This Week on Broadway for June 26, 2022: Epiphany @ Lincoln Center Theater

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson discuss Epiphany @ Lincoln Center Theater, Corsicana @ Playwrights Horizons, Memorial for Harvey Evans, Fat Ham @ Public Theater, National Asian American Theatre Company production of Queen @ ART/NY, Here There Be Dragons @ The Players Theatre, The Orchard @ Baryshnikov Arts Center, Saint Joan @ Shakespeare Downtown, Luke Hawkins @ Birdland, Chains @ Mint Theater Company, and Beanie in Funny Girl


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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 & Me
Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway & Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama.

In this new episode of “THEATER: All the Moving Parts,” on CUNY TV, host Patrick Pacheco has a post-Tony Awards chat about the state of Broadway with: critics Helen Shaw of “New York Magazine” and Adam Feldman of “Time Out, New York”; and Jan Simpson, theater journalist and host of the Broadway Radio Show “Stagecraft and All the Drama”.

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No show next Sunday, July 3, but we will be releasing a special with Jan Simpson where we discuss her Summer Reading Lists 2022.


The company of Lincoln Center Theater’s EPIPHANY. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

JS: Epiphany @ Lincoln Center Theater, Newhouse Theater, through July 24, 2022
A metaphysical drama by Brian Watkins that is inspired by James Joyce’s “The Dead”

PF + JS: Corsicana @ Playwrights Horizons, through July 10, 2022
A drama centered around an adult woman with Downs Syndrome, her brother and their friends, starring Jamie Brewer and Deirdre O’Connell and directed by Sam Gold

MP: Dancers Over 40 presents A Toast to Harvey – Celebrating the Life and Career of Harvey Evans

JM: Fat Ham @ Public Theater, through July 17, 2022 (Extended)

New York Premiere Play
Co-Production with National Black Theatre
By James Ijames
Directed by Saheem Ali

Critically-acclaimed playwright James Ijames reinvents Shakespeare’s masterpiece with his new drama, FAT HAM. Juicy is a queer, Southern college kid, already grappling with some serious questions of identity, when the ghost of his father shows up in their backyard, demanding that Juicy avenge his murder. It feels like a familiar story to Juicy, well-versed in Hamlet’s woes. What’s different is Juicy himself, a sensitive and self-aware young Black man trying to break the cycles of trauma and violence in service of his own liberation. From an uproarious family barbecue emerges a compelling examination of love and loss, pain and joy. FAT HAM is a delectable comic tragedy directed by The Public’s Associate Artistic Director Saheem Ali.

Note: Hamlet @ Park Avenue Armory (through August 13, 2022)

JS + PF: National Asian American Theatre Company production of Queen @ ART/NY’s Mezzanine Theatre, through July 1, 2022
A new play about two female scientists by Madhuri Shakar that is the inaugural production of the NAATCO Partnership Project, a new initiative created to promote the work of Asian American theatre artists.

Jan Simpson’s Stagecraft: Madhuri Shekar, Playwright of “Queen”

MP: Here There Be Dragons @ The Players Theatre, through July 17, 2022

JS + PF: The Orchard @ Baryshnikov Arts Center, through July 3, 2022
The new version of “The Cherry Orchard” that stars Jessica Hecht and Mikhail Baryshnikov

PF: Saint Joan @ Shakespeare Downtown

MP: Luke Hawkins @ Birdland

PF: Chains @ Mint Theater Company, through July 23, 2022

JS: Jan’s campaign for the Mint Theater to produce black or brown playwrights

Lost Plays by Black Playwrights by The Mint Theater (email newsletter)

Mint Theater Company: Mission & History

MP: Funny Girl with Beanie


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

James Rado at HAIR after party in 2009, photo by Michael Portantiere

To commemorate the death of James Rado, we can use “Where Do I Go?” for the opening

Where Do I Go? · James Rado

and “The Flesh Failures / Let the Sunshine In” for the closing.

The Flesh Failures (Let the Sunshine In) · Norm Lewis · Harris Doran · Cast Of ‘Hair’ Hair (Actors Fund Of America Benefit Recording)

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