This Week on Broadway for August 11, 2013: Love’s Labour’s Lost, First Date


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Love’s Labour’s Lost, First Date, and Seussical at Newtown (CT) High School to benefit the 1214 Foundation.


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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.


News & Reviews: 

Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park

First Date at the Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th Street

Seussical in Newtown, CT, brought to you by 1214 Foundation


Superintendent says role in ‘The Producers’ cost him his job with Christian school



Post Script:

MP: Seeing his first non-professional production of Les Miz next week

MP: Kiss Me Kate @ Hatch Shell on Charles River – Free Event 8/21

PF: Also seeing a non-pro Les Miz in Rockland County



Next Week: 

Kerry O’Malley!


Explicit: No




Love’s Labour’s Lost Demos

Demo Song #1: Are You a Man
Featuring Colin Donnell, Bryce Pinkham, James Barry and Justin Levine
Produced by Matt Stine

Demo Song #6: Young Men
Featuring Colin Donnell, Bryce Pinkham, James Barry and Justin Levine
​Produced by Matt Stine​


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