This Week on Broadway for December 28, 2014: Best of 2014


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the Best of 2014… plus Peter Filichia’s Trivia Challenge!



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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.


The Bridges of Madison County (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

The Bridges of Madison County (Original Broadway Cast Recording)


Best Shows of 2014:

Cabaret (Roundabout revival)

In Fields Where They Lay

Kelli O’Hara @ Pops

Big @ York

Anyone Can Whistle at Westfield High School (NJ)

The Bridges of Madison County

Coming in 2015! — Laura Osnes Will Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera’s Carousel
Two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes will star as Julie Jordan in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, which will be presented April 11-May 3, 2015.

Casa Valentina

Ally Mulholland A Texas Trilogy

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Something Rotten (Reading)

Musicals in Mufti

On The Town

This Is Our Youth


Beautiful The Carole King Musical

The Death of Klinghoffer (The Met)

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Elephant Man

Sex With Strangers



Best Recordings of 2014:

— Billboard top 5 show albums list


Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill


Sheldon Harnick Hidden Treasures via Harbinger Records


Fun Home

Bullets Over Broadway

The Bridges of Madison County



Elaine Stritch

Mary Rodgers

Joan Rivers

Mike Nichols

Victoria Mallory

Robin Williams

Philip Seymour Hoffman











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Broadway Baby from Elaine Stritch At Liberty

One Second and a Million Miles from The Bridges of Madison County


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