This Week on Broadway for February 24, 2019: Merrily We Roll Along


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Merrily We Roll Along, The Play That Goes Wrong @ New World Stages‎, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark @ Signature, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish @ Stage 42, Mint Theater Company production of The Price of Thomas Scott, Maverick @ The Connelly Theater, Random Acts @ TBG Mainstage Theatre, and Call Back on the Staten Island Ferry by Karen Fix Curry.


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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, and the writer of a new play called GOD SHOWS UP, which just finished its at the Playroom on West 46th Street this week. His columns appear at MTIMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook

Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | 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


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In Philly, Boston, or Baltimo’ — Peter Filichia and Josh Ellis
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 5:00PM

The York Theatre Company
619 Lexington Ave.
(Enter on 54th St. between Lex and 3rd)
Admission is FREE with your ticket to the 2:30pm or 8pm performances of Lolita, My Love on March 2nd.
OR $25 for Philly, Boston, or Baltimo’ only



PF + JM: Merrily We Roll Along @ Roundabout Theatre Company‘s Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46th Street, through April 7, 2019

Charley: Manu Narayan
Frank: Ben Steinfeld
Mary: Jessie Austrian
Beth/Meg/K.T.: Brittany Bradford
Joe/Glen Wilson/ Mr. Spencer: Paul L. Coffey
Gussie/Mrs. Spencer: Emily Young




MP: The Play That Goes Wrong @ New World Stages‎, 340 West 50th Street

PF + MP: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage at Signature, The Pershing Square Signature Center, The Irene Diamond Stage, 480 West 42nd Street, through March 10, 2019

PF: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, nee: Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh) @ Stage 42, 422 West 42nd Street

MP: Mint Theater Company production of The Price of Thomas Scott @ The Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, through March 23, 2019

— The Price of Thomas Scott, Theatre Review by Michael Portantiere – February 20, 2019 (TalkinBroadway)

PF: Maverick @ The Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th Street, through March 2, 2019

PF: Magic Window and Light Productions presents Random Acts @ TBG Mainstage Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, through March 2, 2019

MP: Call Back on the Staten Island Ferry by Karen Fix Curry, directed by Michael Portantiere, part of an evening of plays “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry” 2019



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Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

PF: Hurricane Diane @ New York Theatre Workshop

Explicit: No


Montage from MERRILY (Roundabout)

Wedding dance from FIDDLER

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