Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Melissa Errico, The New York Times Kills Regional Theater Coverage, Crashlight @ Cherry Lane Theatre, The King and I and Willy Wonka (movies), Spamilton, Monster Makers, Gene Wilder, David Zippel, and the misguided Wells Fargo Ad.
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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 MTI, Masterworks Broadway, Broadway 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 FollowSpotPhoto.com.
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Labor Day song: All American from Stop the World – I Want to Get Off
Coming up: Finian’s Rainbow at Irish Rep, October 26 – December 18, 2016
PF: Crashlight @ Cherry Lane Theatre, through September 11, 2016 (original musical)
Crashlight website, includes soundclips
MP: The King and I (movie, Fathom Events)
MP: Willy Wonka (movie)
Coming up: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The New Musical, begins March 28, 2017 on Broadway
PF: Monster Makers: A New Musical In Concert @ Feinstein’s/54 Below
Gene Wilder passes away
David Zippel producing Spamilton, but when is he coming back to Broadway?
People Are Saying This Wells Fargo Ad Discourages Teens From Pursuing Arts by Julia Reinstein
Oh, and many think it warrants a major edit to “The Music Man.”
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You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves the theatre more than Peter Filichia. For years, Peter’s observations on musical theatre have inspired countless actors, directors, and writers to start a career in show business. Now, Peter talks to Rob and Kevin, his two biggest fans, about the importance of arts education, for whom a critic should be crafting their reviews, and why he still loves the theatre. Plus, memories of Senator Joe, The Wiz, and My Fair Lady!
Robert Preston sings “Chicken Fat” by Meredith Willson
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