This Week on Broadway for May 18, 2014: Anika Larsen


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Tony Nominee Anika Larsen. We also talk about Allegro @ Astoria Performing Arts Center, Brigadoon @ The Paley Center for Media, The Gospel According to Josh @ The Players Theatre, San Francisco Symphony’s West Side Story, and The Peccadillo Theater Company’s A Loss of Roses @ Theatre at St. Clements.



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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook

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: Anika Larsen


Facebook: Fanpage


Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Anika’s childhood production)







PF: Allegro @ Astoria Performing Arts Center, May 1-24, 2014

Ophelia Theatre Group’s Rockabye Hamlet @ Broccoli Theater, 21-12 30th Road, Astoria, NY 11102, May 9th thru May 24th

MP: Screening and Conversation: Brigadoon @ The Paley Center for Media, May 17, 2014

PF: The Gospel According to Josh @ The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, May 16-18, 2014

MP: Recording — San Francisco Symphony‘s West Side Story (purchase at Amazon)

Michael Tilson Thomas and the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony release a new live recording of the first-ever performances of the complete Broadway score from Leonard Bernstein’s beloved West Side Story. This Collector’s Edition recording features a talented cast of Broadway actors led by Alexandra Silber (Maria) and Cheyenne Jackson (Tony), alongside members of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Presented in premium audio hybrid SACD, as well as studio master quality download, this must-have album is the latest treasure on the Orchestra’s own SFS Media label.

PF: The Peccadillo Theater Company’s A Loss of Roses @ Theatre at St. Clements, 423 West 46th Street, May 8th – June 7th, 2014






Post Script:

Stars in the Alley
United Presents Stars in the Alley
Free Broadway outdoor concert in the legendary Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Rain or shine!
Please enter from 44th Street.


Next Week: 



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