This Week on Broadway for April 28, 2019: Beetlejuice and Tootsie

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review MasterVoices’ production of Lady in the Dark @ City Center, Beetlejuice, Tootsie, All My Sons, Safeword @ The American Theatre of Actors,  Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, and Ink



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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
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.

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

Celia Keenan-Bolger, who plays Scout Finch in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, will be the focus of an exclusive Drama Desk interview/Q&A program on Friday, May 10 at 5:30 pm. The event will take place at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave (between 36th and 37th Streets), on the 16th floor (Rm. 16-FG), and will be moderated by Drama Desk member Michael Portantiere (, Limited seating is available for the general public at $5 per person. Email [email protected] for reservations; please type “RSVP Celia Keenan-Bolger event” in the subject line.


Notes and links for the podcast.


Correction: In last week’s show, James stated that the live recording of Hadestown was from a production in Toronto. The live recording was actually from New York Theater Workshop, and there was not a production in Toronto. There was a production was at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. Apologies for the mistake.

Filichia vs Phylicia (Rashad)



PF + MP: MasterVoices’ production of Lady in the Dark @ City Center, 131 West 55th Street, April 25-27, 2019

PF + MP + JM: Beetlejuice @ Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway
Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice), Kerry Butler (Barbara), Sophia Anne Caruso (Lydia), Adam Dannheisser (Charles), Leslie Kritzer (Delia), Rob McClure (Adam), Jill Abramovitz (Maxine Dean, Juno), Kelvin Moon Loh (Otho), Danny Rutigliano (Maxie Dean)

PF + JM: Tootsie @ Marquis Theatre, 1535 Broadway
Santino Fontana (Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels), John Behlmann (Max Van Horn), Lilli Cooper (Julie Nichols), Andy Grotelueschen (Jeff Slater), Julie Halston (Rita Marshall), Michael McGrath (Stan Fields), Reg Rogers (Ron Carlisle), Sarah Stiles (Sandy Lester)

PF + MP + JM: Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of All My Sons @ American Airlines Theatre, 227 West 42nd Street, through June 23, 2019
Annette Bening (Kate Keller), Tracy Letts (Joe Keller), Benjamin Walker (Chris Keller), Francesca Carpanini (Ann Deever), Hampton Fluker (George Deever), Michael Hayden (Dr. Jim Bayliss), Jenni Barber (Lydia Lubey), Alexander Bello (Bert), Monte Greene (Bert), Nehal Joshi (Frank Lubey), Chinasa Ogbuagu (Sue Bayliss)

PF: Safeword @ The American Theatre of Actors,  The John Cullum Theater American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th Street, through July 7, 2019

PF: Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus @ Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street, through August 4, 2019
Nathan Lane (Gary), Kristine Nielsen (Janice), Julie White (Carol)

MP + JM + PF: Ink @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, through June 23, 2019






Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


Say My Name | Beetlejuice The Musical


Dead Mom | Beetlejuice The Musical



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