This Week on Broadway for November 23, 2014: Side Show and Filichia Hits 10,000 Shows!


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss the Broadway revival of Side Show, Little Dancer @ The Kennedy Center, Camelot @ Two River Theater in Red Bank and Allegro @ Classic Stage Company. For the record, Peter’s viewing of CSC’s Allegro was his 10,000th show!


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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.



PF + MP + JM: Side Show @ St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St.

Will The Bridges of Madison County become the cult classic that Side Show had become?

On another note, Mr. Steven Pasquale —

PF: Little Dancer @ The Kennedy Center

MP: Camelot @ Two River Theater in Red Bank

PF + MP + JM: Allegro @ Classic Stage Company through December 14, 2014

This production of Allegro was Peter Filichia’s 10,000th show!

Flashback: This Week on Broadway for August 25, 2014: Claybourne Elder, Twan Baker and Dave Hamilton




Michael nails the rumor: Lady Be Good starring Tommy Tune!

The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature Honeymoon in Vegas, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Last Ship, On the Town and Side Show.

Coming: Thursday, Dec. 4 8/7c, PETER PAN LIVE! on NBC

Jackman is Barnum

Mike Nichols passes away

Into the Woods
PG 2014 ‧ Fantasy/Musical comedy ‧ 2h 4m
A childless couple (Emily Blunt, James Corden) seek to end a witch’s (Meryl Streep) curse.
Release date: December 25, 2014 (USA)
Director: Rob Marshall
Adapted from: Into the Woods
Screenplay: James Lapine






Post Script:





Next Week: 

Ahrens & Flaherty tribute at the York

The Underclassmen




Explicit: No




Side Show (2014 Revival) songs provided by the production

I Will Never Leave You

Who Will Love Me As I Am



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