Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Billy Porter. We also review Casa Valentina, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men, and The Cripple of Inishmaan.
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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: Billy Porter
A Conversation with Billy Porter
Broadway headliner and Tony Award-winning performer, Billy Porter (’91) returned to Carnegie Mellon University for a special presentation in CMU’s Chosky Theater.
Billy Porter won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance in “Kinky Boots.” Porter steals the show as Lola, the sequin-spangled drag queen.
PF + MP: Casa Valentina @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.
PF + MP + JM: Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ Belasco Theatre, 111 W. 44th St.
PF + MP + JM: Of Mice and Men @ Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.
PF + MP + JM: The Cripple of Inishmaan @ Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St.
PF + JM: Roundabout Theatre Company’s Violet @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, through August 10, 2014
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