This Week on Broadway for October 16, 2022: The New Broadway Revivals of Death of a Salesman and 1776


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the passing of Angela Lansbury. Reviews include the new Broadway revivals of Death of a Salesman and 1776.

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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 is now available and can be purchased where ever finer books are sold. Peter also has columns at Masterworks BroadwayBroadway Select, Encore Monthly, and many other places.

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Angela Lansbury: IBDB | IMDB | Wikipedia

Angela Lansbury, Star of Film, Stage and ‘Murder, She Wrote,’ Dies at 96 By DANIEL LEWIS
She was a Hollywood and Broadway sensation, but she captured the biggest audience of her career as the TV sleuth Jessica Fletcher.

The New York Times sat down with Angela Lansbury in 2010 to discuss her life and accomplishments on the stage and screen. She spoke with us with the understanding the interview would be published only

Angela Lansbury – I Don’t Want To Know (Live 1969) Very Rare
Angela Lansbury singing her showstopper number “I Don’t Want to Know” from “Dear World.”
Lansbury won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 1969 for her performance as the Countess Aurelia.


PF + MP + JM: Death of a Salesman @ Hudson Theatre, through January 15, 2023

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman at the Hudson Theatre (141 W 44th St) starring Wendell Pierce, Sharon D Clarke, and André De Shields with direction by Miranda Cromwell.

Additional cast includes Khris Davis as Biff, McKinley Belcher III as Happy, Blake DeLong as Howard/Stanley, Lynn Hawley as The Woman/Jenny, Grace Porter as Letta/Jazz Singer, Stephen Stocking as Bernard, Chelsea Lee Williams as Miss Forsythe, and The Wire’s Delaney Williams as Charley.

The creative team includes Olivier Award winner and Tony Award® nominee Anna Fleischle (scenic and co-costume design), Sarita Fellows (co-costume design), Tony Award® nominee Jen Schriever (lighting design), Tony Award® nominee Mikaal Sulaiman (sound design), Femi Temowo (composer), Drama Desk Award nominee Nikiya Mathis (hair design), Erica A. Hart & Daniel Swee (casting) and John Miller (music coordinator).

Few works of drama loom as large in the national psyche as Miller’s seminal Death of a Salesman. It caused a critical sensation when it premiered on Broadway in 1949 with a production directed by Elia Kazan. It went on to win six Tony Awards® including Best Play and was also honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. The play has enjoyed four previous Broadway revivals, three of which won the Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Play.

PF + MP: 1776 @ Roundabout Theatre Company‘s American Airlines Theatre, through January 8, 2023

1776 at Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO). The new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical is directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus.

1776 includes (in order of appearance) Crystal Lucas-Perry as “John Adams,” Gisela Adisa as “Robert Livingston,” Nancy Anderson as “George Read,” Becca Ayers as “Col. Thomas McKean,” Tiffani Barbour as “Andrew McNair,” Carolee Carmello as “John Dickinson,” Allyson Kaye Daniel as “Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon,” Elizabeth A. Davis as “Thomas Jefferson,” Mehry Eslaminia as “Charles Thomson,” Joanna Glushak as “Stephen Hopkins,” Shawna Hamic as “Richard Henry Lee,” Eryn LeCroy as “Martha Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall,” Liz Mikel as “John Hancock,” Patrena Murray as “Benjamin Franklin,” Oneika Phillips as “Joseph Hewes,” Lulu Picart as “Samuel Chase,” Sara Porkalob as “Edward Rutledge,” Sushma Saha as “Judge James Wilson,” Brooke Simpson as “Roger Sherman,” Salome B. Smith as “Courier,” Sav Souza as “Dr. Josiah Bartlett,” Jill Vallery as “Caesar Rodney,” and Shelby Acosta, Ariella Serur, Grace Stockdale, Dawn L. Troupe and Imani Pearl Williams as Standbys.

The cast includes multiple representations of race, ethnicity, and gender; they identify as female, transgender and nonbinary.

1776’s Sara Porkalob Has Some Notes
The actress behind the musical’s most explosive number on bringing a “dusty, old thing” to Broadway and the mistakes made along the way.

This Week on Broadway for January 31, 2021: Diane Paulus

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener: 04 Open A New Window

Mame: Open a New Window · Angela Lansbury · Frankie Michaels · Mame Ensemble · Jerry Herman · Mame Original Broadway Cast · Original Broadway Cast of Mame

Music Closer: 06 My Best Girl

Mame: My Best Girl · Frankie Michaels · Angela Lansbury · Jerry Herman · Mame Original Broadway Cast · Original Broadway Cast of Mame

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Next Week: CHESTER BAILEY Starring Reed Birney and Ephraim Birney at Irish Rep (Opens Oct 19)

MP: Guys and Dolls @ The Kennedy Center, October 7 – 16, 2022

PF: Peerless @ 59e59, through November 6, 2022

MP: The Trip to Bountiful @ Ford’s Theatre (Washington DC), September 23 – October 16, 2022

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