This Week on Broadway for September 18, 2016: Sam Davis


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Sam Davis about the release of Red Eye of Love (Studio Cast Recording). In the reviews we discuss What Did You Expect, The Wild Party, Missed Connections, West Side Story with New York Philharmonic, Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, and Where Did We Sit on the Bus. In TV and film, Matt talks about the upcoming Emmys, Theatre People on TV, and Live Screenings. In the news, we talk about the passing of Edward Albee.



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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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SAM DAVIS is a composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist. Winner of the Jonathan Larson Award for composition. His work as composer is featured on the PS Classics release Love on a Summer Afternoon: The Songs of Sam Davis, and his new musical Red Eye of Love opened September 4, 2014, at Off-Broadway’s Di-Capo Theater. He is the musical director/arranger/conductor for the Broadway revival of Side Show, and his other Broadway credits as arranger and/or conductor include An American in Paris, Big Fish, Scandalous, and Curtains. He was music supervisor for Dreamgirls in Korea, Japan, South Africa, at the Apollo Theater, and on national tour. He has been arranger, orchestrator for many shows regionally, including mostly recently Holiday Inn (Goodspeed) and Little Dancer (Kennedy Center). Sam is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

Sam Davis Official Website

Sh-K-Boom: Red Eye of Love (Studio Cast Recording)



PF: THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family Play Two: WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?
September 10 – October 9 @ The Public Theater

MP: B-Side Productions’ production of The Wild Party, by Michael John LaChiusa, at TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street

PF: A Craigslist Musical: Missed Connections @ The New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street

— Keep your eyes on Morgan Siobhan Green

MP: West Side Story with New York Philharmonic

MP: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 @ Radio City Music Hall

PF: Where Did We Sit on the Bus? Written and Performed by Brian Quijada @ Ensemble Studio Theatre through Oct 9, 2016, 545-549 West 52nd Street,



Edward Albee, Trenchant Playwright for a Desperate Era, Dies at 88 by Bruce Weber


Television, Film and Streaming: 

Emmys Coverage: Join BroadwayWorld for Live Coverage of the 2016 EMMY AWARDS!

Theatre People on TV: Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More – BWW’s Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!

Live Screenings: Schedule of Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts in Movie Theatres and on Television BY DAVID GEWIRTZMAN





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Red Eye of Love (Studio Cast Recording)

01 Good Old O.O

14 Two Fat Cats

17 Three Is The Key Finale


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