This Week on Broadway for October 11, 2015: Ted Sperling


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Ted Sperling about the upcoming MasterVoices production of The Pirates of Penzance. We review Fool for Love, Old Times, Death of a Salesman (in Yiddish) @ Castillo Theatre, The New York Pops with Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden, and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde @ Tectonic Theater Project.


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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. You can see his photography work at



Notes and links for the podcast.

Guest: Ted Sperling


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MasterVoices production of The Pirates of Penzance, Oct 15 – 16, 2015 @ City Center




PF + MP: Fool for Love @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, through December 06, 2015

JM + PF + MP: Old Times @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, through November 29, 2015

PF: Death of a Salesman (in Yiddish) @ Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street,

MP: The New York Pops, My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein with Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden

MP: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde @ Tectonic Theater Project











Post Script:


Next Week: 

Michael Riedel!


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Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden singing “People Will Say We’re in Love” from OKLAHOMA!

Barbra Streisand singing “I’ve Got No Strings”


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