This Week on Broadway for July 24, 2022: The Kite Runner

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss The Kite Runner, Notre Dame de Paris, Into The Woods, Titanique, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Theatre at St. Clement’s, Simply Barbra, (Steven Brinberg) @ Chelsea Table + Stage, Poem. @ Don’t Tell Mama, and Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar: All For You @ 54 Below.


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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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Last week, Peter was at FutureFest 2022 @ Dayton Playhouse in Ohio, where he judged a new play contest.


The Kite Runner

PF: The Kite Runner @ Hayes Theater, through October 30, 2022

MP + PF: Notre Dame de Paris @ the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, through July 24, 2022

Side note: who is David Koch

First of all, he always said, content dictates form. In other words, the kind of music you’re writing should depend on the character and the dramatic situation.

Lessons from Stephen Sondheim, the teacher – CBS News

PF: Into The Woods @ St. James

Into The Woods extension leaked on SeatGeek by accident

MP: Titanique, the uproarious new musical send-up of the blockbuster film Titanic, featuring the songs of pop icon Céline Dion. The strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement opened off-Broadway on June 23, 2022, and will run through September 25, 2022, at The Asylum Theatre (307 W 26th St.).

Céline Dion Music + Titanic + Slay-tastic Comedy?
This is the musical parody you didn’t know you needed.

PF: 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.

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

MP: Poem. @ Don’t Tell Mama, July 21, 2022

Ephraim Birney

Father and Son Return to the Stage, Together. Again. No Regrets. By Alexis Soloski
Reed and Ephraim Birney are in the Berkshires, reprising their roles in “Chester Bailey.” They discuss what it’s like to play off — and fight — each other.

MP: Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar: All For You @ 54 Below, July 19-21 & 23


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

Opener: A-B-C · Brenda Vaccaro · How Now, Dow Jones Ensemble

Closer: Gian Marco Schiaretti – Le temps des Cathedrales (New York City 2022)

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