This Week on Broadway for April 2, 2023: Life of Pi


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Life of Pi, Sweeney Todd, VANITIES – The Musical @ The York, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, and Rough Trade – The Tank NYC

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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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Jan Simpson will be on This Week on Broadway next week, and her new episode of All The Drama is now available to Patreon supporters. This month Jan talks about the 1922 Pulitzer winner “Anna Christie,” to mark the second anniversary of “All the Drama”. This is the second of Eugene O’Neill’s four Pulitzer wins. This episode of All The Drama will be available to the general public next Saturday, April 8, 2023


PF + MP: Life of Pi @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

MP: Sweeney Todd @ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

PF: VANITIES – The Musical @ The York, Theatre at St. Jeans, 150 E. 76th Street, through April 22, 2023

MP: Bob Fosse’s Dancin’ @ Music Box Theatre

MP: Rough Trade @ The Tank NYC, through April 8, 2023


The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener:

“Pretty Women”

Music Closer:

“Not While I’m Around”

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