This Week on Broadway for November 22, 2020: Our Favorite Moments with Theater Celebrities

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about their favorite moments with theater celebrities.


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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 Encore MagazineMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

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Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
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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Michael: Don’t miss this: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens5 pm Eastern on December 1

An online revival of the celebrated series of songs and monologues Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, starring a bevy of Broadway, television and film favorites, is set to stream on World AIDS Day – Tuesday, December 1. The virtual production, featuring 50 performers, will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Peter: Molly Sweeney at Brazosport Center for the Arts & Sciences, Clute, TX

Topic: Our favorite moments with theater celebrities

Peter: Zoe Caldwell, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Creation of the World and Other Business

Peter: Hal Holbrook, regarding not doing 110 in the Shade

Michael: Century Club — Claus von Bülow, Henry Kissinger, Walter Cronkite

Michael: Julie Andrews, Elaine Stritch

Peter: Debbie Reynolds

Peter: Charles Nelson Reilly


Peter: Howard Gould, Karen Morrow, Rachel York

Peter: Barry Humphries (nee: Dame Edna Everage)

Peter: Jack Klugman, Tony Randall

National Actors Theatre

Michael: Des McAnuff, Horton Foote

Michael: Bruce Vilanch on the two Elizabeth Taylors

Vanessa Williams

Bruce Willis and Walter Willison

Peter: David Merrick

Tony Janicki: There are also two Doris Days and two Jean Arthurs.

Michael: Hal Prince

Hal Prince and David Merrick?

Peter: Gwen Verdon

Peter: Jerry Orbach

June 20: Opening Nights

Peter’s Trivia Section

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42nd Street (1980 Original Broadway Cast) – 13. 42nd Street

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