This Week on Broadway for November 20, 2022: & Juliet


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about & Juliet, Kimberly Akimbo, Only Gold @ MCC, Almost Famous, Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & The Pool, The New York Pops: Broadway Blockbusters, Al Hirschfeld book release, and The Museum of Broadway.

& Juliet – Stark Sands and Betsy Wolfe – Photo Credit Matthew Murphy

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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 is now available and can be purchased wherever finer books are sold. 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 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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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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Peter — how was the move?


MP + JM: & Juliet @ Stephen Sondheim Theatre

(L-R) Joomin Hwang, Rachel Webb, Bobby Pocket Horner, Lorna Courtney, Virgil Gadson in & Juliet – Photo Credit Matthew Murphy

PF + MP + JM: Kimberly Akimbo @ Booth Theatre

Victoria Clark and Justin Cooley in KIMBERLY AKIMBO. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus, 2022

Listener Robb Johnston sent the Great Adventure and Kimberly Akimbo logos to compare!

PF: Almost Famous @ Bernard B. Jacobs


A Concert of the Legendary Musical
a Benefit for the Entertainment Community Fund

Primetime Emmy Award® Winner Darren Criss
Tony Award® Winner and Grammy Award Nominee Lena Hall
Tony Award® Nominee Ramin Karimloo
and Broadway Breakout Solea Pfeiffer

Monday, December 12, 2022, at 7:30 PM at the Broadhurst Theatre

MP + PF + JM: Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & The Pool @ Vivian Beaumont Theatre, through January 15, 2023

Mike Birbiglia in ‘The Old Man & The Pool’ (credit Emilio Madrid)

MP + PF: Only Gold @ MCC Theater, through November 27, 2022
Music and Lyrics by Kate Nash
Book by Andy Blankenbuehler & Ted Malawer
Directed and Choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler

MP + PF: Camp Siegfried @ Second Stage‘s Tony Kiser Theatre, through December 4, 2022
Written by Bess Wohl
Directed by David Cromer

MP: The New York Pops: Broadway Blockbusters @ Carnegie Hall, Friday, November 18, 2022
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Nikki Renée Daniels, Guest Artist
Jordan Donica, Guest Artist
Matt Doyle, Guest Artist
Melissa Errico, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

MP + PF: The American Theatre as seen by Hirschfeld 1962-2002 book release event

MP + PF: The Museum of Broadway, 145 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

GYPSY overture from the original Broadway cast recording.

Gypsy: Overture
Gypsy (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
℗ Originally released 1959.

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