This Week on Broadway for March 7, 2021: Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jennifer Ashley Tepper. We also chat with Bob Ost, the Executive Director of Theater Resources Unlimited, about their TRU – Community Gatherings.


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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.

Food for Thought Productions producer Susan Charlotte will talk with Chris Durang after their production of For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls on Monday, March 8, 2021

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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: Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Jennifer Ashley Tepper is producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation. She is also the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein’s/54 Below, and the author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. She is the creator of The Jonathan Larson Project and historian consultant on the upcoming film version of tick, tick…BOOM! Tepper was recently named recipient of a 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | IBDB | IMDB | Playbill | BroadwayWorld

The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 4

Bob Ost, Executive Director, Theater Resources Unlimited
TRU – Community Gatherings

To join the TRU Community Gatherings on Zoom, email Bob Ost at [email protected]

How Literary Agents Are Navigating This Virtual New World
Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:30pm

Beth Blickers of APA (Agency for the Performing Arts), Susan Gurman of Gurman Agency LLC, Samara Harris of Samara Harris Literary Agency and Michael Moore of Michael Moore Agency. The effect of the shutdown on the role of literary agents: how contracts have changed, and the way of doing business in general has shifted. With a look at how the shutdown has affected the development of new works, and whether the role of an agent has shifted in any way. Are there still opportunities for new works to flourish, and how do agents play an active role?

Thinking in Zoom (3): TRUSpeak Writers Share What They Have Learned
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 4:30pm

Playwrights Melissa Bell, Richard Castle, T Cat Ford, Melvina Douse Manuel, Michele Miller and Joe Nelms talk about the whole virtual process: how they came to submit, and why … what their expectations were and what the reality turned out to be … how well they navigated the learning curve and how the experience has changed them as a writer.

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment:

Seasons Of Love with Stevie Wonder

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More Than Survive · Will Roland · George Salazar · Be More Chill Original Broadway Ensemble
Louder Than Words · Raúl Esparza · Jerry Dixon · Amy Spanger
Seasons Of Love (Original Cast Recording/1996)
Stevie Wonder, Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker, Taye Diggs

Other Music: The Lounge from

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