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Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss The Prom, Matilda the Musical @ Walnut Street Theatre, Orphaned Songs for Orphaned Starfish, a concert of composer Stephen Schwartz (benefit), King John @ Folger Theatre, Rachel York, “Thank You for the Music” at The Green Room 42, Marilyn Maye Gives Thanks @ Feinstein’s/54 Below, Shadow of Heroes @ Metropolitan Playhouse, Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert @ NJPAC, and Harold Prince: The Director’s Life on PBS (TV)
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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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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 FollowSpotPhoto.com.
Notes and links for the podcast.
Michael Portantiere and Stephen Schartz at the Orphaned Starfish Foundation benefit at The Cutting Room on Monday, November 19, 2018
PF + MP + JM: The Prom @ Longacre Theatre
— Kate Marilley understudy for Beth Leavel (Dee Dee Allen) was on again
— People.com: Thanksgiving Day Parade Airs First Same-Sex Kiss and Some Conservative Viewers Weren’t Thankful
PF: Matilda the Musical @ Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, PA), though January 6, 2019
MP: Orphaned Songs for Orphaned Starfish, a concert of composer Stephen Schwartz, benefitting The Orphaned Starfish Foundation on Monday, November 19 at The Cutting Room
— Stephen Schwartz Concert Benefit For The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Raises $60,000
— The Prince of Egypt by Stephen Schwartz news coming
PF: King John @ Folger Theatre (Washington DC), Directed by Aaron Posner, through December 2, 2018
TWoB – September 23, 2018: MP: Macbeth @ Folger Theatre, Washington, DC, through September 23, 2018
TWoB – June 21, 2015: MP: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead @ Folger Theatre
MP: Rachel York, “Thank You for the Music” at The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, November 18, 2018
THE GREEN ROOM 42 celebrated its landmark 500th show with Rachel York’s show
MP: Marilyn Maye Gives Thanks @ Feinstein’s/54 Below, November 18 – 24, 2018
PF: Shadow of Heroes @ Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 East Fourth Street, through December 9, 2018
— Alex Roe, Producing Artistic Director
MP: Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert @ NJPAC, Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, November 25, 2018
Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy, as he leaves his home planet, battles the evil Empire and learns the ways of the Force. Don’t miss Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to the complete film.
MP: Harold Prince: The Director’s Life on PBS (TV)
Michael’s Music Moment:
06 Hello, Dolly!
11 Make Someone Happy
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