This Week on Broadway for March 26, 2023: Parade and Sweeney Todd – The Battle of the Revivals


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Parade, Sweeney Todd, The Coast Starlight @ Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, The Harder They Come @ The Public Theater, and Marilyn Maye @ Carnegie Hall!

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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

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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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PF + MP: Parade @ Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, through August 6, 2023

PARADE Opening Night Curtain Call. Photo by Jenny Anderson

PF: Sweeney Todd @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford – Credit to Franz Szony

PF + MP: Bad Cinderella @ Imperial Theatre

Linedy Genao and the cast of BAD CINDERELLA Photo by Matthew Murphy

MP + PF: The Coast Starlight @ Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (Lincoln Center), through April 16, 2023

PF: The Harder They Come @ The Public Theater, through April 9, 2023

MP: Marilyn Maye @ Carnegie Hall, Friday, March 24, 2023

Melissa Errico / New York Times:
The Unsinkable Marilyn Maye by Melissa Errico
Nearing 95, the inimitable singer is about to make her Carnegie Hall solo debut. In an eight-decade career, it’s a crowning moment — and just another gig.

MP: Gayle’s Broadway Rose at Friedmans at the Edison Hotel, 228 West 47th Street


Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener:

Sweeney Todd prelude

Music Closer:

“William’s Doll”

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