Broadway Radio’s This Week on Broadway for Monday, July 6, 2009: “FINE.”
Peter Filichia can be read three time a week at TheaterMania.com as well as at the Newark Star Ledger.
Matthew Murray who is the chief theater reviewer for TalkinBroadway.com as well as being a columnist for BroadwayStars.
Happy 4th of July to everyone — removing 1776, what is your favorite 4th of July show?
Ben Franklin in Paris
With Peter in Paris, shouldn’t he be thinking of Leonardo (the musical)
60 Minutes had a story about raising the money
The Little Mermaid announced that it will be closing August 30, after 50 previews and 685 regular performances.
What is next for Disney? Nemo the musical from Orlando park?
Avenue Q announced that it will also be closing September 13, after 22 previews and 2,534 regular performances.
Q couldn’t replace the George W. Bush line in the show.
Q in the Regions/community?
Miss Saigon helicopter placement in the show?
Upcoming shows announced:
The Donmar Warehouse production of Hamlet, with Jude Law, opens October 6;
Oleanna (David Mamet), with Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, from the Mark Taper Forum, will open October 11;
The Kennedy Center production of Ragtime is indeed opening November 15;
How would we improve Ragtime from Kennedy Center to it’s Broadway incarnation? What do we feel about the casting? Is the production too large to make money?
Laura Linney will star in the New York premiere of David Margulies’s Time Stands Still, opening January 28.
Rock of Ages “broke the Guinness World Record for Largest Air Guitar Ensemble
The Off-Broadway production of Ruined extended again; it’s now closing September 6, and will have played 22 previews and 238 regular performances. Go see it for the first tim, or again!
John Lahr suing Elaine Stritch over At Liberty
Karl Malden (at 97!) died.
Harve Presnell (75) died.
Neil Patrick Harris will probably host the Emmy Awards.
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