This Week on Broadway for February 22, 2015: Bill Russell and Hamilton at the Public


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Bill Russell about the release of the Side Show CD. Reviews include Hamilton @ The Public Theater, The Lion, Titus Andronicus, The Snow Orchid, Pretty Filthy by The Civilians, The Keen Company production of John & Jen, and Jessye Norman in Hooray for Love!



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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.



Notes and links for the podcast.

Guests: Bill Russell

Side Show 2014 Cast Recording

Side Show @

Bill Russell received Tony® nominations for the book and lyrics of the original production of Side Show. He co-authored book and lyrics for the off-Broadway hit Pageant and directed it in the Fringe and West End of London, Chicago, L.A., Atlanta, Stoneham, MA and the University of Kansas. A revival of that show is currently playing on 45th Street. He directed Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens,for which he authored book and lyrics, in the Fringe and West End of London, New York and around the country. The Last Smoker in America (author, book and lyrics) played off-Broadway in 2012.





Hamilton @ The Public Theater, through May 3

MP: The Lion @ CULTURE PROJECT, Lynn Redgrave Theater, 45 Bleecker Street, throught March 29

MP: New York Shakespeare Exchange‘s production of Titus Andronicus @ HERE, 145 6th Avenue, through February 8

PF: The Snow Orchid@ The Lion Theatre, 410 W 42nd St, through February 28

MP: Pretty Filthy by The Civilians @ Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, through March 1

The Civilians Let Me Ascertain You Podcast

PF: The Keen Company production of John & Jen @ at the Clurman Theatre on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, through April 4

MP: Jessye Norman in Hooray for Love! @ Carnegie Hall, Saturday, February 14, 2015













Side Show Original 2014 Cast Recording

01 Come Look at the Freaks

23 Great Wedding Show

26 Side Show (Bonus Track)


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