This Week on Broadway for July 2, 2023: Hamlet @ The Delacorte


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Hamlet @ The Delacorte Theater, Once Upon a One More Time, The Empire Strips Back @ Orpheum Theater, The Great Gatsby – The Immersive Show, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano @ Birdland Jazz Club, and 54 Celebrates The Movie Fame

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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.

TWO Lerner and Loewe Master Classes with Peter Filichia
Just You Wait: Peter Filichia teaches two Master Classes on the artists behind My Fair Lady and Camelot.

The Broadway Maven is offering a summer set of two Master Classes taught by Broadway author and critic Peter Filichia. These Master Classes analyze two classic Broadway musicals, My Fair Lady and Camelot, as well as the men who created these wonderful works: lyricist and librettist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe. Lerner and Loewe’s partnership will be examined from the late 1950s, creating both My Fair Lady and Camelot within a four year span.

Peter will be lecturing on the history, reception, and stories from the stage and screen on the development of these musicals and presenting insight on the lives and efforts of the men who made these musicals part of the musical theater canon.

July 11, Noon to 1:15 pm ET: My Fair Lady

July 18, Noon to 1:15 pm ET: Camelot

After that, the price is $25 for the series. Capacity is limited to the first 99 registrants. No refunds, no partial registrations, no exceptions.

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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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Jan’s Summer Reading list with Robert W. Schneider Fifty Key Stage Musicals


PF: Hamlet @ The Delacorte Theater

John Douglas Thompson, Solea Pfeiffer, Nick Rehberger, and Laughton Royce in The Public’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Hamlet, directed by Kenny Leon, running at The Delacorte Theater. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Delacorte Theater Revitalization

Directed by Kenny Leon
Featuring Ato Blankson-Wood as Hamlet
The Delacorte Theater
June 8 – August 6, 2023

By William Shakespeare
Music & Lyrics by Benjamin Velez
Choreography by Tiffany Rea-Fisher
Directed by Laurie Woolery
The Delacorte Theater
August 27 – September 3, 2023

MP: Once Upon a One More Time @ Marquis Theatre

PF: The Empire Strips Back @ Orpheum Theater

PF: The Great Gatsby – The Immersive Show @ Gatsby Mansion in the Park Central Hotel New York

The Great Gatsby – The Immersive Show Photography by © Joan Marcus

MP: Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano @ Birdland Jazz Club
Hailed as “the truest heir to Bobby Short” in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit Our Sinatra (which Eric co-wrote) and have since worked separately and together around the world. Vocalist Barbara Fasano joins them at Birdland for a swinging Saturday supper where the music and stories are equally great. Sean Smith has been an integral part of the international jazz scene for over 25 years, and has performed with Gerry Mulligan, Phil Woods, Benny Carter, Art Farmer, Flip Phillips, Clark Terry and many others. Barbara Fasano has been praised as “a gorgeous, soulful singer who has an actor’s intensity in whatever she sings” by The New York Post and “a lyrically sensitive interpreter” by The New York Times. Her latest album Busy Being Free is the recipient of the MAC Award for “Major Recording of the Year.”

Sheldon Harnick, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Lyricist, Dies at 99 by Robert Berkvist
His collaborations with the composer Jerry Bock also included “Fiorello!” — which, like “Fiddler,” was a Tony winner — and “She Loves Me.”

NPR Fresh Air: Remembering Broadway Lyricist Sheldon Harnick

MP: 54 Celebrates The Movie Fame, feat. Jay Aubrey Jones & more! @ 54 Below
Join us at 54 Below for an exciting evening featuring the songs from the Oscar-winning, blockbuster movie FAME! In an unforgettable celebration of the iconic movie musical and a touching tribute to its late star Irene Cara, experience “Fame,” “Out Here on My Own,” “Hot Lunch Jam,” “I Sing the Body Electric,” and more like never before! Featuring an all-star cast, this concert is produced and directed by Michael Lavine.


Four shows end their limited runs July 2, 2023

Leopoldstadt @ Longacre Theatre
Prima Facie @ John Golden Theatre
Fat Ham @ American Airlines Theatre
The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window @ James Earl Jones Theatre

Alan Arkin, Comic Actor With a Serious Side, Dies at 89 by Robert Berkvist and Peter Keepnews
He got laughs (and won awards) on Broadway in “Enter Laughing” and in movies like “Little Miss Sunshine.” But he also had a flair for drama.


Peter’s Trivia Section

Three answers for this question: Name the last Tony-winning Best Musical to have respectively visited at least one of these try-out cities en route to Broadway: a) Philly, b) Boston and c) Baltimore.

Michael’s Musical Moment

“Promises, Promises”



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