Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss the best theater of 2018.
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Peter Filichia | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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 MTI, Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
Michael Portantiere | email@example.com | Facebook
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.
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What was the best theater in 2018?
4:20 Louisa Thompson, Set Designer: Elevator Repair Service: Everyone’s Fine with Virginia Woolf
20:24 King Kong
Lighting Design by Peter Mumford
Projection Design by Peter England
Video & Projection Imaging Content by Artists in Motion
22:25 Jaren Mullen in One Man, Two Guvnors at International Thespian Festival in Lincoln Nebraska
23:04 Tom Souhrada in Popcorn Falls by James Hindman at Davenport Theatre
23:33 Laurie Metcalf in Three Tall Women
39:03 Bernadette Peters in Hello Dolly
45:17 Angels in America (both parts)
46:20 The Boys in the Band
53:25 Mint Theater Company | Lost Plays Found Here, Jonathan Bank. Artistic Director
1:05:25 Desperate Measures
1:05:55 Pygmalion @ Bedlam
1:06:10 Sam Gibbs in Beowulf @ SoHo Playhouse (Fringe Encores)
10:02 Slave Play @ NYTW
12:17 The Lifespan of a Fact
12:21 American Son
17:42 Sea View Playwright’s Theatre: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Staten Island)
25:30 The Prom
48:10 The Men from the Boys (Sequel to The Boys in the Band)
54:55 Encores: Grand Hotel
1:09:19 Hairspray at Argyle Theater
1:09:30 Passion @ Signature Theatre (VA)
Other 2018 Lists:
10. Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet
9. The Birds
8. Angels in America
57:07 6. Dance Nation
1. What the Constitution Means to Me
57:07 1. Dance Nation (Playwrights Horizons, closed July 1)
2. Three Tall Women (Golden Theatre, closed June 24)
3. The Ferryman (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, through July 7)
4. Fairview (Soho Rep, closed Aug 12)
5. Oklahoma! (St. Ann’s Warehouse, closed Nov 11, returns Mar 19)
6. The Low Road (Public Theater, closed Apr 8)
52:35 7. Uncle Vanya (Hunter Theater Project, closed Nov 18)
8. Angels in America (Neil Simon Theatre, closed July 11)
9. Slave Play (New York Theatre Workshop, through Jan 13)
10. Catch as Catch Can (New Ohio Theatre, closed Nov 17)
BONUS: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Lyric Theatre, open run)
Fiddler on the Roof
Is God Is
Jerry Springer—The Opera
My Fair Lady
The New One
The Waverly Gallery
What the Constitution Means to Me
‘Angels in America’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’
37:15 ‘Carmen Jones’ and ‘Oklahoma!’
57:07 ‘Dance Nation’
‘Is God Is’
‘Lobby Hero’ and ‘The Waverly Gallery’
52:35 ‘Uncle Vanya’
‘Three Tall Women’
‘My Fair Lady’
‘The Sound Inside’
52:35 ‘Uncle Vanya’
‘What the Constitution Means to Me’
‘Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future’
Michael’s Music Moment:
5 Dance with You
6 The Acceptance Song
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