This Week on Broadway for January 20, 2019: Choir Boy


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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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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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






Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


The Light in the Piazza 2005 Original Broadway Cast


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