This Week on Broadway for July 2, 2017: Bella, Fulfillment Center


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Jan Simpson review 1984, Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Fulfillment Center, Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Napoli, Brooklyn, Bella: An American Tall Tale @ Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Cost Of Living, and Seeing You, An Immersive Experience from Randy Weiner and Ryan Heffington, located at 450 W 14th Street.



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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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JAN SIMPSON is the Director of the Arts and Culture Journalism program at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism, and also writes for TDF Stages, American Theater and has her own blog at Broadway & Me.

Notes and links for the podcast.


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

JS + PF: Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Fulfillment Center @ MTC Stage II at City Center, 131 West 55th Street. through July 16, 2017

TDF Stages: What Happens When There’s Class Conflict in the Workplace? by JANICE SIMPSON

JS: Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Napoli, Brooklyn @ The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, through September 3, 2017

PF + JS: Bella: An American Tall Tale @ Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42 Street, through July 2, 2017

JS: Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Cost Of Living @ MTC Stage I at City Center, 131 West 55th Street, through July 16, 2017

Marvin’s Room

PF: Seeing You | An Immersive Experience from Randy Weiner and Ryan Heffington, located at 450 W 14th Street, through July 30, 2017

New York Times: Review: An Immersive ‘Seeing You’ Sends Its Audience to War by Ben Brantley and Jesse Green
Our chief theater critics went to see the interactive performance piece on the same night, expecting to have vastly different experiences. They didn’t.


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“Big Booty Tupelo Gal” from Bella: An American Tall Tale at Playwrights Horizons


Bella: An American Tall Tale Trailer


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