This Week on Broadway for November 27, 2022: Sandra @ Vineyard Theatre


Jena Tesse Fox, Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about & Juliet, Sandra @ Vineyard Theatre, Mrs. Loman @ The Tank, Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & The Pool, Boswell @ 59e59, Irene Cara’s passing, A Year without Sondheim, and a Very Special Birthday!

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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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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.

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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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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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How was your Thanksgiving?


JF + PF: & Juliet @ Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Paulo Szot and Melanie La Barrie – Photo Credit Matthew Murphy
Lorna Courtney, Betsy Wolfe, Justin David Sullivan and Melanie La Barrie in & Juliet – Photo Credit Matthew Murphy

PF: Sandra @ Vineyard Theatre, through December 18, 2022

MARJAN NESHAT. Sandra @ Vineyard Theatre

MP: Mrs. Loman @ The Tank, through November 20, 2022

JF: Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man & The Pool @ Vivian Beaumont Theatre, through January 15, 2023

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

PF: Boswell @ 59e59, through December 4, 2022

Josh Krause and Brian Mani in BOSWELL. Photo: Carol Rosegg


Irene Cara @ IBDB

Irene Cara, ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ Singer, Dies at 63
Ms. Cara was a child star from the Bronx who gained international fame as the singer of major pop anthems from movies of the 1980s.

Stephen Sondheim: 1 year ago

It’s already been a year since we lost Stephen Sondheim, but now we have another way of remembering him. Paul Salsini, who founded The Sondheim Review in 1994 and kept at it for ten solid years, has now published Sondheim & Me.

Robbie Rozelle: Happy Birthday!

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

From the new FUNNY GIRL cast album

Music Opener:

Overture · New Broadway Cast of Funny Girl

Music Closer:

People · Lea Michele · New Broadway Cast of Funny Girl

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