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Sunday, June 16, 2019

When I Entered THE TWILIGHT ZONE by Peter Filichia

My girlfriend Linda made a big mistake by walking out of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. She went to see the show...Continue Reading The post When I Entered THE TWILIGHT ZONE appeared first on BroadwaySe…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

Encounter OCTET’s Encounter Group by Peter Filichia

Oh, this looks as if it’s going to be fun. When you enter The Linney Theatre in The Pershing Square...Continue Reading The post Encounter OCTET’s Encounter Group appeared first on Broadw…

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

THE FLAMINGO KID Is Growing Up by Peter Filichia

Never mind The Flamingo Kid. The Flamingo Girl is the one who really grabs our attention – at least for...Continue Reading The post THE FLAMINGO KID Is Growing Up appeared first on Broadwa…

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

DIAL “M” FOR MURDER: Take the Call by Peter Filichia

Did you miss the film of DIAL “M” FOR MURDER when it was released in 3-D? Probably, for it debuted...Continue Reading The post DIAL “M” FOR MURDER: Take the Call appeared first on Br…

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

A GOOD MAN IS INDEED HARD TO FIND by Peter Filichia

Good Lord! So many shows on the boards reiterate what women have been saying since a certain song brought up...Continue Reading The post A GOOD MAN IS INDEED HARD TO FIND appeared first on B…

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

BEETLEJUICE: What a Cast! by Peter Filichia

No, it’s not a great musical, or even a particularly good one. Like so many, it has an acceptable first...Continue Reading The post BEETLEJUICE: What a Cast! appeared first on BroadwaySele…

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

TOOTSIE: Not Just the Movie with Songs by Peter Filichia

There’s only way that Santino Fontana comes up short in TOOTSIE. He’s too tall. Fontana’s almost six feet, an atypical...Continue Reading The post TOOTSIE: Not Just the Movie with Song…

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

BURN THIS: Here It Is Again by Peter Filichia

  Before the show, there’s no real need to read the Playbill to learn that BURN THIS takes place some...Continue Reading The post BURN THIS: Here It Is Again appeared first on BroadwaySel…

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Unsteadily by Peter Filichia

The time is right for THE CRADLE WILL ROCK – more’s the pity. Despite the musical’s octogenarian status, many lines...Continue Reading The post THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Unsteadily appeared…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE: It Still Counts as Brave by Peter Filichia

You might assume that when an actor cries on stage, the character’s predicament in the script is the reason. In...Continue Reading The post ACCIDENTALLY BRAVE: It Still Counts as Brave app…

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

KISS ME, KATE: One Thing to Be Ashamed Of by Peter Filichia

For all the talk of political correctness, sensitivity to women and changes that had to be made to the inherently...Continue Reading The post KISS ME, KATE: One Thing to Be Ashamed Of appear…

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

SUPERHERO: Well, Yes and No … by Peter Filichia

In the ‘50s, many who bought Playboy would insist “I only read it for the interviews.” So the presence of...Continue Reading The post SUPERHERO: Well, Yes and No … appeared first on …

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Triumphs by Peter Filichia

Why has THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME never played Broadway? As shown in Aubrey Berg’s recent stunning production at the...Continue Reading The post THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Triumphs app…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

You Can’t Imagine Where IMAGINING MADOFF Goes by Peter Filichia

In a time when so many dramas and musicals are just Wikipedia articles transferred to dialogue, Deb Margolin hasn’t taken...Continue Reading The post You Can’t Imagine Where IMAGINING MA…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

TOTO TALKS: A Hoot for Those Who Like Hoots by Peter Filichia

My, how Toto has changed over the years! You’d expect from the title TOTO TALKS that Dorothy Gale’s cairn terrier...Continue Reading The post TOTO TALKS: A Hoot for Those Who Like Hoots …

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Yes, MERRILY Is Rolling Along by Peter Filichia

