This Week on Broadway for April 10, 2022: Take Me Out

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Take Me Out, Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written @ The York Theatre Company, Stokes @ Town Hall, and last week’s Broadway news.


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Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook
PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His new book, The Book of Broadway Musical Debates, Disputes, and Disagreements will be released September 1, 2022 and can now be preordered on Amazon. Peter also has columns 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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Broadway Opening Schedule

Apr 03, 2022: Paradise Square – ETHEL BARRYMORE THEATRE
Apr 04, 2022: Take Me Out – HELEN HAYES THEATRE
Apr 08, 2022: Beetlejuice – MARQUIS THEATRE
Apr 10, 2022: Birthday Candles – AMERICAN AIRLINES THEATRE
Apr 11, 2022: The Little Prince – BROADWAY THEATRE
Apr 14, 2022: American Buffalo – CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE
Apr 14, 2022: Mrs. Doubtfire – STEPHEN SONDHEIM THEATRE
Apr 17, 2022: The Minutes – STUDIO 54


PF + MP + JM: Take Me Out @ Hayes Theater, Extended to June 11, 2022

Patrick Adams (playing Kippy Sunderstrom) was in SUITS, the television show. His co-star was Megan Markle, now Meghan, Duchess of Sussex… and I wonder if Harry and Meghan will be visiting Broadway soon?

Audience member’s phones were secured in Yondr pouches to prevent photos being taken during nude scenes. Unfortunately, someone’s phone was not turned off and rang, and rang, and rang during the show.

PF: Penelope, or How the Odyssey Was Really Written @ The York Theatre Company, through April 24, 2022
Due to a flood in their 30-year home at Saint Peter’s in January 2021, The York is currently producing at The Theatre at St. Jeans at 76th Street and Lexington Avenue.

MP: Stokes @ Town Hall (Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Starring Brian Stokes Mitchell), Monday, April 4, 2022 • 8:00pm


COVID Still a Factor on Broadway

“Macbeth” Shuts Down Through April 7

Mask, Vaccines Requirements to Remain in Place Through April

“KPOP” Announced Broadway Company

The New York Times: The Grammys pays tribute to Taylor Hawkins, Stephen Sondheim and other music luminaries.

The Hollywood Reporter: Grammys: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Ben Platt, Rachel Zegler Perform Stephen Sondheim Medley
All four performed songs from popular musicals like ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ and ‘West Side Story’ as part of the ceremony’s In Memoriam segment, which paid special tribute to the late American lyricist and composer.

Should The Tony Awards ban Scott Rudin from The Tony Awards?

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Official cut-off for 2021-2022 Tony Eligibility

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The 75th Annual Tony Award Nominations Announcement will take place at 1:00 PM ET on the Tony Awards official You Tube page. A complete list of the 2022 nominations will be available at immediately following the announcement.

A limited number of tickets to the 75th Annual Tony Awards will be made available. Tickets will be available at starting on Tuesday, May 3rd at 1:00 PM ET.

Thursday, May 5, 2022
MEET THE NOMINEES PRESS EVENT, to take place at the Sofitel New York. Press must register for credentials to cover this event. Credential applications are available HERE.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The exclusive TONY NOMINEES’ LUNCHEON, at the historic Rainbow Room, is a chance for the nominees to celebrate each other and to receive their nomination certificates. This invite-only event is closed to the media.

Monday, June 6th
The annual TONY HONORS reception, recognizing the recipients of the 2022 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre for their outstanding contributions to the Broadway industry. This invite-only event will take place at the Sofitel New York.

Sunday, June 12th
THE 75th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS live from Radio City Music Hall, in a four-hour television and streaming event, that will broadcast live coast to coast for the first time. The celebration will commence at 7:00 – 8:00 PM, ET/4:00 – 5:00 PM, PT with exclusive content streaming only on Paramount+, followed by the presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 75th Annual Tony Awards from 8:00-11:00 PM, LIVE ET/5:00 – 8:00 PM, LIVE PT on the CBS Television Network, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+*

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

Tributes to:

Rae Allen, Tony Winner and TV Mainstay, Dies at 95
In a varied career, she had memorable roles in “Damn Yankees” and on “Seinfeld” and was nominated for three Tonys. She later became a director.

Bobby Rydell, Teenage Idol With Enduring Appeal, Dies at 79
He had his first hit in 1959. Six decades later, teamed with his fellow singers Frankie Avalon and Fabian, he was still drawing crowds.

Bobby Rydell with Giuseppe Bausilio at Patsy’s in 2016 Photo by Michael Portantiere

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Opening: “Shoeless Joe”


Closing: Bobby Rydell

Other Music: The Lounge from

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