This Week on Broadway for March 19, 2017: Rick Pender (Everything Sondheim), Come From Away


Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Rick Pender, the Executive Editor and Publisher of Everything Sondheim. We review Come From Away, Anything Goes @ Musicals Tonight, Significant Other, The Price, Bareback Ink @ IRT, and The Assembly’s Home/Sick.


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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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Pre: Peter is at a Drama Desk executive meeting and called in for Trivia

Guest: Rick Pender, Executive Editor and Publisher of Everything Sondheim

Everything Sondheim

Executive Editor and Publisher RICK PENDER served as managing editor of The Sondheim Review (TSR) from 2004 to 2015; he began as a contributor to that publication in 1997. A past chair of the American Theatre Critics Association, he covers theatre for Cincinnati CityBeat.

Listen: The World Premiere Of Arlita Jones’ “Summerland” Coming To Playhouse In The Park by Rick Pender



JM + MP + JF: Come From Away @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street

MP: Anything Goes @ Musicals Tonight @ Theatre Row – The Lion Theatre , 410 West 42nd Street, through March 26, 2017

JM + JF: Significant Other @ Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street

JF: The Price @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, through May 07, 2017

MP: Bareback Ink @ IRT, 154 Christopher Street, through March 20, 2017

JF: The Assembly’s Home/Sick @ Jack, 505 1/2 Waverly Ave Brooklyn, through March 25, 2017



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Post Script:

Next Week: 

PF: Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don’t You Ever Forget It

Explicit: No


Come From Away – Me and The Sky (LIVE)


The cast of Come From Away perform “Welcome to the Rock” live in Studio q

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