This Week on Broadway for September 16, 2018: Agnes @ 59e59 and Pamela’s First Musical @ Two River Theater


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Agnes @ 59e59, Pamela’s First Musical @ Two River Theater, 54 Sings Golden Rainbow @ Feinstein’s/54 Below, Hunter College’s Uncle Vanya, Peter and the Starcatcher @ Argyle Theatre, and the passing of Marin Mazzie.


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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.


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!

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Jan Simpson: Stagecraft: Simon Reade, “Private Peaceful”
Based on a novel by Michael Morpurgo, who wrote the novel “War Horse” which was adapted into the play and movie. Directed & Adapted by Simon Reade

Matt Tamanini: Tell Me More | Episode 12: Robert Fairchild on the Evolution of “An American in Paris” on Stage
On this episode of BroadwayRadio’s “Tell Me More,” Matt Tamanini talks to Tony-nominated actor Robert Fairchild before the West End production of the stage adaptation of “An American in Paris”comes to movie theatres around the country this week. Before Fairchild made his Broadway debut



PF: Lesser America, in Association with Hugh Hayes, presents Agnes @ 59e59, through September 29, 2018

MP: Pamela’s First Musical @ Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ, through October 7, 2018

World Premiere
Book by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Wendy Wasserstein and Tony Award winner Christopher Durang
Music by Tony Award winner Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Tony Award winner David Zippel
Directed and Choreographed by 10-time Tony Award nominee Graciela Daniele

MP + PF: 54 Sings Golden Rainbow @ Feinstein’s/54 Below, September 11, 2018

PF:  Hunter Theater Project Presents Uncle Vanya @ The Frederick Loewe Theatre, 695 Park Avenue, through October 14, 2018

JM: Peter and the Starcatcher @ Argyle Theatre, Babylon Village, NY, through October 21, 2018

— Played on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, (4/15/2012 – 1/20/2013)

— Argyle Theater: Black Stache played by Raji Ahsan (Twitter)

— Argyle Theater: Molly Aster played by Katrina Michaels (Twitter | Website)

— Argyle Theater: Mrs. Bumbrake played by Phillip Taratula (Twitter | Instagram)



Marin Mazzie, Broadway Musical Star, Is Dead at 57 by Neil Genzlinger
In a long career cut short by cancer, she earned three Tony nominations in just six years, for performances in “Passion,” “Ragtime” and “Kiss Me, Kate.”

Marin Mazzie: IBDB | IOBDB | IMDB





Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:

Marin Mazzie Sings ‘Life Is’ from ZORBA! at City Center Encores!


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


Back to Before from Ragtime

Marin Mazzie Sings ‘Life Is’ from ZORBA! at City Center Encores!


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