This Week on Broadway for September 13, 2015: Rory Max Kaplan


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Rory Max Kaplan. Kris Vire joins us to talk about Time Out Chicago’s 2015 Theater Awards. Reviews this week include Whorl Inside a Loop, The Legend of Georgia McBride, and Desire, An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams. Peter discusses the press preview for Dames at Sea and Michael attended the Metropolitan Opera’s screening of Il Trittico.



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Guest: Rory Max Kaplan


Flashback: Michael reviews Rory in :Nothing But Trash” in this episode:
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A native New Yorker, and currently performing in Jersey Boys Broadway, Rory Max Kaplan has been a passionate creative since the beginning. Be it classical dance, cartoon voices, acting on screen, picking up a new instrument, or singing in the studios for a new single, Rory seeks only to follow the hunger that propels him forward. An artist to the core, he’ll settle for nothing less in this lifetime than constant growth and expansion working his dharma, his innate calling: creative expression. Rory thrives in the fire of a challenge– transformation and interpretation ignite his spirit.


Special: Kris Vire / Time Out Chicago Theater Awards 2015

Time Out Chicago Theater Awards 2015


Kris Vire (rhymes with fire) is Senior Editor and Chief Theater Critic at Time Out Chicago and regularly writes for American Theater.

Roche Schulfer, the Goodman Theatre’s Shrewd Steward by Kris Vire
Since joining the theatre’s staff four decades ago, he’s helped guide the Chicago theatre to national flagship status. It wasn’t an easy or inevitable climb.




PF: Whorl Inside a Loop @ Second Stage Theater, Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 W 43rd Street, through September 27, 2015

Recommendation: Theater People Podcast: Episode 43 (Bonus Episode): Whorl Inside A Loop (interview with Michael Mayer and Dick Scanlan)

MP + PF: MCC’s production of The Legend of Georgia McBride @ Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street through October 4, 2015

MP: Desire, An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams @ 59e59, 59 East 59th Street, through October 11, 2015

PF: Press preview: Dames at Sea

MP: Met free screening in the plaza of Il Trittico
Only 3,100 free seats available.






Post Script:

Next Week: 

Explicit: No


Three tracks provided by Rory Max Kaplan from his upcoming release:

Fear of Letting Go
Helpless Little Child
The Game Goes On


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