This Week on Broadway for July 16, 2023: Grease @ The Argyle Theatre


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Grease @ The Argyle Theatre, and Theater Camp (Movie). Discussions include John Kenrick’s Musicals 101 website, TV ratings, revivals, revisals, and a Listening Party featuring a production of Irene in 1976 @ St Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island.

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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.

ONE Lerner and Loewe Master Class left 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 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.

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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John Kenrick’s Musicals 101 website!

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PF: Theater Camp (Movie) @ Angelica
Directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman
Written by Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
With Ben Platt, Molly Gordon, Noah Galvin

Camp (Movie, 2003)
Written and Directed by Todd Graff

High School Musical (Movie 2006)
Director by Kenny Ortega, with Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

MP: Grease @ The Argyle Theatre, Babylon Village, Long Island, through August 27, 2023

MP: Listening Party featuring a production of Irene in 1976 @ St Joseph Hill Academy, Staten Island


Pamela Blair


Peter’s Trivia Section

Here’s a really silly one: If Sutton Foster had gained an inordinate amount of weight during the middle months of 2014 – she didn’t, mind you, but let’s pretend she did – what might an insensitive backstage visitor have said to her at the end of one of her performances?

Michael’s Musical Moment

William Michals performing “Her Face”



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