This Week on Broadway for October 5, 2014: Billy Hayes


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Billy Hayes (Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes). We review King Lear, Bloomer Girl, From Here To Eternity, The Country House, and Tail! Spin! Michael remembers his friend Greg Hiby.


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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.


Guest: Billy Hayes

Riding the Midnight Express with Billy HayesBarrow Street Theatre




PF: King Lear @ Skirball, Sept 30 – Oct 4, 2014

PF: Bloomer Girl @ the Provincetown Playhouse in NYC Oct. 3-5, 2014

PF: Tim Rice’s Famed West End Production of “From Here To Eternity” Making U.S. Debut in Cinemas This Fall

MP + PF + JM: The Country House @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street

MP: Tail! Spin! @ The Lynn Redgrave Theater, 45 Bleecker Street



MP: Gregory Hiby

Greg Hiby





Post Script:

Jeremy Jordan sings Let It Go from Frozen at the 8:00 PM show at the Catalina Bar in Los Angeles, CA – May 6, 2014.


Next Week: 

PF + MP + JM: You Can’t Take It With You @ Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th Street

MP + PF: Stalking the Bogeyman @ New World Stages, 340 W 50th Street



Explicit: Yes




From Here To Eternity Live Cast Album
01 – Overture v2
02 – G Company Blues v2
19 – Finale v2

Sound clips of Greg Hiby as Finch in the high school production of HOW TO SUCCEED, directed by Michael Portantiere
15 I Believe in You
18 Brotherhood of Man



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