This Week on Broadway for January 23, 2022: The Prom (National Tour), Whisper House @ 59e59

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the national tour of The Prom, Girl from the North Country, Whisper House @ 59e59, and 54 Sings Liza (with Christine Pedi).

Peter and Michael talk about what theater recording they are listening to these days, and we sidetrack into Disney’s new musical film, Encanto.


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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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PF: The Prom @ Eisenhower Theater, The Kennedy Center (National Tour)
Digital Program

Jack Viertel

JM: Girl From The North Country @ Belasco Theatre

PF: Whisper House @ 59e59 through February 6, 2022, produced by The Civilians

MP: 54 Sings Liza (with Christine Pedi), Friday, January 21, 2022


MP: West Side Story (movie) Soundtrack (via Spotify)

We Don’t Talk About Bruno (From “Encanto“)

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

PF: The Nervous Set

PF: Goodtime Charley

MP: Candide (1956 Original Broadway Cast)

The Art of Songwriting with Stephen Sondheim and Adam Guettel

Legendary theatrical composer Stephen Sondheim invites Adam Guettel into his studio to break down the art of songwriting for this episode of “Legacy Project,” presented by the Dramatists Guild Foundation.

PF: Lady, Be Good!

MP: Studio Cast Albums

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

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