This Week on Broadway for February 9, 2014: Joanna Christie and Paul Nolan – Quad Threats!


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Joanna Christie and Paul Nolan from Once. We review Little Me, Pageant, Gallery Players production of A Little Night Music, and Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man.


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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.


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Guests: Paul Nolan and Joanna Christie

Joanna Christie: Twitter | IBDB | IMDB

JOANNA CHRISTIE (Girl) trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and was a member of the National Youth Theatre. Television includes: “Mr Selfridge” (ITV); “Starlings” (Sky 1); “Misfits 3” (E4); “Lewis series II” (ITV); “Small Dark Places” (BBC); “No Angels” (Channel 4); “Holby City” (BBC1). Theatre includes: Equus (Gielgud Theatre); The 24 Hour Plays (The Old Vic); Be My Baby (Hull Truck Theatre); The Ramshackle Heart (Public Theatre NY/The Old Vic); School For Scandal (Greenwich Theatre); Dr Faustus (Greenwich Theatre); Bloody Poetry (Jermyn Street Theatre); Immaculate Conceit (Lyric Hammersmith); One Night In November (Belgrade Theatre Coventry).


Paul Nolan: Twitter | IBDB | IMDB

Paul Nolan (Guy) returns to Broadway having last been seen as Jesus in the 2012 revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. He originated that role at The Stratford Festival of Canada where he was also seen as Cousin Kevin in The Who¹s Tommy, Tony in West Side Story, Orlando in As You Like It and Al Joad in The Grapes Of Wrath.  Last year San Diego audiences saw him as Ben Nickel in the World Premiere of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots at the La Jolla Playhouse conceived and directed by Des McAnuff and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips.  Also in the United States he was Radames in Aida at Kansas City Starlight. TV/Film: “Will,” “Something’s Coming” (BravoFACT), “Alex” (Shapeshifter) and “Schumacher” (Strike!).

Starring on Broadway Is a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity for Paul Alexander Nolan and Joanna Christie by David Gordon
The Tony-winning musical’s latest Guy and Girl share their thoughts on coming into the show’s well-oiled, Tony-winning machine.


Once The Musical



PF: Little Me @ Encores, Feb 5 – 9, 2014

Rachel York: Busting Out All Over in Little Me by Michael Portantiere

MP: Pageant @ Red Lacquer Club, 240 West 52nd Street, February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th @ 7:30 PM

PF: Gallery Players production of A Little Night Music @ 199 14th St. Brooklyn, January 25 – February 16, 2014

Rita Rehn as Desiree Armfeldt

Emily Stokes as Anne Egerman

MP: Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man @ The 777 Theatre, 777 Eighth Avenue



Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in New York

Oprah Winfrey. Audra McDonald. ‘night, Mother.

Oprah Winfrey Eyes Broadway, Where She’s Already a Proven Box Office Draw by Gordon Cox





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Overture from Little Me

Overture and Night Waltz from A Little Night Music


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