Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss New Yiddish Rep’s Samuel Beckett’s Vartn Af Godot (Waiting for Godot), things we missed in last week’s the best of 2018, and cast recordings, including Cole Porter’s Something For the Boys, Lerner & Loewe’s Brigadoon (New York City Center 2017 Cast Recording), Masterworks Broadway’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, and more.
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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.
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BroadwayCon: Saturday January 12, 2019, 11:15AM
Broadway Radio: This Week on Broadway Live!
New York Hilton Midtown – Sutton Center Room
Santino Fontana: Talking Tootsie, Rodgers & Hart, and More with Michael Portantiere as moderator.
Drama Desk Event – Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 6PM
Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
PF: New Yiddish Rep‘s Samuel Beckett’s Vartn Af Godot (Waiting for Godot) @ 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14 Street, through January 27, 2019
New Yiddish Rep Archive
— Death of a Salesman
— Awake and Sing
— God of Carnage
(Redux) What was the best theater in 2018?
BroadwayRadio Special: Interview with Philip Chaffin
James Marino and talks with Philip Chaffin about his new album, “Will He Like Me” on the PS Classics label.
Lerner & Loewe’s Brigadoon (New York City Center 2017 Cast Recording)
The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Lawrence Manchester, Rob Berman and Emily Altman. Download the booklet for Lerner & Loewe’s Brigadoon.
Masterworks Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK OF THE NBC TELEVISION EVENT | Album Available Digitally April 6 & On CD April 20 |Preorder Now Live Broadcast Airs April 1
2019 Grammy Nominations
58. Best Musical Theater Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album.
THE BAND’S VISIT
Etai Benson, Adam Kantor, Katrina Lenk & Ari’el Stachel, principal soloists; Dean Sharenow & David Yazbek, producers; David Yazbek, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
Renée Fleming, Alexander Gemignani, Joshua Henry, Lindsay Mendez & Jessie Mueller, principal soloists; Steven Epstein, producer (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2018 Broadway Cast)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, Ben Daniels, Brandon Victor Dixon, Erik Grönwall, Jin Ha, John Legend, Norm Lewis & Jason Tam, principal soloists; Andrew Lloyd Webber & Harvey Mason, Jr., producers (Andrew Lloyd-Webber, composer; Tim Rice, lyricist) (Original Television Cast)
MY FAIR LADY
Lauren Ambrose, Norbert Leo Butz & Harry Hadden-Paton, principal soloists; Van Dean, David Lai & Ted Sperling, producers (Frederick Loewe, composer; Alan Jay Lerner, lyricist) (2018 Broadway Cast)
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Phillip Boykin, Merle Dandridge, Quentin Earl Darrington, Hailey Kilgore, Kenita R. Miller, Alex Newell, Isaac Powell & Lea Salonga, principal soloists; Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty & Elliot Scheiner, producers (Stephen Flaherty, composer; Lynn Ahrens, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast)
Michael and Peter — how large are your recording collections?
Greenwillow “liar in chief”
Alternate recordings: Bye Bye Birdie London Cast Recording
Michael’s Music Moment:
A Part of Us from Once on This Island (2018) from Broadway Records
“Superstar”: Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
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