This Week on Broadway for March 17, 2024: The Notebook


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about The Notebook, Doubt, Brooklyn Laundry, Sunday in the Park with George @ The Axelrod Performing Arts Center, and American Theater Group’s A Little Night Music at Hamilton Stage

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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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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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Michael is seeing Me and My Girl @ Wagner College this afternoon

Peter’s Lists are (partially) on Facebook

Peter’s Handwriting

Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS)

Help save the performing arts program at PPAS

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The school says the program, co-founded by Arian Moayed, will close operations next month following budget cuts.

Michael’s Titanic clarification

BDJ in Titanic / Days of Wine and Roses

Sleep No More

Landlord doesn’t want ‘Sleep No More’ to use Chelsea building anymore

Jena Tesse Fox has a new episode of Spotlight where she talks with Jessica Molaskey as The Connector wraps up. This week on Patreon. Next week available to all.


Joy Woods (Middle Allie) in The Notebook, at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Photo Credit Julieta Cervantes (2024)

PF: The Notebook @ Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

PF + MP: Doubt @ Todd Haimes Theatre, through April 21, 2024

MP: Brooklyn Laundry @ Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center – Stage I, 131 West 55th Street, through April 14, 2024

Listen — WNYC Interview: “Brooklyn Laundry” Stars Cecily Strong and David Zayas and Playwright John Patrick Shanley

Moonstruck movie: Will it be Musicalized? Operaized?

The Met Is Planning a Big Bet on Contemporary Opera
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the company’s music director, and Peter Gelb, its leader, discuss presenting 17 new and recent works over the next five seasons.

PF: Sunday in the Park with George @ The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (NJ), through March 24, 2024
“Known for his innovative choreography and staging, director-choreographer Eamon Foley is bringing a bold, dynamic vision to this production of Sunday, which will star The Good Wife and Riverdale ‘s Graham Phillips and Wicked’s Talia Suskauer, who just finished her tenure as Elphaba on Broadway.”

PF: American Theater Group’s A Little Night Music at Hamilton Stage (NJ), through March 24, 2024
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“American Theater Group proudly presents Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical A Little Night Music, winner of six 1973 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Based on Ingmar Bergman’s comedy of manners, Smiles of a Summer Night, it explores the tangled web of hidden (and not-so-hidden) affairs, desires and deceits and features one of Sondheim’s most cherished songs, “Send in The Clowns”. Directed by Broadway’s Hunter Foster.


March 15, 2024 by Philip Boroff

Peter’s Brainteasers:

Two 20th century Tony-winning musicals opened 20 years apart to the day.

Both had one person in common.

He certainly wasn’t the most important individual in the first one, but he was arguably the most important one in the second.
Who is he, and what are the musicals?

Michael’s Musical Moments

MUSIC: ILLINOIS(E), Sufjan Stevens

Music Opener:

“Come on, Feel the Illinoise!”

Music Closer:

“The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts”

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