This Week on Broadway for June 25, 2017: 1984


Ron Fassler, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about 1984, The Ziegfeld Society’s production of We’ll take a glass Together, Cost Of Living @ Manhattan Theatre Club, Afterglow @ The Loft at the Davenport Theatre, Red Bull Theater’s production of The Government Inspector, Live at the 2017 Tony Awards (from the expensive seats!), Dear Evan Hansen | Actors Fund performance, The 2017 National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (NHSMTA)/Jimmy® Awards coming.



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Ron is a film and television actor and author. His book “Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway” which chronicles Fassler’s years as a teenage theatregoer, and includes interviews with more than 100 Broadway theatre artists, was published in February, 2017.


Notes and links for the podcast.



MP + RF: 1984 @ Hudson Theatre, 139 – 141 West 44th Street, through October 8, 2017

1984 – Talkin’ Broadway’s Theatre Review by Michael Portantiere – June 22, 2017

MP: The Ziegfeld Society’s production of We’ll take a glass Together @ Lang Hall – Hunter College @ 69th Street, June 24th

RS: Cost Of Living @ Manhattan Theatre Club,

MP: Afterglow @ The Loft at the Davenport Theatre, through August 5, 2017

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



RS: Live at the 2017 Tony Awards (from the expensive seats!)

RS: Dear Evan Hansen | Actors Fund Sun, June 25, 2017, 8:00 pm

MP: The 2017 National High School Musical Theatre Awards™ (NHSMTA)/Jimmy® Awards will take place on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan.



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Grand Hotel: The Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

H-A-P-P-Y / We’ll Take a Glass Together


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