This Week on Broadway for January 3, 2016: Tonya Pinkins and Marin Mazzie


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review The Peccadillo Theater Company’s production of A Wilder Christmas. We discuss Tonya Pinkins Departure from CSC’s Mother Courage, Marin Mazzie’s return to performing, Wayne Rogers passing, and where will we eat with the closing of Angus McIndoe.

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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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PF: The Peccadillo Theater Company’s production of A Wilder Christmas (The Long Christmas Dinner and Pullman Car Hiawatha) @ Theatre at St. Clements, 423 West 46th Street through January 10, 2016



Tonya Pinkins

— Exclusive: Tonya Pinkins Issues Unedited, Full Statement Detailing Abrupt Departure from CSC’s Mother Courage by Andrew Gans

Marin Mazzie

— Marin Mazzie is Leader of the Pack in Zorba! by Michael Portantiere (BroadwayStars: Published on Monday, May 4, 2015)

— Marin Mazzie on Cancer and Songs in the Key of Life by LAURA COLLINS-HUGHES (The New York Times)

— Broadway Leading Lady Marin Mazzie Is Facing Her Most Challenging Role: Cancer Survivor by Robert Viagas (Playbill)

Wayne M. Rogers IBDB

Wayne Rogers, ‘Trapper John’ of ‘M.A.S.H.’ and Leading Investor, Dies at 82

Peter Pan (Mary Martin, 1955)

Breaking News: Theater Hotspot Angus McIndoe to Close

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Peter Pan (Mary Martin, 1955)


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