This Week on Broadway for September 26, 2021: (Pre) Tony Awards Thoughts

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss this evening’s Tony Awards, Bedlam’s production of Persuasion, Case Closed: The Dorian Corey Story, A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, Christine Andreas: And So It Goes… Life & Love, Lost & Found, and Chasing Jack


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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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Thoughts about this evening’s Tony Awards

PF: Dear Evan Hansen (movie)

JM: New York Theatre Workshop’s production of Sanctuary City by Pulitzer Prize winner, Martyna Majok, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014), for a limited run through Sunday October 10, 2021.

PF: Bedlam’s production of Persuasion @ The Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th Street, through October 31, 2021
A World Premiere by Sarah Rose Kearns
Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Eric Tucker

MP: Notsewproductions Presents Case Closed: The Dorian Corey Story @ The Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St., through October 10, 2021
​A fabulous new play by Jeffery S. Jones

PF: A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet @ DR2 Theatre, 103 E. 15th Street, through November 14, 2021.
Starring as ‘Regina Comet’ is Bryonha Marie Parham, who is joined by …Regina Comet writers Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser. The creative team includes book, music, and lyrics by Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser, direction by Marshall Pailet, choreography by Stephanie Klemons, scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Sarita Fellows, lighting design by Aja M. Jackson, sound design by Twi McCallum, and music direction by Alex Goldie Golden. The Production Stage Manager is Hannah Woodward

MP: Christine Andreas: And So It Goes…Life & Love, Lost & Found @ Feinstein’s / 54 Below, September 24 – 25, 2021

PF: Chasing Jack @ Theater Center, The Jerry Orbach Theater, 210 West 50th Street, through November 14, 2021
Written by John S. Anastasi

MP: Bill Daniels, actor from Staten Island


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment:

Jane Powell

Peter Palmer

Peter Palmer on Ed Sullivan:

Peter Palmer last video, “Just Say I Love Her”:

Jane Powell, “The World Must be Bigger Than an Avenue” (audio):

Jane Powell, Career Overview:

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Post Script:

Coming Soon: Oct 3: Tony Yazbeck

Explicit: No


Opening: I Could Have Danced All Night

Closing: If I Had My Druthers

Other Music: The Lounge from

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