This Week on Broadway for May 30, 2021: Broadway is Coming Back!

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the announcements for Broadway’s return and the Tony Awards.


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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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Reopening of Broadway September 14, 2021! No, wait, September 2, 2021!! No, wait…

Sep 26, 2021: The 74th Annual Tony Awards

A presentation of awards will air at 7 p.m. EST Sept 26. on Paramount+, the newly rebranded streaming platform owned by ViacomCBS. At 9 p.m. EST, CBS will air a special entitled “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!” which will feature performances from the Tony-nominated Best Musicals and a live presentation of the Tony Awards for Best Play, Best Revival of a Play and Best Musical.

Organizers expect the event to take place in a Broadway theater, in front of a live audience, according to an email sent to League members Wednesday.

BroadwayLive Cinema @ AMC

The Drama Book Shop

What are we looking forward to seeing?

Charlotte St. Martin Discusses Broadway Reopening

Charlotte St. Martin Discusses Broadway Reopening

Movie of Oslo

Winnie the Pooh Stage Musical, Featuring Disney’s Sherman Brothers Songs, to Open This Fall

Debra Messing’s Number Called To Star In ’13: The Musical’ At Netflix

Written by J. T. Rogers
Directed by Bartlett Sher

Theater Lightbulb Jokes

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment:

“Bye Bye Birdie” performed by Ann-Margret at the beginning and end of the film was written for the screen and was not from the original Broadway musical.

The Bus from Amarillo by Carol Hall, performed by Ann-Margret

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