This Week on Broadway for July 20, 2014: Side Show and Elaine Stritch


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Steven Bell about the Kennedy Center production of Side Show. We review A Celebration of Mary Rodgers, Pump Boys and Dinettes @ Encores! Off-Center, NYMF shows: The Gig and Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star). We also talk about the passing of Elaine Stritch.


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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.

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook



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.



MP: A Celebration of Mary Rodgers @ the Paley Center (Screenings: Once Upon a Mattress and Feathertop)

PF + MP: Pump Boys and Dinettes @ Encores! Off-Center

PF: Piece of My Heart @ The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center

PF: The Gig (NYMF)

PF: Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star) (NYMF)

Steven Bell: Side Show @ Kennedy Center



Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89

Rocky closing

Holler If Ya Hear Me closing



Androcles and the Lion by Richard Rodgers


Billy Porter’s CD: Billy’s Back on Broadway

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


Post Script:

Mary Rodgers shared thoughts about 70 years of knowing Sondheim
Interview by Michael Portantiere


Next Week: 

Ryan Hugh Mackey, producer.

David Campbell


Explicit: No





Elaine Stritch At Liberty – Original Broadway Cast

2-01 I’m Still Here

2-04 The Ladies Who Lunch


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