This Week on Broadway for January 21, 2024: The Whole of Time


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk about Prayer For The French Republic (Peter’s review), The Whole of Time @ Torn Page, and The Perfect Game. In the news, we discuss ‘Shucked’ to have film adaptation, ‘Harmony’ to close, Schmigadoon cancelled, ‘The Great Gatsby’ to Open on Broadway in April, Charlotte St. Martin To Retire As President Of Broadway League After 18 Years, and ‘Stereophonic’ Announces Broadway Plans for This Spring

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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 returns from Philadelphia


PF: Prayer For The French Republic @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, through March 3, 2024

Joshua Harmon

Amy Herzog’s Mary Jane next up at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, April 23, 2024 – June 2, 2024

PF: The Whole of Time @ Torn Page, Chelsea, 435 W 22nd St @ 9th Ave. 2nd floor.
Joben Productions presents The Whole of Time, a play by Romina Paula. Directed by Tony Torn. EXTENDED until February 11th at Torn Page
Seating is extremely limited. Twenty Two Seats Only per Performance!

A classroom and event space in the heart of Chelsea, NYC located in the historic home of Rip Torn and Geraldine Page.

In 1963, Rip Torn married Geraldine Page, and they remained married until her death in 1987. They had a daughter, actress Angelica Page, and twin sons: actor Tony Torn, and Jon Torn (an associate professor[17] of electronic media and film at Northern Arizona University[18]). Torn apparently delighted in the fact that the doorbell of their New York townhouse read Torn Page.[19]

PF + MP: The Perfect Game @ Theatre 4, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, through January 27, 2024
THE PERFECT GAME: A SLAM DUNK NEW MUSICAL is a new musical comedy that weaves together the historic story of Jim Naismith, a young teacher who invests a new indoor game for the YMCA – basketball – with the modern day story of two basketball coaches, Nancy & Frank, who are struggling with personal and professional issues. Jim and his wife, Maud, enter the modern world to help the two coaches get back on track and rediscover their love of the game as they prepare for the big final match of the season.


At Closing, ‘Shucked’ Producers Announce Feature Film Adaptation

Breaking: ‘Harmony’ Announced February Closing on Broadway

Schmigadoon isn’t getting a season 3 despite being written (including 25 songs!)

‘The Great Gatsby’ to Open on Broadway in April

‘The Great Gatsby’ Musical With Jeremy Jordan And Eva Noblezada Sets Spring Broadway Opening

Charlotte St. Martin To Retire As President Of Broadway League After 18 Years

DECEMBER 22, 2021: Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin Makes Apology Statement to Broadway Understudies, Swings

‘Stereophonic’ Announces Broadway Plans for This Spring

Kids’ Night on Broadway to Return in February

‘Prayer for the French Republic’ Announces Final Extension

Patrick Page’s ‘Al the Devils Are Here’ Extends Again Off-Broadway

Peter’s Brainteasers:

What lyric from a title song in a Michael Bennett Tony-losing musical ceased to tell the truth on a certain August 12th?

Michael’s Musical Moments

Once Upon A Mattress

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