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Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz

Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz JEFF BLUMENKRANTZ (Daryl Ames). Actor: Broadway: Into the Woods, Threepenny Opera, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed… , A Class Act. Off Broadway: Murder for Two (Lortel nomination), Anyone Can Whistle (Encores), Forever Plaid. NY Philharmonic: Sweeney Todd (Live from Lincoln Center), Candide (Great Performances). TV/Film: 30 Rock, The Good Wife, Joseph … Dreamcoat, Will and Grace, Law and Order(s). Composer: Urban Cowboy (Tony nomination), 2011 Fred Ebb Award, The Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook Podcast, I’ve Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz. www.jeffblumenkrantz.com


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BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - The Tonys!
June 9, 2016

After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories:

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Stage Door Types
June 3, 2016

After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories:

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR Cast
May 16, 2016

Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.'

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two – Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!')

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part One - Nuts and Bolts
May 5, 2016

Those of you who have seen Bright Star know what a tour de force the role of "Alice Murphy" is for our Tony/Drama Desk/Outer Critics Circle-nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. And while she seems to be indefatigable, ever in great voice, and able to do eight brilliant and emotional shows a week, plus any number of extracurricular appearances, it's only a matter of time (or vacation) before "Alice Murphy" will fall into the hands of one or both of her understudies, who have been preparing diligently for the big task. Lucky for us, those two women are the super-talented and highly experienced Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, who, in their regular Bright Star tracks, carry an already heavy load as members of the ensemble, acting, singing, dancing, and set-moving their way through almost every scene in the show. 

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - BRIGHT STAR Pre Show Rituals
April 29, 2016

This week, I put out a request for questions for me and the Bright Star cast. 

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - BRIGHT STAR Cast Recording
April 26, 2016

Our Bright Star original cast recording (OCR) comes out this week!

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz of Broadway's BRIGHT STAR
April 21, 2016

Hello, Broadway World!