This Week on Broadway for February 26, 2023: A Bright New Boise @ Signature Theatre


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Pictures From Home, The Colonial Players production of Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will, A Bright New Boise @ Signature Theatre Company, a preview of War Dreamer @ The Wild Project, and news from the last week.

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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

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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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]


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

PF: Annapolis, MD: The Colonial Players production of Lauren Gunderson’s The Book of Will, through March 19, 2023

MP: A Bright New Boise @ Signature Theatre Company, through March 12, 2023

PF: Preview of War Dreamer @ The Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street


Anti-Semitic Protesters Harass First Broadway Performance of ‘Parade’


Laurie Metcalf, Tatiana Maslany to Return to Broadway in thriller “Grey House” in April

Music Video of ‘Someone in a Tree’ From Signature’s “Pacific Overtures” in Washington DC

Kennedy Center Cancels Broadway Center Stage Production of Kiss of the Spider Woman

The Off Broadway Alliance’s 20at20 to Take Place in March, April

Florence Welch-scored ‘Gatsby’ musical announces world premiere directed by Rachel Chavkin

A new musical adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby” has scheduled a world premiere with American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). Titled “Gatsby,” the production will begin performances at the Cambridge, Massachusetts venue in 2024. Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin will direct and Tony winner Sonya Tayeh will choreograph.

Lilli Cooper, Raúl Esparza, Tam Mutu, and More Will Star in “Oliver!” at New York City Center Encores!

Kristin Chenoweth to Reunite With Stephen Schwartz on QUEEN OF VERSAILLES Stage

Winners of 66th Obie Awards, Celebrating 2020-2022 Seasons, Announced

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

50th Anniversary of the opening of A Little Night Music

Music Opener:

“Overture and Night Waltz”

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