This Week on Broadway for April 27, 2014: Billy Porter


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 MTIKritzerlandMasterworks Broadway and many other places.

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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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Guest: Billy Porter

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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.










Post Script:



Next Week: 

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


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