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Stagecraft: Jireh Breon Holder, author of “Too Heavy for Your Pocket”

The Stagecraft podcast is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of interviews with playwrights (and musical book writers) of shows opening on Broadway and off-Broadway.

Guest: JIRÉH BREON HOLDER (Playwright) is the Playwriting Fellow of the Department of Theater and Creative Writing at Emory University. He is an read more


This Week on Broadway for September 17, 2017: Manoel Felciano

Michael Portantiere, Jan Simpson, and James Marino talk with Manoel Felciano about his career and the release of the Zipperz recording. We review The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias, The Red Letter Plays, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, and the Chita Rivera Awards. We also discuss read more


This Week on Broadway for September 10, 2017: Matt Cox

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere, James Marino, and Jan Simpson talk with Matt Cox about his play Puffs or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic. We chat about three cast recordings and news from the past week.   This Week on Broadway has been coming to read more


This Week on Broadway for July 2, 2017: Bella, Fulfillment Center

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Jan Simpson review 1984, Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Fulfillment Center, Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Napoli, Brooklyn, Bella: An American Tall Tale @ Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club’s production of Cost Of Living, and Seeing You, An Immersive Experience from Randy Weiner and Ryan read more


This Week on Broadway for May 21, 2017: Pacific Overtures and WOOLF Casting

James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Jan Simpson review Pacific Overtures @ Classic Stage Company, The New Group’s production of The Whirligig, Seven Spots on the Sun @ Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and The Mint Theater Company’s production of The Lucky One. We discuss the controversy surrounding an Oregon production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? read more


This Week on Broadway for May 7, 2017: The 2017 Tony Award Nominations

Peter Filichia, James Marino and Jan Simpson talk about some of The 2017 Tony Award Nominations.   This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since March 16, 2009. It is the longest running Broadway and theatrical podcast with more than 400 shows giving thousands of reviews and hundreds of read more