This Week on Broadway for November 20, 2016: Sweet Charity, Finian’s Rainbow, and Dead Poets Society


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Pence sees Hamilton, The New Group’s production of Sweet Charity, Finian’s Rainbow @ Irish Repertory Theatre, The Front Page, Dead Poets Society @ Classic Stage Company, Labyrinth Theater Company’s production of Homos, Or Everyone In America, The Directors Company’s production of Terms of Endearment, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (Merrily We Roll Along Documentary), Chita: Nowadays, William Michals: A Baritone On Broadway and Aida at The Metropolitan Opera.


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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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Notes and links for the podcast.


Donald Trump Demands Apology for Mike Pence “Harassment” at Hamilton by Robert Viagas

Thomas A. Bogar: American Presidents Attend the Theatre: The Playgoing Experiences of Each Chief Executive

Note: Josh Groban has been out of Great Comet. We will be returning to Great Comet over the next few weeks before reviewing it.

What Was It Like Going on For Josh Groban in Great Comet Two Days After Opening? by Olivia Clement
Singing actor and musician Scott Stangland performed as Pierre on Broadway for the first time November 16.

MP + PF: The New Group’s production of Sweet Charity @ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, extended through January 8, 2017

MP + PF: Finian’s Rainbow @ Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street, extended through December 31, 2016

MP + PF: The Front Page on Broadway @ Broadhurst Theatre, 235 West 44th Street, through January 29, 2017

MP + PF: Dead Poets Society @ Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street, through December 18, 2016

MP: Labyrinth Theater Company’s production of Homos, Or Everyone In America, @ Bank Street Theater, 155 Bank Street, through December 11, 2016

PF: The Directors Company’s production of Terms of Endearment @ 59e59 through December 11, 2016

— Produced by Julian Schlossberg, Roy Furman, Harold Newman, Florence Kaufman, Andrew Tobias

MP + PF: Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened (Merrily We Roll Along Documentary)

MP: Chita: Nowadays – Monday, November 7, 2016 | Carnegie Hall

MP: William Michals: A Baritone On Broadway | Feinstein’s/54 Below

MP: Aida at The Metropolitan Opera



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Melissa Errico – “Old Devil Moon/Look to the Rainbow” from Finian’s Rainbow

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