This Week on Broadway for March 13, 2022

James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson review On Sugarland @ NYTW, Anyone Can Whistle, MasterVoices @ Carnegie Hall, WP Theater and Vineyard co-production of sandblasted, Coal Country @ Cherry Lane Theatre, This Space Between Us @ Keen Company, A Touch of the Poet @ The Irish Repertory Theatre, Sam Gravitte @ Birdland, and The Music Man.


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All the Drama: “Of Thee I Sing,” 1932 Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Coming next month: Jan interviews the artistic director of the Eugene O’Neill Foundation. He directed a production of O’Neill’s rarely seen 1920 winner “Beyond the Horizon” last fall. It was the second play to win the prize and the first of the four times that O’Neill would win.


JS: On Sugarland @ NYTW, 79 East 4th Street, through March 20, 2022

Aleshea Harris Stages Black Life By Hilton Als
The playwright explores the myths of community, love, and violence.

Merrily We Roll Along announced at New York Theater Workshop for 2022-2023 with Daniel Radcliffe

MP: Anyone Can Whistle, MasterVoices @ Carnegie Hall, One Night Only, March 10, 2022

JS: WP Theater and Vineyard co-production of sandblasted @ The Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street, but it through March 13, 2022

MP: Coal Country @ Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St, through April 17, 2022
Coal Country, written by Drama Desk winners Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, with original music written and performed by three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Earle. Audible Theater produces this return engagement of the Public Theater production, which was shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

JS: This Space Between Us @ Keen Company, Theater Five in Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, through April 2, 2022

JS: A Touch of the Poet @ The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street, through April 17, 2022

Irish Rep Sondheim Estate beneficiary

JS: Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night, directed by Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara and produced by Audible Theater.
Long Day’s Journey into Night begins performances Tuesday, January 11 and opens Sunday, January 23 at Audible Theatre’s Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street). The run is six weeks only, through Sunday, February 20.

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JS: The Music Man @ The Winter Garden Theatre, debate over whether a show can just be enjoyable

MP: Sam Gravitte: Songs That Raised Me, March 7 @ 7:00 pm BIRDLAND!

Look at images of Sam Gravitte


The second anniversary of the day when Covid forced the closing of theaters.

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

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Post Script:

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Opening: Don’t Forget 127th Street from Golden Boy


Closing: Why (Raul Esparza version) from tick, tick…BOOM!

Other Music: The Lounge from

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