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Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Billy Porter. We re-review Spring Awakening, Something Rotten, and The King and I. New reviews include Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life and Noises Off. We are getting ready for BroadwayCon!
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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
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 MTI, Kritzerland, Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook
Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, The 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 FollowSpotPhoto.com.
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Guest: Billy Porter
BILLY PORTER Broadway: Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Miss Saigon, Five Guys…, Grease, Smokey Joe’s…, Dreamgirls. Off-Broadway/regional: Angels in America, The Merchant of Venice, Radiant Baby, Birdie Blue, Songs for a New World, Ghetto Superstar (one-man show), Topdog/Underdog, King Lear, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler. Film/TV: The Broken Hearts Club, Noel, “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Law & Order,” “The Big C.” Recording: Untitled, At the Corner of Broadway & Soul.
WITH PREVIOUSLY-ANNOUNCED GUESTS
BILLY PORTER, RENEE ELISE GOLDSBERRY, JOSHUA HENRY & MARCUS PAUL JAMES
B.B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL – FEBRUARY 15, 2016
INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY – an evening of Broadway, R&B, Gospel, and Pop classics featuring Broadway’s brightest lights and an ensemble of uplifting voices – has added special guest stars Adam Pascal, Eden Espinosa, Telly Leung and Jarrod Spector. The concert takes place at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on February 15, 2016 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 6:00 PM). Michael McElroy and The Broadway Inspirational Voices will be joined by previously-announced performers Billy Porter, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Joshua Henry and Marcus Paul James. The music will be performed with the signature soul and innovative musical arrangements of the Grammy-nominated Broadway Inspirational Voices. This event will help benefit the BIV Outreach Program. Tickets begin at $30, and can be purchased by visiting http://www.bbkingblues.com.
PF: Spring Awakening
PF: Something Rotten
— Brian d’Arcy James, Jonathan Groff, and Andrew Rannells on Playing Hamilton Fan Favorite King George III
MP: King and I
MP: Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life
MP: Noises Off
Television & Film:
BroadwayCon — meeting?
Saturday, 11am: Peter book signing of The Great Parade, at Drama Book Shop’s booth (1006/1008) in the BroadwayCon Marketplace
Next Week: Monday night recording 1/25/16
2015 Broadway revival cast recording on The King and I
05 The March Of The Siamese Children
02 I Whistle A Happy Tune
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