This Week on Broadway for September 11, 2016: Ahna O’Reilly of The Robber Bridegroom


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Ahna O’Reilly of The Robber Bridegroom. Reviews include Edwin @ St Clements, Bears in Space @ 59e59, Bliss @ The Flea and Jana Robbins @ 54 Below. We discuss the Spamilton opening, Gerry McIntyre (choreographer), Ken Fallin (caricatures), Barbra Streisand’s performance of Send in The Clowns and her election as Chairwoman of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center.


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Guest: Ahna O’Reilly of The Robber Bridegroom

Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Robber Bridegroom

The Robber Bridegroom (2016 Cast Recording)

Ahna O’Reilly IMDB

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The Making of The Robber Bridegroom 2016 Cast Recording


Listen: This Week on Broadway for March 20, 2016: She Loves Me, Disaster!, The Robber Bridegroom


PF: EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth @ Theatre at St. Clements, 423 West 46th Street

PF: Bears in Space @ 59e59

PF: Bliss @ The Flea, 41 White Street

MP: Spamilton Opening Party

— Gerry McIntyre (choreographer)

Ken Fallin (caricatures): FACES BY FALLIN, opening September 22, 2016, 6-8:30PM @ 635 West 42nd Street

Barbra Streisand’s performance of Send in The Clowns, from Friday’s LGBT fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at Cipriani Wall Street.

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Is he that rich?
Maybe he’s poor?
‘Til he reveals his returns
Who can be sure?
Who needs this clown?

Something’s amiss
I don’t approve
If he were running the free world
Where would we move?
Name me a town?
Just who is this clown?

And when we thought we’d heard it all
Huffing and puffing about his big fantasy wall
Making his entrance on stage
He just shoots from the hip
He’s full of bull
He’s lost his grip

And if by chance
He gets to heaven
Even up there he’ll declare
Chapter Eleven
Who’d hire this clown
This sad vulgar clown
‘You’re fired’ you clown

Hillary’s kind
Smart, that is clear
While she is giving us hope… Trump is selling us fear
Look how he changes his views every time that he speaks
It’s lie after lie
Can’t take eight more weeks!

This is no farce
Maybe he’s broke?
Is this “The Art of the Deal”
Or some awful joke?
You’ve got to admit
This silly half-wit
Is so full of shit!

Barbra Steisand elected Chairwoman of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center

Arts Center at Ground Zero Has a New Design, and Barbra Streisand in Charge by Michael Cooper

PF: Jana Robbins @ 54 Below

IBDB: Jana Robbins, Producer, Performer



Radicalization of Rolfe addendum: Logan Sutherland


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The Robber Bridegroom (2016 Cast Recording)

04 Rosamund’s Dream

08 Marriage is Riches


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