This Week on Broadway for April 30, 2023: New York, New York


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about:
New York, New York
Prima Facie
Good Night, Oscar
Summer, 1976
Robin and Me @ Theater Row
God of Carnage @ Theater Row
Sugar @ Theater Row

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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

Coming May 9, 2023: Michael will be interviewing Raul Esparza for Drama Desk
Raúl Esparza, who will soon be starring as Fagin in the New York City Center Encores! production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, will be the focus of an exclusive Drama Desk interview/audience Q&A program on Tuesday, May 9 from 4:00 to 5:30pm. The event will take place at Ripley-Grier Studios (305 West 38th Street) on the second floor (Rm. 210) and will be moderated by longtime Drama Desk member Michael Portantiere (

Admission is free for Drama Desk members, and limited seating is also available for the general public at $5 per person. To request a reservation, please email [email protected] and type “RSVP Esparza event” in the subject line, and please specify in the email whether or not you are a Drama Desk member and how many are in your party.

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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Jan Simpson’s Stagecraft: David Auburn, Playwright of “Summer, 1976”

Benjamin Pajak performs “Where Is Love?” from “Oliver!” The classic show will be performed at New York City Center, as part of its Encore! series May 3-14. In this touching moment, the young actor was so overcome after singing that he started tearing up (and was subsequently comforted by the show’s director Lear deBessonet).


New York, New York – Anna Uzele (Center) and cast – Photo by Emilio Madrid

PF + MP: New York, New York @ St. James Theatre

Name That Tune! A Comprehensive Guide to the Songs of New York, New York by Margaret Hall
The new Broadway musical makes handy use of many songs written by John Kander and Fred Ebb. Here’s where they’re all from.

PF + MP: Prima Facie @ John Golden Theatre, through July 2, 2023

NOTE TO EDITORS: Suggested Title Pronunciation: PRIME-ah FAY-see

Jodie Comer: Instagram | Wikipedia

PF + MP: Good Night, Oscar @ Belasco Theatre, through August 27, 2023

Good Night, Oscar on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre
Emily Bergl (June Levant), Ben Rappaport (Jack Paar) Photo credit: Joan Marcus

PF + MP: Summer, 1976 @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, through June 10, 2023

Laura Linney (left), Jessica Hecht (right) Photo credit © Jeremy Daniel, 2023

Jan Simpson’s Stagecraft: David Auburn, Playwright of “Summer, 1976”

PF: Robin and Me @ Theater Row, through May 14, 2023

MP: God of Carnage @ Theater Row, through May 20, 2023

PF: Sugar @ Theater Row, through May 7, 2023 (Eight performances only!)
The J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company


David Pogue interviews John Kander — New York, New York on CBS Sunday Morning 4/23/23

Peter’s Trivia Section

Michael’s Musical Moments

Barbra Streisand — Just for the Record (1991)

Music Opener:

A Quiet Thing

Music Closer:

There Won’t Be Trumpets

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