This Week on Broadway for January 14, 2024: Prayer For The French Republic


James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk about the Broadway production of Prayer For The French Republic and Patrick Page’s off-Broadway hit, “All The Devils Are Here”. Peter Filichia joins us at the end of the broadcast to give us the answer to last week’s trivia and ask a new question.

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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
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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Peter is away this week in Philadelphia, and will return next week. We did pre-record the brainteaser section and it will be a part of the broadcast.

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MP: Prayer For The French Republic @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, through February 18, 2024

Anthony Edwards

MP: All The Devils Are Here @ Daryl Roth Theatre (DR2), through February 25, 2024

Patrick Page

Previous production in Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company


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Peter’s Brainteasers:

Since so many listeners last week did so will with initials, let’s do another brainteaser in which initials are involved.

Stephen Sondheim – whose initials are SS, of course — worked with three and only three Broadway composers on musicals. One of those men, more than a decade after his one collaboration with Sondheim, wrote the melody for a character who, thanks to his lyricist, had hopes that one day she’d have the initials SS, too.
Who’s the composer, the musical, and the character?

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