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Sunday, October 25, 2020

This Week on Broadway for October 25, 2020: James Monroe Iglehart by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with James Monroe Iglehart. In the second half, Peter reviews RFK @ Music Theatre of Connecticut, and all three panelists discuss p…

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

This Week on Broadway for October 18, 2020: Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere pay tribute to birthday girl, Angela Lansbury. We also talk about the Tony Awards nominations. Peter reviews Electra: A Travesty in One …

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

This Week on Broadway for October 11, 2020: A Tribute to Triple-Threat Performers by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere give tribute to triple-threat performers — those who are acknowledged as superbly talented as actors, singers, and dancers. This Week …

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

This Week on Broadway for October 4, 2020: Netflix film The Boys in the Band and Political Plays and Musicals by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk about the Netflix adaptation of The Boys in the Band. Michael talks about three things to look for at Broadway Records…

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

This Week on Broadway for September 27, 2020: Rory O’Malley by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk with Rory O’Malley. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the longest running Br…

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

This Week on Broadway for September 20, 2020: Brandon Victor Dixon by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Brandon Victor Dixon. After talking with Brandon, there is a discussion about Plays that have become Musicals This Week on Bro…

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

This Week on Broadway for September 13, 2020: Jeremy Jordan by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Jeremy Jordan. After talking with Jeremy, there is a discussion about Diana Rigg’s passing, Ben Brantley leaving The New Yor…

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Monday, September 7, 2020

Recode Decode: James Corden by James Marino

In this best-of episode originally published in October 2016, Recode’s Kara Swisher talks to the host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, about redesigning a talk show for the YouTube ge…

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

This Week on Broadway for September 6, 2020: Labor Day Plays and Musicals by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere and Jan Simpson talk about “working stiffs” This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the longest runnin…

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

The New York Times: Bringing the Theater Back to Life by James Marino

Three months into Broadway’s shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michael Paulson, a theater reporter for The New York Times, got a call from a theater in western Massachusetts …

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

This Week on Broadway for August 30, 2020: Giuseppe Bausilio by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with performer Giuseppe Bausilio. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the longest running Bro…

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

This Week on Broadway for August 23, 2020: Our Favorite Lines by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about their favorite lines from plays and musicals This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the lo…

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

This Week on Broadway for August 16, 2020: The Best (and worst) Titles of Shows by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Best (and worst) Titles of Shows. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the longest runni…

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

This Week on Broadway for August 9, 2020: Casey Nicholaw by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Casey Nicholaw. Later in the program, we discuss our favorite Act 1 Closers. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you ever…

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

This Week on Broadway for August 2, 2020: Raul Esparza by James Marino

Jena Tesse Fox, Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Raul Esparza This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the longest running Bro…

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

This Week on Broadway for July 26, 2020: Plays We Love by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, Michael Portantiere, and Jan Simpson talk about Jan’s Summer Reading list. In the main discussion we chat about plays we love. This Week on Broadway has been …

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

This Week on Broadway for July 19, 2020: Summer Reading by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about recommendations for Summer Reading. Also, Peter attends a live performance in NYC! Michael talks about a new musical film, …

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

This Week on Broadway for July 12, 2020: Songs We Love from Shows We Don’t by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about our favorite songs from shows which weren’t our favorites. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 20…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Today on Broadway: Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Christine Toy Johnson by James Marino

Today we have a chat with writer and director Christine Toy Johnson about her show “EMPRESS MAY LEE LOTUS BLOSSOM,” which is a 20 minute play that you can see Friday and Saturday as part…

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

This Week on Broadway for July 5, 2020: Not Yet Musicals by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about movies that are not yet musicals, but we would love to see This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009…

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

This Week on Broadway for June 28, 2020: Most Beautiful Ballads by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the most beautiful ballads in musicals. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the longest…

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

This Week on Broadway for June 21, 2020: Fathers by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about fathers in shows, for Father’s Day 2020. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the long…

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

This Week on Broadway for June 14, 2020: Drama Desk Awards and Showstoppers by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards and our favorite showstoppers. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week sinc…

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

This Week on Broadway for June 7, 2020: Tony Awards Memories by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about their favorite moments from previous Tony Awards. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is t…

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

This Week on Broadway for May 31, 2020: Larry Kramer, 1936 Show Boat on Blu-ray by James Marino

Peter Filichia, Jena Tesse Fox, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about Larry Kramer, Chita Rivera’s 80th Celebration (from 2013), and the 1936 film of Show Boat Blu-ray release. …

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

This Week on Broadway for May 24, 2020: Joes and Plays on Film by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about our Favorite Plays on Film. We also talk about Shows, Songs and Characters named Joe and Joseph from our favorite shows. This…

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Saturday, May 23, 2020

BroadwayRadio Special: Hunter Bell and the [title of show] show Vineyard Theatre Virtual Variety Show show! by James Marino

James Marino speaks with Hunter Bell about the upcoming the [title of show] show Vineyard Theatre Virtual Variety Show show! Guest: Hunter Bell the [title of show] showVineyard TheatreVirtua…

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

This Week on Broadway for May 17, 2020: Our Favorite Title Songs by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about their favorite Title Songs This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the longest running Broa…

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

This Week on Broadway for May 10, 2020: Iconic Mothers on Stage by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the iconic mothers on stage. This Week on Broadway has been coming to you every week since 2009. It is the longest running Br…

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

This Week on Broadway for May 3, 2020: Favorite Movie Musicals (Originally on Stage) by James Marino

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about their favorite favorite movie musicals that were originally written for the stage. This Week on Broadway has been coming to y…

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Spotlight: Kate Shindle, President of Actors’ Equity Association by James Marino

The Spotlight podcast is hosted by Jena Tesse Fox. Guest: Kate Shindle, President of Actors’ Equity Association @AEAPresident | @KateShindle Kate Shindle was elected President of Actors’…

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