This Week on Broadway for May 26, 2013: Murder Ballad, Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk about Murder Ballad, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, The Broadway Beauty Pageant, National High School Musical Theater Awards, Macbeth, Peter and the Starcatcher and Gayfest.


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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook

PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, with Strippers, Showgirls and Sharks coming out May 28th. His columns appear at MTIKritzerlandMasterworks Broadway and many other places.


Win, Place and Shows by Ethan Mordden
How not to win a Tony Award for Best Musical.


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: 

PF + MP: Murder Ballad @ Union Square Theatre, 100 E. 17th St.

MP + PF: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 @ Kazino, 13th Street and Washington Street

MP: The Broadway Beauty Pageant

PF: The fifth annual National High School Musical Theater Awards will take place on Monday, July 1, 2013, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway.  A panel of judges will choose two students for the coveted the Jimmy™ Awards for Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress.  The program will also include a week-long theater intensive in New York City beginning on Wednesday, June 26 and running through Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

JM: Macbeth @ Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street, through July 14

MP: Peter and the Starcatcher @ New World Stages, 340 West 50th Street

News: Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), the UK’s largest theatre owner/operator and a multi award winning theater production group, has through its subsidiary, Lyric Theatre LLC, acquired The Foxwoods Theatre from Live Nation Entertainment.

PF: Gayfest


Post Script:

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



Next Week: 

PF + MP: Caucasian Chalk Circle at Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street, thru June 23, 2013

MP: Around the World in 80 Days @ THE NEW THEATER at 45th Street, 354 West 45th Street



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Murder Ballad


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