This Week on Broadway for December 15, 2013: What’s It All About?


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk about Commons of Pensacola, What’s It All About?, The Story of My Life, Cheri, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, La Soiree, Annie as well as ideas for the next NBC live musical.


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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.

Adam’s Gifts, a Play by Peter Filichia

December 20 @ 7PM  & 21 @ 2PM and 7:00PM
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St.

Featuring: Philip Hoffman, William Parry, Julia Peterson, Maureen Silliman, and Hayden Wall


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.



PF: Commons of Pensacola @ MTC, New York City Center – Stage I, 131 West 55th Street, through January 26th.

Info of the Film: August: Osage County

MP: What’s It All About? @ New York Theatre Workshop, through January 5th.

PF: The Story of My Life @ Delaware Theatre Company, with Rob McClure, through December 22nd.


MP: Cheri @ Signature Theatre Company, 480 West 42nd Street, through December 29th.

PF: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence @ Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd St., through December 29th.

MP: La Soiree @ Union Square Theatre, 100 E 17th St

PF: Annie @ Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway, through January 5th



What will be the next NBC musical?

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Post Script:



Next Week: 



Explicit: No




Sound clips from the new recording of ANNIE, provided by the production.


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