This Week on Broadway for January 7, 2018: Jonathan Groff


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jonathan Groff about his upcoming show “The Bobby Darin Story,” which is part of  92Y Lyrics & Lyricists series. We review Ann Morrison @ Feinstein’s/54 Below, and Up in the Cheap Seats with Ron Fassler & Friends @ Feinstein’s/54 Below.


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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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Guest: Jonathan Groff

New York Times Profile: Bobby Darin Who? Jonathan Groff Gets It Now by Elysa Gardner

92Y Lyrics & Lyricists: The Bobby Darin Story

January 20-22, 2018 @ Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

The songs of Darin in the key of Groff. Join us as two-time Tony nominee Jonathan Groff captures the magic of Bobby Darin.

Bobby Darin was the most captivating and versatile entertainer of his time. His too short but extraordinary life took him from his birthplace (blocks from 92Y) to the Brill Building, to stage and screen, through politics and pacifism, and more. Rock and roller, nightclub singer, prolific songwriter, dazzling entertainer … “Splish Splash” … “Dream Lover” … “Mack the Knife” … Jonathan Groff will conjure it all.

Featuring Jonathan Groff
Alex Timbers, director
Andy Einhorn, music director
Andrew Resnick, music director

David Pittu, vocals
George Salazar, vocals
Elena Shaddow, vocals
Stephanie Styles, vocals

Brian Pareschi, trumpet
Todd Groves, woodwinds
Jim Hershman, guitar
Michael Thurber, bass
Jared Schonig, drums

Chase Brock, musical staging
Dan Scully, projections

Jonathan Groff: IBDB | IMDB

Jonathan is not on social media, but people tag him as #GroffSauce

Flashback, our previous interview of Jonathan: This Week on Broadway for May 25, 2011: Jonathan Groff

Jonathan Groff on Growing Up on The Ellen Show


GQ: How to Maintain Your Chill When You’re Starring in Hamilton



MP: Ann Morrison @ Feinstein’s/54 Below, Wednesday, January 3, 2018

PF + MP: Up in the Cheap Seats with Ron Fassler & Friends @ Feinstein’s/54 Below, Friday, January 5, 2018

— Peter talks briefly about Michael Lavine for sheet music. Here is a great interview of Michael:

— Behind the Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends: #85 MICHAEL LAVINE, Sheet Music Expert & Music Director

— Flashback: This Week on Broadway for October 18, 2015: Lee Adams

— Flashback: This Week on Broadway for December 8, 2013: Sound of Music and Anita Gillette

— NPR Fresh Air with Terry Gross: Lin-Manuel Miranda On Disney, Mixtapes And Why He Won’t Try To Top ‘Hamilton’

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Post Script:

Coming Soon: 

MP + PF: Mankind

PF + MP + JM: John Lithgow: Stories by Heart


Explicit: No


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Hamilton: What Comes Next

Spring Awakening: All That’s Known


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