This Week on Broadway for October 29, 2017: The Portuguese Kid

Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review The Portuguese Kid, The Colored Museum @ Harlem Repertory Theatre, M. Butterfly, Torch Song @ Second Stage, Guarding The Bridge (Reading), and Marilyn Maye @ Jazz at Lincoln Center.


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JF + MP: The Portuguese Kid @ MTC at New York City Center – Stage I, 131 West 55th Street, through December 3, 2017

JF: The Colored Museum (by George C. Wolfe) @ Harlem Repertory Theatre, Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street, through December 15. 2017

MP: M. Butterfly @ Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St.

MP + JM: Torch Song @ Second Stage, Tony Kiser Theater, 305 West 43rd Street, through December 3, 2017

JF: Guarding The Bridge and Spoken Word, A Staged-Reading @ ATA Sargent Theater, 314 West 54th Street

MP: Marilyn Maye @ Jazz at Lincoln Center, Appel Room, Broadway and 60th Street, October 28, 2017


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