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Monday, August 14, 2017

A PARALLELOGRAM: Four Sides to Every Story by Peter Filichia

Experiencing A PARALELLOGRAM at Second Stage is the theatergoer’s version of walking into a meadow, spotting a butterfly, trying to...Continue Reading The post A PARALLELOGRAM: Four Sides …

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Monday, August 7, 2017

HELLO, DOLLY! — CALL ON DONNA! by Peter Filichia

  Last Tuesday night at HELLO, DOLLY! Beanie Feldstein made the audience adore Minnie Fay; David Hyde Pierce and Kate...Continue Reading The post HELLO, DOLLY! — CALL ON DONNA! ap…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

A New GOLDEN LAND by Peter Filichia

Honor thy great-grandfather and great-grandmother. You can do so by seeing AMERIKE – THE GOLDEN LAND at the National Yiddish...Continue Reading The post A New GOLDEN LAND appeared first on…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

HAMLET: Danish Modern by Peter Filichia

And it starts out so good. After we watch the King of Denmark killed and then lying in state, we’re...Continue Reading The post HAMLET: Danish Modern appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

1984: Or, well … by Peter Filichia

Frankly, it isn’t that scary. And I’m the kind of guy who shuts his eyes tight whenever I’m subjected to...Continue Reading The post 1984: Or, well … appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

BLOOD ON THE SNOW: History in the Making by Peter Filichia

Talk about being “in the room where it happens” … That’s exactly where you’ll be if you attend BLOOD ON...Continue Reading The post BLOOD ON THE SNOW: History in the Making appeare…

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Monday, June 26, 2017

CLARENCE, IS THAT YOU? by Peter Filichia

  “People thought I was crazy to do this,” he told the audience after he took his final curtain call....Continue Reading The post CLARENCE, IS THAT YOU? appeared first on BroadwaySe…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

JULIUS CAESAR: Can It Be a Play for Our Times? by Peter Filichia

Would they applaud and cheer the assassination? Well, we now know that Delta Airlines and Bank of America didn’t. But...Continue Reading The post JULIUS CAESAR: Can It Be a Play for Our Ti…

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Monday, June 12, 2017

(NEARLY) THE LAST DINNER THEATER IN AMERICA by Peter Filichia

In April, when I e-mailed Ike Murry McEntire about attending his Murry’s Dinner Playhouse in Little Rock, he wrote to...Continue Reading The post (NEARLY) THE LAST DINNER THEATER IN AM…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Bring on THE GIRLS to America! by Peter Filichia

What’s good for the boys in THE FULL MONTY is good for THE GIRLS. The fine new London musical by...Continue Reading The post Bring on THE GIRLS to America! appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

DREAMGIRLS: London, at Last! by Peter Filichia

An apologetic Curtis Taylor, Jr.? In every production of DREAMGIRLS that I’ve seen, when Curtis must tell his girlfriend Effie...Continue Reading The post DREAMGIRLS: London, at Last! appe…

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Monday, May 22, 2017

CLUE ON STAGE: At the End of Its Rope, Revolver, Dagger, Candlestick, Wrench and Lead Pipe by Peter Filichia

  So, as the expression goes in all murder mysteries, “Whodunnit?” The answer: scenic designer Anna Louizos. But I don’t...Continue Reading The post CLUE ON STAGE: At the End of I…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

CURVY WIDOW: The Lioness in Winter by Peter Filichia

Here’s a twist to that old question: “Is there life after death?” In the new musical CURVY WIDOW, the issue...Continue Reading The post CURVY WIDOW: The Lioness in Winter appeared …

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Monday, May 8, 2017

PACIFIC OVERTURES: Sondheim at His Most Daring by Peter Filichia

He started challenging audiences 60 years ago by writing lyrics that would be sung by street gangs. Horrendous mothers, crooked...Continue Reading The post PACIFIC OVERTURES: Sondheim at His…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE LITTLE FOXES: The Evil that Men and Women Do by Peter Filichia

  I’ve seen the 1971 film and the 2005 one as well — and was appalled each time. Whether the...Continue Reading The post CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and THE LITTLE FOXES: …

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

The Answer to May's Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

Alas, there won’t be a June Brainteaser. This is my last column for Kritzerland. I need more time to work on a musical with Douglas J. Cohen and Gerard Alessandrini. Wish us luck!

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Filichia on Friday: ‘The Answer to May’s Brainteaser’ by Peter Filichia by Peter Filichia

This is Peter’s final column in ‘Filichia on Friday.’ It’s been a pleasure and an honor to share this column with our DCMTA writers.  THIS WEEK: The Answer to May…

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Filichia on Friday: ‘The 2016 Broadway University Final Exam Answers’ by Peter Filichia

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. Take The 2016 Broadway …

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The 2016 Broadway University Final Exam Answers by Peter Filichia

Congratulations to Fred Abramowitz, Peter Alfano, Steve Bell, Susan Berlin, Brigadude, Regina Miller DeCuzzi, Bill Downs, Laura Frankos, Ingrid Gammerman, Kurt Ganzl, John Griffin, Joe Harri…

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

WHEN EVERYTHING WAS INDEED POSSIBLE by Peter Filichia

So we hear Kurt Peterson tell the audience at the end of the newly released compact disc WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE. It’s the show he did with Victoria Mallory at City Center on April 29…

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Stars Reflect on Arts Education Programs That Shaped Their Success by Peter Filichia

With the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award presented at the 2015 Tony Awards, theatre education felt the well-deserved spotlight. Now, Skylar Astin, Eva Noblezada and more high…

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Filichia on Friday: ‘The 2016 Broadway University Final Exam’ by Peter Filichia

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: The 2016 Bro…

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Friday, May 13, 2016

The 2016 Broadway University Final Exam by Peter Filichia

The Puritans, as SOMETHING ROTTEN! has been reminding us for more than a year, hated the theater because they thought it Godless. Well, perhaps in was in those days, but you have to admit th…

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Filichia on Friday: ‘Long Day’s Journey into Questions’ by Peter Filichia

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: Long Day’s…

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Long Day’s Journey into Questions by Peter Filichia

Alas, the famous original production of LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT was before my theatergoing time. So although I can’t officially offer an eyewitness report that would verify all the…

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Friday, April 29, 2016

April’s Leftovers and May’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

Do you think that when Benjamin Walker leaves AMERICAN PYSCHO (which I reviewed at www.broadwayselect.com) that The Naked Cowboy will take his place?

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Friday, April 22, 2016

R&H: Relevant & Human or Run-down and Humdrum? by Peter Filichia

Faithful readers may recall that last week I spoke about my discussion at Penn State with Scott Miller, the august author of wonderful musical theater books and the artistic director of New …

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Filichia on Friday: ‘ Rhymes Have I – Or Have I?’ by Peter Filichia

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: A Chat with …

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Rhymes Have I – Or Have I? by Peter Filichia

Had a great time at Penn State last week, thanks to Richard Biever of Fuse Productions. He’s the one who invited Jennifer Ashley Tepper (the Director of Programming at Feinstein’s/54 Bel…

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Filichia on Friday: ‘A Chat with Choreographer Larry Fuller’ by Peter Filichia

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: A Chat with …

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A Chat with Choreographer Larry Fuller by Peter Filichia

“I don’t know why at five, I was already telling people that when I grew up that I wanted to be a dancer.” And this from a kid who hailed from Rolla, Missouri, where role models for…

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