This Week on Broadway for April 16, 2022: Harmony: A New Musical by Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Cyrano de Bergerac @ BAM, Roundabout Theatre Company’s Birthday Candles, The Little Prince, Harmony: A New Musical by Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman, Debbie Gravitte: Debbie Plus One with Stephen Schwartz @ Birdland, and the passing of Jay Binder, one of Broadway’s top Casting Directors.


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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 | [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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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
Apr 19, 2022: How I Learned to Drive – SAMUEL J. FRIEDMAN THEATRE
Apr 20, 2022: for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf – BOOTH THEATRE
Apr 21, 2022: Hangmen – JOHN GOLDEN THEATRE
Apr 24, 2022: Funny Girl – AUGUST WILSON THEATRE


PF: Cyrano de Bergerac @ BAM, through May 22, 2022

The Jamie Lloyd Company
By Edmond Rostand
In a new Version by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jamie Lloyd

Produced by Ambassador Theater Group Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Glass Half Full Productions and Wessex Grove in association with Rupert Gavin/Mallory Factor.

Direct from London’s West End, three-time Olivier-nominated stage and screen actor James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) makes his BAM debut in a radical new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal).

References to Deaf West production of Cyrano

Coming: Tony winner Gabriel Ebert to star in Molière in the Park’s The Misanthrope

PF + MP + JF: Roundabout Theatre Company’s Birthday Candles @ American Airlines Theatre, through May 29, 2022

PF + MP: The Little Prince @ Broadway Theatre, 53rd & Broadway, through August 14, 2022

PF: Harmony: A New Musical by Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, six talented young men, Jewish and gentile, who came together in 1920s Germany and took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics.

Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Previews: March 23 – April 13
Opens April 14 and plays through May 8th, 2022

NYTF – National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

MP: Debbie Gravitte: Debbie Plus One (with Stephen Schwartz, April 11) @ Birdland

Marc Shaiman (May 9) and Harvey Fierstein (September 12)

Debbie Gravitte and Stephen Schwartz Two’s Company

Coming: 80, Girls, 80: Celebrating Barbra Streisand’s Birthday, Featuring Steven Brinberg, Tovah Feldshuh, & More! on April 24, 2022 @ 54 Below!


Jay Binder, Top-Notch Casting Director for Broadway, Dies at 71
He worked on ‘Chicago,’ ‘The Lion King’ and every Neil Simon play from 1990-2009 and co-founded the acclaimed Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert series.

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

Joel Grey recently celebrated his 90th birthday

Marilyn Maye recently celebrated her 94th birthday

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