This Week on Broadway for July 7, 2013: Jimmy Award Winners – Sarah Lynn Marion and Taylor Varga


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Sarah Lynn Marion and Taylor Varga, the 2013 Jimmy Award Winners. We also review Tennessee Williams’ “Two Character Play”, Choir Boy, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin and Frank Wildhorn’s The Civil War.


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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.


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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.


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2013 Jimmy™ Award Winners

Sarah Lynn Marion, representing the John Raitt Awards for Youth (JRAY) in Fullerton, CA

Taylor Varga, representing the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards in Norwich, CT.


The 2013 National High School Musical Theater Awards

Photos by Michael Portantiere for


News & Reviews: 

PF: Tennessee Williams’ “Two Character Play” @ New World Stages (340 West 50th St)

MP: Choir Boy @ Manhattan Theatre Club’s The Studio at Stage II

PF:  The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin @ Roundabout’s The Laura Pels Theatre (111 West 46th Street)

David Morse

PF: Frank Wildhorn’s The Civil War at Gettysburg @ Gettysburg Community Theatre through July 5 (already closed)


Post Script:

Raul Esparza Rocks the Cradle by Michael Portantiere

Peter Filichia: Cradle and All


Next Week: 

Recording on Monday night (7/15): Harvey Schmidt. Show will be released late Tuesday (7/16)/early Wednesday (7/17)


Explicit: Yes




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