This Week on Broadway for April 9, 2023: Shucked


Matt Tamanini, Peter Filicia, and Jan Simpson talk about ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Shucked’, ‘According to the Chorus’ at 59E59, ‘Vanities’ from the York Theatre, ‘Smart’ at Ensemble Studio Theatre, ‘Lunch Bunch’ at PS 22 from Clubbed Thumb 

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UPDATE: 10:15 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 9: We have updated Peter’s new trivia question in order to account for a minor bit of confusion. 

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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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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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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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JS: Life of Pi @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

JS: Shucked @ Nederlander Theatre

PF, JS: According to the Chorus @ 59E59

JS: Vanities from York Theatre @ Theatre at St. Jean’s

PF: Smart @ Ensemble Studio Theatre

JS: Lunch Bunch from Clubbed Thumb @ PS 22

Peter’s Trivia Section

Music Opener:

“Superstar” from “Jesus Christ Superstar” Original Studio Cast Recording

Music Closer:

“Beautiful City” from “Godspell” 2011 Broadway Revival Recording

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