This Week on Broadway for January 1, 2023: Merrily We Roll Along (NYTW)


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Merrily We Roll Along @ New York Theatre Workshop. We then talk about the Best of 2022.

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

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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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MP: Christine Pedi’s Snow Business @ Beechman

MP: Marilyn Maye @ Birdland tonight


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

Side discussion of Working and Stephen Schwartz

Best of 2022

Recording session of The Music Man


Movie of Tick, Tick… Boom!

Movie of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Ragtime @ Bergen County Players

Merrily We Roll Along @ New York Theatre Workshop

Death of a Salesman

A Raisin in the Sun @ The Public Theater

Hamlet @ Park Avenue Armory

Oresteia @ Park Avenue Armory

I’m Revolting @ Atlantic Theater Company

A Man of No Importance @ Classic Stage Company

Prayer for the French Republic @ Manhattan Theatre Club

Assassins in Concert @ Classic Stage Company

Harmony @ Folksbiene

Kimberly Akimbo

Paradise Square

Out of the Box Theatrics’ production of BABY

Little Girl Blue / Laiona Michelle

Funny Girl

Plaza Suite

Take Me Out

Romeo & Bernadette

Which Way to the Stage @ MCC

Downstate @ Playwrights Horizons

English, written by Sanaz Toossi and directed by Knud Adams at the Atlantic Theater Company


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

MERRILY overture

Overture · Merrily We Roll Along Orchestra · Paul Gemignani · Stephen Sondheim

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