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This Week on Broadway for April 14, 2013: Joe Iconis, Matilda and Motown

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Joe Iconis. We review Matilda, Motown, NY Pops Tribute to Stephen Schwartz and Another Medea.

 

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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

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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.

 

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Guest: 

Joe Iconis | mrjoeiconis.com

JOE ICONIS & FAMILY at 54 Below

4 Shows from April 15th – May 6th!
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Monday April 15 at 7:00 pm
Saturday April 20 at 11:00 pm
Friday April 26 at11:00 pm
Sunday May 5 at 7:00 pm

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Topics: 

PF + MP: Matilda @ Shubert Theatre, 225 West 44th Street

PF: Motown: The Musical @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 West 46th Street

‘Motown’: Mo’ money by Michael Riedel
I’ve been a little sniff-sniffy about “Motown, the Musical,” which opens Sunday at the Lunt-Fontanne. Its script, by Motown mogul Berry Gordy (with an assist from Dick Scanlan), isn’…
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK POST SUBSCRIPTION

MP: NY Pops Tribute to Stephen Schwartz @ Carnegie Hall, April 12

NOT OPEN YET, HOLD — PF: The Assembled Parties @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, through June 2, 2013

MP: Another Medea @ The Duplex Cabaret Theater, 61 Christopher Street, through April 17

 

Hands Off the Truck! Hands on a Hardbody Sets Broadway Closing Date by Lindsay Champion
Hunter Foster, Keith Carradine and the cast of Hands on a Hardbody are taking their hands off the truck and driving into the sunset. The new musical will play its final performance on April …
LINKED FROM BROADWAY.COM

Elaine Stritch’s Long Goodbye by Sarah Larson
On Friday evening at the Café Carlyle, before the second-to-last performance of “Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin’ Over and Out,” Stritch’s farewell show, th…
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORKER SUBSCRIPTION

A New York Without Elaine Stritch by James Barron
The Broadway star Elaine Stritch is irascible and indomitable and, to theatergoers of a certain age or mind-set, irresistible. And now, at 88, she is leaving the city she loves.
LINKED FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES SUBSCRIPTION

News: National Theatre artistic director Nicholas Hytner will step down in Mar 2015
After several years of speculation, Nicholas Hytner has confirmed that he will be stepping down as artistic director of the UK’s arts flagship, the National Theatre. He has given two y…
LINKED FROM WHATSONSTAGE

A Christmas Story, The Musical Will Return for 2013 Holiday Season by Adam Hetrick
The Benj Pasek-Justin Paul stage production A Christmas Story, The Musical, which played a Broadway run during the 2012 holiday season, will return with engagements in Boston and Hartford la…
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Mary-Louise Parker Returns to Broadway in ‘Snow Geese’ by David Rooney
In-demand director Daniel Sullivan will stage the world-premiere drama by Sharr White, who had a hit this season with “The Other Place.”
LINKED FROM THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Jeff Buckley Musical Tunes Up at San Diego’s Old Globe by Gordon Cox
“The Last Goodbye,” the tuner mash-up of “Romeo and Juliet” and the songs of Jeff Buckley, will open the 2013-14 season at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater.
LINKED FROM VARIETY.COM

Breaking News: TUCK EVERLASTING Postponed for Both Boston & Broadway by BroadwayWorld
The world premiere production of the new musical TUCK EVERLASTING, scheduled to play Boston’s Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre 106 Boylston Street from July 28-August 18,…
LINKED FROM BROADWAYWORLD

 

Post Script:

 

 

Explicit: No

 

Music:

Clips from Matilda, from the Matilda website

“Broadway, Here I Come!” from Things To Ruin released by Sh-K-Boom

Clips from Motown: The Musical, the Motown: The Musical website

 

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