This Week on Broadway for September 24, 2017: Merrily We Roll Along and West Side Story


Peter Filichia, Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Merrily We Roll Along @ Huntington Theatre Company, discuss history of West Side Story, review MCC Theater production of Charm, Suzan-Lori Parks’ In the Blood, Stratford Festival: Twelfth Night and The School for Scandal, One Night Only @ Women’s Project Theater, and Penguin Rep production of Small World.


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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, and is the chief new york theater critic at TalkinBroadway. 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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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.

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MATT TAMANINI is BroadwayWorld’s Senior TV and Film Critic and the host of the “Some Like it Pop” podcast, which is available on iTunes and Stitcher. You can connect with Matt on Twitter at @BWWMatt.


Notes and links for the podcast.




PF: Merrily We Roll Along @ Huntington Theatre Company, 264 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02115, through October 15, 2017

West Side Story (aka Gangway)

MP: Coming up this Week: West Side Story 60th Anniversary Celebration @ 54 Below, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

MP + JF: MCC Theater production of Charm @ Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street, through October 15, 2017

PF: The Red Letter Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks @ Signature Theatre, The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street

— The Red Letter Plays: In the Blood, through October 15, 2017

JF: Stratford Festival: Twelfth Night @ Festival Theatre, 55 Queen Street, N5A 6V2, Stratford, ON, through October 21, 2017

JF: Stratford Festival: The School for Scandal @ Avon Theatre, 99 Downie Street, through October 21, 2017

PF: One Night Only @ Women’s Project Theater, 2162 Broadway, through October 8, 2017

PF: Penguin Rep production of Small World @ 59e59, 59 East 59th Street b/t Park and Madison, through October 7, 2017

— Joe Brancato @ Penguin Rep


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West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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