Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Michael Taustine about his article “The Canaries in the Coal Mine” which is about the future of Broadway. We also review Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Madrid, Silk Stockings, and Superman at Encores.
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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 MTI, Kritzerland, Masterworks Broadway and many other places.
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, The Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a photographer whose work can be seen at FollowSpotPhoto.com and many other places on the internet.
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Guest: Michael Taustine
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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PF + MP: Breakfast at Tiffany’s @ Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street
PF: The Madrid @ MTC Stage I at City Center through May 5, 2013
MP + PF: It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman @ Encores, March 20-24, 2013
PF: Silk Stockings @ The York Theatre Company (Mufti series), March 22-24, 2013
We didn’t get to it this week, so next week we may discuss these shows:
MP: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike @ Golden Theatre, 252 West 45th Street
PF: The Flick @ Playwrights Horizons through April 7, 2013
MP: Happy Birthday @ The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) through May 9, 2013
Act I: Overture
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