This Week on Broadway for April 5, 2015: Anika Larsen


James Marino talks with Anika Larsen. Peter Filichia and Michael Portantiere join in to review the Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Posterity and Broadway By The Year: The Broadway Musicals of 1941-1965 @ The Town Hall. In the news, we talk about why Honeymoon in Vegas is closing, it looks like Hunchback won’t make it across the river, Audra takes to twitter, Cats has a fall 2016 revival, Al Pacino in China Doll and Tommy Tune’s Tenth Tony!



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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.

Guest: Anika Larsen

Anika Larsen's Sing To Sleep

Anika Larsen: Sing You To Sleep

This Week on Broadway for May 18, 2014: Anika Larsen



PF: Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Posterity @ Linda Gross Theater 336 West 20th Street

MP: Broadway By The Year: The Broadway Musicals of 1941-1965 @ The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street

JM: The Heidi Chronicles @ The Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street



Broadway Break Up – Honeymoon In Vegas Closes Today by Andrew Gans

What’s Playing on Broadway (new website in development)

Paper Mill Hunchback rumor: no transfer to Broadway in the works.

Audra McDonald Rips Indiana Governor Over Law
The Broadway singer and actress tweeted her disgust with the newly passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana.

Musicals Tonight! Pardon My English by George & Ira Gershwin, April 7-19, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats Revival Likely to Arrive on Broadway in Fall 2016 by Andrew Gans

Fran Kranz Will Join Al Pacino in David Mamet’s China Doll; Broadway Dates & Theater Set by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Broadway Legend Tommy Tune Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2015 Tonys by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Scott Rudin bringing ‘Groundhog Day’ to Broadway

If You Insist on Hearing My Opinion …

Brian Stokes Mitchell going into 20th Century for Peter Gallagher?














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Anika Larsen: Sing You To Sleep


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