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BroadwayRadio produces a series of discussions about Broadway and theater around the world.

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    • 4.6, 238 Ratings

BroadwayRadio produces a series of discussions about Broadway and theater around the world.

    Today on Broadway: Friday, August 14, 2020

    Today on Broadway: Friday, August 14, 2020

    New Study Finds 2.7 Million Creative Job Losses In The U.S., Discussing Soraya Nadia McDonald’s “How to Get More Black On Broadway” “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated:  Alicia Ramírez alicia@broadwayradio.com | read more

    • 23 min
    Today on Broadway: Thursday, August 13, 2020

    Today on Broadway: Thursday, August 13, 2020

    Broadway’s “Diana” Musical Will Be Filmed for Netflix Release Ahead of Broadway Run, Actors’ Equity and Walt Disney World Reach An Agreement, And More “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated:  Alicia Ramírez read more

    • 18 min
    Tell Me More | Episode 51: Scott Feinberg on The Long-Awaited Tony Awards

    Tell Me More | Episode 51: Scott Feinberg on The Long-Awaited Tony Awards

    On today’s episode of “Tell Me More,” Matt speaks the most respected man in entertainment awards journalism, The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg. On Aug. 7, Feinberg published an article entitled “How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Tonys?” in which he discussed the confusion that has surrounded the Tony read more

    • 29 min
    Today on Broadway: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    Today on Broadway: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

    John Gore Org Lays Off 100, Mazzie & Danieley Concert to Stream, ‘Helpless’ & ‘Satisfied’ Side-by-Side “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated:  Alicia Ramírez alicia@broadwayradio.com | @aramirezgar31Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyJames Marino read more

    Today on Broadway: Monday, August 10, 2020

    Today on Broadway: Monday, August 10, 2020

    SpotCo Sues Scott Rudin Productions, Tonys are a Problem, “Dirty Dancing” Sequel in the Works “Today on Broadway” is a daily, Monday through Friday, podcast hitting the top theatre headlines of the day. Any and all feedback is appreciated:  Alicia Ramírez alicia@broadwayradio.com | @aramirezgar31Ashley Steves ashley@broadwayradio.com | @NoThisIsAshleyJames Marino james@broadwayradio.com read more

    • 23 min
    This Week on Broadway for August 9, 2020: Casey Nicholaw

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

    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 every week since 2009. It is the longest running Broadway and theatrical podcast with hundreds of shows giving thousands read more

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

davidezell ,

Essential if you care about the theater

We are seven months into the pandemic and I can’t believe how robust this program is even though Broadway closed in March. Everyone on the panel, regular and semi regular, has an enthusiasm and knowledge about the theater that makes me feel like I don’t know anything about the performing arts. We might not have theater but we have This Week on Broadway!

clever fellow ,

A Vital Series of Candid, Illuminating Programs Offering a Comphrehensive Look at Broadway & Beyond

The core of Broadway Radio will always be "This Week on Broadway", the cherished Sunday "round table" discussion between the passionate Michael Portantiere, living encyclopedia Peter Filichia, occasional special guests, and the always charming host, James Marino. They talk theatre news, theatre rumors, theatre people. They aren't afraid to ask questions about anything and, if no immediate answer is on hand, they'll improvise one.

The driving force behind "This Week on Broadway" are the show reviews. These aren't soundbytes. They are elaborately crafted, intriguing disertations of offerings from Broadway, Off-Broadway, sometimes Off-Off-Broadway, and regional theatres throughout the country. If one of the gang has travelled overseas, there will always be a robust account of what's happening on foreign stages. Whether each reviewer feels positively, negatively or lukewarm about a production, the arguments for all opinions are spread out beautifully for the listeners to consider, while at no time being didactic in what should or shouldn't be seen, This panel is never prescriptive in a way that would make the listener feel judged for enjoying something one or more of them did not

That's the beauty of "This Week on Broadway." It's like hanging out with old friends who have well formed opinions and are occasionally hilarious. Once in a while, opposiing opinions about a show or performance (ahem - Tracie Bennett in END OF THE RAINBOW anybody?) can lead to hardcore debate. When this happens, the gloves come off and the sparks fly. Nevertheless, these guys are gentlmen first and foremost, so they always bring the conversation back to a stable place. Have you not been listening to this show? Are you a theatre person? At all? Are you an active audience member? Are you someone's tyrannical stage mother? Are you a kid somewhere in America or the world who loves Broadway but is struggling to understand why you feel so different from everyone else at school? Every Sunday. Park it here. Episodes are an hour on average, but will hit 90 minutes or more if the meat is juicy. The meat is often juicy.

Periodically, there will be side programs on Broadway Radio that explore an artist's craft, from playwriting to acting. Some of these interviews are truly riveting. I think becuase the conversations are so honest.

Finally, the program most often heard on Broadway Radio is the Monday through Friday quickie (15-25 minutes), "Today on Broadway," which has been around for more than three years but still feels like an experiment instead of a stablized presentation. Essentially, it's the daily theatre news show, which is great for getting a lot of information fast.

There have been a series of ripples with "Today on Broadway" during the last months and it's very unclear at this point who the hosts actually are. They are constantly being jumbled about. This is the kind of program where regularity of hosts serves it best. Especially if this is to be a ritualistic listen, which I assume Broadway Radio would prefer from its audience.

All in all, even with my couple quibbles, this is your Number One resource for professional theatre. Broadway Radio provides an unmatchable service to the theatre community and its allies. Your search ends here. Start listening now!

blomst222 ,

A must

I love the daily episodes and listen to it everyday on my commute. My week wraps up with This week on Broadway. This podcast is a must for all above- average theater fans.

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