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by Michael Portantiere

Pardon My English

  • 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. Directed and choreographed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, the show has a cast comprised of Diana Rose Becker (Ensemble), Amie Bermowitz (Gita), David Gautschy (Dr. Steiner), Jillian Gottlieb (Frieda), Stacey Harris (Magda), TJ Mannix (Sgt. Schultz), Alexandra McKenna-Mantica (Ensemble), Tyler Milliron (Golo/Michael), Mark C. Montague (Ensemble), Chelsie Nectow (Ensemble), Katherine Oswald (Ensemble), Matthew Quinn (Dickie Carter), Ryan Rhue (Ensemble), Colin Ryan (Police Commissioner Bauer), Michael Jayne Walker (Ensemble), and Michael Yeshion (Ensemble). Here are my photos of the production.

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    Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Michael Portantiere has more than 30 years' experience as an editor and writer for TheaterMania.com, InTHEATER magazine, and BACK STAGE. He has interviewed theater notables for NPR.org, PLAYBILL, STAGEBILL, and OPERA NEWS, and has written notes for several cast albums. Michael is co-author of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: BEHIND THE MYLAR CURTAIN, published in 2008 by Hal Leonard/Applause. Additionally, he is a professional photographer whose pictures have been published by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the DAILY NEWS, and several major websites. (Visit www.followspotphoto.com for more information.) He can be reached at michael@broadwaystars.com

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For an archive of all the Michael Portantiere articles, click here.

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