This Week on Broadway for July 3, 2016: Susan Johann, Gypsy @ Sharon Playhouse


James Marino interviews Susan Johann. Peter Filichia and Matt Tamanini join to discuss Gypsy @ The Sharon Playhouse, Liberty @ 42West, New York Classical Theater’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Theatre Stars on TV for Fourth of July, Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison Visit “Today”, Topher Grace’s Broadway Themed Movie “Opening Night”,  “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, Miranda Sings’ “Haters Back Off”, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down” and the She Loves Me stream.


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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 MTIMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

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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.

Guest: Susan Johann, Photographer and Author, Focus on Playwrights: Portraits and Interviews

Focus on Playwrights: Portraits and Interviews by Susan Johann @ The Drama Book Shop




PF: Gypsy @ The Sharon Playhouse (CT)

— Starring Karen Ziemba

— John Simpkins

PF: Liberty, A Monumental New Musical @ 42West, 514 West 42 Street

PF: New York Classical Theater’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. See their website for locations and dates.


Television & Film (now includes Streaming!): 

Theatre Stars on TV for Fourth of July

Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison Visit “Today”

Topher Grace’s Broadway Themed Movie “Opening Night” Gets Release Date; co-stars Broadway favorites

Netflix Roundup
1) “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

2) Miranda Sings’ “Haters Back Off”

3) Baz Luhrmann’s “The Get Down”

She Loves Me stream (reviewed on Today on Broadway: Friday, July 1, 2016)





Post Script:

Sammi Cannold, director of A Site-Specific Developmental Concert of Songs from RAGTIME on Ellis Island

Monday, August 8th, 2016

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Next Week: 

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Cool, Cool, Considerate Men – 1776 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

— Finale – 1776 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)


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