This Week on Broadway for January 18, 2015: Constellations and Tour Reviews


James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Matt Tamanini talk about Constellations, The Phantom of the Opera on Tour, You Can’t Take It With You, The Book of Mormon Tour @ Dr. Phillips, Shakespeare in the Square’s production of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet @ The Gym at Judson. 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 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.



Constellations at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

MP + JM: Constellations @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St. through March 15, 2015

Cause and Effect (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

MT: The Phantom of the Opera on Tour @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Orlando, FL)

— Flashback: This Week on Broadway for November 10, 2014: Richard Jay-Alexander

MP: You Can’t Take It With You @ Longacre Theatre, 220 West 48th Street

MT: The Book of Mormon Tour @ Dr. Phillips

South Park censored after threat of fatwa over Muhammad episode

MP: Shakespeare in the Square‘s production of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet @ The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street, through February 8







Matt updates TV news:

— NBC options The Wiz for broadcast

— Forbidden Fruit Love Stories

— BWW interview Mallory Jansen

BWW Interview: GALAVANT’s Mallory Jansen Chats Being an Evil Queen, Singing on Broadway, and a Potential Second Season

— Fox Grease live?

— JRB 13?







Post Script:
Michael Dale
January 11 at 12:42am ·
If/Then is closing, but I understand half of it will continue to run.


Motown recoups


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