This Week on Broadway for August 25, 2019: Rinse, Repeat

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Rinse, Repeat @ Signature Center, #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment, Memoirs of a Forgotten Man @ New Jersey Repertory Company, The Drinkwater Brothers @ Birdland Theater, and Native Son @ The Duke on 42nd Street. We also preview this fall’s Broadway openings.


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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.




PF: Rinse, Repeat @ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, through August 24, 2019

MP: #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment @ Westside Theatre Downstairs, 407 West 43rd Street, through October 13, 2019

PF: Memoirs of a Forgotten Man @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch, NJ, through September 15, 2019

About New Jersey Rep
The New Jersey Repertory Company is a professional, non-profit theater founded in 1997 by SuzAnne Barabas (Artistic Director) and Gabor Barabas (Executive Producer). Located in Long Branch, New Jersey, the theater’s primary mission is to develop and produce new plays and to make a lasting contribution to the American stage.

MP: The Drinkwater Brothers @ Birdland Theater, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

BWW Review: THE DRINKWATER BROTHERS Blow the Roof Off Birdland by Stephen Mosher
This brother and brother act is taking New York by storm and audiences should get in to see them before they become the ungettable ticket around town.

— City of Angels revival?

You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman by Andy Propst

— Blood Brothers revival?

PF: Native Son @ The Duke on 42nd Street, A presentation of The Acting Company, through August 24, 2019
Written by Nambi E. Kelley, based on the novel by Richard Wright
Directed by Seret Scott



Fall preview:

Betrayal, opens Sep 5, 2019 @ Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Derren Brown: Secret, opens Sep 15, 2019 @ Cort Theatre

The Height of the Storm, opens Sep 24, 2019 @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

The Great Society, opens Oct 1, 2019 @ Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Before the new musical from James Lapine, Tom Kitt, and Michael Korie begins performances at Lincoln Center Theater in March 2020, find out about its cast of real-life LSD users—including Cary Grant.

Freestyle Love Supreme, opens Oct 2, 2019 @Booth Theatre

Slave Play, opens Oct 6, 2019 @ John Golden Theatre

Linda Vista, opens Oct 10, 2019 @ Hayes Theater

The Rose Tattoo, opens Oct 15, 2019 @ American Airlines Theatre

The Lightning Thief, opens Oct 16, 2019 @ Longacre Theatre

The Sound Inside, opens Oct 17, 2019 @ Studio 54

— Adam Rapp / Charles Isherwood

Theater Talkback: For One Critic, It’s a Rapp
OCTOBER 7, 2011 8:00 AM

American Utopia, opens Oct 20, 2019 @ Hudson Theatre

Tina, opens Nov 7, 2019 @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Slava’s Snowshow, opens Nov 13, 2019 @ Stephen Sondheim Theatre

The Inheritance, opens Nov 17, 2019 @ Ethel Barrymore Theatre

A Christmas Carol, opens Nov 20, 2019 @ Lyceum Theatre

The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays, opens Nov 29, 2019 @ Neil Simon Theatre

Jagged Little Pill, opens Dec 5, 2019 @ Broadhurst Theatre






Post Script:

Michael’s Music Moment:


Coming Soon: 

Explicit: No


Freestyle Love Supreme – Mixtape


All I Really Want | Jagged Little Pill


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