This Week on Broadway for July 16, 2017: Joshua Ellis, Assassins


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Joshua Ellis about his upcoming show, “Call My Publicist – the Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent.” We review Encores! Off-Center’s Assassins, Pipeline @ Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Marvin’s Room, The Public Theater’s production of Hamlet, The Little Victory Theatre’s production of Summer of ’42, The Crusade of Connor Stephens @ The Jerry Orbach Theater, and 54 Sings Man of La Mancha


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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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Michael Portantiere is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadwayEverything 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.


PF: Next Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm see Peter narrate A Broadway Musical, by Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, and William F. Brown @ Feinstein’s/54 Below

PF: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 @ Yotel, Villain: DeBlanks
Green Room 42 is located on the 4th floor of Yotel Hotel, on 42nd St & 10th Ave. Full restaurant & bar available.
Tickets: $25. No food or beverage minimum.

MP: Broadway Stands Up for Freedom @ NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Pl, Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Spend an unforgettable evening with fellow art and music lovers celebrating the power and beauty of expression. This year Broadway Stands Up for Freedom welcomes Kurt Crowley of “Hamilton: An American Musical” as the music director for the show. The concert will also feature Gavin Creel, 2017 Tony award winning actor and Chris Jackson, 2015 Tony-award nominated actor from Hamilton: An American Musical. Brilliant Broadway songwriter teams creating original music, written and composed exclusively for this concert, will be performed by a lineup of Broadway’s brightest stars and up-and-coming talent. Each song highlights a different civil liberties issue and the work of the ACLU and NYCLU using humor, irony and the freedom of expression!


Guest: Joshua Ellis

Call My Publicist – the Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent (

CALL MY PUBLICIST! The Starry Education of A Broadway Press Agent @ United Solo Festival
Written and Performed by Joshua Ellis, NEW YORK
Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 9:00pm



MP: Encores! Off-Center’s Assassins @ City Center, 131 West 55th St, July 12 – 15, 2017

PF + JM: Pipeline @ Lincoln Center Theater‘s Mitzi E. Newhouse, 150 West 65th Street, through August 27, 2017

MP + PF + JM: Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Marvin’s Room @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, through August 27, 2017

PF: The Public Theater’s production of Hamlet @ Anspacher Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, through September 3, 2017 (Directed by Sam Gold)

MP: The Little Victory Theatre’s production of Summer of ’42, 4089 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, through July 16, 2017

PF: The Crusade of Connor Stephens @ The Jerry Orbach Theater at the Theater Center, 210 W. 50th

MP: 54 Sings Man of La Mancha, 254 W 54th St. Wed, Jul 12: 7:00 pm
Wed, Jul 12: 9:30 pm



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The Assassins cast sings “Everybody’s Got The Right”


Sondheim & Weidman’s ASSASSINS at New York City Center


Assassins (The Broadway Cast Recording)

— Another National Anthem


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