This Week on Broadway for April 4, 2021: Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Marcia Milgrom Dodge.


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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.

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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: Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Marcia Milgrom Dodge photo by Matthew Murphy

Marcia Milgrom Dodge: Website | Wikipedia | IBDB | SDC | Playbill | BroadwayWorld | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

MARCIA MILGROM DODGE (AKA: MMD) is a director, choreographer, playwright, and teacher.

She received Tony Award & Drama Desk nominations for her 2009 revival of RAGTIME.

University of Michigan, All-student run MUSKET productions (Marcia Milgrom directed The Music Man with future husband Anthony Dodge!)

“Madonna danced naked in my class” — MMD

Original Off-Broadway Cast of Seussical perform Green Eggs and Ham in Self-Isolation!

Arena Stage was launching point, subsequently worked in 60 theatres in 28 states in the USA — on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, and Regional Theatres

The King and I @ The Maltz Jupiter Theater (2014)

Michael: 70th Anniversary of The King and I

Ain’t Misbehavin’

High Society @ St. James Theatre, 1998
Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; Book by Arthur Kopit; Based on the play “The Philadelphia Story” by Philip Barry; Also based on the movie “High Society” owned by Turner Entertainment Co.; Dance arrangements by Glen Kelly; Music orchestrated by William David Brohn; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani

High Society was Anna Kendrick’s Broadway debut!

She appears as herself in Disney+ ENCORE! as the “Theatre Director” in Ep1/ANNIE and Ep12/RAGTIME, streaming now. “MMD” has built her busy career on bringing bold new approaches to classic plays and musicals, directing and choreographing at major regional theaters across the USA and abroad, receiving considerable acclaim and numerous awards.

National Tours include TheatreWorksUSA’s CURIOUS GEORGE and SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL, Broadway Asia’s COOKIN’ and Phoenix Entertainment’s RAGTIME.

Devoted to developing the next generation of theatre artists, her Directing Musicals workshops are geared for early-career Directors and Actors as well as for Theatre Lovers. MMD is also a wife, a mother, a teacher, an Edgar Award Nominated playwright and a proud member of the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society(SDC).

Peter: 50th Anniversary of Follies

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment:

The King and I: Overture

Follies: Prologue / Beautiful Girls

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Post Script:

Coming Soon:
April 11: Julie Halston

Explicit: No


Overture · Original Cast “The King And I” · Various Artists The King and I (Original Broadway Cast)
Follies (1971 Cast Recording) Prologue: Beautiful Girls

Other Music: The Lounge from

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