This Week on Broadway for February 11, 2018: Andrew Polk


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Andrew Polk. Reviews include A White House Cantata @ Montclair State University, Hey, Look Me Over! @ Encores, Love Never Dies National Tour (reviewed in Boston), Home Is A Verb @ Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA), and The Thing With Feathers @ The Barrow Group


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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


Notes and links for the podcast.

Guest: Andrew Polk from The Band’s Visit

Film: The Week Of (w/Adam Sandler, Chris Rock – premiere on Netflix, April 2018), The Humbling, Three Generations, Norman (w/ Richard Gere), Jamie Marks Is Dead, Love Is Strange, Shelter among many others. TV: “The Punisher”(Netflix) “Instinct” (CBS – recurring premieres March, 2018), “House of Cards” (Harry Marshall – recurring, seasons 4&5), “Madame Secretary,” “Hell On Wheels,” “The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Person of Interest,” “The Blacklist,” “The Closer,” “30 Rock,” all “Law & Order” shows, among many others. Theater: The Band’s Visit (Barrymore Theater), The Band’s Visit (Atlantic Theater) Burning, Mouth To Mouth and The Accomplices (Drama Desk Nomination, The New Group), Diner The Musical (workshop), Walmartopia (Minetta Lane), The Green Zone (Lincoln Center), Walmartopia (MinettalLane), Flight (Lortel), Vick’s Boy (Rattlestick), among others. Regional: The Homecoming, Speed-The-Plow (A.C.T.), At Home At The Zoo (Philadelphia Theatre Co.), A New War (Long Wharf), Dinner with Friends (Alley Theatre), Angels in America (Alliance), Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, among many others. Training: London’s Webber-Douglas Academy (Fulbright Scholar). Associate Artist at A.C.T. Founder of The Cape Cod Theatre Project.

Alan Cumming show “Instinct” on CBS premiering mid March

Adam Sandler and Chris Rock film “The Week Of” premiering in April on Netflix.

The Cape Cod Theatre Project

The Band’s Visit

WEDDINGS/CELEBRATIONS: Zohar Tirosh, Andrew Polk, June 26, 2009

ZOHAR TIROSH-POLK – Israeli Dramaturg & Dialect Coach
My favorite lyric…

Zohar was the production dramaturg and dialect consultant for Higher at A.C.T. Her plays: Pieces, Land/Holy, Home/Front, The Zionists, Theo’s Dream, Waltz, and Six have been presented or produced at the The New Group, Magic Theatre, The Lincoln Center Theater’s Director’s Lab, New Repertory Theatre, The Cape Cod Theatre Project, The Jewish Plays Project, Rising Phoenix Rep, Silk Road Rising, the Lark Play Development Center, The Brick and HERE, among others. The Zionists will be published in the upcoming Semitic Commonwealth Anthology. Her English translation of Hanoch Levin’s play, Those Who Walk in the Dark is published in Wanderers and Other Israeli Plays by Seagull Books. Zohar won the Jewish Plays Project’s new play competition for Six. A 2017-2018 LABA fellow, Zohar is the recipient of the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Theatre Grant and a commission from Highbrow Productions. She has a B.A. in Literature and Writing from Columbia University and a Playwriting MFA from Brooklyn College under Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney.



PF: A White House Cantata (nee: 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue) @ Montclair State University, February 1 – 4, 2018
Directed by Gary John La Rosa

MP: Hey, Look Me Over! @ Encores! City Center, 131 West 55th Street, February 7 – 11, 2018

PF: Love Never Dies (National Tour in Boston)

PF: Home Is A Verb @ Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA)

PF: The Thing With Feathers @ The Barrow Group, TBG Main Stage Theatre, 312 West 36 Street, through February 10th, 2018

— Alexa Shae Niziak

How Massachusetts child actors balance Broadway, off-Broadway with school by Isaac Feldberg


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Post Script:

MP: Next week Michael will be seeing Chess and West Side Story in DC (@ Kennedy Center)

MP: Groff Story

MP: Broadway Valentine @ Queens Theatre
February 17-18, 2018
Produced by Stephen DeAngelis


Coming Soon: 

PF: Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen @ Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street, through March 4th, 2018


Explicit: No


Welcome to Nowhere
Performed by the Cast of THE BAND’S VISIT / Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek

Music by David Yazbek

Haled’s Song About Love
Performed by Ari’el Stachel / Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek

Answer Me
Performed by the Cast of THE BAND’S VISIT / Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek


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