This Week on Broadway for June 30, 2013: Alan Menken


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Alan Menken. We also discuss the International Thespian Festival, Unlock’d @ The Duke, Zach Braff will be in Bullets Over Broadway, Murder Ballad Closing and South Pacific at John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY


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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 being his most recent. His columns appear at MTIKritzerlandMasterworks Broadway and many other places.


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.


Guest: Alan Menken






‘Aladdin’ Will Launch in Toronto Before Broadway Run by PATRICK HEALY


Disney Shows in Development by PATRICK HEALY



News & Reviews: 

International Thespian Festival for Teenagers at the University of Nebraska, (@ Lincoln, Nebraska)

Reminder: The National High School Musical Theater Awards: The Jimmy’s

Unlock’d @ The Duke on 42nd Street via Prospect Theater Company

Zach Braff will be in Bullets Over Broadway, opens April 10, 2014 at the St. James Theatre

Rupert Holmes stage adaptation of  John Grisham’s “A Time to Kill” opens October 20, 2013 at the John Golden Theatre

A Night With Janis Joplin opens October 20, 2013 at the Lyceum Theatre

Murder Ballad Closing

South Pacific at John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY


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