This Week on Broadway for January 15, 2023: Broadway Spring Preview


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Asi Wind’s Inner Circle @ The Judson Theatre, The Piano Lesson, Last of the Red Hot Lovers @ Walnut Street Theatre, and what we are looking forward to this Spring on Broadway.

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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.

So what’s it like to be a theater critic? Is it really fun to attend the theater night after night after night after night? Ask Peter Filichia, who has been attending theater consistently for more than a 60 years, and has been a reviewer from much more than half that time.
You’ll have the chance on two successive Sundays — Feb. 19 and 26 at 4 p.m. at Theater 555 at 555 West 42nd Street.
For reservations for PETE’S THEATRICAL ADVENTURES — email [email protected]

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

Matt Tamanini | [email protected] | Twitter | Instagram
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.

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook

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Michael’s Actor’s Nightmare


PF: David Blaine Presents Asi Wind‘s Inner Circle @ The Judson Theatre, through April 2, 2023

MP: The Piano Lesson @ Ethel Barrymore Theatre, through January 29, 2023

Denzel Washington Will Bring All 10 August Wilson Century Cycle Plays to HBO, Starring in Fences BY OLIVIA CLEMENT (Playbill, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015)
Broadway vet and two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington has announced that he will direct and act in a screen adaptation of August Wilson’s Fences for HBO, the same play that won him a Tony Award for Best Actor in 2010. According to the Hollywood Reporter, fellow Tony winner and Fences co-star Viola Davis will also be featured in the film.

PF: Last of the Red Hot Lovers @ Walnut Street Theatre, through February 5, 2023

Spring Preview

What we are looking forward to this Spring on Broadway.


VARIETY: Amanda Seyfried and Evan Rachel Wood Workshopping a ‘Thelma & Louise’ Musical Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE) By Michael Schneider, Marc Malkin

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Scott Siegel

Music Opener: “As Long as He Needs Me”

Music Closer: “Come Rain or Come Shine”

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