This Week on Broadway for August 31, 2015: Annie Baker’s “John”, Remembering Kyle Jean-Baptiste and Joshua Park


James Marino talks with Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone, of The Ensemblist Podcast, about their upcoming show at 54 Below. Peter Filichia and Michael Portantiere join in after to review Annie Baker’s, “John” @ Signature, A Delicate Ship, Drop Dead Perfect, The Oresteia @ CSC, Screening of West Side Story (Film) @ Lincoln Center. In the news, we talk about the passing of Kyle Jean-Baptiste and Joshua Park. Looking into the future, Kevin Bacon To Star In ‘Rear Window’ At Hartford Stage, and SpongeBob Musical is coming to Broadway.

[Note: we had a technical issue with sound, which caused the delay in releasing this episode. We apologize for the sound quality and the delay. There is no show for the weekend of September 6, 2015, Labor Day. See you next week!]


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Guests: Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone


The Ensemblist & The Bowery Boys Celebrate Broadway’s St. James Theatre
September 13, 2015 @ 54 Below



PF: Annie Baker’s world premiere John @ Signature

PF: The Playwrights Realm production of A Delicate Ship @the Peter Jay Sharp Theater,416 W. 42nd Street, through September 12th, 2015

PF: Drop Dead Perfect @ Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street


Erasmus Fenn

PF: The Oresteia @ Classic Stage Company (CSC), 136 East 13th Street

MP: Screening of West Side Story @ Lincoln Center




BroadwayWorld: LES MISERABLES Cast Member Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21

BroadwayWorld: Broadway Vet Joshua Park Passes Away at 38

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Frank Rizzo: Kevin Bacon To Star In ‘Rear Window’ At Hartford Stage

Jeremy Gerard: Broadway-Bound ‘SpongeBob Musical’ From Aerosmith, John Legend Won’t Be ‘Lion King’








Post Script:

Next Week: 

Explicit: No


Kyle Jean- Baptiste – Bring Him Home

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer “To Hear You Say My Name”


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