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This Week on Broadway for May 24, 2020: Joes and Plays on Film

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about our Favorite Plays on Film. We also talk about Shows, Songs and Characters named Joe and Joseph from our favorite shows.


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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.

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Tony Award winner John Rubinstein (and BroadwayRadio listener!) will be participating in a “reading” of August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, streaming live on Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday, May 27, 8PM Eastern. It’ll be directed by Jeffrey Page, and the cast includes C. E. Smith, Harrison White, Jelani Aladin, Alan Green, Shahadi Joseph-Wright, Felicia Fields, Saycon Sengbloh, Destiny Rea, Allyson Tucker, and Chinua B. Payne. Stage directions will be read by Joyce Guy.

Notes and links for the podcast.

Discussion: 

Topic: Shows, Songs and Characters named Joe and Joseph from our favorite shows

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE and of course PAL JOEY.

Rubinstein even played Grandpa Joe in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

There’s a Joe in ALLEGRO, CARMEN JONES, GOLDEN BOY, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (the Jason Alexander character), SHOW BOAT (“Ol’ Man River”), SUGAR (where Joe becomes Josephine; we could plug the upcoming SOME LIKE IT HOT, too), THE MOST HAPPY FELLA (“Joey”), WAITRESS, WHOOP-UP, SUNSET BOULEVARD.

There are TWO Joes in DAMN YANKEES — and another Joe who was a Yankee — DiMaggio — in MARILYN (Scott Bakula, by the way).

And although I’ve spoken of SENATOR JOE, the show that closed in previews — but of which I saw the first act — I could do a little on that.

‘Some Like It Hot’ to open on Broadway in fall 2021 By Caitlin Huston

“Some Like it Hot” features a book by Matthew Lopez, music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Casey Nicholaw has been tapped as choreographer and director.

O+M Keeping Busy Wednesday afternoon

Broadway On Demand, the newly launched streaming platform for theater devotees, with support from the Co-Producers of the Tony Awards: the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, is proud to announce that it will host a specially created, never-before-seen event in celebration of the Broadway community, the Tony Awards®, and the global impact that Broadway has as a cultural touchstone around the world on Sunday, June 7 at 6:00 PM ET exclusively on TonyAwards.com and BroadwayOnDemand.com. The one-hour event will bring the entire theatrical community together on what is still the industry’s biggest night. The evening will be Directed by Tony Award nominee Lonny Price and written by Tony nominee Karey Kirkpatrick, Steve Rosen, David Rossmer, Kate Wetherhead and Lauren Yee. Musical Direction & Supervision is by Grammy Award® winner Jason Howland with Choreography by Sarah O’Gleby.

Broadway.com, the theater world’s premier content provider, will pay tribute to the Tony Awards® with a special benefit, “Show of Shows: Broadway.com Salutes the Tonys,” on Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 PM ET. The free online event will air on the same night that the now-postponed 2020 Tony Awards were originally scheduled to be held. “Show of Shows: Broadway.com Salutes the Tonys” will benefit the two theatrical organizations that co-present the Tony Awards: The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.

Drama Desks to Present Hal Prince Lifetime Achievement Award

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Faces Potential Closure

Bombshell Concert…

‘Smash’ musical aims for Broadway By Caitlin Huston

The musical, based on the NBC television show, will feature a book by Bob Martin (“The Prom,” “The Drowsy Chaperone”) and Rick Elice (“Jersey Boys”) and a score from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who wrote original songs for the television show. Steven Spielberg, Robert Greenblatt and Neil Meron, all of whom worked on the television show, will produce the new musical.

Criterion Channel to Stream “Original Cast Album: Company” Documentary

Topic: shows, songs and characters named Joe and Joseph from our favorite shows

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE and of course PAL JOEY.

Rubinstein even played Grandpa Joe in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.

There’s a Joe in ALLEGRO, CARMEN JONES, GOLDEN BOY, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (the Jason Alexander character), SHOW BOAT (“Ol’ Man River”), SUGAR (where Joe becomes Josephine; we could plug the upcoming SOME LIKE IT HOT, too), THE MOST HAPPY FELLA (“Joey”), WAITRESS, WHOOP-UP, SUNSET BOULEVARD.

There are TWO Joes in DAMN YANKEES — and another Joe who was a Yankee — DiMaggio — in MARILYN (Scott Bakula, by the way).

And although I’ve spoken of SENATOR JOE, the show that closed in previews — but of which I saw the first act — I could do a little on that.

Topic: Plays on Film

Mary, Mary

A Streetcar Named Desire

The Rose Tattoo

Tennessee Williams

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Kiss Me, Stupid

Desk Set

All My Sons

AFI’s 100 YEARS OF MUSICALS (American Film Institute)

Topic: Showstoppers

Topic: Favorite off-Broadway shows

BroadwayRadio Special: Hunter Bell and the [title of show] show Vineyard Theatre Virtual Variety Show show!

Peter’s Trivia Answer

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Music:

Shoeless Joe From Hannibal, Mo.

Shoeless Joe from Hannibal, Mo.

Ol’ Man River Michel Bell

Show Boat ” Ol’ Man River ” Michel Bell and Company

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