This Week on Broadway for September 8, 2013: The Fall Preview


James Marino, Aileen McKenna, and Michael Portantiere talk about The Tempest at the Delacorte Theater, Chris Sieber @ Birdland, “The Bluest Ink” Sondheim revue, Brian D’arcy James @ 54 Below, Cuba Gooding @ Tony’s Di Napoli, Hands on a Hardbody CD Launch @ Barnes & Noble and the Fall Preview with Il Divo?


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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.


Notes and links for the podcast.



AM: Public Works (The Public Theatre) production of The Tempest at the Delacorte Theater

Written By William Shakespeare
Music & Lyrics by Todd Almond
Conceived And Directed by Lear deBessonet
Choreography by Chase Brock
Featuring Todd Almond, Laura Benanti, Carson Elrod, Jeff Hiller, Norm Lewis, and Jacob Ming-Trent
September 6, 7, & 8 – 8pm

MP: Christopher Sieber “Minnesota Boy Does Well: Takes From Back & Center Stage” @ Birdland

AM: “The Bluest Ink”: A Multimedia Revue Staged in Concert, featuring the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim and musical direction and arrangements by Charlie Rosen @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

AM: Brian D’arcy James “Under The Influence” @ 54 Below

MP: Cuba Gooding @ Tony’s Di Napoli, 43rd Street, east of Broadway

MP: Hands on a Hardbody CD Launch @ Barnes & Noble



Fall Preview

Il Divo



Post Script:

MP: Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival coming September 26-29, 2013

AM: Charlie Rosen’s Broadway Big Band @ 54 Below coming September 21, 2013


Next Week: 

Peter returns! We record Monday night, 9/16/13


Explicit: No




Hands on a Hardbody (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Human Drama Kind of Thing

Used to Be


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