This Week on Broadway for December 27, 2015: American Dance Machine @ The Joyce


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review American Dance Machine for the 21st Century @ The Joyce Theater, Playwrights Horizons production of Marjorie Prime, Kevin Jones in A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House, The Golden Bride @ Museum of Jewish Heritage, Naomi Wallace’s play Night is a Room @ Signature Theatre, and then we reflect a little on 2015.

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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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David Paul Kidder and company

MP: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century @ The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue through January 3, 2016

— Jack Lee and Charlie Kakatsakis’s Musical Theatre Workshop (1980-1990’s)

MP + PF: Playwrights Horizons production of Marjorie Prime,  416 West 42nd Street, through January 24, 2016

MP: Kevin Jones in A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House, Charles Dickens in New York, 1867, 29 East Fourth Street, already concluded its run.

PF: The Golden Bride @ Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Pl, in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles, through January 3, 2016

PF: Naomi Wallace’s play Night is a Room @ Signature Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street, already concluded its run.






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Post Script:

Peter Filichia’s Best in 2015 (in no particular order):

Liberty Smith


Merman’s Apprentice

A Little Night Music

Big Fish @ Nebraska

First Daughter’s Suite

Dames At Sea

King Charles III

A View from the Bridge

Whorl Inside a Loop



MP: Patricia Elliott, Tony Winner and ‘One Life to Live’ Actress, Dies at 77 by Jacob Bryant


JM: Hamilton Broadway Cast Album to Hit #1 on Billboard Rap Chart by Robert Viagas

JM: Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) on Google Play for $1.99!


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