This Week on Broadway for April 21, 2019: Hadestown

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Hadestown, Burn This, Hillary and Clinton, Socrates @ The Public Theater, FX’s Fosse/Verdon Screening and Conversation @ 92Y, and the passing of Georgia Engel



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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 MTIMasterworks BroadwayBroadway 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


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PF + MP + JM: Hadestown @ Walter Kerr Theatre Tickets. 219 West 48th Street
The cast is led by Reeve Carney as Orpheus, Eva Noblezada as Eurydice, Amber Gray as Persephone, Patrick Page as Hades, and André De Shields as Hermes.

[Note: There has been an updated podcast posted. At 14:30 into the recording, we fixed the incorrect information about Hadestown recordings and the pre-Broadway production in Canada. The production was at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. Apologies for the mistake.]

Billboard on Broadway: Hadestown, Apr 19, 2019 – 50 min
Composer Anais Mitchell, director Rachel Chaikin, and actors Patrick Page and Amber Grey chat with Rebecca about their buzzy new musical’s journey to Broadway.

Hadestown. An episode of Bottomless Broadway
Cindy and Christine praise the heroes of Broadway and bring its heinous villains to justice over bottomless libations. Who doesn’t want to listen to two industry outsiders judge professionals who perform for a living? Experience is overrated…some would say. But alcohol is not. They know what they’re talking about!

PF + MP + JM: Burn This @ Hudson Theatre, 141 West 44th Street, through July 14, 2019
Burn This stars Adam Driver (Pale), Keri Russell (Anna), David Furr (Burton) and Brandon Uranowitz (Larry).

PF + MP: Hillary and Clinton @ Golden Theatre, 252 West 45th Street, through July 21, 2019

Laurie-Metcalf  in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” to Return to Broadway Next Spring

PF: Socrates @ The Public Theater, Martinson Hall, 425 Lafayette Street, through May 19, 2019

— Peter says it is similar to a play he previously saw called, “A Man For All Seasons

MP: FX’s Fosse/Verdon Screening and Conversation @ 92Y, Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 7 pm
Stars and Executive Producers Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams, Executive Producers Thomas Kail, Steven Levenson, Lin-‍Manuel Miranda and Joel Fields, and Co-Executive Producer/Creative Consultant Nicole Fosse in Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Radhika Jones

16 Fosse/Verdon Secrets From Lin-Manuel Miranda, Michelle Williams, Sam Rockwell, and More


Georgia Engel, Sweet-Voiced Star Of ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ Dies At 70




Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


Livin’ It Up on Top (Live)

Why We Build the Wall (Live)

Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical. (Original Cast Recording) (Live)

℗ 2017 Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company

Vocals: Amber Gray
Drums: Ben Perowsky
Glockenspiel, Trombone: Brian Drye
Vocals: Chris Sullivan
Vocals: Damon Daunno
Violin: Jenny Scheinman
Vocals: Jessie Shelton
Accordion, Piano: Liam Robinson
Vocals: Lulu Fall
Cello: Marika Hugues
Guitar: Michael Chorney
Vocals: Nabiyah Be
Vocals: Patrick Page
Bass: Robinson Morse
Vocals: Shaina Taub
Composer: Anaïs Mitchell



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