This Week on Broadway for April 3, 2016: Review Catchup – 1776, She Loves Me, The Crucible, Blackbird, Bright Star, and more!


Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Jan Simpson review 11 shows! 1776 at Encores!, Southern Comfort @ The Public, She Loves Me, Hold on To Me Darling, The Crucible, Blackbird, White Rabbit, Red Rabbi, Cagney, Death for Five Voices @ Sheen Center, Bright Star, and The Effect


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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 MTIKritzerlandMasterworks BroadwayBroadway 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 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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MATT TAMANINI is BroadwayWorld’s Senior TV and Film Critic and the host of the “Some Like it Pop” podcast, which is available on iTunes and Stitcher. You can connect with Matt on Twitter at @BWWMatt.

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JAN SIMPSON is Co-director of the Arts and Culture Journalism program at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, and also writes for TDF Stages and Playbill


Notes and links for the podcast.


1. PF JS MP: 1776 at Encores!

2. JS PF: Southern Comfort @ The Public

3. MP JM: She Loves Me

4. JS MP: Hold on To Me Darling

5. PF: The Crucible

6. MP PF JM: Blackbird

7. JS PF: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit (Jan saw Nathan Lane, Peter saw Whoopi Goldberg)

8. PF: Cagney

9. MP PF: Bright Star

10. PF: Death for Five Voices by Peter Mills @ Sheen Center

11. MP PF JS: The Effect




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