Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about The Grapes of Wrath @ Trinity Rep, Evita (National Tour), stop. reset. @ Signature Theatre, Sweet Smell of Success @ NYU, Marvin Hamlisch inducted in NYU Hall of Fame, Frankie James Grande, Women or Nothing at Atlantic Theater Company, and The Bonus Army @ The Gym at Judson
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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 MTI, Kritzerland, Masterworks Broadway and many other places.
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, The Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a photographer whose work can be seen at FollowSpotPhoto.com and many other places on the internet.
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Evita (National Tour) in Providence Performing Arts Center (RI)
Mention: Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath
This drives me nuts about Broadway. I’m happy for the kid who got the part, but why announce a “nationwide casting call” for the new Spiderman, when you just end up giving the part to the Alternate/Understudy. Why put him and every hopeful guy who auditioned through your bullshit…Once again, shame on you. — Adam Pascal
While the producers are all chatty about their latest cannon fodder boy, they continue a total media and backstage blackout on what happened that night to dancer Daniel Curry, the prognosis for his lost foot and ruined life, what was done to prevent recurrence, and what the current safety standard is for Broadway performers in their million-dollar-a-week deathtrap. — Fred Barton
MP: Anna Nicole (the opera!) tomorrow night @ BAM
PF: Drama League — Strippers Showgirls and Sharks!
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