This Week on Broadway for March 12, 2023: Elyria @ Atlantic Theater Company


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ St. Clements, Washington Square @ Axis Theatre Company, Elyria @ Atlantic Theater Company, Love Song Saturday Night! @ 54 Below, and Crumbs From The Table Of Joy @ Keen 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.

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

Coming July 24, 2023: Jerry Orbach’s Broadway, feat. William Michals, Jay Aubrey Jones, & more! @ 54 Below

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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Special Episodes: Patrick Page on the Lessons of ‘Lear’

Class Notes: From “Mama, I Want To Sing,” playwright Vy Higginsen

Cara Joy David (@CaraJoyDavid): Blurry shot of the entire crowd streaming out of PARADE after our performance was cancelled at 8:23pm because of video issues. Lots of pissed off people saying: “They can do this without the video!!”

Cast recording of Knoxville (correction) was directed by Frank Galati

A celebration of life will be held for the late Ann Reinking on March 20 at 1:30 p.m.


Courtney Henggeler photo by Max Bieber

PF: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ St. Clements, through March 31, 2023

Courtney Henggeler

MP: Washington Square (new adaptation of the novel) @ Axis Theatre Company, Sheridan Square, through April 1, 2023

PF: Elyria @ Atlantic Theater Company, through March 19, 2023

Mohit Gautam

MP: Love Song Saturday Night! Feat. Ben Jones, Ryan Knowles, & more @ 54 Below
Sat, Mar 11 @ 9:30 pm
Sat, Apr 8 @ 9:30 pm
Sat, Jun 3 @ 9:30 pm
Sat, Aug 19 @ 9:30 pm

PF: Crumbs From The Table Of Joy @ Keen Company, through April 1, 2023


Chaim Topol, Israeli Actor and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star, Dies at 87

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener:

Jerry Orbach, “Promises, Promises”

Music Closer:

Happy Birthday Stephen Schwartz! “Beautiful City”

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