Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the iconic mothers on stage.
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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His columns appear at Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
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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.
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Given that it’s Mother’s Day, why don’t we talk about our favorite mothers in shows?
PF: Mother (Ragtime)
MP: Rose (Gypsy)
PF: Queen Aggravain (Once Upon A Mattress)
PF: Maria (The Sound of Music)
JM: Nettie Fowler (Carousel)
MP: Anna (The King and I)
PF: Juno (Juno and the Paycock)
PF: Mother Courage and Her Children
Grandmothers: Berthe from Pippin, Madame Armfeldt (A Little Night Music), Allegro
A Mother’s Kisses (with Beatrice Arthur)
Long Day’s Journey into Night
Death of a Salesman
Amanda (The Glass Menagerie)
Shogun’s mother in Pacific Overtures
Mrs. Bennet in First Impressions (musical version of Pride and Prejudice)
Next to Normal
Jagged Little Pill
Question from Pat Payne: We all associate certain actors with the role they originated, examples are Ethel as Rose, Robert Preston in The Music Man, Patti as Evita… Who of today’s stars would you like to take back in time and play one of the great roles.
PF: Donna Murphy
MP: Donna Murphy
Mame at Encores?
Question from Anne Kelly: How does we decide what to travel out-of-town to see?
Shelly Winters Caro
Eve (The Apple Tree)
Rosie Bryce (Funny Girl)
Julie Jordan (Carousel)
Amy / Rosabella (The Most Happy Fella)
Joanna’s Mother (Sweeney Todd)
Remembering Shirley Jones in Maggie Flynn by Mark A. Robinson
Nellie Forbush (South Pacific)
Mrs. Darling (Peter Pan)
Beth Fowler @ Mrs. Darling, Mrs. Potts, and in BABY
Peter’s Trivia Answer
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