This Week on Broadway for May 29, 2022: Fat Ham

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Fat Ham @ The Public, Which Way to the Stage @ MCC, Golden Shield @ Manhattan Theatre Club, A Case for the Existence of God @ Signature Theatre Company, Urban Stages Gala, Voctave @ Symphony Space, and tribute to Angela Lansbury.


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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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Into The Woods transfer from City Center update

Thu, May 26, 8:36 AM
New York, NY – Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, announced today that the hugely acclaimed and completely sold-out New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical, Into the Woods, will transfer to Broadway for a strictly limited, 8-week engagement. Performances begin Tuesday, June 28 at the St. James Theatre, ahead of an official opening night on July 10. Into the Woods is directed by Lear deBessonet, music direction by Rob Berman with The Encores! Orchestra, and choreographed by Lorin Latarro. This production is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Sondheim.

Tickets will be available via beginning today at 10 AM ET. American Express® Card Members can purchase exclusive American Express® Access tickets at 10 AM ET by visiting

The star-studded cast will include Sara Bareilles as the Baker’s Wife, Brian D’Arcy James as the Baker, Tony Award® winner Patina Miller as the Witch, Phillipa Soo as Cinderella, Tony Award winner Gavin Creel as the Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince, Joshua Henry as Rapunzel’s Prince, Ta’Nika Gibson as Lucinda, Annie Golden as Cinderella’s Mother/Grandmother/Giant’s Wife, Albert Guerzon as Cinderella’s Father, Brooke Ishibashi as Florinda, Kennedy Kanagawa as Milky White, David Patrick Kelly as the Narrator/Mysterious Man, Julia Lester as Little Red Riding Hood, Cole Thompson as Jack, David Turner as the Steward, Jason Forbach, Mary Kate Moore, and Cameron Johnson. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.


PF: Fat Ham @ Public Theater, through July 3, 2022

James Ijames on Winning a Pulitzer and Making ‘Hamlet’ a Comedy
The 41-year-old playwright’s show “Fat Ham,” set at a Southern barbecue, hasn’t even had an in-person production yet because of the pandemic.

About an hour after the Pulitzers were announced, I spoke to Ijames (his surname is pronounced “imes”) about the play and the award. These are edited excerpts from the conversation.

Michael Paulson, The New York Times

MP: Which Way to the Stage @ MCC, through June 5, 2022

PF: Golden Shield @ Manhattan Theatre Club, through June 12, 2022

MP: A Case for the Existence of God @ Signature Theatre Company, through June 5, 2022

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MP: Urban Stages Gala

Reed Birney, Terence Archie, Nikki M. James & A.J. Shively to be Honored at Urban Stages’ 38th Annual Benefit

Take CHARGE @ Madison Square Park for National Canine Cancer Awareness

MP: Voctave @ Symphony Space, Friday, May 20, 2022

Disney Princess Medley – Voctave

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Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

Angela Lansbury photo by Michael Portantiere

Attached are two tracks for the podcast, to celebrate Angela Lansbury’s Tony for lifetime achievement. You can use the beginning of “It’s Today” for the opener and “I Don’t Want to Know” for the closer.

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