Filichia on Friday: ‘Shaw and Staller-Perfect Together’

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It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts.

This Week: SHAW AND STALLER – PEFECT TOGETHER

61sI5KY+GTL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Purchase Peter Filichia’s New Book The Great Parade: Broadway’s Astonishing, Never-to-Be-Forgotten 1963-1964 Season HERE.

Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles:

March 18, 2016: SHAW AND STALLER – PEFECT TOGETHER

March 4, 2016:  We Love You, CONRACK

February 26, 2016: February’s Leftovers and March’s Brainteaser.

February 19, 2016: Let’s COPE Again, Like We Did Last Century.

February 12, 2016: There’s a Little CABIN at Encores!

February 5, 2016: Reaching the Other Ninety Percent.

January 29, 2016: January’s Leftovers and February’s Brainteaser.

January 22, 2016: The 2016 Broadway University Mid-Term Examination Answers.

January 15, 2016: More on SEASON IN, SEASON OUT

January 8, 2016: The 2016 Broadway University Mid-Term Examination.

January 1, 2016: December’s Leftovers and January’s Brainteaser.

December 25, 2015: Broadway’s People of the Year

December 18, 2015: Two Vintage Plays; Two New Hits.

December 11, 2015: It’s the Most Ticket Scarce Time of the Year.

December 4, 2015: Steven Gross Has 7,655 Songs For You.

November 27, 2015: November’s Leftovers and December’s Brainteaser.

November 20, 2015: DUDDY KRAVITZ: The OTHER Best Musical of 2015.

November 13, 2015:  From Reams with Love: HELLO, DOLLY!

November 6, 2015: We Can Always Go Back to Before.

October 30, 2015: October’s Leftovers and November’s Brainteaser.

October 23, 2015: Revisiting THE BOYS IN THE BAND.

October 16, 2015: Seating Plans.

October 9, 2015: Remembering THE ROTSCHILDS’ Hillard Elkins.

October 2, 2015: The Return of THE ROTHSCHILDS — & SONS.

September 28, 2015: September’s Leftovers and October’s Brainteaser.

September 21, 2015: The Other THE SEASON.

September 14, 2015: My Favorite Story from the Summer.

September 7, 2015: The 2015 Broadway University Entrance Exam Answers.

And you can still take thThe 2015 Broadway University Entrance Exam, but take it first and check the answers after!

August 28, 2015: August’s Leftovers and September’s Brainteaser.

August 21, 2015: Give Me Liberty Smith!.

August 14, 2015: The 2015 Broadway University Entrance Exam.

August 7, 2015: The Wiz That the Wiz Was and Is.

July 31, 2015: July’s Leftovers and August’s Brainteaser.

July 24, 2015:  It’s Kristin’s Birthday!

July 17, 2015: July, 2015; July, 1977; November, 1965; June, 2014.

July 10, 2015: Something Wonderful vs. Something Rotten!.

July 3, 2015: The Return of RUTHLESS!.

June 26, 2015: June’s Leftovers and July’s Brainteaser.

June 19, 2015: A Classic(s) Saturday.

June 12, 2015: Hail to Thee, North Shore Music Theatre!

June 5, 2015: Welcome 2015-2016!

May 29, 2015: May’s Leftovers and June’s Brainteaser.

May 22, 2015: The answers to The 2015 Broadway University Final Exam.

May 15, 2015: Give Your Regards to Cagney and Creighton.

May 8, 2015: The 2015 Broadway University Final Exam.

May 1, 2015: April’s Leftovers and May’s Brainteaser.

April 24, 2015: Paris Makes Me Thorny.

April 17, 2015: Gigi’s New Gigi.

April 10, 2015: Two Notorious Theatrical Performances.

April 3, 2015: If You Insist on Hearing My Opinion

Peter Filichia.

Peter Filichia.

Peter Filichia is the New York-based theater critic emeritus for The Newark (N.J.) Star Ledger newspaper and News 12 television station. He is also the author of Let’s Put on a Musical (Back Stage Books, 2007), now in its third printing; Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hits /The Biggest Flops of the Season (Applause Books, 2010); and Broadway Musical MVPs 1960-2010: The Most Valuable Players of the Last 50 Seasons (Applause Books, 2011), chosen one of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Performing Arts titles of 2011. His new book, Strippers, Showgirls, and Sharks: A Very Opinionated History of the Broadway Musicals That Did Not Win the Tony Award, will be published in May, 2013 by St. Martin’s Press.

Peter has been a columnist for Playbill, Theater.com, Theatermania and Theater Week. He blogs weekly at MasterworksBroadway.com; and writes Filichia Features for Musical Theatre International’s Web site The Marquee, and Filichia on Friday for Kritzerland Records’ Web site.

Before joining the Theatre World Awards in 1996 as host and head of the selection committee, Peter served four terms as president of the Drama Desk. He has served on an assessment panel for the National Endowment for the Arts, and is currently critic-in-residence for the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the musical theater judge for the ASCAP Awards program.



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