Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss The Nap, Bernhardt / Hamlet, (Yeston & Kopit’s) Phantom @ Westchester Broadway Theatre, La Bohème @ The Met, Peter and the Starcatcher @ Argyle Theatre, Being Ernest @ Greater Boston Stage Company, Jennifer Ashley Tepper meets Ken Mandelbaum, and the passing of Joe Masteroff.
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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 MTI, Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
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Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
Flea Market 2018 PosterSunday, September 30, 10 am – 7 pm
Shubert Alley, West 44th Street and West 45th Street, NYC
PF: The Nap @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, through November 11, 2018
MP + JM: Bernhardt / Hamlet @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, through November 11, 2018
PF: (Yeston & Kopit’s) Phantom @ Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford NY, through November 25th, 2018
— Inevitable comparison to Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s The Phantom of the Opera
— Check for $25 tickets! Metropolitan Opera | Rush Tickets
MP: Peter and the Starcatcher @ Argyle Theatre, Babylon Village, NY, through October 21, 2018
PF: Being Ernest @ Greater Boston Stage Company, Stoneham, MA, through October 7, 2018
A New Musical
Book and Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Music by Paul Gordon & Jay Gruska
From the Play by Oscar Wilde
This exuberant new musical moves Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest to a Carnaby Street flat, where a wild comedy of romance and mistaken identities ensues.
Kinky Boots Sets Closing Date on Broadway BY ANDREW GANS, ADAM HETRICK
The Tony Award-winning musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper opened in April 2013 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony winner for Best Musical, will end its run April 7, 2019, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. At the time of closing, the hit musical will have played 2,507 regular performances and 34 previews—making it the 25th longest-running production in Broadway history.
Kinky Boots makes way for incoming Moulin Rouge?
Michael’s Music Moment:
SHE LOVES ME track for “Musical Moment”
Overture from She Loves Me
Ice Cream (Reprise) from She Loves Me
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