This Week on Broadway for August 6, 2017: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Peter Filichia, Jena Tesse Fox, and James Marino talk about The Public Theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Donna Murphy in Hello, Dolly!, Curvy Widow, Second Stage production of A Parallelogram, The Public Theater Cancels Several Performances of ‘Hamlet’, Sam Shepard, a new Little Shop movie, and more.



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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

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PF + JF + JM: The Public Theater production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ The Delacorte Theater in Central Park, July 11 – August 13

— Annaleigh Ashford

— Danny Burstein

PF: Donna Murphy in Hello, Dolly!

PF: Curvy Widow @ Westside Theatre (Upstairs), 407 West 43rd Street

PF + JM: Second Stage production of A Parallelogram @ Tony Kiser Theater, 305 West 43rd Street



The Public Theater Cancels Several Performances of ‘Hamlet’ by SOPAN DEB
at Anspacher Theater June 20 – September 3


Today on Broadway: Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Peter Filichia Remembers Sam Shepard

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reboot In the Works at Warner Bros; Josh Gad & Rebel Wilson to Star? by Caryn Robbins


Billy Porter and Stark Sands to Return to “Kinky Boots”

Original London Stars to Premiere “Harry Potter” on Broadway

“Once on this Island” Announces Initial Casting

Bette Midler to Exit “Hello, Dolly!” in January

Great Comet future

Jesse Oxfeld: OK, the 800-odd Playbills may not spark joy. But what kind of monster throws out Playbills?


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