Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Oklahoma @ Circle in the Square, White Noise @ The Public Theater, Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie @ Ars Nova at Greenwich House, Charlie’s Waiting @ Theaterlab, Mary Poppins in Concert with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and Encompass New Opera Theatre Gala @ The National Arts Club
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Jena is a theater writer and reviewer whose articles have appeared online at TimeOutNewYork.com, Playbill.com, BroadwayWorld.com and NewYorkTheaterGuide.com. She also has has her own podcast, Spotlight on the BroadwayRadio network.
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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 play, God Shows Up began performances April 6, 2019 at The Actor’s Temple Theatre on 47th Street with an opening night on May 13. 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.
Notes and links for the podcast.
MP + JF + MP: Oklahoma @ Circle in the Square, 1633 Broadway, through September 1, 2019
Oklahoma Was Never Really O.K. by Frank Rich
A new production exposes the darkness that’s always been at the heart of the musical — and the American experiment.
Jud Fry the Incel? Patrick Vaill Discusses His Unlikely Turn in Oklahoma! on Broadway by Zachary Stewart
What happens when you approach a classic American musical like a Shakespearean drama?
MP + JF: White Noise @ The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, through May 5, 2019
MP: Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie @ Ars Nova at Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street, through April 27, 2019
JF: Charlie’s Waiting @ Theaterlab, 357 West 36th Street, through April 20, 2019
MP: Mary Poppins in Concert with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, April 13, 2019
MP: March 31, 2019 @ 6PM, Encompass New Opera Theatre Gala @ The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
Sheldon Harnick to present Laura Benanti with the Sheldon Harnick Award for Creative Excellence and Bartlett Sher with Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre, Musical Theatre and Opera.
“Hades and Persephone are Ben and Phyllis and Orpheus and Eurydice are Buddy and Sally” — Adam Feldman
Hades and Persephone are Ben and Phyllis and Orpheus and Eurydice are Buddy and Sally
— Adam Feldman (@FeldmanAdam) April 13, 2019
Michael’s Music Moment:
Show Clips – OKLAHOMA! from Broadway.com
Ali Stroker performs “I Cain’t Say No” from OKLAHOMA!, at Circle in the Square.