This Week on Broadway for February 6, 2022: MJ

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about MJ, The Tap Dance Kid @ Encores!, Intimate Apparel @ Lincoln Center, The Garden of the Finzi-Continis @ National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and Oliver! (movie) @ MoMA


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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.

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook

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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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Nataki Garrett

A Contemporary Theatre Master Props Artisan Cedric Wright (Seattle)

“The Tragedy of Macbeth” on AppleTV+

“Swept Away” at Berkley Rep

“Grand Horizons” and “Our Town” at Asolo Rep

All The Drama: “How I Learned to Drive” by Paula Vogel, 1998 Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Drama


PF + MP: MJ @ The Neil Simon Theatre, 250 West 52nd Street

“The show takes audiences behind the scenes as Michael prepares for the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, providing an in-depth look at his process. As Michael and his collaborators rehearse their epic setlist, we are transported to pivotal creative moments from his career.”

MP: The Tap Dance Kid @ New York City Center, Encores! 2022 Season, through February 6, 2022

The Tap Dance Kid (1983 Broadway Production) (link to IBDB)

MP + PF: Intimate Apparel @ Lincoln Center Theater, Newhouse Theater, through March 6, 2022

PF: New York City Opera Presents “The Garden of the Finzi-Continis,” a co-production with National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) through February 6, 2022

Film and Television:

Oliver! (movie) @ MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art)

To Save and Project
The 18th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation

April 2022 openings on Broadway

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

“You Naughty, Naughty Men” from THE BLACK CROOK:

“Over the Hills and Far Away” from THE BEGGAR’S OPERA:

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Post Script:

Explicit: No



You Naughty, Naughty Men from The Black Crook



John Gay: The Beggar’s Opera. Air XVI: Over the Hills & Far Away

Other Music: The Lounge from

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