This Week on Broadway for March 24, 2013: Superman, Michael Taustine and Breakfast at Tiffany’s


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 | [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



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 and many other places on the internet.


Notes and links for the podcast.


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…



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


Post Script:

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


Explicit: No



It’s A Bird … It’s A Plane … It’s Superman (1966 Original Broadway Cast) [Cast Recording]

Act I: Overture
It’s Superman


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