This Week on Broadway for October 29, 2023: Here We Are


Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Here We Are @ The Griffin Theater, Redwood @ Ensemble Studio Theatre, Emergence: Things Are Not as They Seem @ the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater, and Marilyn Maye @ 54 Below.

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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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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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Peter is in Virginia for performance of show he as written: “Larry, the Big-Time Broadway Producer” @ Hope Theatre in Warrenton, VA. He will return next week

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

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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
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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MasterVoices presents Sondheim and Shevelove’s musical “The Frogs” with an all-star cast (Nov 3 & 4)
Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center
A play written in 405 B.C. by Aristophanes
Freely adapted by Burt Shevelove
Even more freely adapted by Nathan Lane
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Ted Sperling, Director and Conductor


MP + JTF: Here We Are @ The Griffin Theater (@The Shed), through January 21, 2024

The Shed: The Kenneth C. Griffin Theater, on Level 6, can seat 500 people and be subdivided into more intimate spaces to suit the needs of a range of productions and installations.

Kenneth C. Griffin wikipedia: Kenneth Cordele Griffin (born October 15, 1968) is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur and investor

THE ALICE GRIFFIN JEWEL BOX THEATER (@The Pershing Square Signature Center)
This theater is named for Dr. Alice Griffin, the prolific playwright best known as the author of Shakespeare’s Women in Love.

JTF: Redwood @ Ensemble Studio Theatre, through November 12, 2023
a new play by Brittany K. Allen, directed by Mikhaela Mahony*,
& choreographed by Sasha Hutchings
featuring Brittany K. Allen, Denny Dale Bess, Bryn Carter, Tyrone Mitchell Henderson, Drew Lewis, Portia, Kate Siahaan-Rigg, & Eric R. Williams

MP: Emergence: Things Are Not as They Seem @ the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at The Pershing Square Signature Center

MP + JF: Marilyn Maye @ 54 Below
Sat, Oct 14: 7:00 pm
Sun, Oct 15: 7:00 pm
Mon, Oct 23: 7:00 pm
Tue, Oct 24: 8:00 pm
Wed, Oct 25: 8:00 pm
Tue, Oct 31: 7:00 pm
Mon, Nov 6: 7:00 pm
Mon, Nov 13: 7:00 pm
Tue, Nov 14: 7:00 pm

MP: Forbidden Sondheim: Merrily We Stole A Song @ The Green Fig


Peter’s Brainteasers:

What do these Tony-winning performers have in common? Maria Karnilova, John Cullum, Richard Kiley and Rex Harrison?

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener:

“The Frogs”

Music Closer:

“Fear No More”:

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