This Week on Broadway for February 12, 2023: Pictures From Home


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Pictures From Home, 33rd Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre, Lucy @ Minetta Lane Theatre, Heather Headley @ Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops, Othello @ New Place Players, Melissa Errico @ Birdland, and Burt Bacharach

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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.

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

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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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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]

Sondheim Deserved a Better Finale by Peter Filichia

Cast Album Reviews has many new reviews

Lea Michele doing a lot of press for Funny Girl

Baby 2023 Cast Album Release Monday night @ Greenroom 42

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will celebrate Baby: New Off-Broadway Cast Recording with a special concert at New York’s The Green Room 42 on Monday, February 13 at 7:00 PM. The event will feature the cast from the Out of the Box Theatrics Off-Broadway production, including Christina Sajous, Gabrielle McClinton, Julia Murney, Robert H. Fowler, Elizabeth Flemming, and Johnny Link, in addition to ensemble members Jorge Donoso, Marisa Kirby, Jewell Noel, and Ethan Paulini.

Jan Simpson’s podcast series — All the Drama: 1953 Pulitzer Prize Winner “Picnic” by William Inge


PF: Pictures From Home @ Studio 54, through April 30, 2023

MP + PF: 33rd Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre

The Kleban Foundation presented the 33rd annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre were presented Monday, February 6 in a private ceremony hosted by ASCAP and BMI at BMI’s New York City headquarters. The 2023 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist was awarded to Ryan Scott Oliver. The 2023 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist was awarded to Ethan Lipton. Hosted by Tony Award winners and Kleban board members Richard Maltby, Jr. (Ain’t Misbehavin’, Baby, Miss Saigon) and Maury Yeston (Titanic, Nine, Grand Hotel), with a special appearance by Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime), the event will feature musical performances and special appearances by Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman (Beetlejuice, School Of Rock) and Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez (Merrily We Roll Along, Carousel).

Starting Friday, February 10 at 8PM, the 2023 Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre ceremony will stream, for free, on the Broadway On Demand SmartTV channel. The event is viewable on the free ad supported tv channel through February 16.

PF: Lucy, a new play written and directed by BAFTA Award nominee Erica Schmidt @ Minetta Lane Theatre, through February 25, 2023

Lucy begins performances on Friday, January 27 with an official opening on Monday, February 6 at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane, between MacDougal & 6th Avenue – one block south of W. 3rd Street), Audible’s creative home for live performances in New York. The limited engagement will run for five weeks only, through Saturday, February 25.

MP: Heather Headley @ Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops

PF: Othello @ New Place Players / Casa Clara (18 E 25th), through February 25, 2023

MP: Melissa Errico @ Birdland

Coming up: Western Connecticut State University presents Allegro February 24th through March 5th


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Front of house staff share their horror stories, and Playbill investigates why bad audience behavior is on the rise.

Pippin @ NYU

Pippin @ 54 Below

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Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

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“I’m not a young conductor anymore,” Dudamel said as he prepares to leave Los Angeles in 2026 to lead the New York Philharmonic.

Music Opener:

The Dance at the Gym: Blues, Promenade (From “West Side Story”/Score/Audio Only)

Music Closer:

Gustavo Dudamel & Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra – Bernstein: West Side Story: Mambo

Gustavo Dudamel & Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra – Bernstein: West Side Story: Mambo

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