This Week on Broadway for August 18, 2014: Lee Roy Reams and Penny Fuller Remember Betty Joan Perske


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Lee Roy Reams and Penny Fuller about Betty Joan Perske, also known as Lauren Bacall. We also talk about ReGroup Theatre’s production of A Texas Trilogy and Primary Stages’s production of Poor Behavior.


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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.


Lauren Bacall: IBDB, IMDB, NYT


Applause @ Palace Theatre , (3/30/1970 – 7/27/1972)


Guest: Lee Roy Reams






Follow Spot by Michael Portantiere: Lee Roy Reams and His Leading Ladies


Guest: Penny Fuller







PF: ReGroup Theatre’s production of A Texas Trilogy @ West-Park Park Theatre, McAlpin Hall, 165 W 86th St

MP: Primary Stages’s production of Poor Behavior @ The Duke on 42nd Street

MP: Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions @ Fringe NYC

MP + PF: Skin In The Game @ Fringe NYC



Robin Williams

Finding Neverland

the launch of a new online investment platform (, which is offering equity in Broadway productions, beginning with the upcoming revival of On the Town.






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