This Week on Broadway for July 30, 2023: Here Lies Love, The Cottage


Michael Portantiere, Jan Simpson, and Matt Tamanini review “Here Lies Love” and “The Cottage” on Broadway and “Flex” at Lincoln Center, “Prejudice & Pride” at 59E59, and the hyper-intimate “Uncle Vanya” all Off-Broadway. They also discuss “Lee Roy Reams: Uncensored! For Adults Only!” at 54 Below, the trailer for “The Color Purple” movie musical adaptation, and Gian Marco Schiaretti at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland.

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Michael Wraps Up “Jerry Orbach’s Broadway” at 54 Below


MP, JS:Here Lies Love” @ Broadway Theatre

JS, MP: “The Cottage” @ The Helen Hayes Theatre

JS: Flex” Off-Broadway @ Lincoln Center Theatre 

JS: Prejudice & Price” Off-Broadway @59E59

MP: Leroy Reams Concert @ 54 Below

JS: Uncle Vanya” Off-Broadway in a Private Loft


The Trailer for the Movie Adaptation of “The Color Purple” Musical


Clip from Jim Caruso’s Cast Party at Birdland:

Peter’s Trivia Section: Before “The Addams Family,” a character created by Charles Addams had already sung on Broadway. What was the show and what was the song?

Michael’s Musical Moment:
Opener: “Dance 10, Looks 3” sung by Pamela Blair from the Original Broadway Cast Album of “A Chorus Line”

Closer: “The Bus From Amarillo” sung by Carlin Glynn from the Original Broadway Cast Album of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”

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