This Week on Broadway for November 3, 2013: Laura Benanti


Kenneth Jones, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Laura Benanti. Reviews: Most Happy Fella @ Goodspeed, Betrayal, After Midnight, Becoming Dr. Ruth, The Landing, DISASTER! A 1970’s Disaster Movie Musical.


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KENNETH JONES is New York City theatre journalist and dramatist who was a theatre critic and reporter for The Detroit News for a decade before he became a leading writer and editor at for 15 years. His work has appeared in Back Stage, TDF Stages and many other places. He now blogs on his own site,, when he’s not working on his own plays and musicals.


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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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Guest: Laura Benanti


Twitter @LauraBenanti




KJ: Most Happy Fella @ Goodspeed, through December 1, 2013

MP: Betrayal @ Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th St., through January 5, 2014

KJ: After Midnight, @ Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th St.

Cotton Club Parade (2011 Encores presentation)

MP: Becoming Dr. Ruth @ The Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd St.

KJ: The Landing (John Kander and Greg Pierce) @ Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th St., through November 24, 2013

MP: DISASTER! A 1970’s Disaster Movie Musical. Written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. @ St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street



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