Broadway Cafe Society.com 10th Anniversary Celebration – Part 1

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Welcome to the first post of the new Broadway Cafe Society Blog!

When I launched Broadway Cafe Society.com in December 1, 2005, I was a total web design newbie — and it showed. The first website was a complete ugly ducking that was just begging to be morphed into a swan. Jump ahead 10 years, add some accumulated web design knowledge, and you have what you see today. Perhaps not a swan, but certainly its much more cleaned up cousin.

To mark our 10th Anniversary, I decided to look back at 10 years of Broadway musical history from several perspectives. In Part 1, I pulled covers from Playbill’s fantastic database (Playbill Vault.com) of all musicals that opened between December 1, 2005 to November 30, 2015, plus several shows due to open by the end of 2015. The musicals are organized alphabetically by calendar year, not theatrical seasons, and don’t include “plays with music” such as END OF THE RAINBOW or LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL or concert events (i.e., LIZA’S AT THE PALACE, HUGH JACKMAN: BACK ON BROADWAY).

The links below each graphic lead to the show’s page at Playbill Vault.com. If you want to view the page, DON’T click the graphic. Only the text link goes to Playbill Vault.com.

December 2005

During Broadway Cafe Society.com’s inaugural month, two very different musicals made their debut.  One celebrated the outstanding career of a Broadway living legend and the other an Oscar-winning film.

Introducing The Broadway Cafe Society Blog

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TO OUR CURRENT FANS AND NEW VISITORS:

On December 1, 2015 (our 10th Anniversary!), Broadway Cafe Society.com will officially become the BROADWAY CAFE SOCIETY BLOG.  I’m still deciding what the first blog post will be.  If you have any suggestions, please send them my way.

As you longtime fans can see, the blog will have an entirely different look and feel, one that is much cleaner to accommodate today’s technology. The website in its current format will no longer be accessible after Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

If you’ve bookmarked our current website (broadwaycafesociety.com), please update your bookmark to the following:

https://broadwaycafesociety.wordpress.com

The broadwaycafesociety.com domain is in the process being transferred to a new provider. I’ll post a notice on our social media pages once the transfer has been completed.

The blog is still very much under construction. So please excuse any glitches you may encounter as you’re checking out the site.  I’m working very hard to get everything up and running by the launch date.  Fingers crossed.

Incidentally, the Broadway Cafe Society Radio website will continue as is. The updated banner above will be added to our Facebook and Twitter pages shortly. All blog posts will also be shared on Facebook and Twitter.

I am very excited about the new direction BCS is taking and hope you’ll come along with us for the ride.

With a song in my heart for you,
LIGIA FERNANDEZ
Broadway Cafe Society Blog