Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Jonathan Groff: So Much Spring, and Summer by Michael Portantiere

A Tony Award nominee for Spring Awakening, Jonathan Groff has been away from theater for a while, making himself known and beloved in two of the most disparate roles imaginable: as the flawe…

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jessica Molaskey: Portraits of Joni by Michael Portantiere

In collaboration with her husband John Pizzarelli, as well as solo appearances in musical theater, in concert and cabaret, on recordings, etc., the "singers' singer" Jessica Molask…

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Fall-ing in Love With Cabaret by Michael Portantiere

Bryan Batt, Paula West, Karen Akers, Paulo Szot, and Jay Armstrong Johnson are only some of the super-talents now playing in clubs around town.

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The New Season; Broadway/Cabaret Festival; Elaine Stritch/Tommy Tune Honors; White House Salutes Broadway; Shakespeare's Globe; by Ellis Nassour

Marilyn Maye's Everywhere; Mario Fratti One Acts; Trevor Project Fundraiser; A Poe Tale; Boo!

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This Week on Broadway for September 11, 2010: Peter Goes to London

Peter Filichia returns from London and gives us a breakdown of what he saw.

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Bernstein and Schwartz at the Opera by Michael Portantiere

As a tremendously exciting new season begins at the New York City Opera, general manager and artistic director George Steel waxes enthusiastic

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This Week on Broadway for September 5, 2010: Welcome to the Fall Season

Fall arrived overnight (not really, but it feels like it did) and James Marino, Matthew Murray, and Michael Portantiere discuss the upcoming fall theatrical season.

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This Week on Broadway for August 15, 2010: All Fringe, All The Time

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Matthew Murray talk about Fringe shows (AK-47, Swearing Jar, Picking Palin and MADE IN TAIWAN) as well as 1776 (All Female Cast). Bonus: conversation with Jo…

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Shaping Up With Craig Ramsay by Michael Portantiere

BroadwayStars talks with the pumped and ripped Broadway veteran who serves as Jackie Warner's co-trainer on the new Bravo TV reality series Thintervention.

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This Week on Broadway for August 8, 2010: Driving Mr. Kander

Peter Filichia, Matthew Murray, Michael Portantiere and James Marino discuss Curtains @ Music Theatre of Wichita, SoM @ The Muny, Ravel @ Looking Glass Theatre, Emma Thompson on Audrey Hepbu…

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Tale as Old as Time, Now on Blu-Ray! by Michael Portantiere

Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Terrence Mann, and Gary Beach talk about the magic of Beauty and the Beast.

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This Week on Broadway for August 1, 2010: Gleeful Musicals

James Marino, Matthew Murray, Michael Portantiere discuss A Little Night Music with Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch, With Glee, See Rock City & Other Destinations, The Merchant of Venice on Broadway, stripped-down versions of once-big musicals, and more!

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Onward, Vittorio! by Michael Portantiere

Tenor Vittorio Grigolo, the Metropolitan Opera's newest star, is definitely ready for his close-up.

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Richard Dreyfuss Retired from Acting; Encores! Rings in New Season; Arresting Dramas; Harry Potter, the Beginning of the End; More by Ellis Nassour

Director Jen Bender, talks with Lauren Class Schneider about her experiences with Lion King, Broadway in South Africa and her recent NYMF show, Trails.

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This Week on Broadway for October 3, 2010: Brief Encounters with the Pitmen Painters

This week, the foursome of Peter Filichia, James Marino, Matthew Murray and Michael Portantiere discuss Brief Encounter, The Pitmen Painters, Hairspray at Paper Mill, Marin Mazzie and Jason …

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This Week on Broadway, September 19, 2010: Don't forget to dot the "i"

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Matthew Murray discuss Hearts Full of Blood, Curtains in Philadelphia, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new projects, the revival cast recording of La Cage aux Folles, …

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This Week on Broadway for September 26, 2010: It's A Hit!

Peter Filichia, Matthew Murray and James Marino talk about: Peter's new book, “Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit and The Biggest Flop of the Season 1959-2009”, Divine Sister, Li…

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Isn't it Bliss?, by Michael Portantiere

A Little Night Music is revitalized by the presence of two new stars and the absence of the director. Plus: After 1,000 performances, In the Heights is still a great show.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Marin Mazzie is Leader of the Pack in Zorba! by Michael Portantiere

Zorba! may be the greatest Kander and Ebb musical you've never seen. A story of life and death in the Greek isles, originally produced and directed by Harold Prince, the show was well regard…

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Marrin Mazzie is Leader of the Pack in Zorba! by Michael Portantiere

Zorba! may be the greatest Kander and Ebb musical you've never seen. A story of life and death in the Greek isles, originally produced and directed by Harold Prince, the show was well regard…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Pardon My English by Michael Portantiere

The Musicals Tonight! production of the delicious 1933 musical Pardon My English, with a score by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Herbert Fields and Morrie Ryskind, opens tonight. Dire…

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Justin Guarini Talks to the Trees (and Makes Beautiful Music) by Michael Portantiere

The lusty Lerner and Loewe musical Paint Your Wagon has a wonderful score, but it's not a show you see revived every day, which makes it a perfect choice for the City Center Encores! series.…

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