This Week on Broadway for October 30, 2022: Topdog / Underdog


Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Topdog / Underdog, Walking with Ghosts, A Man of No Importance @ Classic Stage Company, 1776, Carmen by MasterVoices, and Melissa Etheridge Off Broadway: My Window – A Journey Through Life.

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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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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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Jan Simpson’s Stagecraft: Joseph Dougherty, Playwright of “Chester Bailey”, is in the Patreon feed

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JM: Topdog / Underdog @ John Golden Theatre, through January 15, 2023

JF: Walking with Ghosts @ Music Box Theatre, through December 30, 2022

MP: A Man of No Importance @ Classic Stage Company, through December 18, 2022 (extended)

JM + JF: 1776 @ American Airlines Theatre, through January 8, 2023

MP: Carmen by MasterVoices @ Rose Theater, Jazz At Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall

JM: Melissa Etheridge Off Broadway: My Window – A Journey Through Life, the show will play 12 performances only to an audience of less than 500 per night at the intimate venue New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street)

MP: Shy: The Alarmingly Outspoken Memoirs of Mary Rodgers


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener: Carmen Jones Prelude
Music Closer: Jay Rogers, Laughing Matters from When Pigs Fly

The music this week celebrates the release of the INTO THE WOODS 2022 Broadway Cast Recording!

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