This Week on Broadway for May 17, 2015: Walter Willison and Grand Hotel, The 25th Anniversary Concert at 54 Below


Peter Filichia and James Marino talk with Walter Willison about the upcoming Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert at 54 Below. Peter gives us a report from London including: Miss Saigon, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Play That Goes Wrong. Michael Portantiere reviews The Glass Menagerie @ The Masterworks Theater Company, Merrily We Roll Along @ The Astoria Performing Arts Center, and Our Guy, Cy: The Songs of Cy Coleman @ 54 Below.


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PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, his most recent is, “The Great Parade”, available everywhere. His columns appear at MTIKritzerlandMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select 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 theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications.


Notes and links for the podcast.

Guest: Walter Willison


54 Sings Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Concert
May 24, 2015 @ 7PM & 9:30PM





Peter’s London Trip:

Miss Saigon @ Prince Edward Theatre, London
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown @ Playhouse Theatre, London
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory @ Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
The Play That Goes Wrong @ Duchess Theatre, London



The Glass Menagerie @ The Masterworks Theater Company, 47th Street Theatre through May 30, 2015
Merrily We Roll Along @ The Astoria Performing Arts Center,  through May 23, 2015
Our Guy, Cy: The Songs of Cy Coleman @ 54 Below, through May 20, 2015



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