This Week on Broadway for May 21, 2023: Monty Python’s Spamalot @ The Kennedy Center


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Monty Python’s Spamalot @ The Kennedy Center, Passing Strange @ Signature Theatre, Let Me Cook For You @ Theaterlab, and Waiting in the Wings @ Theatre at St. Clement’s.

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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.

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors announced today that Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is the recipient of the 10th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, which will be presented to him at this year’s Theatre World Award ceremony. As previously announced Julie Benko will receive the 14th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award for Excellence in the Theater, and 2023 TWA Special Award Honorees, Marilyn Caserta for Outstanding Swing and Dale Badway for Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World.

The historic 77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will be held Monday evening, June 5, 2023 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway – Entrance on W. 50th Street.) The after party will immediately follow the ceremony at legendary Hurley’s NYC ( 248 W. 48th Street – between Broadway and 8th Avenue.)

Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the 77th Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony will be produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors / Dale Badway. Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora will direct the heralded event with Michael Lavine as Musical Director.

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.

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It’s Awards Season!

Update and discussion of the Tony Awards ARE being broadcast, despite the WGA strike!

Tony Awards Broadcast Can Proceed After Striking Writers’ Union Agrees
The Tony Awards, a key marketing opportunity for Broadway, can go ahead in an altered form after the striking screenwriters’ union said it would not picket this year’s broadcast.


MP: Broadway Center Stage: Monty Python’s Spamalot @ The Kennedy Center (Washington DC),
May 12 – 21, 2023

MP: Passing Strange @ Signature Theatre (Washington DC), through June 18, 2023

Two productions of note, coming up at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC: Evita (Sep 5– Oct 8, 2023), Macbeth starring Ralph Fiennes (April 2-28, 2024)

PF: Let Me Cook For You, written and performed by Orietta Crispino @ Theaterlab, through May 28, 2023

MP: Waiting in the Wings @ Theatre at St. Clement’s, through June 4, 2023

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