This Week on Broadway for January 4, 2015: The Merry Widow at The Metropolitan Opera


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about The Merry Widow at The Metropolitan Opera, Michael’s review of Into The Woods movie, and Michael Padgett and Anthony Logan Cole @ 54 Below… plus Peter Filichia’s Trivia Challenge!


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PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, with a new one, “The Great Parade” to be released on April 7th, available everywhere. His columns appear at MTIKritzerlandMasterworks Broadway and many other places.

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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.


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MP + PF: The Merry Widow @ The Metropolitan Opera (Info & Schedule)

The Merry Widow: 2014–15 New Production (Video)
A preview of Susan Stroman’s new production of Lehár’s “The Merry Widow,” starring Renée Fleming and conducted by Andrew Davis. Opens December 31, 2014.


MP: Into the Woods (movie)

MP: Michael Padgett and Anthony Logan Cole @ 54 Below











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Into the Woods (Movie Soundtrack)

01-03- Hello, Little Girl

02-13- Finale Children Will Listen (Pt 1)


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