This Week on Broadway for February 4, 2018: Cardinal and Fire and Air


Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Matt Tamanini talk about Cardinal @ Second Stage, Fire and Air @ Classic Stage Company, Regeneration Theater production of As Is @ The Workshop Theatre, Camp Broadway Presents: Before Broadway with Adam Kantor @ Feinstein’s / 54 Below, Follies – National Theatre Live, and The 90th Academy Awards (2018)


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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. 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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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.



JM + JF: Cardinal @ Second Stage, Tony Kiser Theater, 305 West 43rd Street, through February 25, 2018

MP: Fire and Air @ Classic Stage Company, 136 East 13th Street, through February 25, 2018

MP: Regeneration Theater production of As Is @ The Workshop Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, through February 11, 2018

MP: Camp Broadway Presents: Before Broadway with Adam Kantor @ Feinstein’s / 54 Below, January 28, 2018


Television, Film and Streaming: 

MT: Follies – National Theatre Live

MT: The 90th Academy Awards (2018)
Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Honoring movies released in 2017






Post Script:

Carol Channing performed on Super Bowl 4.

Carol Channing at the Super Bowl: ‘It was like an opening night on Broadway’

Acclaimed Broadway Filmmaker Rick McKay Dies



In a world-famous musical, a group of men whistle a famous 19th century song – not a song from a musical, but a famous song from way back when But it just so happens to have the exact same title of a song that was written specifically for the show — but was sung by a group of women. What’s the one name of both songs and the show?

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