This Week on Broadway for December 18, 2016: Rory Max Kaplan


Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Rory Max Kaplan. Reviews include Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, In Transit, The Band’s Visit @ Atlantic Theater Company, The Babylon Line @ Lincoln Center Theater,  The New York Pops presents Make The Season Bright, and Salome @ The Metropolitan Opera.



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Guest: Rory Max Kaplan

Flashback: This Week on Broadway for September 13, 2015: Rory Max Kaplan




MP + JF: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 @ Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street

Scott Stangland, Standby for Pierre / Josh Groban

Parade @ Vivian Beaumont Theatre, opened 12/17/1998

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JF + MP + JM: In Transit @ Circle in the Square Theatre, 235 W. 50th St.

MP: The Band’s Visit @ Atlantic Theater Company, Linda Gross Theater, 336 W. 20th St, through January 8, 2017

JF: The Babylon Line @ Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65th Street, through January 22, 2017

Flashback: This Week on Broadway for October 9, 2016: Richard Greenberg

MP: The New York Pops presents Make The Season Bright with Liz Callaway & Ann Hampton Callaway, and Will & Anthony Nunziata @ Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue

MP: Salome @ The Metropolitan Opera



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The Great Comet on Broadway
Dust and Ashes (feat. Josh Groban)


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