This Week on Broadway for February 12, 2017: Michael Longoria

James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Michael Longoria about The View UpStairs, Jersey Boys, and The Midtown Men. Peter Filichia gives his reviews on Big River and The Object Lesson. Michael reviews Big River, Spamilton, Yen, and Mother of Invention.


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Guest: Michael Longoria

Invisible Wall Productions has announced that The View UpStairs – the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold – will launch an Off-Broadway run at Culture Project – The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). Choreography is by Al Blackstone with James Dobinson serving as Music Supervisor and Orchestrator. Previews begin on Wednesday, February 15, opening night is Tuesday, February 28 and the production runs through Sunday, May 21.

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Jersey Boys


The Midtown Men 

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Note: Peter recorded his reviews earlier, without Michael, due to a schedule conflict

PF: Big River, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn @ New York City Center (Feb 8 – 12, 2017)

PF + JM: The Object Lesson @ New York Theatre Workshop, 83 East 4th Street, through March 5, 2017

MP: Big River

MP: Spamilton: An American Parody

MP: MCC Theater’s production of Yen @ The Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St, through March 4, 2017

MP: The Mother of Invention @ Abingdon Theatre Company, June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, through February 26, 2017



PF: University of Oklahoma, Hamilton Talk

“Alexander Hamilton: From Caribbean Obscurity to Broadway Sensation”
FEB. 9
Alexander Hamilton’s unlikely journey has received new life thanks to Broadway. On February 9th, students from the University of Oklahoma’s award-winning Musical Theatre program will perform a few numbers from the hit musical. To follow, Broadway theatre critic Peter Filichia, OU theatre faculty Shawn Churchman, and Hamilton biographer Andrew Porwancher will host a moderated discussion.

This event is part of the OU Humanities Forum 2016-2017 theme “Outcasts and Outlands.” The reception begins at 6 p.m., with the performance to follow at 7 p.m. in the Weitzenhoffer Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.


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