This Week on Broadway for April 30 2017: Frank Wood and Hello, Dolly!


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Frank Wood. We review Hello, Dolly!, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Doll’s House Part 2, Bandstand, Anastasia, Six Degrees of Separation, and Groundhog Day.


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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
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.

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook

Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
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


Notes and links for the podcast.

Guest: Frank Wood

Frank Wood at IBDB

Frank Wood at IMDB

Can you Forgive Her? at the Vineyard Theatre



PF + MP + JM: Hello, Dolly! @ Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St. (21:12)

MP + JM: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St. (42:45)

PF: A Doll’s House Part 2 @ John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St. Jul 23, 2017 (51:15)

MP + PF + JM: Bandstand @ Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 W. 45th St. (56:00)

MP + PF + JM: Anastasia @ Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St. (1:08:10)

Projection Design by Aaron Rhyne

— How Ghosts and Trees Come to Life in ‘Anastasia’ by Frank Rizzo

— Frank Rizzo’s new website: ShowRiz

PF: Six Degrees of Separation @ Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St. (1:19:56)

MP: Groundhog Day @ August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St. (1:25:10)




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Post Script:

Coming Soon: 

The Little Foxes @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St., through  Jun 18, 2017

Oslo @ Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 150 W. 65th St.

MasterVoices presents Babes in Toyland @ APRIL 27, 2017 at 7:00PM | CARNEGIE HALL

Telly Leung  “Hello, Young Lovers” at the performance space The Green Room 42 at Yotel, Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM.

Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back: Broadway Roasts Michael Musto
Monday, May 22nd at 8PM at the Actors Temple Theater, 339 West 47th Street
Presented by Daniel DeMello and Nathaniel Nowak, in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF.


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“Journey to the Past” Christy Altomare Live Performance | ANASTASIA The Musical


Laura Osnes singing “Welcome Home”


Groundhog Day Now On Broadway



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