This Week on Broadway for May 12, 2013: The Big Knife, The Assembled Parties, The Testament of Mary and The Trip to Bountiful


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk about The Big Knife, The Assembled Parties, The Testament of Mary and The Trip to Bountiful. Also discussed is the cancellation of “Smash”, Into The Woods at McCarter, Alec Baldwin’s essay in Huffington Post, Neil Patrick Harris to host Tony Awards, and the Theatre World Awards.


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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.

May 29th: Strippers! Showgirls! Sharks! @  The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, 5PM


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.


News & Reviews: 

Apr 17: The Assembled Parties – SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE
Apr 22: The Testament of Mary – WALTER KERR THEATRE, already closed
Apr 23: The Trip to Bountiful – STEPHEN SONDHEIM THEATRE

NBC Officially Cancels Musical Series “Smash”

Into The Woods at McCarter Theatre in NJ

“Letting Go”: Jekyll & Hyde, Starring Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, Ends Broadway Run May 12

How Broadway Has Changed by Alec Baldwin

A Hostage Who Turns Into a Dad
‘Orphans,’ With Alec Baldwin, at the Schoenfeld Theater

Neil Patrick Harris to Host 67th Annual Tony Awards

Theatre World Awards, Monday June 3, 2013, 6:45 pm @ Music Box Theatre
Hosted by Peter Filichia
Produced by TWA Board of Directors, Mary K. Botosan & Erin Oestreich
Directed by John Tartaglia


Post Script:

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (film)


Next Week: 

Apr 24: I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers – BOOTH THEATRE
Apr 25: Pippin – MUSIC BOX THEATRE


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The full 2012 Tony Awards Opening



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