This Week on Broadway for May 8, 2016: Carmen Cusack and Matt Windman


James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Carmen Cusack about her career and the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Bright Star. Matt Windman visits with us to tell us about his new book, The Critics Say: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future. Peter Filichia joins the conversation and we review Shuffle Along, A Streetcar Named Desire at St. Ann’s Warehouse, and finally end with a discussion of the shows nominated for this year’s Tony Awards.


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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.

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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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Guest: Carmen Cusack (begins at 7:44)


Bright Star


Guest: Matt Windman (begins at 26:38)


The Critics Say: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future by Matt Windman

Twitter @MattWindman



Reviews:  (begins at 39:17)

PF + MP + JM: Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed @ Music Box Theatre, 239 West 45th Street

MP: Long Day’s Journey Into Night @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, through June 26, 2016

— PF @ Kritzerland: Long Day’s Journey into Questions

— PF: Voyage Theater Company’s production of August Strindberg’s THE PELICAN @ Fourth Street Theatre, 83 East 4th Street, through May 14, 2016

JM: Dear Evan Hansen @ the Tony Kiser Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street, through May 29, 2016

PF: A Streetcar Named Desire @ St. Ann’s Warehouse, 45 Water Street, Brooklyn, through June 4, 2016

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




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Post Script:

Next Week: 

Explicit: No


Bright Star_Cover Final

Bright Star (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

— Sun Is Gonna Shine

— At Long Last

— Finale


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