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02/21/10

This Week on Broadway for Feb. 21, 2010: Lion Kinged

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Panel:
Peter Filichia can be found at TheaterMania.com 3x per week and also writes for the Newark Star Ledger.
Matthew Murray is the chief theatre critic for TalkinBroadway.com and is a Columnist for BroadwayStars.
This Week’s Reviews:
Peter reviews: Boys in the Band
Through March 14, 2010, at Transport Group (37 W. 26th Street)
Matthew reviews: A Lie of the Mind
Through March 20, 2010, The New Group @ Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street)
Peter reviews: Calvin Berger @ George Street Playhouse (Kathleen Marshall, Director)
Through March 14, 2010, at George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ
Matthew reviews: Clybourne Park
Through March 7, 2010, Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street)
This Week’s News:
A View From The Bridge not extending it’s Broadway engagement, even though business is good — star casting cuts both ways
Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific will close in August.
Lion King became 8th longest Broadway show
Top 10:
Phantom
Cats
Les Miserables
Chorus Line
Oh Calcutta — Revival
Chicago — Revival
Beauty and the Beast
Lion King
Rent
Miss Saigon
Donmar Warehouse to present “Sondheim at 80”
Any other notable organizations recognizing Sondheim’s 80th?
March 22th Weekend — Special Broadway Radio Show.
Satire site Broadway Abridged: Special Guest Post from Ben Brantley!
Peter to Pittsburgh — next week Time After Time, Point Park College
The opening music is “Circle of Life” from the original cast recording of The Lion King; the closing music is “Too Many Mornings” from the original cast recording of Follies.


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