This Week on Broadway for May 14, 2017: The Golden Apple and Clue On Stage


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere review Encores! The Golden Apple, Clue On Stage @ Bucks County Playhouse, The Bridges of Madison County @ SpeakEasy Stage, The New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala, Curvy Widow @ George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, A Doll’s House Part 2, Six Degrees of Separation, The Little Foxes, Oslo, Retro Productions presents And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little, MasterVoices presents Babes in Toyland, and Telly Leung “Hello, Young Lovers”. Matt Tamanini joins in to discuss upcoming musicals being presented on TV.

This episode of This Week on Broadway is supported by Heartbeat Opera.

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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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MATT TAMANINI is BroadwayWorld’s Senior TV and Film Critic and the host of the “Some Like it Pop” podcast, which is available on iTunes and Stitcher. You can connect with Matt on Twitter at @BWWMatt.


Notes and links for the podcast.


MP: Encores! The Golden Apple, May 10 – 14, 2017

The Golden Apple, Theatre Review by Michael Portantiere – May 10, 2017

PF: Clue On Stage @ Bucks County Playhouse, through May 20, 2017

MP: The Bridges of Madison County @ SpeakEasy Stage, Boston, MA, through June 3, 2017

MP: The New York Pops 34th Birthday Gala – Monday, May 1, 2017
The New York Pops’ 34th Birthday Gala celebrates the careers of Tony Award-winners Kelli O’Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won much acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. The orchestra also celebrates Karen van Bergen, CEO, Omnicom Public Relations Group, for her commitment to the arts.

PF: Curvy Widow @ George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, through May 21, 2017


MP + JM: A Doll’s House, Part 2 @ John Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., through Jul 23, 2017

Previous productions of Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” from IBDB

MP + JM: Six Degrees of Separation @ Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St.

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

MP + JM: Oslo @ Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 150 W. 65th St.


PF: Retro Productions presents And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little @ the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, through May 20, 2017

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

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

MP: 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.

MP: Bernstein at 100



Television, Film and Streaming: 

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Set as NBC’s Next Live Musical by Elizabeth Wagmeister (April 1, 2018)

‘Rent’ Selected as Fox’s Next Live Musical by Elizabeth Wagmeister (No Date Announced)

‘A Christmas Story’ Live Musical Set at Fox by Joe Otterson (December, 2017)

Dirty Dancing, premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 8|7c on ABC

NBC’s ‘Bye Bye Birdie Live!’ Adds Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Creative Team by Daniel Holloway (December, 2017)





Post Script:

Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


Opening Music selection – CANDIDE, the overture from the original Broadway cast album

Exit Music selection – THE GOLDEN APPLE, the overture from the original Broadway cast album


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