the first Broadway musical I saw, my love for Broadway started much earlier. I guess you could say I got my love of Broadway from my mom. Back when she lived in London (which is where my older sister was born) my mom saw the Original West End productions of Les Misérables and Cats.
How lucky is she?!