This Week on Broadway for June 4, 2017: The Government Inspector


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Red Bull Theater’s production of The Government Inspector, Building The Wall @ New World Stages, The Boy Who Danced On Air @ Abingdon Theatre Company, MCC Theater’s production of The End of Longing, Oklahoma! @ John W. Engeman Theater, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Groundhog Day, and Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley: Broadway & Beyond @ 54 Below.


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Notes and links for the podcast.


Tonight: The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Sunday, June 4, 2017

Monday: Peter Filichia hosts the Theatre World Awards tomorrow, Monday, June 5, 2017 @ the Imperial, 5:30PM

Tuesday: William Daniels at Drama Book Shop, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 @ 5PM

Today on Broadway: Monday, May 29, 2017
Listen: Actor and Writer Ron Fassler Discusses his Book “Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway.”



MP + PF: Red Bull Theater’s production of The Government Inspector @ The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street, though June 24, 2017


PF: Building The Wall @ New World Stages, 340 W 50th St, through July 9, 2017

MP: The Boy Who Danced On Air @ Abingdon Theatre Company, June Havoc Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, through June 11, 2017

MP + PF: MCC Theater’s production of The End of Longing @ at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, through July 1, 2017

Bill W. and Dr. Bob (mistakenly referred to as “Friend of Bill” by James)

MP: Oklahoma! @ John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768, through June 25, 2017

PF: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 @ Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street

PF: Groundhog Day @ August Wilson Theatre, 245 W. 52nd St.

Recommendation: Tonys Actress Roundtable: 5 Nominees on Pee Breaks, Colorblind Casting and Surviving Eight Shows a Week by Scott Feinberg
Denee Benton, Christine Ebersole, Jennifer Ehle, Sally Field and Laura Linney sit down for a wide-ranging conversation about life on Broadway.

MP: Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley: Broadway & Beyond @ 54 Below, May 29 – June 1, 2017




PF: Trip to Arkansas

Arkansas Razorbacks, the University of Arkansas

— 110 in the Shade in Arkansas @ High School
Possibly: South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, AR ?

— Barista at Starbucks at Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport (Little Rock, AR) singing Wicked


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Post Script:

Pacific Overtures – 1976 Original Broadway Cast
At long last- recorded on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on June 9th, 1976 and then broadcast on Japanese public television, this is the original Broadway production of Pacific Overtures.


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
No One Else by Denée Benton

Back to Before – Marin Mazzie (Ragtime)


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