Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jessie Mueller. Peter reviews The Heidi Chronicles and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Michael reviews Manon @ The Met and Standard Time with Michael Feinstein. We talk about The Stanley Drama Award @ Wagner College, The Fantasticks Closing, Jason Alexander replaces Larry David in Fish In The Dark, Toys R Us Is Leaving Times Square.
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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 MTI, Kritzerland, Masterworks Broadway and many other places.
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, The Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a photographer whose work can be seen at FollowSpotPhoto.com and many other places on the internet.
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Guest: Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller, winner of the 2014 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and the 2015 Grammy for Principal Vocalist / Best Musical Theater Album, recently starred on Broadway as Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Prior to creating this award winning role, she starred on Broadway opposite Matthew Broderick as Billie Bendix in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Earlier, she was seen as Miss Janet Conover / Helena Landless in the Roundabout Theatre’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Drama Desk nomination) and as Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel at the New York Philharmonic. She made her Broadway debut opposite Harry Connick, Jr. in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, receiving Tony and Drama Desk nominations. Regional credits include Into the Woods as Cinderella at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, Animal Crackers (Goodman Theatre, Chicago), She Loves Me (Writer’s Theatre), Guys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof (Marriott Lincolnshire), Meet Me in St. Louis (Drury Lane Oakbrook), and Henry IV Parts I & II at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in London.
Flashback: This Week on Broadway for February 24, 2013: Jessie Mueller
New York Philharmonic’s 2013 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel
David Low shared New York Philharmonic’s photo. (Knitting During Performances)
PF: The Heidi Chronicles @ The Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street
PF: The Hunchback of Notre Dame @ The Paper Mill Playhouse, March 4 – April 5, 2015
Peter Gallagher out of On The Twentieth Century this week, post recording
MP: Manon @ The Met
PF + MP: Hazel Flagg @ Musicals Tonight, March 17 – 29, 2015
MP: Standard Time with Michael Feinstein: Beyond the Rainbow: Celebrating E. Y. “Yip” Harburg
Michael Feinstein with Special Guests: Nancy Anderson, Malcolm Gets, Catherine Russell
Jason Alexander replaces Larry David in Fish In The Dark, beginning June 9
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I Feel The Earth Move
So Far Away
It’s Too Late
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