This Week on Broadway for August 4, 2019: Hal Prince

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the life of Hal Prince. Shows reviewed include Moulin Rouge, Cabaret @ Ogunquit Playhouse, Legally Blonde @ Argyle Theatre, Chicago at Music Theatre Wichita, and Love, Noël @ Irish Repertory Theatre.



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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His columns appear at MTIMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

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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.


Sheldon Harnick and Hal Prince at an Encompass New Opera Theater tribute to Sheldon that was held at the National Arts Club in 2013. Photo by Michael Portantiere

Harold (Hal) Prince (Wikipedia)

Hal Prince, Giant of Broadway and Reaper of Tonys, Dies at 91 by Bruce Weber (The New York Times)

Opinion: The Prince Of Broadway’s Legacy Lives On Through His Music by Scott Simon (National Public Radio)

Will the Shubert Organization change the name of the Majestic Theatre to The Prince Theatre?



PF + MP + JM: Moulin Rouge @ Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 West 45th Street. Now and forever.

How Can ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ Upstage the Movie? With 70 Songs by Sopan Deb (The New York Times)
Finding spots for the pop songs, credited to 161 writers, and getting the rights, was no cancan.

Is Moulin Rouge he new Mamma Mia?

Will Danny Burstein finally bring home the Tony Award?

PF: Cabaret @ Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, ME, through August 10, 2019

Kate Shindle

Lisa Kron Responds to FUN HOME Costume Controversy with Open Letter

MP: Legally Blonde @ Argyle Theatre, Babylon Village, NY, through August 25, 2019

PF: Chicago at Music Theatre Wichita, Wichita, KS, July 24 – 28, 2019

MP: Love, Noël @ Irish Repertory Theatre, in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street, through August 25, 2019
Written and Devised by Barry Day
Directed by Charlotte Moore
Starring Steve Ross and KT Sullivan






Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


Come What May (Official Video) – Featuring Aaron Tveit


Cabaret (1972) – Willkommen


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