This Week on Broadway for December 13, 2015: Paul Hodge, writer-composer of Clinton The Musical


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere chat with Paul Hodge, writer-composer of Clinton The Musical.

We review School of Rock, The Color Purple, Lazarus @ New York Theatre Workshop, A View from The Bridge, China Doll, Rose @ Nora’s Playhouse, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum @ Two River Theater.

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Peter Filichia, whose play ADAM’S GIFTS: A NEW CHRISTMAS CAROL, will soon be opening in Clinton, Iowa at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre.

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: Paul Hodge

Paul Hodge

Paul Hodge is a writer-composer from Brisbane, Australia. His most recent work, Clinton The Musical, was performed Off-Broadway at New World Stages in 2015, at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, London’s King’s Head Theatre, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and will have its Australian Premiere in 2016 with the Black Swan State Theatre Company of Western Australia. Off-Broadway, Clinton received a nomination for Best New Musical from the Off-Broadway Alliance, a New York Times Critics Pick, and nominations for Best New Musical and Best Book of a Musical at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His musical, Terra Australis, was shortlisted for the QLD Premier’s Drama Award 2012-13. He is completing a PhD in Music Composition and received the Dalley Scarlett Memorial Scholarship to complete a Masters in Music Theatre Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Awards include the Margaret Nickson Prize and 4MBS Sid Page Musica Viva Chamber Music Prize.



PF + MP + JM: School of Rock @ Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway

— Alex Brightman On His Unlikely Casting, Gaining Weight and Being Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Homie” by Michael Gioia


PF: The Color Purple @ Bernard B Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street

PF + MP + JM: Lazarus @ New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), 79 East 4th Street, through January 20, 2016

PF: A View from The Bridge @ Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street, through February 21, 2016

MP: China Doll @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street

PF: Rose @ Nora’s Playhouse, The Clurman Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, through December 13, 2015

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

MP: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum @ Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701, through December 13, 2015






Post Script:

Next Week: 

We are recording Sunday night next week.

The Color Purple

Michael goes to Washington DC: Kiss Me Kate, West Side Story

Transport Group’s Once Upon a Mattress

Playwrights Horizons production of Marjorie Prime


Explicit: No


Clinton the Musical (Original Cast Recording)

02 Awful-Awesome

08 Monica’s Song

20 Finale


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