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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Sunday, October 20, 2019

WIVES AND LOVERS: And Husbands, Too! by Peter Filichia

Drama involves conflict. That’s why so many plays rely on husbands, wives and lovers. As Katharine Hepburn famously said, “Marriage...Continue Reading The post WIVES AND LOVERS: And Husb…

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

CHASING RAINBOWS: The Road to Oz by Peter Filichia

There are occasional mentions of diet pills, appetite suppressants and laxatives. But Judy Garland’s taking such medications aren’t the focus...Continue Reading The post CHASING RAINBOWS…

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Join the BOYNTON BEACH CLUB by Peter Filichia

  I know, I know … One of the worst things that a critic can do is tell you how...Continue Reading The post Join the BOYNTON BEACH CLUB appeared first on BroadwaySelect.

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

See THE PURISTS Near Where the Puritans Once Lived by Peter Filichia

As soon as you walk into the Calderwood Pavilion — Huntington Theatre Company of Boston’s second space — you’ll know...Continue Reading The post See THE PURISTS Near Where the Purita…

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

BETRAYAL 2019 by Peter Filichia

The Playbill doesn’t tell us in what year the new production of BETRAYAL is set, so theatergoers have every reason...Continue Reading The post BETRAYAL 2019 appeared first on BroadwaySelec…

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

JUDY: Let’s Hear It for the Rainbow Tour by Peter Filichia

Those Judy Garland fans who hated END OF THE RAINBOW – and Lord knows there were thousands – are about...Continue Reading The post JUDY: Let’s Hear It for the Rainbow Tour appeared fir…

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE: Plenty of Assets in Store by Peter Filichia

I saw Ethel Merman once, Mary Martin twice and Barbra Streisand thrice (for I saw FUNNY GIRL both in its...Continue Reading The post BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE: Plenty of Assets in Store appeared…

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Monday, September 2, 2019

SIDEKICKED: THE (UNPLEASANT) VIVIAN VANCE STORY by Peter Filichia

And to think it starts off so nicely. Projected onto the stage is that famous photo of the scene that...Continue Reading The post SIDEKICKED: THE (UNPLEASANT) VIVIAN VANCE STORY appeared fir…

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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Meanwhile, in Long Branch, New Jersey … by Peter Filichia

Show me a person who works in theater, and I’ll show you someone who says something bad about him or...Continue Reading The post Meanwhile, in Long Branch, New Jersey … appeared first on…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Columbinus by Broadway Select

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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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