This Week on Broadway for January 22, 2023: A Beautiful Noise


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about A Beautiful Noise, Funny Girl, The Immortal Jellyfish Girl @ 59e59, Colin Quinn: Small Talk @ Lucille Lortel Theatre, The Appointment @ WP Theater, 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits, Between The Lines Cast Album Release Concert, and Offal Endings @ Theater Row. Also: Remembering Emmett Foster, and Is this the end of Jujamcyn?

Will Swenson as ‘Neil Diamond – Then’ and the cast of A BEAUTIFUL NOISE Photos by Julieta Cervantes

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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.

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.
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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
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MP: Emmett Foster, Joe Papp’s assistant

Remembering Emmett Foster by Jim Nicola

Internet Archive: Emmett Foster, on “Who Is Joe Papp?”

Is this the end of Jujamcyn?

Broadway’s moving. At least its theaters are. Rumor around that Jujamcyn’s St. James, Walter Kerr, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neill playing award winners “Moulin Rouge,” “Book of Mormon,” “Hadestown” being sold to the Ambassador Theatre Group, which owns the Lyric (“Harry Potter’s” there) and Hudson, which had “Death of a Salesman.” Something like $800 million changed hands — or stages.

Cindy Adams in The New York Post 1/17/23


PF: A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical @ Broadhurst Theatre

(Left to Right) Mark Jacoby as ‘Neil Diamond – Now’ and Linda Powell as ‘Doctor.’ Photos by Julieta Cervantes

MP: Funny Girl with Lea Michele @ August Wilson Theatre

PF: The Immortal Jellyfish Girl @ 59e59, through February 12, 2023

PF + MP: Colin Quinn: Small Talk @ Lucille Lortel Theatre, through February 11, 2023

PF: The Appointment @ WP Theater, through February 4, 2023

THE APPOINTMENT is made possible, in part, through participation in WP Theater’s Space Program. The Space Program is WP’s initiative to provide affordable space and discounted producing options to their artistic community.

THE APPOINTMENT was developed, in part, with assistance from The Orchard Project, and from Camp Fringe 2018, at FringeArts Philadelphia.

MP: 54 Sings Broadway’s Greatest Hits! Feat. Willy Falk & more @ 54 Below, Sat, Jan 21 9:30 pm

MP: Between The Lines Cast Album Release Concert, feat. Arielle Jacobs, Julia Murney, & more! – 54 Below, Thu, Jan 19 7:00 pm

PF: Offal Endings @ Theater Row, through January 29, 2023


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener: “Another Chapter”

“Another Chapter” Official Music Video from BETWEEN THE LINES

Music Closer: “Between the Lines”

Between the Lines · Arielle Jacobs · Jake David Smith Between the Lines (Original Cast Recording)

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