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This Week on Broadway for March 22, 2020: Grover Dale

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Grover Dale about his career including the Original Broadway Cast of West Side Story, Li’l Abner, Greenwillow, and Sail Away. He also directed, choreographed, and doctored many shows including The Magic Show, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Mail, King of Schnorrers, Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don’t You Ever Forget It, Molly, Seesaw, and Billy. We also discuss the ongoing Broadway show suspensions and the four great writers who have birthdays in March. This show was suggested by listener Alan Teasley. Thank you Alan!


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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 Masterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook
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Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is the founder and editor of CastAlbumReviews.com. 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.

Guest: Grover Dale

Grover’s bio: Wikipedia | Answers4Dancers | IBDB

Original Cast of West Side Story

Working with Sondheim

Grover Dale was on a cruise from Sydney through Southeast Asia. With the Coronavirus thing going on, multiple ports have refused entry to his ship.

Answers4Dancers

The Magic Show

Jesus Christ Superstar choreography

Doctored four shows: Seesaw, Molly, Seven Bridges for Seven Brothers, Magic Show.

Anita Morris

Mail

Discussion: 

LAST WEEK: BROADWAY THEATRES TO SUSPEND PERFORMANCES THROUGH APRIL 12, 2020

Birthdays in March: Stephen Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz, and John Kander

‘His songs are like a fabulous steak’: an all-star toast to Stephen Sondheim
From West Side Story to Company, he revolutionised the musical. As the supreme lyricist and composer turns 90, Jake Gyllenhaal, Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane and more pay tribute

‘Fresh Air’ Celebrates Broadway Legend Stephen Sondheim by Terry Gross

Free musicals and plays you can now stream during the Coronavirus outbreak [UPDATING DAILY]

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Music:

“Beatnik Love Affair” from SAIL AWAY

“Gee, Officer Krupke” from WEST SIDE STORY

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