This Week on Broadway for November 30, 2014: The Underclassman, A Christmas Memory, Rollo’s Wild Oat, and Grand Concourse.


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Prospect Theater Company’s production of The Underclassman, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty honored by The York Theatre Company, The Irish Repertory Theatre’s production of A Christmas Memory, Rollo’s Wild Oat @ Metropolitan Playhouse, and Playwrights Horizons’ production of Grand Concourse.


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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.

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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.


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PF + MP: Prospect Theater Company’s production of The Underclassman @ The Duke on 42nd Street through November 30, 2014

PF: Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty honored by The York Theatre Company with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala Nov. 24

Andy Karl, Ramin Karimloo, Kenita Miller, Margo Seibert, Corey Cott, Liz Callaway Celebrate Ahrens and Flaherty (via Playbill)

My Favorite Year coming up at The York

Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
PBS, Friday, 9 ET/PT, times may vary

The Midtown Men @ NJPAC

MP: The Irish Repertory Theatre‘s production of A Christmas Memory @ the DR2 Theatre 103 East 15th Street, November 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015

PF: Rollo’s Wild Oat @ Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 East Fourth Street, November 20 – December 20, 2014

PF: Playwrights Horizons’ production of Grand Concourse @ Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, Oct 17 – Nov 30












Post Script:

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