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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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Friday, April 1, 2016

1776: IT’S A MASTERPIECE, I SAY by Peter Filichia

I know, I know – you’ve already heard that the production of 1776 at Encores! is revolutionary for two distinct reasons.

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Filichia on Friday: ‘1776: IT’S A MASTERPIECE, I SAY’ 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: 1776: IT’S…

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Filichia on Friday: ‘March’s Leftovers and April’s Brainteaser’ 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: March’s Le…

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Friday, March 25, 2016

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

Don’t forget to celebrate World Theatre Day on Sunday, March 27. But here’s my question: was this day chosen because it was the day in 1964 that Barbra Streisand read all her raves for h…

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Friday, March 18, 2016

SHAW AND STALLER – PEFECT TOGETHER by Peter Filichia

It was a good week for George Bernard Shaw. TACT – meaning The Actors Company Theatre – and The Gingold Theatrical Group – which is now in its eleventh year of “Project Shaw,” w…

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Shaw and Staller-Perfect Together’ 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: SHAW AND STA…

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Growing up Gershwin by Peter Filichia

“I like a Gershwin tune – how about you?” That’s the first question I asked Nadia Natali last week in a sit-down in the Drama Book Shop’s Arthur Seelen Theater. And indeed Natal…

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Growing up Gershwin’ by Peter Filichia 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: Growing up G…

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Friday, March 4, 2016

We Love You, CONRACK by Peter Filichia

His composer died, his lyricist died, and yet Granville Wyche Burgess will never say die. The bookwriter of CONRACK knows the famous show business spin on General Douglas MacArthur’s mo…

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Filichia on Friday: ‘We Love You CONRACK’ by Peter Filichia 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: We Love You,…

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Friday, February 26, 2016

February’s Leftovers and March’s Brainteaser by Peter Filichia

If you’d been at the Sunday, Feb. 21 matinee of PRODIGAL SON, would you have been outraged or tremendously impressed with what Timothée Chalamet did?

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Filichia on Friday: ‘February’s Leftovers and March’s Brainteaser’ by Peter Filichia 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: February’s…

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Let’s COPE Again, Like We Did Last Century’ by Peter Filichia 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: Let’s COPE…

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Let’s COPE Again, Like We Did Last Century by Peter Filichia

All right, we all know that GREASE was the longest-running musical of the 1971-72 season and -- at least until A CHORUS LINE came along -- the longest-running Broadway show of all time.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Filichia on Friday: ‘There’s a Little CABIN at Encores!’ 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: There’s a …

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