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Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Marc Acito, the book writer of the musical Allegiance. We review Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The Pearl, Desire @ 59e59, The New Morality @ Mint Theater Company, and Reasons to Be Pretty @ Sea View Playwrights Theatre. In news, Denzel Washington will direct August Wilson’s plays for HBO.
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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 MTI, Kritzerland, Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
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Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, The Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at FollowSpotPhoto.com.
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Guest: Marc Acito
MARC ACITO is the book writer of the musical Allegiance, which opens Nov 8 at the Longacre Theater.
He won the Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play with his comedy Birds of a Feather.
Recently he wrote the concert adaptation of Lerner & Loewe’s 1951 classic Paint Your Wagon for City Center’s Encores.
He also wrote the book to A Room with a View, which played at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and the Old Globe in San Diego.
Marc’s one-man musical adaptation of his award-winning novel How I Paid for College debuted at the Hub Theater.
His novel won the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, was a NY Times Editors’ Choice, and spawned a sequel, Attack of the Theater People.
Other projects in development include Chasing Rainbows, a musical based on the adolescence of Judy Garland; and Relativity, a new play about the relationship between Albert Einstein and Marian Anderson.
He recently became the first writer to receive two NAMT grants in one year.
PF: Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The Pearl, 555 West 42nd Street, through October 31, 2015
PF: Desire, An Evening of Plays Based on Six Stories by Tennessee Williams @ 59e59, 59 East 59th Street, through October 11, 2015
MP + PF: The New Morality @ Mint Theater Company, 311 West 43rd Street, through October 18, 2015
MP: Reasons to Be Pretty @ Sea View Playwrights Theatre, 460 Brielle Ave, Staten Island, through September 20, 2015
Denzel Washington Is Bringing All 10 of August Wilson’s Plays About Black Life to HBO
29th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
Sunday, September 27, 10 am – 7 pm
Times Square, Shubert Alley & West 44th Street, NYC
Career Transition For Dancers’ 30th ANNIVERSARY PEARL JUBILEE
Monday, September 28 at 7:00 pm
Lea Salonga – Higher (Allegiance)
Allegiance || Telly Leung recording “What Makes A Man”
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