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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Guest: Carmen Cusack (begins at 7:44)
Guest: Matt Windman (begins at 26:38)
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: 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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