Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. We also review Orphans, J&H and Macbeth.
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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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Guests: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Tony Award nominees, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical A Christmas Story (dir. John Rando, chor. Warren Carlyle), which opened in November of 2012 and enjoyed a critically-acclaimed, record-breaking run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Their cast album for the show was recorded and produced by Sony Masterworks and is published through Warner/Chappell Music. Benj & Justin are also the composers behind the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight (dir. Joe Mantello, chor. Christopher Gattelli), which premiered in July of 2012 at Second Stage Theatre. A cast album, produced by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, will be released in Spring of 2013. Their original songs are featured on Season 2 of the hit NBC show Smash.
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