This Week on Broadway for March 9, 2014: Karen Ziemba


James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Karen Ziemba. We hear Peter’s review of The Bridges of Madison County, New York Philharmonic’s production of Sweeney Todd, Tenderloin @ The York Theatre Company, Jim Caruso’s Cast Party, and Little Mary Sunshine Musicals Tonight.


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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 | [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: Karen Ziemba





PR + MP: New York Philharmonic’s production of Sweeney Todd @ Avery Fisher Hall

PF: The Bridges of Madison County @ GERALD SCHOENFELD THEATRE 236 W. 45TH ST.

PF: Tenderloin @ The York Theatre Company (March 7-9, 2014)

PF: MCC Theater’s production of Hand to God at The Lucille Lortel Theatre

MP: Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Appel Room (nee: Allen Room)

MP: Little Mary Sunshine Musicals Tonight




Sheila McCrae died






Post Script:



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Explicit: No





Sweeny Todd – Bryn Terfel (1 of 2)
A concert at the London Proms honoring Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday. Concert date is July 31, 2010. Mrs. Lovette is Maria Friedman.


Willing To Ride from Steel Pier




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