This Week on Broadway for January 9, 2022: Michael and Peter’s Spring Preview

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Sidney Poitier, Marilyn Maye @ Birdland, Wit @ Seeing Place Theater, and what we are looking forward to this Spring on Broadway.


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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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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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MP: Marilyn Maye @ Birdland

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PF: Wit @ Seeing Place Theater

Spring Preview:

PF: American Buffalo

MP: The Little Prince

PF: Mr. Saturday Night

MP: The Music Man

MP: Paradise Square

Tony Janicki gave us a mini review on Paradise Square in Chicago

Juliet Green: I agree with Tony – I saw it at Berkeley Rep. It needs some editing, but the dancing is amazing

JM: Plaza Suite

MP: How I Learned To Drive

MP + PF: The Skin of Our Teeth (LCT @ Beaumont)

A Strange Loop transfer from Woolly Mammoth Theatre

MP: Sing Street?

PF: Funny Girl

Kimberly Akimbo?

MP: Macbeth

MP: Beetlejuice

Palace Theater being lifted one inch per hour

Wintergarden not enough bathrooms at The Music Man

MJ The Musical

PF: Birthday Candles

MP: Take Me Out

Skeleton Crew
Jan 19, 2022
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

MJ The Musical
Feb 1, 2022
Neil Simon Theatre

The Music Man
Feb 10, 2022
Winter Garden Theatre

The Little Prince
Mar 17, 2022
Broadway Theatre

for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf
Mar 24, 2022
Booth Theatre

Plaza Suite
Mar 28, 2022
Hudson Theatre

Mr. Saturday Night
Mar 31, 2022
Nederlander Theatre

Paradise Square
Apr 3, 2022
Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Take Me Out
Apr 4, 2022
Hayes Theater

The Minutes
Apr 7, 2022
Studio 54

Apr 8, 2022
Marquis Theatre

Birthday Candles
Apr 10, 2022
American Airlines Theatre

American Buffalo
Apr 14, 2022
Circle in the Square Theatre

How I Learned to Drive
Apr 19, 2022
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Funny Girl
Apr 24, 2022
August Wilson Theatre

The Skin of Our Teeth
Apr 25, 2022
Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Apr 28, 2022
Longacre Theatre

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

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