This Week on Broadway for March 7, 2016: Michael John LaChiusa


James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Michael John LaChiusa about his new show Rain at Old Globe and the release of First Daughter Suite. Peter Filichia and Matt Tamanini join in for reviews of Hughie, Disaster!, Straight, Eclipsed, The Somewhere Project’s West Side Story, Boy,  Walk Hard, That Physics Show and Kinky Boots (National Tour).


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Notes and links for the podcast.

Guest: Michael John LaChuisa





MP + PF + JM: Hughie @ Booth Theatre, through March 27, 2016

PF: Disaster! @ Nederlander Theatre, through July 03, 2016

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PF + MP: Straight @ Theatre Row Theatres, 410 W 42nd St, through May 8, 2016

PF: Eclipsed @ John Golden Theatre, through June 19, 2016

MP: The Somewhere Project: West Side Story | Carnegie Hall, Knockdown Center 52-19 Flushing Avenue, Queens, NY
March 4–5, 2016 at 8 PM March 6, 2016 at 3 PM.

Highlights from Carnegie Hall Production of West Side Story

PF: Keen Company’s production of Boy @ The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, through April 9, 2016

PF + MP: Walk Hard @ Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 East Fourth Street, through March 20, 2016

PF: That Physics Show @ The Elektra Theater, 300 W 43rd St



Television & Film: 


MT: Kinky Boots (National Tour) @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, February 23-28, 2016


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