This Week on Broadway for December 4, 2022: KPOP


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about KPOP, A Christmas Carol (Jefferson Mays), The New Group’s production of Evanston Salt Costs Climbing, Aida @ The Metropolitan Opera, Movie Review: Beau, and Audra McDonald @ Carnegie Hall

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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.

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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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PF + JM: KPOP @ Circle in the Square Theatre

The cast of KPOP photo by Matthew Murphy & Evan Zimmerman
Luna in KPOP photo by Matthew Murphy & Evan Zimmerman

PF + MP + JM: A Christmas Carol @ Nederlander Theatre, through January 1, 2023

Jefferson Mays Photo credit A CHRISTMAS CAROL LIVE

PF: The New Group’s production of Evanston Salt Costs Climbing @ The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater, The Pershing Square Signature Center, through December 18, 2022
Evanston Salt Costs Climbing by Will Arbery
Directed by Danya Taymor

MP: Aida @ The Metropolitan Opera, now and forever! (Actually, could be the last of this particular production) through May 8, 2023

Is Aida coming back to Broadway? (The other one. Music by: Elton John; Book by: Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry Hwang; Lyrics by: Tim Rice)

Tim Rice Issues Update on CHESS Broadway Production and AIDA
Apr 21, 2022 — Tim Rice revealed in a tweet that he is set to fly to New York for discussions about Aida, and the Broadway revival of Chess.

PF: Movie Review: Beau (based on a musical)
Album on Masterworks Broadway

Playbill: Exclusive: Watch Matt Rodin and Maximilian Sangerman Perform ‘It Couldn’t Be’ From New Musical Film Beau
Josh Rhodes directs Douglas Lyons and Ethan D. Pakchar’s film, which makes its world premiere in New York December 1.

MP: Audra McDonald @ Carnegie Hall, Saturday, December 3, 2022, 8 PM
Audra McDonald
Andy Einhorn, Music Director and Conductor
Jeremy Jordan, Piano
Gene Lewin, Drums
Mark Vanderpoel, Bass


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

“A Sleepin’ Bee,” as the opener

“How Glory Goes” for the closer

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