This Week on Broadway for June 30, 2024: A Little Night Music In Concert


Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere review N/A – The Play, A Little Night Music In Concert, Dark Noon @ St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Welkin @ Linda Gross Theater, Robeson @ The Amph on Little Island, Winesday @ The Theater Center, Tin Pan Alley Popular Music Evening with Steve Ross @ The Century Club, and Renaissance Theatre Company’s production of From Here @ Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center

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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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PF: N/A @ the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center, through August 4, 2024
A new play by Mario Correa starring Holland Taylor and Ana Villafañe, directed by Diane Paulus.

MP: A Little Night Music In Concert @ David Geffen Hall at New York City’s Lincoln Center
Featuring brand new orchestrations by legendary orchestrator and lifelong Sondheim collaborator Jonathan Tunick

The 53-piece Orchestra of St. Lukes, playing for an all-star cast that includes Susan Graham, Cynthia Erivo, Ron Raines, Kerstin Anderson, Jonathan Christopher, Jason Gotay, Ellie Fishman, Jin Ha, Addie Harrington, Shuler Hensley, Samantha Hill, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Ross Lekites, Marsha Mason and Ruthie Ann Miles. This 53-piece version nearly doubles the size of the original, which was orchestrated for a 27-piece orchestra.

PF: Dark Noon, An Untold Story of the Wild (Wild) West @ St. Ann’s Warehouse, through July 7, 2024 Written & directed by Tue Biering
Co-directed & choreographed by Nhlanhla Mahlangu

MP + PF: Atlantic Theater Company American premiere of The Welkin @ Linda Gross Theater, through July 7, 2024
Written by Lucy Kirkwood and directed by Sarah Benson

MP: Robeson @ The Amph on Little Island

ROBESON, a new work created and performed by star bass-baritone Davóne Tines, co-created and directed by Zack Winokur, about the life and music of Paul Robeson. ROBESON begins performances on Wednesday, June 26, with the official opening set for Thursday, June 27. Performances will run on Little Island through Saturday, June 29.

Aerial View of Little Island from the Standard. Photo by Michael Grimm

Little Island, the 2.4-acre park that sits along the Hudson River, opened in May 2021 and has since been enjoyed by 4.6 million visitors. In 2013, Barry Diller, in partnership with Hudson River Park Trust leadership, embarked on the unique opportunity to envision a solution for the repair and reactivation of Pier 54, which had been badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The park was designed as an entirely new type of public space for New York, one that would create an immersive experience of nature and art. Born from a collaboration of the UK-based Heatherwick Studio and the New York-based landscape architecture firm MNLA, led by Signe Nielsen, the park’s imaginative design offers all New Yorkers and visitors a new public space that is dynamic, captivating, and restorative.

Little Island is operated year-round by a 50-member staff co-helmed by Producing Artistic Director Zack Winokur and Executive Director Laura Clement.

PF: Winesday @ The Theater Center, through July 25, 2024 (Wednesdays at 7:30PM, Thursdays at 5PM and Sundays at 1PM)
When these five wine-loving women get together every Wednesday night, they’re theoretically meeting for a book club or a yoga class, but really they just want to drink wine and talk about their lives. It’s like Sex and the City meets the vineyard – including a friendly wine steward to guide the audience through the wine paired with each upcoming scene. Get ready for an intoxicating blend of friendship, wit and wine that will leave your spirits lifted and your palate inspired.

MP: Tin Pan Alley Popular Music Evening with Steve Ross @ The Century Club

PF: Renaissance Theatre Company’s production of From Here @ Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, through August 11, 2024
Book, music, and lyrics by Donald Rupe

Set in 2016, From Here tells the story of Daniel, a 30-something gay man on his journey through life, love, and family when the horrific shooting at Pulse Nightclub changes his hometown, and him, forever.

From Here will be led by cast members from the original Orlando production in their New York debuts, including Blake Aburn (Orlando Sentinel’s Best of 2020 Critics Pick for From Here) as “Daniel,” Becca Southworth as “Becca,” and Omar Cardona (“The Voice”) as “Ricky.”

Renaissance Theatre Company is an Orlando, FL based theatre company founded in February 21. The Ren is dedicated to bringing original theatre to Orlando and beyond. Through fair pay for artists, sustainability and diversity, the company hopes to grow a new audience for theatre in Orlando. In just the company’s second full fiscal year, the Ren paid an impressive $1.2 million to local artists.


Next Week:

Peter’s Brainteaser:

It’s a song that was first heard in a Broadway revue that opened almost a century ago.

It was later sung in the most famous Oscar-winning film of the ‘40s.

It was later referenced in a song in the most famous Tony-winning musical of the ‘70s.

What’s the song?

What’s the revue?

What’s the film?

What’s the musical?

What’s the song in which it’s mentioned?

Michael’s Musical Moments

Music Opener:

OPENER: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, New York City Opera, 1990
(start at 4:00 and play through to 4:31)

Music Closer:

CLOSER: “Ol’ Man River,” from the film version of SHOW BOAT (1936) – Paul Robeson
(fade in around 3:21 and go to end)

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