This Week on Broadway for May 11, 2014: Jarrod Spector


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Tony Nominee Jarrod Spector. We also talk about The 70th Annual Theatre World Awards, Irma La Douce at City Center Encores, and The City of Conversation at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.


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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: Jarrod Spector

Photo credit: Jeremiah Hull

Photo credit: Jeremiah Hull

Jarrod Spector website




Beautiful The Carole King Musical


Triangle Club at Princeton



The 70th Annual Theatre World Awards
Ceremony set Monday evening, June 2, 2014 beginning at 7:45 p.m. at Circle in the Square (West 50th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue), home of the current Broadway revival of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.


2014 Theatre World Award Winners
Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance during the 2013-2014 theatrical season

Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin
Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Rebecca Hall, Machinal
Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables
Zachary Levi, First Date
Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Emerson Steele, Violet
Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

2014 Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater Winner
Outstanding Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production
Celia Keenan-Bolger for her performance as Laura in The Glass Menagerie

2014 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Winner
Christopher Plummer


PF + MP: Irma La Douce @ City Center Encores Series, May 7 – 11, 2014

Books by Ethan Mordden | Wikipedia

PF + MP: The City of Conversation @ Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (Lincoln Center Theater), through July 6, 2014






Post Script:



Next Week: 

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



Explicit: No




Beautiful: The Carole King Musical / Original Broadway Cast Recording

Walking in the Rain

You’ve Got a Friend


Jarrod Spector: A Little Help From My Friends: Live at 54 BELOW

Maybe I’m Amazed (Live)



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