This Week on Broadway for January 7, 2024: Here We Are


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review Here We Are, and Hell’s Kitchen @ The Public Theater. We also talk about the passing of Sarah Rice and Glynis Johns, as well as some other news from the week.

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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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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

Thursday, January 25, 2024 @ 7PM
Back for an encore by popular demand after a sold out show last summer! Join us at 54 as we celebrate Jerry Orbach, the beloved performer who started out Off-Broadway in The Threepenny Opera and The Fantasticks, then went on to become a leading man in such Broadway shows as Carnival, Promises, Promises, Chicago, and 42nd Street before beginning a brilliant final chapter in his career that included work in films and, of course, his iconic television role of Lt. Lennie Briscoe in “Law & Order.”

This performance will also be livestreamed. For tickets and more information, click here.

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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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SARAH RICE has passed away. | IBDB | News


PF: Here We Are

MP: Hell’s Kitchen @ The Public Theater, Newman Theater, through January 14, 2024

What are all the musicals about various neighborhoods of Manhattan?


‘SMASH’ Set to Have Six-Week Workshop Ahead of Broadway Run

Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford will play their final performance on Jan. 14, 2024. Aaron Tveit and Sutton Foster will perform as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett Feb. 9 – May 5, 2024. Nicholas Christopher and Jeanna DeWaal will perform Jan. 17 – Feb. 8, 2024.

The Tale of Sweeney Todd (TV Movie)
1997 ‧ Horror/Mystery ‧ 1h 38m

Sunset to transfer from West End to Broadway . ‘Sunset Boulevard’ Starring Nicole Scherzinger to Hit Broadway in 2024 in Summer / Fall 2024

Publicity photo of Keith McDermott and Glynis Johns for HAROLD AND MAUDE

Glynis Johns, Tony Winner for ‘A Little Night Music,’ Dies at 100
In a trans-Atlantic career that endured for more than 60 years, she was also known for her role in the hit Disney movie “Mary Poppins.”

Peter’s Brainteasers:

In the 21st century, the 20th century musical for which he composed the score won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. Exactly ten years earlier, she appeared in a show that won a Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. No, she didn’t win a Tony for it, but four years later, she did win for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. So she now has a Tony, while he has three. And what do the two have in common? His initials are an anagram of hers, and vice versa. Who are they?

Michael’s Musical Moments

Two songs by Alicia Keys that are featured in HELL’S KITCHEN.

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