This Week on Broadway for June 28, 2015: A New Brain, News and TV/Film Wrap-up


James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Matt Tamanini are this week’s hosts. Michael reviews A New Brain @ City Center and Significant Other @ Roundabout. Matt reviews non-Equity tours of Anything Goes and Beauty and the Beast, Central Florida premiere of In the Heights @ Baggy Pants Theatre Company in Orlando, and the Florida premiere of The Flick.



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Notes and links for the podcast.






A New Brain @ City Center’s 2015 Encores! Off-Center Season (June 24-27, 2015)

Follow Spot by Michael Portantiere
Jonathan Groff: So Much Spring, and Summer



The Mystery Show Podcast: Jake Gyllenhaal was becoming my Snuffleupagus


Significant Other @ Roundabout at The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street



Non-Equity tours of “Anything Goes” and “Beauty and the Beast”

Central Florida premiere of “In the Heights” @ Greater Orlando Actors Theatre and Baggy Pants Theater Company in Orlando

Florida premiere of “The Flick,” directed by Tony-winning producer Kenny Howard @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater through July 12, 2015




Anthony Warlow Announces He Will Step in for Kelsey Grammer in Broadway’s FINDING NEVERLAND!

We could talk about the Supreme Court decision and its impact on Broadway, if you thought there was anything to that.

“Misery” Casting change

“Bombshell” officially in the works

“Clueless” now a jukebox musical, Trask no longer writing songs.

“Aladdin” taking over West End theater of “Miss Saigon.” Broadway transfer imminent… (?)

“Harry Potter” saga to continue in West End new play


Television and Film:

New “Rocky Horror” coming to Fox

Keke Palmer has joined “Grease: Live”

Neil Merron and Craig Zadan will be in town next week for the callbacks for Dorothy in “The Wiz.”

Todd Graff confirms “Camp 2,” featuring LuPone, Murphy, original cast members

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson confirmed for “Pitch Perfect 3.” “PP2” up to $274 million worldwide

Julie Taymor’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Omniverse Vision




Post Script:



Robb Johnston asks: What Tony winning score has 3 songs, each with a different melody and sung by a different member of the cast but all three have the same title?


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