Sunday, August 18, 2019

TWO’S A CROWD: Would You Believe …? by Peter Filichia

  No, its creators insist, it’s not “a musical comedy” but “a comedy musical.” TWO’S A CROWD’s collaborators have in...Continue Reading The post TWO’S A CROWD: Would You Be…

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

DAVINCI & MICHELANGELO by Broadway Select

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A musical about Star Wars by Broadway Select

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

MOULIN ROUGE!: The Silly Smash Hit by Broadway Select

Anyone who’s designing sets, costumes and lighting for a Broadway musical this season – and who isn’t connected with MOULIN...Continue Reading The post MOULIN ROUGE!: The Silly Smash H…

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

CHICAGO COMES TO WICHITA by Peter Filichia

So, you may ask, with CHICAGO playing right down the street from where I live, why would I take four...Continue Reading The post CHICAGO COMES TO WICHITA appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

The (Grand) Prince of Grand Street by Peter Filichia

Well, who expected this more than 40 years after the fact? But here’s a studio cast album of THE PRINCE...Continue Reading The post The (Grand) Prince of Grand Street appeared first on Bro…

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A SIX-PACK OF MOSCOW AT MCC by Peter Filichia

If PBS executives ever decide to launch their own version of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, they should choose Halley Feiffer’s new...Continue Reading The post A SIX-PACK OF MOSCOW AT MCC appeared f…

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

A STRANGE LOOP: A Superior Work about an Inferiority Complex by Peter Filichia

Let’s never again hear another word on how THE BOYS IN THE BAND deserves to be castigated for its so-called...Continue Reading The post A STRANGE LOOP: A Superior Work about an Inferiority…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

The Last Jew of Boyle Heights by Broadway Select

The Last Jew Of Boyle Heights is set in the industrial East Side of Los Angeles. Three survivors meet amongst...Continue Reading The post The Last Jew of Boyle Heights appeared first on Broa…

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

THE INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL: High School Musicals and Plays by Peter Filichia

There’s hope for America after all — as long as more and more kids teens become involved in high school...Continue Reading The post THE INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN FESTIVAL: High School Music…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

ON THE FRONT OF THE LAST FRONTIER by Peter Filichia

  In NEW FACES OF 1956, Jane Connell sang of the hard knock life that Alaskans have during “April in...Continue Reading The post ON THE FRONT OF THE LAST FRONTIER appeared first on Broadw…

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Fringe Deaths by Broadway Select

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Exposing THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Peter Filichia

Such distinguished dramatists as Edward Albee and Lillian Hellman couldn’t do it. And while we’re at it, neither Nobel-prize winner...Continue Reading The post Exposing THE SECRET LIFE O…

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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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Monday, May 27, 2019

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR by Broadway Select

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: 1965 & 1978, proved to be another valuable edition in the long-running series. Eight top Broadway...Continue Reading The post BROADWAY BY THE YEAR appeared first on…

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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 19, 2019

All About ALL ABOUT EVE in London by Broadway Select

Emory would not be pleased. As Michael tells us in THE BOYS IN THE BAND, his friend Emory can “recite...Continue Reading The post All About ALL ABOUT EVE in London appeared first on Broadw…

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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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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Vilna by Broadway Select

Directed by Joseph Discher Starring Mark Jacoby, Sophia Blum, Brian Cade, Paul Cooper, Sean Hudock, Nathan Kaufman, Tom Morin, Seamus...Continue Reading The post Vilna appeared first on Broa…

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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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