This Week on Broadway for April 21, 2024: Suffs


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Suffs, The Outsiders, Hell’s Kitchen, Lempicka, MasterVoices production The Grapes of Wrath,

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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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Shaina Taub as Alice Paul photo by Joan Marcus

PF: Suffs @ Music Box Theatre

“Why gild the lily by making him so silly?”

MP + JM: The Outsiders @ Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (@)

PF: Hell’s Kitchen @ Shubert Theatre

PF + MP + JM: Lempicka @ Longacre Theatre

MP: MasterVoices production The Grapes of Wrath (Opera by Ricky Ian Gordon) @ Carnegie Hall, April 17, 2024


Next Week:

PF: Sally & Tom @ The Public Theater, through May 26, 2024
By Suzan-Lori Parks
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III

MP: The Boy Band Project @ City Winery

PF: J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company‘s production of Do Re Mi @ AMT Theater (354 W. 45th St) through April 28, 2024

Ahrens and Flaherty’s Lucky Stiff coming up May 3rd-12th, 2024

Peter’s Brainteaser:

The title of a Tony-winning musical’s final song starts with a word that’s also the first word of a famous international chain.

The second word of the chain’s name is the first word used to describe the type of song I’m talking about.

What’s the chain?

What’s the song?

What’s the musical?

Michael’s Musical Moments

LEMPICKA | “Unseen”

She painted what a woman could be… Watch Eden Espinosa perform “Unseen” in LEMPICKA on Broadway.

One of the world’s greatest artists deserves the world’s biggest stage: LEMPICKA comes to Broadway on March 19, 2024, following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and the La Jolla Playhouse.

From the Tony Award®-winning director of HADESTOWN and starring Eden Espinosa, this New York Times Critic’s Pick is a sweeping musical portrait of a woman who changed art and culture forever.

Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, LEMPICKA boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.

“Eden Espinosa has finally found a part to match her high-voltage talent in this rousing, surprising, intricately shaded portrait of a conquering heroine.” The New York Times

“A singular boldness pulses through LEMPICKA, a musical that’s as ambitious and complex as the painter it frames onstage.” The Los Angeles Times

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