This Week on Broadway for January 8, 2017: The Present and Candide


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review New York City Opera’s production of Candide, The Present, Titanic @ Signature Theatre, The Secret Garden @ Shakespeare Theatre Company, New Yiddish Rep’s production of God of Vengeance, The Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, and Marilyn Maye @ Metropolitan Room.


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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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MP: New York City Opera’s production of Candide @ Frederick P. Rose Hall, (home of Jazz at Lincoln Center) through January 15, 2017

PF: The Present @ Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th Street, through March 19, 2017

MP: Titanic @ Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA, through January 29, 2017

MP: The Secret Garden @ Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington DC, through January 8, 2017

PF: New Yiddish Rep’s production of God of Vengeance @ La Mama, 74a East 4th Street, through January 22, 2017

MP: The Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Magic Flute (click here to see the illustrated synopsis)

MP: Marilyn Maye @ Metropolitan Room, through January 14, 2017



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Overture from CANDIDE (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Marilyn Maye sings “I Love You Today” from SOPHIE


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