No Matter How Vile, the Theatre Fraternity Will Protect Its Members

No Matter How Vile, the Theatre Fraternity Will Protect Its Members

Last week, BroadwayRadio critic, Peter Filichia body-shamed performers in his review of Camp Morning Wood on his weekly podcast segment. His comments included repeatedly calling a performer “substantially overweight” and mocking the genitalia of performers who appeared nude in the show. Obviously, there was swift backlash with many calling out Filichia for his comments. But something I found equally surprising and disappointing was not how much support Filichia was receiving, but from where the support was coming from.

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Interview: Len Cariou on Bringing “Broadway & the Bard” to Long Wharf

Interview: Len Cariou on Bringing “Broadway & the Bard” to Long Wharf

When we spoke on the phone, Mr. Cariou was tight-lipped about “Broadway & the Bard,” a show he originated Off-Broadway in 2016. But he calls the concert a “musical memoir” and a chance to review his storied career. It’s clear that at 79, he has many stories to tell and many more songs to sing.

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Critic Under Fire Has History of Problematic Comments in His Reviews

Critic Under Fire Has History of Problematic Comments in His Reviews

BroadwayRadio critic, Peter Filichia recently body shamed performers on their weekly podcast. Many have called out the longtime critic while others have defended him by stating this isn’t indicative of him as a writer. However, when looking at some of his previous reviews, Filichia appears to have a history with making these types of comments. They range from racist to describing people with fat phobic terminology.

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BroadwayRadio Critic Body Shames Performers in Review

BroadwayRadio Critic Body Shames Performers in Review

On this past week’s episode of BroadwayRadio’s “This Week on Broadway”, critic Peter Filichia, decided to including body shaming in his review of Camp Morning Wood: A Very Naked Musical, going as far as to comment on the size of the performers’ genitals and repeatedly calling one of them, “substantially overweight.”

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