This Week on Broadway for March 5, 2023: Allegro @ Western Connecticut State University


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Allegro @ Western Connecticut State University, Conversations After Sex @ Irish Arts Center, Love @ Park Avenue Armory, and Becomes a Woman @ Mint Theater Company

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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.

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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
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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MP: Knoxville CD release and signing event @ Museum of Broadway

Coming May 12 + 13, 2023 — Ragtime: The Symphonic Concert @ Symphony Hall, Boston, MA


PF: Allegro @ Western Connecticut State University, through March 5, 2023
(Peter previewed this production on February 12, 2023)

MP: Conversations After Sex @ Irish Arts Center, through March 11, 2023

PF: Love @ Park Avenue Armory, through March 25, 2023

MP: Eric Bogosian’s 1+1 @ SoHo Playhouse, through March 19, 2023

Emma Pfitzer Price in Becomes A Woman by Betty Smith. Photo Credit Todd Cerveris

PF + MP: Becomes a Woman @ Mint Theater Company / New York City Center Stage II, through March 18, 2023

Talkin’ Broadway Off-Broadway – “Becomes a Woman” – 2/27/22 by Michael Portantiere

MP: Tribute to people in Michael’s lives: Diane Sclafani & Richard Maren

Diane Sclafani gave Michael his first professional reviewing job at the Staten Island Register (newspaper)

Richard Maren was Michael’s music teacher at IS24 on Staten Island


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Sweeney’s Orchestra!

Lea Salonga Joins Cast and Producing Team of “Here Lies Love”

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Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener:

“You There in the Back Row”

Music Closer:

“Since You Stayed Here”

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