This Week on Broadway for May 12, 2019: Lear and Gary

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review King Lear, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, The Ferryman, 42nd Street on BroadwayHD, Cirque du Soliel, and Florida State University Senior Showcase. Peter’s London trip reviews: Fiddler on the Roof, Rosmersholm, All About Eve, The Twilight Zone, Man of La Mancha, Amour, and Emilia.


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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 is now in performance at The Actor’s Temple Theatre on 47th Street. 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


Notes and links for the podcast.


Michael’s interview with Celia Keenan-Bolger, a Drama Desk event.

gordin’s view


MP + JM: King Lear @ Cort Theatre, 138 West 48th Street, through July 7, 2019

MP + JM: Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus @ Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street, through August 4, 2019

PF: London / West End trip

1. Fiddler on the Roof @ The Playhouse Theatre, dir: Trevor Nunn, via Menier Chocolate Factory

2. Rosmersholm @ Duke of York’s Theatre, dir: Ian Rickson

3. All About Eve @ Noël Coward Theatre, dir: Ivo van Hove, starring Gillian Anderson

4. The Twilight Zone @ The Ambassadors Theatre

5. Man of La Mancha @ English National Opera, dir: Lonny Price, starring Kelsey Grammer

6. Amour @ Charing Cross Theatre, dir: Hannah Chissick

7. Emilia @ Shakespeare’s Globe, dir: Nicole Charles

MP: The Ferryman @ Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, through July 7, 2019

MP + JM: 42nd Street on BroadwayHD

MP: Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA in a tent next to Citi Field

MP: Florida State University Senior Showcase






Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


42nd Street Overture

Man of La Mancha Overture

LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil – Official Trailer

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