This Week on Broadway for November 2, 2015: Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Teresa Eyring, the Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group. James speaks with Seth Rudetsky about his new book, Seth’s Broadway Diary, Volume 2. We review the National Tour of Matilda, Sylvia, The Humans, and Dames at Sea as well as new recording releases A Chorus Line, 40th Anniversary OBC, Remastered (Masterworks Broadway), Barbara Cook, and Alison Fraser.



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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


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Guest: Teresa Eyring

Teresa Eyring is Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), a national organization for theatre in the U.S., founded in 1961. Eyring provides leadership for the theatre field by promoting and acting upon TCG’s core values of artistry, diversity, activism and global citizenship. At TCG, she guides an array of programs and services,including convenings, professional development, research, publishing, federal advocacy, re-granting partnerships and international cultural exchange. In addition to serving its direct community of over 500 resident theatres, 200 affiliates and more than 13,000 individual members, TCG is the largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature in North America, with twelve Pulitzers on its booklist. TCG also publishes ARTSEARCH and American Theatre magazine, and is the U.S. Center for the International Theatre Institute. Under her leadership, TCG has invested in building greater equity, diversity and inclusion in the American theatre field. In sum, TCG’s vision is “A better world fortheatre, a better world because of theatre.”


About TCG
For over 50 years, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to nearly 700 Member Theatres and Affiliate organizations and more than 12,000 individuals nationwide. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through conferences, events, research and communications; awards grants, approximately $2 million per year, to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community. TCG is North America’s largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature, with 14 Pulitzer Prizes for Best Play on the TCG booklist. It also publishes the award-winning American Theatre magazine and ARTSEARCH®, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all of its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field and promote a larger public understanding of, and appreciation for, the theatre.




On Monday, November 9, 2015 Theatre Communications Group (TCG) will host their annual benefit honoring actor Brian Dennehy and celebrating TCG’s publication, American Theatre magazine, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street, New York City).


Send a text message to Brian Dennehy: 347-708-8809



Guest: Seth Rudetsky

Seth's Broadway Diary, Vol 2

SETH’S BROADWAY DIARY, VOLUME 2 is a compilation of Seth’s hilarious Broadway-centric “Onstage and Backstage” columns for chronicling his unique life on and around the Great White Way. Featuring blow-by-blow accounts of amazing experiences like doing Kathy Griffin’s reality show opposite Kristin Chenoweth and Cloris Leachman (what?), going to Disneyland with Audra McDonald (so fun!) and helping Sutton Foster star in two completely different Broadway shows (on the same night)! This volume features non-stop behind-the-scenes stories straight from the mouths of stars like Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Gavin Creel, Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda and MORE!



PF: National Tour of Matilda in St. Louis

MP + JM: Sylvia @ Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street

PF + MP + JM: The Humans @ The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street

MP + JM: Dames at Sea @ The Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street



Television and Film:


Recordings: Michael Portantiere & Peter Filichia

A Chorus Line, 40th Anniversary OBC, Remastered (Masterworks Broadway)

Barbara Cook, Loverman, American Songbook Standards

Barbara Cook and Michael Portantiere

Taken at the Encompass New Opera Theatre gala honoring Barbara Cook and Lee Adams on Sunday, October 25 at the National Arts Club.


Alison Fraser Tennessee Williams Words and Music

— This Week on Broadway for April 14, 2014: Alison Fraser


Post Script:

Next Week: 

Explicit: No


It’s Only a Paper Moon – Alison Fraser

Makin’ Whoopee – Barbara Cook

Joanne (Bonus Track) – cut from A Chorus Line


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