This Week on Broadway for August 27, 2023: Listeners Review Shows!


Peter Filichia and James Marino speak with a number of BroadwayRadio listeners who give their reviews of shows they have seen.

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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, Brain Teasers for Broadway Geniuses, which is available for pre-order on Amazon. 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

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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Michael is on vacation in PTown, will be back next week! If you are up in PTown tell him we say hello!

This week, some of our Patreon supporters joined us to review shows that they have seen, from Broadway to Alaska!


2:00 — Cheryl Hodges-Selden: Merrily We Roll Along @ New York Theatre Workshop

5:00 — Peter Filichia: Forbidden Sondheim @ Don’t Tell Mama

6:35 — April: Everybody Rise! A Sondheim Celebration @ Hollywood Bowl, July 30, 2023

13:45 — Robb Johnston:
Sweeney Todd (with Nicholas Christopher as Sweeney)
The Shark is Broken

24:20 — Juliet Green: Swept Away at Berkeley Rep

30:20 — Alan Teasley: Playbill’s Broadway in Alaska Cruise

John McDaniel
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Rob McClure
Kate Baldwin
Ted Chapin
John Lloyd Young
Jessica Vosk

37:05 — Shawn Logan: National Tour of Jagged Little Pill

43:15 — Gregory Kristensen: Little Shop of Horrors at the MUNY (St. Louis)

55:55 — Tony Janicki:

1:04:10 — Paul Witte: Ragtime at Music Theatre Wichita



Peter’s Trivia Section

1:09:40 — TRIVIA

One could argue that Ella Peterson might well have seen N. Richard Nash’s play THE RAINMAKER on Broadway. Why?

Michael’s Musical Moment


Wheels of a Dream from OBC Ragtime

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