This Week on Broadway for September 12, 2021: Jim Caruso and Pass Over

Peter Filichia, Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jim Caruso. We also review the first play to open on Broadway in 18 months, Pass Over.


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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 Masterworks BroadwayBroadway Select, Encore Monthly, and many other places.

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Jena Tesse Fox has been writing about theater for more than 10 years for numerous publications, including Playbill Magazine,, Time Out New York and She is a voting member of the Drama Desk Awards, and is a contributor to BroadwayRadio

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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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Guest: Jim Caruso

Jim Caruso photo by Bill Westmoreland

Jim Caruso: Website | BroadwayWorld | YouTube

Cast Party!

Birdland Jazz Club

Pajama Cast Party

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is back!
Upcoming shows: September 13,20,27 (Mondays) 8:30 – Birdland Jazz Club

“Jim Caruso’s Cast Party,” a New York institution for almost two decades, is a wildly popular weekly open mic night/variety show that has brought a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and urbane wit to Birdland since 2004. Called “show-business heaven” by The New York Times and “the gold-standard of open mic nights” by The Wall Street Journal, “Cast Party” will take advantage of the city’s post-pandemic nightlife renaissance to keep presenting a potent mix of Broadway stars, jazz swingers and cabaret legends, in addition to new faces and rising talent from every genre. The buoyant, sharp and charming Caruso guides the entire affair, while musical genius Billy Stritch (Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett) holds court at the ivories and leads the Cast Party Symphony Orchestra (Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums).

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Peter + Jena + Michael + James: Pass Over @ August Wilson Theatre, through Oct 10, 2021

Pass Over articles @ BroadwayStars

Andrea Syglowski understudy for Mister / Ossifer

Pass Over (2018 movie) @ IMDB

Michael: Seeing Dear Evan Hansen movie screening with cast @ 92Y

Peter: Evita in South Carolina @ Bare Stage Company

Ruthless Footlight Players, Charlestown, SC

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment:

Arthur Rubin – Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise

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