Sunday, July 15, 2018

FIDDLER ON THE FOLKSBIENE STAGE by Peter Filichia

Joel Grey, Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the ranks of the expert directors who bring out the greatness of the classic...Continue Reading The post FIDDLER ON THE FOLKSBIENE STAGE appeared…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

CARMEN JONES is No Lysistrata by Peter Filichia

Most of us tend to forget that between OKLAHOMA! and CAROUSEL, Oscar Hammerstein had another Broadway hit. CARMEN JONES opened...Continue Reading The post CARMEN JONES is No Lysistrata appea…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE: God Save the Queen by Peter Filichia

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, so I guess I should, too. The new musical at London’s Apollo Theatre could be said...Continue Reading The post EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE: God Sav…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

The Too-Royal Family of Broadway by Peter Filichia

After watching THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY at Barrington Stage in Western Massachusetts, an obscure Frank Sinatra song kept going...Continue Reading The post The Too-Royal Family of Broadwa…

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Monday, June 18, 2018

HALF TIME: The Senior Showcase by Peter Filichia

  Life would be much easier for HALF TIME had there never been A CHORUS LINE This new musical at...Continue Reading The post HALF TIME: The Senior Showcase appeared first on BroadwaySel…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Lerner with and without Loewe by Peter Filichia

Congrats to all the Tony-winners! And now that the season is over and we have no more shows to see,...Continue Reading The post Lerner with and without Loewe appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

STAGE LIFE: The Way They Were by Peter Filichia

Remember when cable TV talked of “narrowcasting”? We heard the word a great deal in the ‘80s. In case you...Continue Reading The post STAGE LIFE: The Way They Were appeared first on Br…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

God Save Queen Pam by Broadway Select

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Beauty of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE by Peter Filichia

With this show, John Kander won’t be asked “Which came first — the music or the lyrics?” For there are...Continue Reading The post The Beauty of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE appeared …

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Monday, May 21, 2018

New York City Is Its Own Reward by Broadway Select

Those of us who live in New York often ask ourselves, “Who wants the worry, the noise, the dirt, the...Continue Reading The post New York City Is Its Own Reward appeared first on Broad…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Would That THE ICEMAN Could Stayeth by Peter Filichia

Theatergoers aren’t the only ones who should see George C. Wolfe’s current production of THE ICEMAN COMETH. Every director as...Continue Reading The post Would That THE ICEMAN Could Stay…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

A More Than FAIR LADY by Peter Filichia

In the last decade, musical theater has welcomed what can almost be termed a new genre: The Lincoln Center Theater...Continue Reading The post A More Than FAIR LADY appeared first on Broadwa…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

CAROUSEL: The Wheel-of-Fortune Musical by Peter Filichia

  The top of the carousel is quite beautiful, thanks to set designer Santo Loquasto. But where’s the rest of...Continue Reading The post CAROUSEL: The Wheel-of-Fortune Musical appeare…

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Monday, April 23, 2018

MEAN GIRLS and Teen Girls: Perfect Together by Peter Filichia

If you’re someone who says “I would never want to go back to high school,” you won’t want to go...Continue Reading The post MEAN GIRLS and Teen Girls: Perfect Together appeared firs…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

The Fourth Wall by Broadway Select

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Monday, April 16, 2018

THE STING Sings by Peter Filichia

If it only had a heart. We’re warned right from the opening number that this is “the story of deception,...Continue Reading The post THE STING Sings appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Alternating Currents by Mary-Anne Wright

  In conversation with Adam Kaar about, the new production ALTERNATING CURRENTS as well as about The Working Theater and...Continue Reading The post Alternating Currents appeared first …

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Monday, April 9, 2018

FROZEN: Assets and Liabilities by Peter Filichia

  Film is of course a far more realistic medium than the stage – although there is one profound exception...Continue Reading The post FROZEN: Assets and Liabilities appeared first on …

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Maybe a Return to MARGARITAVILLE? by Peter Filichia

Joshua Logan did it after WISH YOU WERE HERE had opened to terrible reviews. Gower Champion also did it –...Continue Reading The post Maybe a Return to MARGARITAVILLE? appeared first on Br…

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Investigating Easter in the Provocative New Play PILATE by Mary-Anne Wright

Jasmin Maria Gauguin talks about the challenges and rewards of her role as Margaret in this new production. As well...Continue Reading The post Investigating Easter in the Provocative New Pl…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

FOLLIES Goes to High School by Peter Filichia

  “Why am I here? This is crazy!” That’s what Sally sings in “Don’t Look at Me” in FOLLIES —...Continue Reading The post FOLLIES Goes to High School appeared first on …

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

TACT and MUSICALS TONIGHT! Take Their Final Bow by Peter Filichia

Two companies are about to close up shop. I’m going to miss both very much. TACT – meaning The Actors...Continue Reading The post TACT and MUSICALS TONIGHT! Take Their Final Bow appeared…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Scott Alan Evans on TACT’s THREE WISE GUYS by Mary-Anne Wright

Scott Alan Evans talks about THREE WISE GUYS  at the Beckett Theater, Theater Row, as well as his 25 year...Continue Reading The post Scott Alan Evans on TACT’s THREE WISE GUYS appeared f…

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH: Now Voyager by Peter Filichia

Many men get off while fantasizing about little women, but in Don Nguyen’s HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH,...Continue Reading The post HELLO, FROM THE CHILDREN OF PLANET EARTH: N…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Babette’s Feast by Broadway Select

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

From South Korea to New York City: Hana Park by Mary-Anne Wright

Talented, driven and passionate, actress Hana Park shares with us about her journey to the New York City Stage Q:...Continue Reading The post From South Korea to New York City: Hana Park app…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

HANGMEN: Another Thrilling Martin McDonagh Thriller by Peter Filichia

Who’s the only playwright capable of dreaming up this scenario? A convicted man is about to face the noose. He...Continue Reading The post HANGMEN: Another Thrilling Martin McDonagh Thrill…

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA (or So It Insists) by Peter Filichia

Well, it ain’t THE RING CYCLE. But JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA does make good on its title’s last two words....Continue Reading The post JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA (or So It Insists) appear…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

SETH BISEN-HERSH IS PUTTING A LITTLE SONG IN OUR HEARTS by Mary-Anne Wright

Creator of BROADWAY MEOWS and BROADWAY CAN! Seth Bisen-Hersh offers the New York City community a wonderful night of music...Continue Reading The post SETH BISEN-HERSH IS PUTTING A LITTLE SO…

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Lives! (Well, in a way …) by Peter Filichia

Of the hundred-plus pre-Broadway tryouts that I’ve witnessed – literally in Philly, Boston and Baltimo’ – one of the most...Continue Reading The post 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Lives! …

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

YAEL SILVER- part of the team who produced ONCE ON THIS ISLAND ON BROADWAY- talks to BROADWAYSELECT about humanities and art. by Mary-Anne Wright

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is creating quite a stir on Broadway. I had the privilege of talking to the talented...Continue Reading The post YAEL SILVER- part of the team who produced ONCE ON THIS I…

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