This Week on Broadway for December 22, 2013: Marni Nixon


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Marni Nixon. We talk aboutAdam’s Gifts, Handle with Care, The New York Pops Under the Mistletoe with Ashley Brown, John Tartaglia in A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Andrew Lloyd Webber can’t afford to do many more musicals…


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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.


Guest: Marni Nixon 




Upcoming: I Remember Mama @ Transport Group

Book: I Could Have Sung All Night: My Story by Marni Nixon




Adam’s Gifts, a Play by Peter FilichiaSt. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St.

Handle with Care @ Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St.

The New York Pops Under the Mistletoe with Ashley Brown @ Carnegie Hall

Previous: This Week on Broadway for November 24, 2013: Ashley Brown

John Tartaglia Narrates A Charlie Brown Christmas Dec. 21 at Carnegie Hall by Andrew Gans




Andrew Lloyd Webber: I can’t afford to do many more musicals
Andrew Lloyd Webber says he may not be able to afford to put on many more musicals as he launches new production Stephen Ward


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