This Week on Broadway for June 22, 2014: Much Ado About Nothing and Holler If Ya Hear Me


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk about Much Ado About Nothing in the Park, Broadway’s first opening of the new season: Holler If Ya Hear Me, When We Were Young and Unafraid @ MTC, Pat Kirkwood Is Angry @ 59E59, and Within the Law @ Metropolitan Playhouse.


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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.


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PF + MP: Much Ado About Nothing @ The Delacorte Theater in Central Park, June 24 – July 6, 2014


Jonathan Groff: How to Get Tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park


PF: Holler If Ya Hear Me @ Palace Theatre, 1564 Broadway

MP + PF: When We Were Young and Unafraid @ MTC Stage I at City Center, 131 W 55th St, May 21 – Aug 10, 2014

PF: Pat Kirkwood Is Angry @ 59E59, June 10 – June 29, 2014

Jessica Walker

PF: Within the Law @ Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 East Fourth St, May 31 – June 29, 2014




Hands On A Hardbody @ Theatre Under The Stars in

Into The Woods movie changes Sondheim sells out to Disney?

Josh Gad a no go for Broadway Frozen

Side Show @ Kennedy Center, June 14 – July 13, 2014





Post Script:

Encores! Off-Center
tick, tick… BOOM!
Jun 25 – 28, 2014



Next Week: 



Explicit: Yes




Holler If Ya Hear Me music provided by the production.

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