This Week on Broadway for April 16, 2017: Present Laughter and War Paint

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere review Present Laughter, War Paint, Sunday in the Park with George, In & Of Itself, Gently Down The Stream, Daniel’s Husband, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, Wagner College Completely Student Productions’ of Assassins, and Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of Assassins


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PF + MP + JM: Present Laughter @ St. James Theatre, 246 West 44th Street, scheduled through July 2, 2017

Listen: This Week on Broadway for April 9, 2017: Tedra Millan

JM + MP: War Paint @ Nederlander Theatre, 208 West 41st Street

MP: Sunday in the Park with George, Hudson Theatre, 141 W. 44th Street, scheduled through April 23, 2017

JM + PF: In & Of Itself @ Daryl Roth Theatre

MP: Gently Down The Stream @ Public

PF: Daniel’s Husband @ Cherry Lane Theater

MP: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical @ Theater works Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street,

MP: Wagner College Completely Student Productions’ of Assassins

PF: Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of Assassins




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Post Script:

Next Week: 

JM + MP: Indecent

MP: God of Vengeance

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James Marino


James is a technologist who has an affinity for Broadway, the theatre and music. In the late 90's he started, one of the first Broadway-centric websites. You can usually find James staring at a screen when not seated in a theatre.