This Week on Broadway for January 29, 2023: Atlanta Theater Scene


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about A Beautiful Noise, Bohemian Progeny by Julian Rosenblum, The Collaboration, Atlanta Theater Scene: Shakespeare Tavern, Horizon Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre, Kim’s Convenience By Ins Choi, and The Whale (film).

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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 saw Bobby and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at 54 Below


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

PF: Bohemian Progeny by Julian Rosenblum (staged reading)

MP: The Collaboration @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, through February 11, 2023 (extended)

PF: Atlanta Theater Scene

Shakespeare Tavern

Horizon Theatre Company, Lisa and Jeff Adler

Aurora Theatre, Ann-Carol Pence (Lawrenceville, GA)

Kim’s Convenience By Ins Choi

MP: The Whale (film)


Everett Quinton, a Force in Downtown Theater, Dies at 71

Everett Quinton Interview by Michael Portantiere

Times Square bans smoking

Dolan bans lawyers (who have lawsuits against him) from MSG and RCMH

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener: “Cracklin’ Rosie” from Broadway cast album:

Cracklin’ Rosie – A Beautiful Noise the Neil Diamond Musical Original Cast Recording Music Video

Music Closer: “Cracklin’ Rosie,” original version by Neil Diamond:

Cracklin’ Rosie · Neil Diamond

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