Twice a month, critics Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal; Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York Times, The Village Voice, and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of The Washington Post get together to talk about what’s going on in the American theatre.
This week the discussion is Broadway-focused. First, Peter regales everyone with his trip to Puerto Rico to cover the opening of Hamilton, currently starring Lin-Manual Miranda. Elisabeth traveled somewhere much closer to home: 53rd Street to be exact, where she met with the theatre fans and cosplayers of BroadwayCon, which has gathered theatre fans together for three days for four years. Then the critics memorialize Broadway legend Carol Channing, who died Jan. 15.
To close the show, the critics give shoutouts to shows they loved, including 50/50 Old School Animation and As Far As My Fingers Will Take Me—both at the experimental Under the Radar Festival—and Choir Boy on Broadway.
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