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This Week on Broadway for April 28, 2013: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Orphans, J&H and Macbeth

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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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.

 

Guests: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

http://www.pasekandpaul.com/

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.

Dogfight Cast Recording @ Ghostlight

 

Reviews: 

Apr 18: Orphans – GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATRE
Apr 18: Jekyll & Hyde – MARQUIS THEATRE
Apr 21: Macbeth – ETHEL BARRYMORE THEATRE 

MP: Chicago w/ Adam Pascal Christine Pedi
MP: NYC Opera @ City Center
MP: Easter Bonnet Photos at TB

 

Post Script:

Dear Marc Shaiman, Matt Morrison is from Broadway, not television!

 

Next Week: 

Tony Nominations

Apr 15: The Nance – LYCEUM THEATRE
Apr 16: The Big Knife – AMERICAN AIRLINES THEATRE
Apr 17: The Assembled Parties – SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE
Apr 22: The Testament of Mary – WALTER KERR THEATRE
Apr 23: The Trip to Bountiful – STEPHEN SONDHEIM THEATRE
Apr 24: I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers – BOOTH THEATRE
Apr 25: Pippin – MUSIC BOX THEATRE

 

Explicit: No

 

Music:

Dogfight (Original Cast Recording)

1. Prelude: Take Me Back
9. Pretty Funny

 

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