This Week on Broadway for November 9, 2015: Tony Roberts


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere chat with Tony Roberts. We review Hello, Dolly! with Lee Roy Reams, Thérèse Raquin, King Charles III, and Dramatists Guild Fund: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars.


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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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Guest: Tony Roberts



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Tuesday, December 15 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Tony will be reading from his book and doing a book signing at the Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street in New York)

TONY ROBERTS was recently seen on Broadway in the Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, and in the Tony nominated musical Xanadu. These were preceded by the Broadway productions of The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife; Victor/Victoria; Cabaret; The Sisters Rosenzweig; Doubles; Absurd Person Singular; They’re Playing Our Song; Jerome Robbins’ Broadway; Sugar; How Now, Dow Jones; Promises, Promises; Play It Again, Sam; Don’t Drink The Water; Barefoot In The Park and a dozen others. He has received two Tony Award nominations, and was the winner of the London Critic’s Poll Award for his performance in Promises, Promises. His versatility was on display at Madison Square Garden where he played Scrooge, as well as in the New York City Opera productions of Brigadoon and South Pacific.

His major film credits include the Academy Award-winning Annie Hall, as well as the original The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, the cult classic Amityville 3D, Radio Days, 18 Again! with George Burns; Star Spangled Girl with Sandy Duncan; Switch and Le Sauvage (Lovers Like Us) opposite Yves Montand and Catherine Deneuve. Television highlights include Arthur Miller’s “The American Clock,” Saul Bellow’s “Seize The Day,” and his own series for NBC, “Rosetti & Ryan.” Mr. Roberts has recorded more than 50 audio books, including the popular Stuart Woods detective series featuring Stone Barrington. He recorded the audio versions of classics like The Jungle Book and The Maltese Falcon,and won Audio Book Awards for Bob Woodward’s The Choice and Rudolph Giuliani’s Leadership.

Earlier in 2015 he appeared in the scandalous Brett Gelman TV gala on Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim,” as well as the highly-acclaimed revival of Carousel at The Lyric Opera in Chicago. A New Yorker by birth, he graduated from The High School of Music & Art, and Northwestern University.





PF: Hello, Dolly! with Lee Roy Reams at The Wick Theatre (Boca Raton, FL) , through December 6, 2015

MP + JM + PF: Thérèse Raquin @ Studio 54, 254 West 54th Street, through January 3, 2016

PF + MP: King Charles III @ Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street, through January 31, 2016



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Post Script:

Dramatists Guild Fund: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars, Oct 26th @ Gotham Hall (Broadway/36th Street)

Photos by Michael Portantiere.







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