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This Week on Broadway for February 25, 2018: Chess at The Kennedy Center

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Broadway and major theatrical reviews, news, and interviews. Debbie Shrager joins us to review the Kennedy Center’s production of Chess as well as Michael Urie in Hamlet @ Shakespeare Theatre Company. Other reviews include National Symphony Orchestra of West Side Story in Concert, a preview of Subways Are For Sleeping @ York Theatre Company Musicals in Mufti, Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen @ Atlantic Theater Company, The New Group’s production of Jerry Springer – The Opera @ Square Signature Center, A Marriage Contract @ Metropolitan Playhouse, Manhattan Concert Productions Broadway Classics in Concert @ Carnegie Hall, and HamilTour: The Tour Where It Happened. We also talk about the passing of Gemze de Lappe, Nanette Fabray, and Jan Maxwell.

 


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Panel:

Peter Filichia | peter@broadwayradio.com | Facebook
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.

James Marino | james@broadwayradio.com | Twitter | Facebook
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Michael Portantiere | michael@broadwayradio.com | Facebook
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 FollowSpotPhoto.com.

 

Notes and links for the podcast.

Pre: 

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On this episode of BroadwayRadio’s “Tell Me More,” Matt talks to one of the funniest women on Broadway, Ellyn Marie Marsh. Fresh off of her sixish years with “Kinky Boots,” Ellyn is heading out of town with the new musical adaptation of “Pretty Woman.”

 

Reviews: 

Debbie Shrager joined us by phone to talk about Chess and Hamlet

MP + DS: Broadway Center Stage: Chess @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, February 14-18, 2018

DS: Michael Urie in Hamlet @ Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall, Washington, DC, through March 4, 2018

MP: National Symphony Orchestra, West Side Story in Concert, Conducted by Steven Reineke @ The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Concert Hall, February 14 – 17, 2018

PF: Preview of Subways Are For Sleeping @ York Theatre Company Musicals in Mufti, through March 4, 2018

MP: Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen @ Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street, through March 7, 2018

MP: The New Group’s production of Jerry Springer – The Opera @ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, through March 11, 2018

PF: A Marriage Contract @ Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 East Fourth Street, through March 18, 2018

MP: Manhattan Concert Productions Broadway Classics in Concert @ Carnegie Hall, February 20, 2018
Don Stephenson (Stage Director) and Kevin Stites (Music Director)

PF: HamilTour: The Tour Where It Happened by Broadway Up Close Walking Tours (Tim Dolan)

 

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In Memoriam:

Gemze de Lappe

Nanette Fabray

Jan Maxwell

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Music:

Theatermania / YouTube: Raúl Esparza, Karen Olivo, and More Play Some Chess at Kennedy Center

 

Watch Raul Esparza, Ramin Karimloo & More Rehearse for CHESS at the Kennedy Center

 

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