This Week on Broadway for August 28, 2016: The Radicalization of Rolfe and Mamma Mia at Music Theatre Wichita


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Music Theatre Wichita’s production of Mamma Mia, The Mint Theater Company’s production of A Day By The Sea, Second Stage Theatre’s production of The Layover, FringeNYC productions of The Radicalization of Rolfe by Andrew Bergh and Lunt and Fontanne: The Celestials of Broadway by Mark E. Lang, Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye, and Newsboys of New York Reunite @ Feinstein’s/54 Below.


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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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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

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PF: Music Theatre Wichita’s production of Mamma Mia

— Flashback: This Week on Broadway for April 26, 2015: Wayne Bryan, Producing Artistic Director, Music Theatre Wichita

MP + PF: The Mint Theater Company’s production of A Day By The Sea @ The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 W 42nd St., through September 24, 2016

— IBDB: A Day By The Sea @ ANTA Playhouse, (9/26/1955 – 10/15/1955)

PF: Second Stage Theatre’s production of The Layover @ Tony Kiser Theatre: 305 West 43rd Street

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 20th Annual Festival from August 12 – 28, 2016. Each year the festival presents programming by nearly 200 of the world’s best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies.

PF + MP: FringeNYC production of The Radicalization of Rolfe by Andrew Bergh, Directed by Abigail Zealey Bess

PF: FringeNYC production of Lunt and Fontanne: The Celestials of Broadway by Mark E. Lang

— Correct pronunciation of “Fontanne”

MP: Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye @ Feinstein’s/54 Below, through September 1, 2016

MP: Newsboys of New York Reunite @ Feinstein’s/54 Below



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