The applause began before the performance did. We’ve heard that increasingly often before a show starts. The practice began at...Continue Reading The post Yes, MERRILY Is Rolling Along app…

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Welcome Back, SHADOW OF A GUNMAN by Peter Filichia

The words “Sean” and “O’Casey” often come to mind whenever two other words – “Irish theater” – are mentioned. For...Continue Reading The post Welcome Back, SHADOW OF A GUNM…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE: Indeed, a Trial. by Peter Filichia

  It sure doesn’t look like a courtroom where a trial would take place. If you go to the Abrons...Continue Reading The post THE TRIAL OF THE CATONSVILLE NINE: Indeed, a Trial. appeare…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

TRUE WEST: Tried and True and False by Peter Filichia

Some productions wait until the end of the show to dispense Playbills. TRUE WEST should be one of them. For...Continue Reading The post TRUE WEST: Tried and True and False appeared first on …

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Happily, EVER AFTER Is a Hit by Peter Filichia

You’ve got to admire Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler. Nearly four years ago, their musical version of the 1998 film...Continue Reading The post Happily, EVER AFTER Is a Hit appeared first …

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Monday, January 21, 2019

MCC: Welcome to the Neighborhood! by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia Perhaps MCC Theater should return to its original name. In 1986, NYU grads Bob LuPone and Bernie...Continue Reading The post MCC: Welcome to the Neighborhood! appeared firs…

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

TO REFRESH A MOCKINGBIRD by Peter Filichia

First, read Harper Lee’s 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Next, watch Horton Foote’s 1962 Oscar-winning screen adaptation. Even...Continue Reading The post TO REFRESH A…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Folger Theatre — At Last! by Peter Filichia

No, my 2019 New Year’s Resolution won’t be to diet. Why bother? I make that promise every January 1st and...Continue Reading The post Folger Theatre — At Last! appeared first on Br…

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

CLUELESS: Not Quite, Not Quite … by Peter Filichia

If you were currently writing a musical about teens in high school, would you mention the words “mean girls” in...Continue Reading The post CLUELESS: Not Quite, Not Quite … appeared fi…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Beale Street Can’t Talk, but Beale Can by Peter Filichia

Frankly, if I were Lee Hall, I’d be ashamed to take the money. “Adapted by” is his official credit for...Continue Reading The post Beale Street Can’t Talk, but Beale Can appeared fir…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

THE CHER SHOW with its Chers and Chers Alike by Peter Filichia

How many non-theatergoers – the ideal audience for a musical called THE CHER SHOW – will be furious after they...Continue Reading The post THE CHER SHOW with its Chers and Chers Alike ap…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

THE PROM: Give This Musical a Big Kiss! by Peter Filichia

Maybe THE PROM should change its name to THE KISS. Television history was made on Thanksgiving Day by two actresses...Continue Reading The post THE PROM: Give This Musical a Big Kiss! appear…

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

THE NEW ONE: Parental Issues by Peter Filichia

A “new one” is usually considered something good, even great — and certainly better than a second-hand item. In the...Continue Reading The post THE NEW ONE: Parental Issues appeare…

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

OKLAHOMA! … Ohhhh-kayyyyy … by Peter Filichia

“Country a-changin’, gotta change with it!” So Curly tells Laurey in Act Two of OKLAHOMA! Director Daniel Fish apparently agreed...Continue Reading The post OKLAHOMA! … Ohhhh-kayyyyy…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

KING KONG: 1933 Variations by Peter Filichia

The first 45 minutes were so engrossing that I didn’t care if the title character ever showed up. Who’d expect...Continue Reading The post KING KONG: 1933 Variations appeared first on Br…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

MOTHERS OF THE MAID AND THE CROSSDRESSERS by Peter Filichia

Last week, two memorable mothers showed up on a stage and a screen in New York. Playwright Jane Anderson wondered...Continue Reading The post MOTHERS OF THE MAID AND THE CROSSDRESSERS appear…

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