James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson discuss Road Show, The Rolling Stone @ Newhouse Theater, Moscow (x6) @ MCC, Broadway Bounty Hunter @ Greenwich House Theater, Broadway’s Rising Stars @ Town Hall, Scott Siegel’s 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits @ 54 Below, and Mojada @ The Public Theater
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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 MTI, Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
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Broadway & Me
JAN SIMPSON is the Director of the Arts and Culture Journalism Program at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, and also writes for TDF Stages, American Theater and has her own blog at Broadway & Me. She sits on the executive board of the Outer Critics Circle and is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association.
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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.
Peter is in Wichita, Kansas (Music Theatre Wichita)
James is in Park City, Utah
JS + MP: The Rolling Stone @ Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65th Street, through Aug 25
Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award Nominee Joe Iconis (“Smash”, Be More Chill), who also co-wrote the book with Lance Rubin (Denton Little’s Deathdate), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Be More Chill), BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner (The Book of Mormon Supervising Associate Director) and stars Screen Actors Guild Award winner Annie Golden (Hair, Assassins Original Cast, “Orange is the New Black”) in the title role. Previews began Tuesday, July 9, 2019, with an official opening night of Tuesday, July 23, for a limited engagement of ten weeks through Sunday, September 15.
Joining Golden in the cast are Alan H. Green (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Lazarus; Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!) as Mac Roundtree; Emily Borromeo (School of Rock) as Shiro Jin; Badia Farha (School of Rock) as Sienna; Jasmine Forsberg (Love In Hate Nation at Penn State) as Cortnie/Indigo; Omar Garibay (Ghost the Musical) as Spark Plug/Director; Jared Joseph (Holler if Ya Hear Me) as Felipe; Christina Sajous (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Claudine Machine/Janessa; and Emilie Battle (Dear Evan Hansen at Second Stage) and Ian Coulter-Buford (National Tour of After Midnight) as swings. Anne L. Nathan (Once, Sunday in the Park with George) will perform the title role at Saturday matinee performances.
Michael’s Music Moment:
Trivia: No trivia this week! Trivia will return next week.
First Look: BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER
Sondheim & Weidman’s Road Show
Road Show at New York City Center
July 24-27 only!