Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Robert L. Freedman from A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. We review Rocky, Date of a Lifetime @ NJ Rep, and Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with the New York Pops.
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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 MTI, Kritzerland, Masterworks Broadway and many other places.
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, The Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a photographer whose work can be seen at FollowSpotPhoto.com and many other places on the internet.
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Guest: Robert L. Freedman
ROBERT L. FREEDMAN (Book/Lyrics) Received the Fred Ebb and Kleban awards for the musicals A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Campaign of the Century with Steven Lutvak, and was nominated for Emmy and Writers Guild awards for the television miniseries Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. Other teleplays include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (WGA nomination), HBO’s A Deadly Secret (WGA winner), What Makes A Family (GLAAD Award, Humanitas finalist), Murder In The Hamptons, The Pastor’s Wife, Honor Thy Mother, What Love Sees, Bitter Blood, and Broadway Sings The Music of Jule Styne (PBS). Stage works include The Beast of Broadway: The Life and Times of David Merrick, written with Faye Greenberg, and the musical Grand Duchy, with composer John Bayless.
MP + PF + JM: Rocky @ Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway
PF: Date of a Lifetime @ NJ Rep, Long Branch
MP: NY Pops with Stephanie Block Andrew Rannels
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