This Week on Broadway for July 31, 2022: Oresteia

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere discuss the recording session of the upcoming release of The Music Man 2022 Cast Recording. Peter is writing the liner notes, and was at the recording session. Michael talks about a recording called, “Oscar Hammerstein to a Xerox Recorded Portrait,” To Kill a Mockingbird will not reopen on Broadway. Reviews include The Kite Runner, Oresteia @ Park Avenue Armory, and Into The Woods.


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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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Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster at The Music Man cast recording session. Photo by Michaelah Reynolds

PF: The Music Man cast recording

The Music Man to Release Cast Album with Hugh Jackman & Sutton Foster by Paul Art Smith, Broadway Direct

The source of James’ confusion:

MP: Oscar Hammerstein to a Xerox Recorded Portrait

Listen to / Download a small sample of this recording; about 1.5 minutes

49 W 45th Street
New York, NY 10036


Michael Paulson: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Closes on Broadway as Creators Spar With Rudin


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

PF: Oresteia @ Park Avenue Armory, through August 13, 2022

MP: Into The Woods

Into The Woods extension announced, through October 16, 2022 (odd date?)

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

Michael has been cast in Guys & Dolls as Harry The Horse for In the Wings Theater Company, Staten Island, coming this Fall.

Opener “Runyonland”

Runyonland Music / Fugue For Tinhorns / Follow The Fold (Remastered 2000)

Closer “Luck Be a Lady” Robert Alda and company

Luck Be A Lady (“Guys & Dolls” Original Broadway Cast)

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