This Week on Broadway for October 8, 2023: Melissa Etheridge: My Window


Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Melissa Etheridge: My Window, Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Infinite Life, Jaja’s African Hair Braiding, Emerging Artists Theatre production of Doris Day: My Secret Love, and Golden Rainbow @ Musicals in Mufti

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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His new book, Brain Teasers for Broadway Geniuses, is now available wherever finer books are sold. Peter also has columns at 
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This week, Peter is in Chicago seeing a production of Cat’s Cradle @ Lifeline Theatre, based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut

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JENA TESSE FOX has written about theater for many publications, including Playbill Magazine, BroadwayWorld, Time Out New York and HowlRound. She is a member of The League of Professional Theatre Women and the Drama Desk, and is a contributor to BroadwayRadio

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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
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2024 Tony Awards Find a Date and New Home at Lincoln Center by Nicole Rosky
Nominations for the 2024 Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

The first official Tony Awards news of the season has arrived! CBS presents “The 77th Annual Tony Awards,” will broadcast live from The David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

This will be the first time that the Tony Awards have been held at The David H. Koch Theater. The 2023 ceremony took place at the United Palace in Washington Heights.

The Tony Awards eligibility cut-off date for the 2023-2024 season is Thursday, April 25, 2024 for all Broadway productions which meet all eligibility requirements. Nominations for the 2024 Tony Awards will be announced on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.


Melissa Etheridge My Window Jenny Anderson

JTF + MP: Melissa Etheridge: My Window @ Circle in the Square Theatre, through November 19, 2023

Tuesday Morning
Song by Melissa Etheridge

MP: Atlantic Theater Company’s production of Infinite Life @ The Linda Gross Theater, through October 14, 2023
Written by Annie Baker
Directed by James Macdonald
with Marylouise Burke, Mia Katigbak, Christina Kirk, Kristine Nielsen, Brenda Pressley, and Pete Simpson

What are Pinter Pauses? And other Pinteresque devices

Brittany Adebumola, Dominique Thorne in Jaja’s African Hair Braiding Photo by Matthew Murphy

JTF + MP: Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Jaja’s African Hair Braiding @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, through November 5, 2023

Tiffan Borelli as Doris Day. Photo by Richard Rivera.

MP: Emerging Artists Theatre production of Doris Day: My Secret Love @ 28th Street Theater (TADA), through October 29, 2023
Written by Paul Adams
Directed by Melissa Attebery
Featuring Tiffan Borelli as Doris Day
and David Beck as Les Brown

MP: Golden Rainbow (September 23 – October 1) Musicals in Mufti from The York Theatre Company
Next in the Musicals in Mufti series: When We Get There (October 7-15)


Peter’s Brainteasers:

When she starred in a Broadway musical, her leading man was an actor who had won an Oscar. When she repeated her role in the film version, her leading man was yet a different actor, and yet he had won an Oscar too, but for a different film.

Who was she, the two Oscar winners, and the musical?

Michael’s Musical Moments

Broadway Flea Market great items last week!

Book and CD exchange at Manhattan Plaza last week as well.

Music Opener:

Kate Smith recording of “Ridin’ High”

Music Closer:

Petula Clark recording of “I Dreamed a Dream”

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