This Week on Broadway for October 2, 2016: Bess Wohl


Lindsay Barenz, James Marino, and Jan Simpson discuss talk with playwright Bess Wohl about Small Mouth Sounds and her other work. Peter Filichia and Michael Portantiere join after for reviews of All the Ways to Say I Love You, The Encounter, The Trial of an American President, Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Marni Nixon Memorial, and Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music.


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Guest: Bess Wohl

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Small Mouth Sounds (show website)


Pretty Filthy from The Civilians

Pretty Filthy (Original Cast Recording @ Sh-K-Boom)


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Lindsay’s review of Small Mouth Sounds on Maxamoo: MARCH PLAYS: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, LIVING HERE, PLACEBO, AND HAND TO GOD




PF: MCC’s production of All the Ways to Say I Love You @ Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher St

PF: The Encounter @ Golden Theatre, 252 West 45th Street

PF: The Trial of an American President @ The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street

JS: Nat Turner in Jerusalem @ NYTW

The Last Night of Nat Turner’s Life by JANICE C. SIMPSON

MP: Marni Nixon Memorial @ Playwrights Horizons

— new Sound of Musicals podcast coming this Saturday, October 8, 2016, tribute to Marni

JS: Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music @ St. Ann’s Warehouse



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Pretty Filthy (Original Cast Recording)

1. Names
2. What If I Like It
3. Impossible Girls
4. Porn Capitalism
5. The First Video Stars
6. Squirting 101
7. Bobby and Becky and Taylor and Dick
8. Waiting for Wood
9. Porn House
10. Fuck the World
11. Applesauce
12. Beautiful
13. Pretty Filthy

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