This Week on Broadway for May 19, 2019: High Button Shoes and Enter Laughing

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams @ Mister Rogers Theater, Encores! production of High Button Shoes, Enter Laughing: The Musical @ York Theatre Company, The New Group production of Happy Talk, Dial M for Murder @ Bucks County Playhouse, and a discussion about Audience Choice awards.



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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 is now in performance at The Actor’s Temple Theatre on 47th Street. His columns appear at MTIMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

75th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 3, 2019 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), home of the sensational Broadway hit, The Cher Show. Tickets to the 75th Annual Theatre World Awards are available @


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


Notes and links for the podcast.




PF: The Coven & Precariat Productions in association with Wolfpack Theatrics production A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams @ Mister Rogers Theater, 231 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, through May 25, 2019

PF + MP: Encores! production of High Button Shoes @ New York City Center, 131 West 55th Street, May 8 – 12, 2019

Betsy Wolfe

I Love Betsy from Honeymoon in Vegas (Jason Robert Brown)

PF: Enter Laughing: The Musical @ York Theatre Company, 619 Lexington Avenue, through June 16, 2019

MP: The New Group production of Happy Talk, at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, through June 16, 2019

PF: Dial M for Murder @ Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, through June 15, 2019

MP: Tonight — Chita Rivera Awards



Awards Season

Audience Choice awards



David Zippel

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella Musical, With a Queer Twist, Gets a London Industry Presentation BY ADAM HETRICK
Lloyd Webber is collaborating with lyricist David Zippel and Killing Eve writer Emerald Fennell.

Musical theatre titan Andrew Lloyd Webber held private industry presentations of his new Cinderella musical this week at London’s The Other Palace.

As previously announced, Lloyd Webber’s collaborators on the project are Killing Eve writer and The Crown actor Emerald Fennell and City of Angels and Hercules lyricist David Zippel. In Fennell’s script, according to Michael Riedel of The New York Post, Prince Charming is gay, and pairs up with a duke—leaving Cinderella to find a romance of her own.




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