This Week on Broadway for December 18, 2022: Some Like It Hot


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Some Like It Hot, Merrily We Roll Along @ New York Theatre Workshop, Ohio State Murders, Chess (benefit), Your Own Personal Exegesis @ Claire Tow Theater, Becky Nurse of Salem @ Newhouse Theater, and Ye Bear & Ye Cubb @ 59e59

Kevin Del Aguila, J. Harrison Ghee, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Adrianna Hicks, Christian Borle and the company of SOME LIKE IT HOT. Photo credit: Matthew Murphy

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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His new book,
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PF + MP + JM: Some Like It Hot @ Shubert Theatre

Christian Borle and J. Harrison Ghee in SOME LIKE IT HOT. Photo credit: Marc J. Franklin

PF: Merrily We Roll Along @ New York Theatre Workshop, through January 22, 2023

Lindsay Mendez, Jonathan Groff, and Daniel Radcliffe in Merrily We Roll Along @ NYTW. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

‘Merrily We Roll Along’ Will Transfer to Broadway Next Fall by Michael Paulson
Jonathan Groff, Lindsay Mendez and Daniel Radcliffe, now starring in an Off Broadway revival, will lead the Broadway production as well.

MP + PF: Ohio State Murders @ James Earl Jones Theatre, through February 12, 2023

JM: Chess, Entertainment Community Fund’s one-night-only benefit concert on Monday, December 12 at 7:30 pm ET at the Broadhurst Theatre

Darren Criss as “Freddie Trumper”
Lena Hall as “Florence Vassey”
Ramin Karimloo as “Anatoly Sergievsky”
Solea Pfeiffer as “Svetlana Sergievsky”

Bradley Dean as “Ivan Molokov”
Sean Allan Krill as “Walter de Courcey”
Bryce Pinkham as “The Arbiter”

with Kate Bailey, Joe Beauregard, Neal Benari, Brendon Chan, Nkrumah Gatling, Masumi Iwai, Nina Lafarga, Ross Lekites, Austin Lesch, Alicia Lundgren, Sean MacLaughlin, Robin Masella, Kaitlyn Mesh, Katerina Papacostas, Julius Rubio, Emily Stillings, Stephen Tewksbury, and Christopher Vo rounding out the ensemble.

The concert celebrates a score by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus and Sir Tim Rice, and features a new book by Emmy Award® winner Danny Strong.

Director Michael Mayer, the creative team consulting for the one-night-only concert production will include Lorin Latarro (Movement), Kevin Adams (Lighting), Steve Canyon Kennedy (Sound), David Rockwell (Scenic), Lisa Zinni (Clothes), Brian Usifer (Music Supervision, Additional Arrangements and Additional Orchestrations), Roberto Sinha (Music Direction), and Anders Eljas (Arrangements and Orchestrations). Casting is by Jim Carnahan, CSA and Jason Thinger, CSA. Lisa Lacucci will serve as Production Stage Manager.

MP: Your Own Personal Exegesis @ Claire Tow Theater (Lincoln Center Theater / LCT3), through December 31, 2022

PF: Becky Nurse of Salem @ Newhouse Theater (Lincoln Center Theater), through December 31, 2022

MP: Ye Bear & Ye Cubb @ 59e59, through December 23, 2022

No.11 Productions


Tony Awards to Be Staged in Manhattan’s Washington Heights by Michael Paulson
The annual ceremony honoring Broadway’s top productions and performers is moving to the New York neighborhood where the musical “In the Heights” was set.

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

“Yesterdays,” as the opener

and the latter part of it starting around 1:16,

“Lazy Afternoon,” as the closer.

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