This Week on Broadway for August 26, 2018: Pretty Woman and Upcoming Fall Shows


Peter Filichia, Jena Tesse Fox, and James Marino review Pretty Woman: The Musical, Hairspray @ The Argyle Theatre, The Rhino Theater’s The Emperor’s New Clothes (Ahrens & Flaherty’s), and The Petrified Forest @ Berkshire Theatre Group. We talk about the new of Laura Benanti going into My Fair Lady, and discuss what we are looking forward to this fall on Broadway.


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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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Notes and links for the podcast.


JM + JF: Pretty Woman: The Musical @ Nederlander Theatre, 208 West 41st Street

PF: Hairspray @ The Argyle Theatre, 34 West Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702, through August 26, 2018


Coming, Tuesday, September 18, 2018: The Best Songs Cut From the Best Musicals Sung By The Best Singers Who Never Sang Them @ 54 Below
Renowned critic, journalist and theatre historian Peter Filichia hosts an evening of some of the best songs that were cut from some of the best musicals either in or out of town on their way to Broadway. Come enjoy songs that still stand alone and the stories behind why they were let go. This evening will be a delight for theatre aficionado who will recognize many of the songs and be introduced to some wonderful new/old ones!


PF: The Rhino Theater, The Emperor’s New Clothes (Ahrens & Flaherty’s)

PF: The Petrified Forest @ Berkshire Theatre Group



Laura Benanti to Replace Lauren Ambrose in Broadway’s My Fair Lady by Andy Lefkowitz

Q: What else are we looking forward to this fall?

Bernhardt/Hamlet [Original]
Opening: Sep 25, 2018
Closing: Nov 11, 2018

The Nap [Original]
Play, Comedy
Opening: Sep 27, 2018
Closing: Nov 11, 2018

The Lifespan of a Fact [Original]
Opening: Oct 18, 2018
Closing: Jan 13, 2019

The Ferryman [Original]
Opening: Oct 21, 2018

The Waverly Gallery [Original]
Opening: Oct 25, 2018
Closing: Jan 27, 2019

Torch Song [Revival]
Opening: Nov 01, 2018
Closing: Feb 24, 2019

American Son [Original]
Opening: Nov 04, 2018
Closing: Jan 27, 2019

King Kong [Original]
Musical, Drama, Puppets, Spectacle
Opening: Nov 08, 2018

The Prom [Original]
Musical, Comedy
Opening: Nov 15, 2018

The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays [Original]
Special, Magic
Opening: Nov 23, 2018
Closing: Dec 30, 2018

The Cher Show [Original]
Opening: Dec 03, 2018

Network [Original]
Opening: Dec 06, 2018

To Kill a Mockingbird [Original]
Play, Drama
Opening: Dec 13, 2018




Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


Original Broadway Cast, Samantha Barks – “I Can’t Go Back” | Pretty Woman: The Musical


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