This Week on Broadway for November 22, 2015: Kathleen Chalfant

James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Carey Purcell chat with Kathleen Chalfant. We review the Broadway production of Misery, The Public’s production of First Daughter Suite, and Laura Benanti at NJPAC.


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Notes and links for the podcast.

Guest: Kathleen Chalfant


KATHLEEN CHALFANT starring as ‘Rose Kennedy’ in ROSE  at Theatre Row’s Clurman Theatre through December 13th

Kathleen Chalfant: IBDB | IMDB | Wikipedia

ROSE @ Nora’s Playhouse




MP + JM + CP: Misery @ Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W 44th Street

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MP + JM + CP: First Daughter Suite @ The Public, 425 Lafayette Street through November 22, 2015

— First Daughter Suite (Original Cast Recording)

MP: Laura Benanti @ NJPAC

— This Week on Broadway for November 3, 2013: Laura Benanti



Laura Benanti on Twitter



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Post Script:

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