This Week on Broadway for December 14, 2014: Mary Testa


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 MTIKritzerlandMasterworks Broadway and many other places.

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Guest: Mary Testa

Mary Testa and Michael Starobin "Have Faith"

Mary Testa and Michael Starobin “Have Faith”


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 To hear an exclusive stream of the song “Pink” and to pre-order the album, please visit



PF + MP + JM: The Elephant Man @ Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street

TV Movie from 1982

Replacement Tony Award?

Side Show closing, Something Rotten next at St. James?

— This Week on Broadway for January 12, 2014: Christian Borle

Annie Movie

PF: In Fields Where They Lay @ The New Ohio Theater

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







Post Script:

Peter — Into The Woods Movie

Peter — The Walnut Theatre Company in Philadelphia

Michael — Mr. Magoo

The Nutcracker and I

Brigadoon reading

The Illusionists



Next Week: 




Explicit: No





Mary Testa & Michael Starobin “Have Faith”

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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