This Week on Broadway for January 11, 2015: Tom Hewitt and Galavant


Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Matt Tamanini talk with Tom Hewitt. Reviews include A Delicate Balance and TV shows Galavant, Glee and more. Peter previews a discussion with Diana Rigg. And… 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 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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Matt Tamanini Matt is BroadwayWorld’s Chief TV and Film critic. He also writes across other BWW sites, including BWW Orlando, and serves as BWW’s Database Manager. He received a BA in Journalism/Communications from The Ohio State University and has worked in sports broadcasting, media relations, and journalism. He also has directed and/or produced over 30 plays and musicals, and is currently writing two plays of his own. You can connect with Matt through Twitter: @BWWMatt.


Notes and links for the podcast.

Guests: Tom Hewitt

Another Medea

Tom Hewitt who is starring in “Another Medea” All for One Theater The Wild Project

ANOTHER MEDEA and DEVIL IN A BOX will be presented in revolving repertory at The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street. Located between Avenues A and B, The Wild Project is accessible via the F train at 2nd Avenue and the J, M and Z trains via the Essex Street station.

Another Medea, which runs 80 minutes without intermission, begins previews Wednesday, January 14th at 7 PM, opens officially Friday, January 16th at 9 PM and continues in rep through Saturday, January 31st at 2 and 7 PM with special late-night shows on Fridays at 9 PM.

Tickets ranging from $30 to $60 are available via A limited number of $15 Rush tickets will be available beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Previous interview: This Week on Broadway for April 8, 2013: Tom Hewitt is a Lucky Guy with Kinky Boots



MP: A Delicate Balance at The John Golden Theatre, 252 West 45th Street



Peter Filichia: An Evening with Dame Diana Rigg

The Last Ship closing

If/Then closing

Chita Rivera Will Pay a Visit to Broadway

Michael Riedel: Jennifer Hudson to make long-awaited Broadway debut in ‘Color Purple’

Theater News: Christian Borle and Brian d’Arcy James Lead Something Rotten! to Broadway



MT: “Galavant”
Medieval musical comedy. Songs by Alan Menken and Glen Slater.
Eight episodes to be shown over four Sundays.
First episode(s) got surprisingly good ratings.

Final season kicks off Friday, January 9th.
Shortened to 13 episodes and moved to Friday nights.
All former characters will be back at some point during the season.
Ryan Murphy is again promising a return to what originally made the show popular.

Second half of third season begins February 4th.
Features Broadway’s Will Chase and Laura Benanti as country music singers, and Keean Johnson as Will Chase’s character’s son (Keean and Will appeared in “Billy Elliot” on Broadway together).






Post Script:


Jeff Doherty: As I am an English teacher, I was wondering what you, Peter, and Michael consider the tipping point where the willing suspension of disbelief no longer applies in a musical, and the plot becomes untenable or absurd. Aren’t musicals inherently suspensions of disbelief, since most people do not sing through their daily lives?


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