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This Week on Broadway for July 28, 2019: Road Show @ New York City Center Encores! Off-Center

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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Panel:

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.

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook
BroadwayStars

Jan Simpson | [email protected]Facebook | Twitter
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.

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 FollowSpotPhoto.com.

Notes and links for the podcast.

Pre: 

Peter is in Wichita, Kansas (Music Theatre Wichita)

James is in Park City, Utah

Reviews: 

JS + MP: Road Show @ New York City Center Encores! Off-Center, 131 W 55th St, July 24 – 27, 2019
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by John Weidman
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Music Direction by James Moore
Directed and Choreographed by Will Davis
Starring Chuck Cooper, Raúl Esparza, Jin Ha, Mary Beth Peil, and Brandon Uranowitz.
With Brandon Contreras, Rheaume Crenshaw, Daniel J. Edwards, Marina Kondo, Jay Lusteck, Liz McCartney, Matt Moisey, Shereen Pimentel, Sharone Sayegh, and Vishal Vaidya.
A NEW PLAY BY Chris Urch
DIRECTED BY Saheem Ali
Featuring (in alphabetical order):
Ato Blankson-Wood, Latoya Edwards, Robert Gilbert, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Adenike Thomas, James Udom
JS + MP: MCC’s production of Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow @ Susan & Ronald Frankel Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space, 511 West 52nd Street, through August 17, 2019
By Halley Feiffer and directed by Trip Cullman. With Ako (God Said This), Tony Award nominee Steven Boyer (MCC’s Hand to God), Tavi Gevinson (This Is Our Youth), Sas Goldberg (Significant Other), Drama Desk Award winner Rebecca Henderson (“Russian Doll”), Lucille Lortel Award nominee Greg Hildreth (Frozen), Matthew Jeffers (Light Shining in Buckinghamshire), Gene Jones, Alfredo Narciso (“Manifest”), Theatre World Award winner Chris Perfetti (Sons of the Prophet), Ryan Spahn (Summer and Smoke), and Ray Anthony Thomas (Jitney).
JS + JM: Broadway Bounty Hunter @ Greenwich House Theater, 27 Barrow Street, (previously the Barrow Street Theater) through

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.

MP: Broadway’s Rising Stars @ Town Hall, Monday, July 22, 2019
JS: Mojada @ The Public Theater, LuEsther Hall, 425 Lafayette Street, through August 18, 2019

Discussion:

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Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:

Trivia: No trivia this week! Trivia will return next week.

Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No

Music:

First Look: BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER

 

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