This Week on Broadway for October 21, 2018: Apologia


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Apologia @ Roundabout Theatre Company, One Christmas Eve (part of FringeNYC), Girl From The North Country @ The Public, Midnight at The Never Get @ York Theatre Company, Sea View Playwright’s Theatre production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and La Femme Theatre Productions of Tennessee Williams’ A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur @ Theatre at St. Clements.


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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | 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.

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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.




PF + MP + JM: Apologia @ Roundabout Theatre Company (Starring Stockard Channing‎) The Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, through December 16, 2018

MP + PF: The Lifespan of a Fact @ Studio 54, through January 13, 2019

The Nonfiction Novel by Truman Capote

The Story Behind a Nonfiction Novel By GEORGE PLIMPTON in The New York Times

PF: One Christmas Eve (part of FringeNYC) @ Village School, through Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Schondeikkan Productions in Association with The Journey Company
Writer: Gretchen Cryer, Lynne Halliday, James Hindman, Arlene Hutton, and Craig Pospisil, Song by Gretchen Cryer

MP + JM: Girl From The North Country @ The Public, Newman Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, through December 23, 2018
Written and directed by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan.

Peter’s review: This Week on Broadway for October 7, 2018: Bernhardt / Hamlet

PF: Midnight at The Never Get @ York Theatre Company, 619 Lexington Avenue, through November 2, 2018

Marc Miller’s reviews at TalkinBroadway

— Lets have more from Mark Sonnenblick!
Mark Sonnenblick is a composer, lyricist, and scriptwriter, although not always at the same time. Collaborations include Midnight at The Never Get (Bistro Award, MAC Award Nominee “Show of the Year”), Independents (“Best Production” FringeNYC, “Critics’ Pick” New York Times), Dragons Love Tacos (TheatreworksUSA), Twenty Minutes Or Less (Washington National Opera), Ship Show (Yale Institute for Music Theatre), Stompcat in Lawndale (Ars Nova Ant Fest), Wheel of Misfortune (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), and Bunkerville (Yale DRAMAT, BSU Discovery Festival winner). He won a 2018 Jonathan Larson Grant and is a three-time finalist for the Kleban Award. Mark has developed work at The Johnny Mercer Writers Colony (Goodspeed Musicals), UCross Foundation, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, The John Duffy Institute (Virginia Arts Festival), Composers and the Voice (American Opera Projects), and The Johnny Mercer Songwriting Project.


MP: Sea View Playwright‘s Theatre production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot on Staten Island, through October 28, 2018

PF: La Femme Theatre Productions of Tennessee Williams’ A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur @ Theatre at St. Clements, 423 West 46th Street, through October 21, 2018






Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

MP: Ordinary Days

JM: Epic Theatre Ensemble’s The Winning Side @ Theatre Row – The Acorn Theatre, through October 28, 2018

PF: The Ferryman


Explicit: No


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