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This Week on Broadway for August 7, 2022: “The Butcher Boy”

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Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere, and Matt Tamanini discuss “The Butcher Boy” at Irish Rep, “Audrey: The New Musical” at The Player’s Theatre, Sam Gravitte’s “Songs that Raised Me” at Birdland, “Scott Siegel’s 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits,” “The Nosebleed” at LCT3, “Company” and “Fat Ham” Closing Performances, “Into the Woods” on Broadway, “Funny Girl” starring Julie Benko, the passings of stage and screen stars Pat Carroll and Mary Alice, and more.

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Panel:

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 Sept. 1, 2022 and can now be preordered on Amazon. Peter also has columns at Masterworks BroadwayBroadway Select, Encore Monthly, and many other places.

Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is the founder and editor of CastAlbumReviews.com. 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 FollowSpotPhoto.com.

Matt Tamanini | [email protected] | Twitter | Instagram
MATT TAMANINI is a theatre, entertainment, and sports journalist who has been covering theatre for more than a decade. He is the news editor for TheStreamable, the co-managing editor for Land-Grant Holy Land, and is a host and producer for multiple shows on BroadwayRadio.

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Reviews:

PF, MT:The Butcher Boy” at Irish Rep

PF:Audrey: The New Musical” at The Player’s Theatre

MP: Sam Gravitte’s “Songs that Raised Me” at Birdland and “Scott Siegel’s 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits”

Recommendation:I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been” at 54 Below on Monday, Aug. 8

PF:The Nosebleed” at LCT3

MT: “Seagull” from Elevator, “Company” Closing Performance, “Fat Ham” Closing Performance, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” Off-Broadway, “Into the Woods,” “Come from Away,” “Funny Girl”

News:

Pat Carroll, Stage Star Who Voiced Disney’s “Ursula,” Dies at 95

Mary Alice, Tony Winner for Her Role in ‘Fences,’ Dies at 85

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moment

Opener: “The Games I Play” from “Falsettoland”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk51LXR9NJo

Closer: “The Stepsisters’ Lament” from the 1965 TV version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TrLyyPfy3g 

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