This Week on Broadway for September 13, 2020: Jeremy Jordan

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jeremy Jordan. After talking with Jeremy, there is a discussion about Diana Rigg’s passing, Ben Brantley leaving The New York Times, and Shows That Can’t Be Revived.


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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His columns appear at Masterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

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MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is the founder and editor of 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

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Guest: Jeremy Jordan 

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Jeremy Jordan, Tony nominee for Newsies and star of NBC TV’s Smash and the film The Last Five Years, is back by popular demand! He headlines a livestream concert hosted by Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky on Sunday, September 13 at 8 PM ET with a one-time-only rebroadcast Monday, September 14 at 3 PM ET. Visit for information and to purchase tickets!

Ashley Spencer (Jeremy’s wife)

Jeremy Jordan – “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” (Broadway Loves Celine Dion)

Jeremy Jordan performs Something’s Coming at the Hollywood Bowl, July 14, 2016.

Solea Pfeiffer & Jeremy Jordan – Tonight

Peter: Went to Music Theatre of Connecticut to see Matt Densky in Fully Committed

Michael: Rewatched Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There by Rick McKay

Diana Rigg, Emma Peel of ‘The Avengers,’ Dies at 82

Ben Brantley, Take a Bow
Ben Brantley, a cultural omnivore who led by example as chief theater critic over two decades, is stepping down. Read more in this note from Gilbert Cruz and Scott Heller.

Greg Woolard passed away.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper (via Facebook)
I am so, so sad to hear that Greg Woolard, long time door man at the Gershwin Theatre, passed away from lung cancer today. I had the privilege of interviewing Greg for The Untold Stories of Broadway in 2014, and he was an unbelievably wonderful man. We sat at his post at the Gershwin stage door and he regaled me with all kinds of stories about his decades working on Broadway. (continues)

Kerr Lockhart: Shows That Can’t Be Revived

Peter: Never Too Late

Michael: Life With Father

Peter: Run for Your Wife

Tony Janicki: 
Can TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON be revived today if Sakini is played by an Asian actor? Or is it too condescending toward Asians?
 Also, for the same reason, the original version of FLOWER DRUM SONG?

Thoroughly Modern Millie (Encores almost revisited this before the shutdown)

Michael: Operettas (genre)

Peter: Purlie Victorious / Gone Are the Days! (film), Purlie (musical)

Michael: Raisin (musical)

Peter: The Green Pastures

Michael: Carnival, Fanny, Gigi

Peter’s Trivia Section

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Jeremy Jordan Over the Rainbow/Home
Jeremy Jordan (“Supergirl”) performs “She Used to Be Mine” from WAITRESS (MCC Miscast16)

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