This Week on Broadway for April 10, 2016: The Crucible, Dry Power, Hungry, The Broadway Musicals of the 1950s


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review: The Crucible, Dry Power @ The Public, Hungry @ The Public, and Broadway By The Year: The Broadway Musicals of the 1950s. Peter tells us about his visit to Penn State University for a panel with Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Scott Miller.


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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.

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.


Notes and links for the podcast.


Discussion: Are We In A New Golden Age of Musical Theatre?

Peter visits Penn State University for a panel with Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Scott Miller.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper on Twitter

Scott Miller, Artistic Director, New Line Theatre




MP + JM: The Crucible @ The Walter Kerr Theatre, through July 17, 2016

The best Arthur Miller plays by David Cote
From Death of a Salesman to All My Sons, we rank the ten best plays by the great American dramatist Arthur Miller

PF + MP + JM: Dry Power @ The Public, through May 1, 2016

PF: Election Year in the Life of One Family, Play One: HUNGRY @ The Public, (already closed.)

MP: Broadway By The Year: The Broadway Musicals of the 1950s

— Coming: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: The 1960s @ Town Hall on May 23, 2016

— Coming: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR: The 1970s @ Town Hall on Jun 20, 2016

Scott Siegel



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