Tuesday, March 24, 2020

SCOTT MILLER’S NEW GOLDEN AGE OF MUSICALS by Peter Filichia

As always, a Scott Miller book is one I reach for with relish. In his previous tomes, Miller has proved...Continue Reading The post SCOTT MILLER’S NEW GOLDEN AGE OF MUSICALS appeared first…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

DANA H. — as in Higginbotham AND as in Hell by Peter Filichia

As Albert Blossom sings in DOCTOR DOLITTLE, “I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.” You haven’t, either. And...Continue Reading The post DANA H. — as in Higginbotham AND as …

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

A COCKTAIL PARTY Is an EXPERIMENT That Fails by Peter Filichia

“What’s the worst thing that you’ve ever seen in all your trips to the theater?” It’s a question that people...Continue Reading The post A COCKTAIL PARTY Is an EXPERIMENT That Fail…

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

WEST SIDE STORY: Live on Stage – and on Screen by Peter Filichia

Oh, why not?! Let’s face it: WEST SIDE STORY, in their faithful 1980 and 2009 revivals, set few pulses racing...Continue Reading The post WEST SIDE STORY: Live on Stage – and on Screen a…

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Love Quirks by Broadway Select

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY: Finally, in New York! by Peter Filichia

Wouldn’t a play with Josephine Baker, Margaret Sanger, Langston Hughes and Adam Clayton Powell have terrific dramatic possibilities? After all,...Continue Reading The post BLUES FOR AN ALA…

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody by Broadway Select

Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody Summary Trumpilton: An American Musical Parody is a comedic, irreverent, provocative, and tweet-by-tweet romp through the...Continue Reading The post …

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE & SONGS by Peter Filichia

The first words that we hear come courtesy of an onstage Band Leader. “It’s 1969.” Those who didn’t know that...Continue Reading The post BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE & …

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Monday, February 10, 2020

MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES: Met It in St. Louis by Peter Filichia

On my way to baggage claim, I locked eyes with the lovely lady who was sitting at the welcome table...Continue Reading The post MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES: Met It in St. Louis appeared f…

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

There’s Been a Women’s March on Theater, Too! by Peter Filichia

You may have noticed that Broadway Select wasn’t around for about a week. Damn those hackers! In the interim, I...Continue Reading The post There’s Been a Women’s March on Theater, Too…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal’ to Air Weekly, Syndicate Nationally (EXCLUSIVE) by Broadway Select

“Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal” will become nationally syndicated, marking a first for a program about the Great White Way....Continue Reading The post Broadway Profiles with Tamse…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

JAMES C. NICOLA KEEPS THE “NEW” IN NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP by Peter Filichia

This week, let’s review an artistic director. James C. Nicola of New York Theatre Workshop gets a rave. He’s been...Continue Reading The post JAMES C. NICOLA KEEPS THE “NEW” IN NEW Y…

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Erika Henningsen, Jeremy Kushnier, and More Join the Cast of Broadway’s Flying Over Sunset by Broadway Select

Lincoln Center Theater’s new musical Flying Over Sunset has completed its casting. In addition to the previously announced Tony-nominated stars Carmen Cusack...Continue Reading The post …

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‘Slave Play’ becomes part of NYPL’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive by Broadway Select

Wednesday night’s performance of “Slave Play” will be filmed by the New York Public Library’s Theatre on Film and Tape...Continue Reading The post ‘Slave Play’ becomes part of NY…

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BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE by Broadway Select

A bittersweet comic take on the sexual revolution in which the suavely conventional lives of two successful young couples, all...Continue Reading The post BOB & CAROL & TED & ALI…

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

CATS Unmocked by Peter Filichia

This review will not sport any jokes or puns about the film version of CATS. No, it’s not a very...Continue Reading The post CATS Unmocked appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

THE MIKADO: Well, It IS in the Public Domain … by Peter Filichia

If you wanted to know who they were, they weren’t gentlemen of Japan, but of England. Theatergoers weren’t immediately in...Continue Reading The post THE MIKADO: Well, It IS in the Publi…

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

THE THIN PLACE: Slim and Lean by Peter Filichia

In one way, THE THIN PLACE is a drama critic’s dream – at least for the first 60 of its...Continue Reading The post THE THIN PLACE: Slim and Lean appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Sunday, December 22, 2019

JAGGED LITTLE PILL: Not So Hard to Swallow by Peter Filichia

Sophisticated writers often stack the deck when writing about suburban families. JAGGED LITTLE PILL, now at the Broadhurst, seems to...Continue Reading The post JAGGED LITTLE PILL: Not So Ha…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

The Book of John at Sheen Center by Edmund Gaynes

Ken Jennings is a very engaging actor. THE BOOK OF JOHN, which he conceived as well, is being presented at the...Continue Reading The post The Book of John at Sheen Center appeared first on…

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IT ISN’T BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS: Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven and Greater Clements by Peter Filichia

December theatergoers can always see a slew of shows that celebrate Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. How they uplift us and...Continue Reading The post IT ISN’T BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIK…

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

FEFU AND HER FRIENDS: Don’t Fasten Your Seats Belts by Peter Filichia

“I felt while I was writing this play that I was getting away with murder.” So said Maria Irene Fornes...Continue Reading The post FEFU AND HER FRIENDS: Don’t Fasten Your Seats Belts a…

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

PUMPGIRL: And All the Rest Is Talk by Peter Filichia

In 2007 alone, it was produced by the estimable Manhattan Theatre Club and won The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize that...Continue Reading The post PUMPGIRL: And All the Rest Is Talk appeared fi…

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

THE INHERITANCE: The Sum of Its Parts by Peter Filichia

While some shows are famous for second-act trouble, Matthew Lopez’s THE INHERITANCE runs the risk of having both that and...Continue Reading The post THE INHERITANCE: The Sum of Its Parts …

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Warren Report on TINA by Peter Filichia

The lights come up on a woman just sitting, not moving and with her back to us. That’s all it...Continue Reading The post The Warren Report on TINA appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Where’s CYRANO’S Nose? by Peter Filichia

With Peter Dinklage as the title character in this new musical simply called CYRANO, you might assume you’ll see a...Continue Reading The post Where’s CYRANO’S Nose? appeared first on …

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

LAST DAYS OF SUMMER: Would You Believe … ? by Peter Filichia

Sure, we all want our children to be smart and confident. That includes the kids we see on stage. So...Continue Reading The post LAST DAYS OF SUMMER: Would You Believe … ? appeared first o…

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Girl Gone: Or Before A League of Their Own by Broadway Select

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Teen Party Massacre! by Broadway Select

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Wicked City Blues by Broadway Select

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

SCOTLAND, PA: Cheap at Twice the Price by Peter Filichia

In a way, SCOTLAND, PA is the perfect musical for the Donald Trump era. It says get what you want,...Continue Reading The post SCOTLAND, PA: Cheap at Twice the Price appeared first on Broadw…

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