James Marino

This Week on Broadway for October 21, 2012: Virginia Woolf, Cyrano, Lear and Barbara Cook

by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk about Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Cyrano de Bergerac, King Lear, The Other Josh Cohen, Barbara Cook, 85th Birthday Concert @ Carnegie Hall plus other events and news from around the Broadway community.

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PF + MP: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
at The Booth Theatre • 222 West 45th Street • Between Broadway and 8th Avenue


Steppenwolf Theatre Company


MP + PF: Cyrano de Bergerac



MP: King Lear
American Bard Theater Company at the St. Mary’s, Times Square, Third Floor Theatre, 143 W. 46th St., NYC.
Oct. 18–Nov. 4. (212) 352-3101

PF: The Other Josh Cohen
SoHo Playhouse 15 Vandam Street, New York, NY
Through November 11


MP: Barbara Cook, 85th Birthday Concert @ Carnegie Hall

MP: Broadway Originals

Ryan Silverman & Jill Paice

Ryan Silverman & Jill Paice perform at Broadway Originals (photo by Michael Portantiere)

Rebecca performers Jill Paice & Ryan Silverman

MP: Alan Menken tribute at National Arts Club w/Angela Lansbury

Julia Murney, David Zippel, Lindsay Mendez and Tituss Burgess Honor Alan Menken at National Arts Club Oct. 21
By Adam Hetrick


Feds Arrest Middle Man Financier for Rebecca Show by William K. Rashbaum
In recent weeks, officials had begun scrutinizingMark C. Hotton his role in the deal and the show’s collapse.

‘Rebecca’ producers to file $100 million lawsuit against LI businessman by Mitchel Maddux
“Rebecca the Musical’’ had to cancel its Broadway opening — but the behind-the-scenes drama is booked in two Manhattan courtrooms.

Theatre Communications Group Releases 32nd Annual Report; Not-For-Profit Theaters Add $1.94 Billion to Economy by BroadwayWorld
Not-for-profit theatres contributed nearly 1.94 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 34 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2011. Released by Theatre Communications Group TCG,…

Horizon Theatre Rep Cancels The Balcony After Bedbugs Discovered Backstage
By Adam Hetrick
19 Oct 2012
Horizon Theatre Rep’s production of The Balcony, which was slated to run Oct. 11-Nov. 4, has been indefinitely postponed due to a bedbug infestation backstage at the ArcLight Theatre on the Upper West Side, producers announced Oct. 19.

Theater News: Barry Edelstein Named Artistic Director of Old Globe by Brian Scott Lipton
Barry Edelstein has been named Artistic Director of San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, and will assume the position on November 1. He will work together with Managing Director Michael G. Murphy …

Theater News: Follies, The Iceman Cometh Take Top Honors at Chicago’s Jeff Awards by David Gordon
The Goodman Theatre’s production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh and Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s staging of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s musical Follies took the top honors a…

Philadelphia Barrymore Awards gone?

Broadway’s Bring It On Cuts Extension Short; Sets New Closing Date by Beth Stevens
Bring it On: The Musical has set a new closing date at the St. James Theatre. The musical will now play its final performance on December 30, 2012 instead of the previously announced January…

How is Chaplin Doing?

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber calls on Government for ‘serious investment’ in arts education
Andrew Lloyd Webber has become the latest cultural heavyweight to take aim at the Government over its education policy, saying funding arts in schools has produced “enormous returns” for…


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James Marino


James is a technologist who has an affinity for Broadway, the theatre and music. He started BroadwayStars.com, one of the first Broadway-centric websites in the late 90's. You can usually find James staring at a screen when not seated in a theatre.