This Week on Broadway for April 20, 2014: Is Audra McDonald the New York Yankees of Broadway?


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere review Three Penny Opera, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Bullets Over Broadway, If/Then, and The Mystery of Irma Vep.



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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.



MP + PF: Atlantic Theater Company’s Three Penny Opera @ Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street, through May 11, 2014

MP + PF + JM: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ Circle in the Square Theatre, W. 50th St between Broadway & 8th Ave, through August 10, 2014


MP + PF + JM: Bullets Over Broadway @ St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th Street

Once again, we love Betsy Wolfe…

—- This Week on Broadway for October 6, 2013: Betsy Wolfe

—- Pasek & Paul could/should have written an original score for Bullets Over Broadway

JM: If/Then @ Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W 46th ST

MP: Red Bull Theater’s The Mystery of Irma Vep @ Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street through May 11, 2014








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Next Week: 

PF + JM: Roundabout Theatre Company’s Violet @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, through August 10, 2014



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