I’m so excited! Today I have my very first post on my work’s site: KPBS, public media for San Diego. I’ve written about an exciting new PBS series, Broadway or Bust. I’ve included an excerpt here, but to read the entire story, I hope you’ll click on the link and check it out. Oh, and please don’t forget to leave a comment!
Broadway. Spectacular, dazzling Broadway. The lights, the greasepaint, the curtain calls—the music and oh, those happy, dancing feet!
As American an institution as the proverbial apple pie, the flag, and the clamor of Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
Think Mary Martin, Patti LuPone and Stephen Sondheim. All Broadway legends. Think George M. Cohan, who will forever be giving his regards to Broadway.
Think Nicolette Burton.
Yes, she’s the latest, up and coming talent with her sights on Broadway. Nicolette hails from Ramona, California, and, you better believe she’s going places!
To read more about Nicolette and Broadway or Bust, click here: PBS Show About Broadway.
Broadway or Bust begins Sunday, September 9. Check local listings.
Monica, congratulations to you and Nicolette! Those photos of her are fantastic! I’m off to read your piece! 🙂
Thanks, Bella! The photo of Nicolette looking out on the lights of Times Square is one of my favorites. Sure was fun writing this piece. After all, I’m a big fan of Broadway!
I love the look on her face as she is gazing out of the City, it echoes the excitement of the piece. There is nothing quite like a dream to get you going in the morning. Nicely done, M.
Thank you, Brenda. Interviewing her was such a pleasure. She’s a bright, bubbly girl with lots of talent. One day her name will be up in lights and I’ll be able to say I got to interview her when she was on the brink of her career. 🙂
Well done Monica. I love the photo of Nicolette sitting at the window.
That’s my favorite photo, too!
Oooooh, I LOVE that Times Square photo! One day….I hope to go to New York. I want to go there even ABOVE Hawaii! Maybe for my honeymoon one day……..!
I know! I love that photo, too. They ran Nicolette ragged, so it’s nice to see she was able to get a moment of down time that week she spent on Broadway.
Yeah — for you and for Nicolette! Being a “city girl,” you certainly can appreciate the excitement, the glamor, the busyness of Broadway! And you captured it so well!
Thanks, Debbie. I love the excitement and sizzle of Broadway! I practically grew up there and it is fun with a capital “F!” 🙂
Can’t wait to read the whole thing. I love Broadway. Saw Patti LuPone in the original Evita. It was amazing! Heading over to read more.
Kathy, me too! I saw her and Mandy Patankin and they were fantastic. I love Mandy’s voice. Also got to see Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd. She’s perfection! Thank you so much for reading!
What an excellent piece of journalism, Monica. Congratulations! You really made me interested in watching. I bet it’s a helluva lot better than “Smash.” I’m going to set my DVR. Again, good job, girlfriend!
Thank you, Jayne. I studied Journalism in school, but have never really used it before. So, as you can imagine, I was a bit nervous. Glad you liked it! And, yes, be sure to tune in this Sunday night!
I LOoooooooooVE your writing, Monica!
I am learning from you, dear. Xxx thank you.
I wish I could go to the show! WOWwww
Thanks, Kim! Maybe you can’t go to the show, but you can sure watch it, this Sunday at 8pm ET, on PBS. From what I’ve seen, it’s fascinating, and the kids are pretty talented! 😉
PS, I tweeted your KBS link.
Thank you so much! I love spreading my wings and appreciate the boost! 😉
Congrats to you and to Nicolette! Bravo!!
Isn’t Nicolette so talented? I wanted to post one of her You Tube videos but was having the worst luck. Wasn’t working for me, no matter what I did. Sigh.
Growing up in Queens must have been exciting to be so close to Broadway. Congratulations. Go Monica, go.
You are so right, Georgette. I got to go see many a play growing up so close to the city. Back then, tickets weren’t as expensive proportionately, as they are now. Saw some great shows in my day. Loved them all!
Super piece Monica, I have passed the link onto a few friends.
Have a great weekend.
Thanks, Robert. I appreciate you sharing my blog with your friends. 😉
You’re becoming famous yourself, all over the blogosphere and whatnot. Congrats to you!
Thanks, Totsy. Don’t you just love this blogosphere? It’s pretty amazing and has some brought some wonderful people together!
Yes, I do. Makes the world a little bit smaller and cozier as we get to know folks from all over.
Great piece Monica, you are a very gifted writer!
Thank you, Misty! I so appreciate you stopping by to read this special post. 🙂