This Week on Broadway for November 5, 2017: Rags at Goodspeed


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Rags @ The Goodspeed, The Last Match @ Roundabout, The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald @ La MaMa, National Chorale @ David Geffen Hall, and Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train @ Signature Theatre.


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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


Notes and links for the podcast.



PF: Rags @ The Goodspeed, East Haddam CT, through December 10, 2017

— Possible Roundabout transfer?

Revisiting RAGS: Goodspeed revises musical by Broadway legends Stein, Strouse & Schwartz


MP: The Last Match Off Broadway @ Roundabout Theatre Company The Last Match @ Roundabout Laura Pels

Anna Ziegler’s new play, “Actually” coming to MTC


PF: The Life and Times of Lee Harvey Oswald @ La MaMa, First Floor Theatre, 74A East 4th Street, through November 19, 2017


MP: National Chorale’s Carl Orff, Carmina Burana and Chichester Psalms, by Leonard Bernstein @ David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, Friday, November 3, 2017


MP: Book: The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist’s Life and Work by Howard Pollack (Oxford University Press)


PF: Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train @ Signature Theatre’s The Irene Diamond Stage, 480 West 42nd Street through December 3, 2017


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Temptations Musical Won’t Wait in the Wings for Broadway





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Goodspeed Musicals RAGS montage


Road to Hell (Live)


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