This Week on Broadway for January 8, 2023: Jonathan Groff


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jonathan Groff.

Lindsay Mendez as Mary Flynn, Jonathan Groff as Franklin Shepard, and Daniel Radcliffe as Charley Kringas in rehearsal for Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop

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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, 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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Guest: Jonathan Groff


Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

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

2006 Original Broadway cast-The trio of leads in their finale “Those You’ve Known”-Jonathan Groff, Lea Michele, and John Gallagher, Jr.


Paul Bettany, Jeremy Pope
Photo credit © Jeremy Daniel, 2022 Scenic & Costume Design by Anna Fleischle

PF: The Collaboration @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, through February 5, 2023

MP: Between Riverside and Crazy @ Hayes Theater, through February 12, 2023

PF: To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim

MP: Marilyn Maye @ Birdland

MP: Ben Jones: I Think I’m in Love @ Chelsea Table & Stage


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener:

Jonathan Groff Channels His Inner Sutton Foster to Perform “Anything Goes”

Music Closer:

Jonathan Groff sings I Got Lost In His Arms

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