This Week on Broadway for December 24, 2022: Between Riverside and Crazy


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Between Riverside and Crazy, Almost Famous, Des Moines @ Theatre for a New Audience, and Marilyn Maye @ Dizzy’s Club in Jazz at Lincoln Center

Stephen McKinley Henderson in Between Riverside and Crazy. Photo: Joan Marcus

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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, 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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MP: Almost Famous @ Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, through January 8, 2023

PF: Des Moines @ Theatre for a New Audience (Brooklyn), through January 8, 2023
Des Moines
By Denis Johnson
Directed by Arin Arbus
December 10, 2022 – January 8, 2023

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MP: Marilyn Maye @ Dizzy’s Club in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Sunday, December 18, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the return of living legend Marilyn Maye for a special seven-show holiday engagement from Thursday, December 29 through Sunday, January 1, including the “New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!” on Saturday, December 31. Hailed as “an ageless dynamo” by The New York Times, Ms. Maye will celebrate the holidays in style, backed by an all-star ensemble. As usual, her trademark high-energy shows will feature beloved standards and unexpected musical treats. Tickets range from $40 to $150. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in New York.


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