This Week on Broadway for August 5, 2018: Head Over Heels


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Dave @ Arena Stage, Head Over Heels, Straight White Men, Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller @ Stage 42, The House That Will Not Stand @ New York Theatre Workshop, and Mary Page Marlowe @ Second Stage Theater.


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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.


Peter’s new comedy, “Musicals Without Music” will have a reading at The Millbrook Playhouse on Tuesday night, August 7, in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania



PF: Dave @ Arena Stage, Washington, DC, through August 19, 2018

JM + PF + MP: Head Over Heels @ Hudson Theatre, 141 West 44th Street

Songs by The Go-Go’s; Conceived by Jeff Whitty; Original Book by Jeff Whitty; Book adapted by James Magruder; Based on ‘The Arcadia’ by Sir Philip Sidney; Music orchestrated by Tom Kitt; Music arranged by Tom Kitt; Musical Director: Kimberly Grigsby


PF + MP: Straight White Men @ Hayes Theater, 240 West 44th Street, through September 9, 2018

MP + JM: Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller @ Stage 42, 422 West 42nd Street

PF + JM: The House That Will Not Stand @ New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, through August 19, 2018

JM: Mary Page Marlowe @ Second Stage Theater, 305 West 43rd Street, through August 19, 2018






Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


Head Over Heels on Broadway!


The Go Go’s Perform at Head Over Heels – Full

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