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This Week on Broadway for March 17, 2013: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (and Mary Bacon)

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk about Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Cinderella, Ann, Hit The Wall, Happy Birthday, Mary Bacon and Old Hats.

 

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Panel:

Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook

PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, the most recent being
Broadway MVPs: 1960-2010 – The Most Valuable Players of the Past 50 Seasons. His columns appear at MTIKritzerlandMasterworks Broadway and many other places.

 

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook

BroadwayStars

 

Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook

MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadwayThe Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a photographer whose work can be seen at FollowSpotPhoto.com and many other places on the internet.

 

Notes and links for the podcast.

 

Topics: 

PF: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike @ The John Golden Theatre

MP + JM: Cinderella

Cinderella Writer Won’t Talk To Me! by Michael Musto
Douglas Carter Beane and I were getting along pretty well–I did a nice interview with him, which was included in my last book–but when I didn’t rave about Sister Act, calling it “rote but …
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Unconventional Director Sets Shakespeare Play In Time, Place Shakespeare Intended
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MP: Ann @ Vivian Beaumont Theatre through June 9, 2013

MP: Hit The Wall @ Barrow Street Theatre through July 7, 2013

PF: Happy Birthday @ The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) through May 9, 2013
Keep your eye on: Mary Bacon

MP: Old Hats @ Signature Theatre Company through April 13, 2013

PF + MP: Look Homeward, Angel @ Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex through March 24, 2013
Corgi fired for disobeying Helen Mirren in ‘The Audience’ by David Ng
One of Helen Mirren’s four-legged co-stars in the new play “The Audience” apparently has been fired after it failed to obey the actress’ royal commands in her role as Queen Elizabeth II. B…
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Honeymoon in Vegas Musical, Starring Tony Danza, to Have Pre-Broadway Run at Paper Mill Playhouse by Michael Mellini
The world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical Honeymoon in Vegas will kick off the 2013-14 season at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse. Starring Tony Danza and directed by …
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The Other Josh Cohen @ Paper Mill Playhouse 2013-14 Season

ArtsBeat: New York Theater Workshop’s New Season to Feature Caryl Churchill Play by Patrick Healy
The 2013-14 season will feature Ms. Churchill’s “Love and Information,” Will Power’s “Fetch Clay, Make Man,” “What’s It All About: Bacharach Imagined” and a fourth play to …
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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

The Finalists for the Macbeth Associate Producer Scholarship are . . . by Ken Davenport
Remember that time I said we’d have 10 Finalists for the Macbeth Associate Producer Scholarship? Well, because we received an inbox-clogging several hundred applications, I’m mo…
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Ken Davenport on This Week on Broadway, May 3, 2009

Ken Davenport on This Week on Broadway, June 6, 2010

 

‘The Office’ Star Jenna Fischer to Star in Neil LaBute’s ‘Reasons to Be Happy’ by Erin Carlson
The actress will mark her New York stage debut in the play alongside Leslie Bibb.
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ArtsBeat: Signature Theater Season to Include Premiere of New Albee Work by Patrick Healy
“Edward Albee’s Laying an Egg,” a new play by the Tony Award-winning writer, will have its world premiere this summer at Signature Theater – one of several productions that the compa…
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Barry Manilow’s Harmony and DeVito & Griffiths in The Sunshine Boys on Tap for L.A.’s Ahmanson Theatre Season by Marc Snetiker
Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2013-2014 season, which includes the Barry Manilow musical Harmony, a production of Neil S…
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Will Swenson vs. Superman by Michael Portantiere
I can think of at least three major Men(c)kens, each notable in his own way. There was H.L. Mencken, the brilliant journalist-essayist-critic who gained great fame during the first half of t…
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Post Script:

Homework:

Psychic Infection: The Canaries in the Coal Mine
Broadway as a whole, after decades of mistaken calls of its imminent demise, continues to roll along, posting impressive yearly grosses. But if the industry’s foundation was ever on uncertai…
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Explicit: No

 

Music:

When You Say Vegas/Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown
Jason Robert Brown with the Caucasian Rhythm Kings and the Caucasian Brass, Birdland, NYC, 3/14/10

 

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