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Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson discuss Choir Boy, Blue Ridge @ Atlantic Theater Company, George / Martha @ Peoples Improv Theater, The Romantic Century production of Maestro, The Jungle @ St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Cher Show, Broadway @ The Town Hall with Kelli O’Hara, Network, The LaBute New Theater Festival @ The Davenport Theatre, and Santino Fontana: Talking Tootsie, Rodgers & Hart
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Jena Tesse Fox | [email protected] | Twitter
Jena is a theater writer and reviewer whose articles have appeared online at TimeOutNewYork.com, Playbill.com, BroadwayWorld.com and NewYorkTheaterGuide.com.
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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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JAN SIMPSON is the Director of the Arts and Culture Journalism Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and also writes for TDF Stages, American Theater and has her own blog at Broadway & Me.
Notes and links for the podcast.
JS + MP + JF: Choir Boy @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, through February 24, 2019
— Michael’s Off-Broadway Review of Choir Boy on This Week on Broadway for July 7, 2013
— He’s 16 Going On Stardom: Meet Broadway’s Next ‘Evan Hansen’ by Michael Paulson
Andrew Barth Feldman, who is 16, will be the first teenager to tackle the title role of “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway.
JS + MP: Blue Ridge @ Atlantic Theater Company, Linda Gross Theater, 336 West 20th Street, through January 27, 2019
JF: George / Martha (Interactive Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) @ Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT), The Underground, 123 East 24th Street
MP: The Romantic Century production of Maestro @ The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street, February 9, 2019
JS: The Jungle @ St. Ann’s Warehouse, 45 Water Street Brooklyn, through January 27, 2019
JF: The Cher Show @ Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52nd Street– Michael Jackson bio musical
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough seems to be scaling up for a Broadway run…
— VARIETY: Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway in 2020 By BRENT LANG
MP: Broadway @ The Town Hall, Kelli O’Hara and Seth Rudetsky, Monday, January 14, 2019
— Broadway By The Year upcoming, Monday, February 25, 2019
JS: Network @ Belasco Theatre, 111 West 44th Street, through April 28, 2019
Fogo Azul, all-women Brazilian Samba Reggae drum line outside of the Belasco during The Woman’s March
MP: Santino Fontana: Talking Tootsie, Rodgers & Hart, and More with Michael Portantiere as moderator.
Drama Desk Event – Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
— The Drama Desk, Michael Portantiere Presents Santino Fontana: Talking Tootsie, Rodgers & Hart, and More
JS: The LaBute New Theater Festival @ The Davenport Theatre, 354 West 45th Street, through January 27, 2019
— ‘LaBute New Theater Festival’ Review: It’s Neil LaBute in a Minor Key By Elisabeth Vincentelli. The New York Times
The answer is, “Who Is Brett Kavanaugh,” Alex
Michael’s Music Moment:
The Light in the Piazza 2005 Original Broadway Cast
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