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This Week on Broadway for June 19, 2016: Turn Me Loose and North Shore Music Theatre’s Funny Girl

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Turn Me Loose at the Westside Theatre, Lettice and Lovage, benefit for The Acting Company, The York Theatre Company’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, North Shore Music Theatre’s production of Funny Girl, Cherry Lane Theatre’s production of Out of the Mouths of Babes, and Tony Awards Reflections.

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Panel:

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 MTIMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook
BroadwayStars

Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, Everything Sondheim 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 FollowSpotPhoto.com.

Matt Tamanini | Twitter
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.

Reviews: 

PF: Turn Me Loose (A play about comic genius Dick Gregory) Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street

— Joe Morton: IBDB and IOBDB and IMDB

MP: Lettice and Lovage, a benefit for The Acting Company, Monday, June 13, 2016, at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.

PF: The York Theatre Company’s production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown through June 26, 2016. The York Theatre Company is located inside Saint Peter’s at 619 Lexington Avenue

PF: North Shore Music Theatre’s production of Funny Girl, with Shoshana Bean and Bradley Dean, through June 19, 2016, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA.

PF: Cherry Lane Theatre’s production of Out of the Mouths of Babes, through July 17, 2016, at 38 Commerce Street

 

Tony Awards Reflections

BEST PLAY: The Humans
The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving.
Author: Stephen Karam

BEST MUSICAL: Hamilton
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes a new musical about Alexander Hamilton, the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America.

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY: Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller’s dark and passionate classic drama, set on the Brooklyn waterfront.

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL: The Color Purple
A new production of the joyous musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of enduring love and triumph over adversity.

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL: Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton
Hamilton

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE: Hamilton
Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY: Frank Langella for The Father

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY: Jessica Lange for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL: Leslie Odom, Jr. for Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL: Cynthia Erivo for The Color Purple

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY: Reed Birney for The Humans

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY: Jayne Houdyshell for The Humans

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL: Daveed Diggs for Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL: Renée Elise Goldsberry for Hamilton

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY: David Zinn for The Humans

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: David Rockwell for She Loves Me

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY: Clint Ramos for Eclipsed

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: Paul Tazewell for Hamilton

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY: Natasha Katz for Long Day’s Journey Into Night

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL: Howell Binkley for Hamilton

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY: Ivo Van Hove for Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL: Thomas Kail for Hamilton

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Andy Blankenbuehler for Hamilton

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS: Alex Lacamoire for Hamilton

 

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Post Script:

50th vs 60th West Side Story correction

Tony Kushner rewrite of West Side Story for film

Steven Spielberg plans ‘West Side Story’ remake

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards) coming Monday, June 27 at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre (Nominee list)

BroadwayHD and Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Ellen M. Krass Productions, Inc., are thrilled to present She Loves Me, live Thursday, June 30th, 2016 at 08:00 PM

 

Next Week: 

Explicit: No

Music:

Broadway for Orlando benefit single “What the World Needs Now is Love”

Broadway Records

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