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This Week on Broadway for August 9, 2020: Casey Nicholaw

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Casey Nicholaw. Later in the program, we discuss our favorite Act 1 Closers.

Casey Nicholaw

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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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Guest: Casey Nicholaw

Casey Nicholaw: IBDB | IMDB | Wikipedia

CASEY NICHOLAW (Director, Choreographer). Currently represented on Broadway as director/choreographers of Mean Girls (2018 Tony® nominations for Best Direction and Choreography), Disney’s Aladdin (2014 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Choreography), and co-director and choreographer of The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Awards for co-director and nominations in the same categories for Choreography); Olivier award winner for Best Choreography. Currently represented on the West End as director/choreographer of The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: The Prom (2019 Tony® nomination for Best Direction), Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten (2015 Tony®, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for Best Direction and Choreography) Elf: The Musical; The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony®, Drama Desk nominations for Best Direction and Choreography, Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Choreography); Monty Python’s Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography). Other West End Credits as director/choreographer: The Drowsy Chaperone, Dreamgirls, and Aladdin. Additional New York credits for: City Center Encores! – the highly acclaimed productions of Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction/choreography).

Discussion: 

Best First-Act Closers

Dreamgirls: And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going

Mame:

Promises Promises:

Rent: La Vie Boheme

Amy Lai: Gypsy – Everything’s Coming Up Roses


The Phantom of the Opera

Into The Woods

The Producers

Cabaret

The Fiddler on the Roof

Beauty and the Beast

The Sound of Music

Oklahoma

West Side Story

Annie Get Your Gun

Hamilton: Yorktown false Act 1 ending

Ten Best Lines: Kiss Me Kate

The Pajama Game

A Chorus Line and Grand Hotel have not intermission

Jena Tesse Fox: The Cakewalk in Parade

Brent Carver, Versatile Tony-Winning Actor, Dies at 68
He played Hamlet, the wizard Gandalf and Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof.” But he was probably best known for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

My Fair Lady

Baby

Hair

Nikki Juvan: Wells Fargo Wagon from Music Man

Hadestown: Why We Build the Wall

Dear Evan Hansen: You Will Be Found

Peter’s Trivia Section

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Coming Soon:

Explicit: No

Music:

Something Rotten – A Musical · Brad Oscar · Brian d’Arcy James
‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Original Broadway Cast – Act 1 Finale
Parade – All the Wasted Time · Brent Carver · Carolee Carmello

Other Music: Memories from www.bensound.com

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