Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Mary Testa. Afterwards, we review The Elephant Man, Side Show’s closing, Something Rotten next at St. James, and what’s up with Laura Benanti.
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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 MTI, Kritzerland, Masterworks Broadway and many other places.
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, The Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a photographer whose work can be seen at FollowSpotPhoto.com and many other places on the internet.
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Guest: Mary Testa
Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the new CD from MARY TESTA – the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress currently starring in Wicked on Broadway – and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger. The album will be available in stores and via online outlets December 2, 2014. Mary and Michael will perform a special CD release engagement at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Café January 4-5,11-12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. For tickets, please visit www.lauriebeechmantheatre.com. To hear an exclusive stream of the song “Pink” and to pre-order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/havefaith.
PF + MP + JM: The Elephant Man @ Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street
Replacement Tony Award?
Side Show closing, Something Rotten next at St. James?
PF: Soul Doctor @ Actor’s Temple
Laura Benanti – in RCMH Spring Spectacular
Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush has been restored and opens with Diana Ross in February
Peter — Into The Woods Movie
Peter — The Walnut Theatre Company in Philadelphia
Michael — Mr. Magoo
The Nutcracker and I
2. What If (Michael John LaChiusa)
13. Unravel (Bjork / Guy Sigsworth)
If I Loved You (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II)
15. Thank U (Alanis Morissette / Glen Ballard)
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