This Week on Broadway for November 17, 2014: The River, The Death of Klinghoffer, Small Town Story


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss The River, The Death of Klinghoffer, Small Town Story, Encores! The Band Wagon and Show Boat at the New York Philharmonic.


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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.



JM + PF + MP: The River @ Circle in the Square Theatre

MP: The Death of Klinghoffer @ The Metropolitan Opera

PF: Small Town Story @ New York Theatre Barn

PF + MP: Encores! The Band Wagon @ City Center

Tracey Ullman

MP: Show Boat @ New York Philharmonic






Duck Dynasty, the Musical. Yes, this is the end of times.


Will Sting save “The Last Ship”?


Matthew Morrison going into Broadway production of Finding Neverland, replacing Jeremy Jordan








Post Script:

A Delicate Balance, no reviews from us.

Little Dancer

Ahrens & Flaherty tribute at the York

Camelot @ Two River Theater in Red Bank

Rumor: Lady Be Good starring Tommy Tune?


Next Week: 

Side Show


Fortress of Solitude



Explicit: No




SMALL TOWN STORY – Demo (SoundCloud)

04 God Forbid (from SMALL TOWN STORY)

06 How Sweet the Sound (from SMALL TOWN STORY)



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