This Week on Broadway for May 1, 2016: Debbie Gravitte


James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Debbie Gravitte. Peter Filichia joins the conversation and we review The Father, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Tuck Everlasting, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, American Psycho, and Fully Committed.



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Notes and links for the podcast.

Guest: Debbie Gravitte

Debbie Gravitte with the NJSO POPS on JUNE 4 & 5 in BOND & BEYOND

IBDB (as Debbie Shapiro)




PF: Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of The Father @ The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, through June 12, 2016

PF + JM: Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, through June 26, 2016

PF + MP + JM: Tuck Everlasting @ Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th Street

PF + MP: Dear Evan Hansen @ the Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street, through May 22, 2016

PF + MP +JM: Waitress @ Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 West 47th Street

PF + MP + JM: American Psycho @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street

PF + MP: Fully Committed @ Lyceum Theatre, 149 West 45th Street, through July 24, 2016



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Post Script:

Bobby Rydell birthday / book party @ Patsy’s


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