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This Week on Broadway for March 31, 2013: The Last Five Years and Hands on a Hardbody

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk about Hands on a Hardbody, The Last Five Years, Forbidden Broadway, The Flick, Jack Viertel’s writing a book, Shia LaBeouf gets rush tickets, and Steve Kazee is speechless…

 

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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 + MP: Hands on a Hardbody @ Brooks Atkinson Theatre • 256 West 47th St

PF + MP: The Last Five Years @ Second Stage Theatre • 305 West 43rd St

MP: Forbidden Broadway closing April 28, not because of sales

PF: The Flick @ Playwrights Horizons through April 7, 2013

Power of the Pause in Annie Baker’s The Flick Inspires a Letter From Playwrights Horizons Artistic Director by Kenneth Jones
Playwrights Horizons artistic director Tim Sanford took the unusual step of emailing subscribers about a criticism some of them have expressed concerning the current world-premiere productio…
LINKED FROM PLAYBILL

 

MP: Happy Birthday @ The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) through May 9, 2013

 

ArtsBeat: Hit or Flop? Expert on Broadway Musicals to Write History Explaining Why by Patrick Healy
Jack Viertel, the artistic director of Encores!, will explore the architecture of classic shows in “The Secret Life of the Broadway Musical.”
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES SUBSCRIPTION

Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies

ArtsBeat: For LaBeouf, a Front-Row View of Production That Fired Him by Patrick Healy
Shia LaBeouf attends the first preview performance of “Orphans,” from which he was dismissed last month.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES SUBSCRIPTION

Steve Kazee | To the fans… by Steve Kazee
I just wanted to write and say thank you for all of your well wishes and sweet messages during the past few weeks. As many of you know, I suffered a vocal injury on Feb. 6th and was unable t…
LINKED FROM WWW.STEVEKAZEE.COM

THEATER: Nathan Lane in ‘The Nance’
Nathan Lane talks about his role as a gay 1930s burlesque performer named Chauncey Miles in “The Nance,” a new dark comedy on Broadway.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES SUBSCRIPTION

Tony Winner Richard Griffiths, Known for Harry Potter and The History Boys, Dead at 65 by Beth Stevens
Tony winner Richard Griffiths died following complications after heart surgery, according to London’s Telegraph newspaper. The Olivier Award-winning British actor is best known fo…
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Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway’s Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom, 4/8 by BroadwayWorld
At 630pm, on Monday, April 8th producer Marty Richards’ feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom 240 West 47th Str…
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Post Script:

 

 

Explicit: No

 

Music:

Shiska Goddess from The Last 5 Years (Original Cast Recording)

I Could Be In Love With Someone Like You from Jason Robert Brown’s “Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes”

 

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