This Week on Broadway for July 17, 2022: Into The Woods

Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss Into The Woods, Love Quirks, Richard III @ Shakespeare in the Park, Scott Siegel’s Almost On Broadway @ The Town Hall, and more!


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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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Jena Tesse Fox has written about theater for many publications, including Playbill Magazine,, Time Out New York and She is a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women and the Drama Desk, and is a contributor to BroadwayRadio

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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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Peter is at FutureFest 2022@ Dayton Playhouse in Ohio, where he is judging a new play contest. He will return next week.


Into The Woods (2022)

JF + JM: Into The Woods @ St. James

“I was raised to be charming, not sincere.”

Is there an extension possible?
“The Piano Lesson” Rumored to Move Barrymore

Sometimes people leave you
Halfway through the wood

No One Is Alone

MP: Love Quirks @ AMT Theater, through September 2, 2022

JF: Richard III @ The Public‘s Free Shakespeare in the Park’s 60th Season, The Delacorte Theater, June 21 – July 17, 2022

NPR: Why it matters that Danai Gurira is taking on Richard III by Jeff Lunden

MP: Scott Siegel’s Almost On Broadway @ The Town Hall (Monday, June 27, 2022)

Coming up: The 14th Annual Broadway’s Rising Stars concert will be taking place at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) on Monday, July 18 at 8:00pm, and is the national showcase event for recent graduates of Performing Arts schools from all across the country.

MP: Coming up — Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Theatre at St. Clement’s
Ruth Stage and an all-star cast bring to life a modern take on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the iconic Tennessee Williams classic.


Funny Girl discussion

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

Simply Barbra, (Steven Brinberg) @ Chelsea Table + Stage, Monday July 18. 2022

Julie Benko’s “Matchmaker” for the opener

Nikita Burshteyn’s “Goodbye” for the closer.

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