This Week on Broadway for January 10, 2016: Noises Off, Fiddler on the Roof


Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Matt Tamanini talk about Noises Off, Fiddler on the Roof, Red Bull Theater’s production of The Changeling, Peter goes back to King Charles III, Michael reviews The Pearl Fishers @ The Metropolitan Opera, Marilyn Maye @ The Metropolitan Room, and Matt check in with The National Tour of The Sound of Music @ The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. That plus a TV and Film roundup.

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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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Notes and links for the podcast.




PF + JM: Noises Off @ American Airlines Theater through March 6, 2016

PF + MP: Red Bull Theater’s production of The Changeling @ The Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, through January 24, 2016

MP + JM: Fiddler on the Roof @ the Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway

PF: King Charles III, A Future History Play @ the Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street, through January 31, 2016

MP: Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers) @ The Metropolitan Opera, through February 4, 2016 (see schedule)

MP: Marilyn Maye @ The Metropolitan Room

MT: The National Tour of The Sound of Music @ The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

— BBC Production of SOM Live




Television & Film: 

Spotlight (Spotlight Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton Movie HD)

The Big Short (The Big Short Official Trailer #1 (2015) – Brad Pitt, Christian Bale Drama Movie HD)



Theatre/TV and Film News

1) Boyz II Men cast as the Teen Angel on “Grease Live!”

2) “Rocky Horror TV Show” casting, including Reeve Carney, Victoria Justice, and Ryan McCarten.

— BBC Rocky Horror

3) HBO has announced that their film version of “All the Way” with Bryan Cranston will air in May and “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” with Audra McDonald will air on March 12th.

4) Quentin Tarantino wants to bring his movie “The Hateful Eight” to Broadway this fall.

— Dog Day Afternoon coming

5) Filming is underway on the film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s “Hello Again,” starring Audra, Martha Plimpton, Cheyenne Jackson, T.R. Knight, Rumer Willis and more.

Oh, and also I could talk a second about the Catholic Church’s response to Spotlight, which I read about this week.

Spotlight and The Big Short were my third and second top movies of 2015. So, if you want to do a quick hit on those to wrap up what you talked about last week, we can do that.

for your consideration vatican ads in variety

Oscar noms come out on 1/14

crazy ex-girlfriend




Post Script:

MP: Trivia question


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