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Where to Eat If You’re Seeing “Hamilton” in Philadelphia

Okay, you’ve shelled out for tickets for Hamilton (or gotten lucky in the $10 lottery). We’re not sure that any meal could measure up to the performance, but […]

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Here’s How to Get $10 Tickets to “Hamilton” in Philly

Hamilton frenzy went into full effect earlier this summer when ticket sales were announced for the Broadway smash, which opens at the Forrest Theater on […]

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“Hamilton” Tickets Are About to Go On Sale in Philly

You’ve surely seen the advertisements around town for the Philly production of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s frenzy-inducing musical that will debut here in August. And if you’re any student […]

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A Philly Theater Makes Breakthrough Pledge to Showcase Women Playwrights

On stage through April 14th at the Philadelphia Theatre Company is How to Catch Creation, a production written by Christina Anderson that follows the professional […]

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These Philadelphians Want to Build a Shrine to Alexander Hamilton

The First Bank of the United States is located in Philadelphia. That’s not surprising; Philly claims a lot of American firsts. What is surprising is […]

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REVIEW: A Treasurable The Color Purple at Theatre Horizon

Size matters. (But it’s not what you’re thinking.) In the case of The Color Purple, I’ve seen three successive productions. Two were national tours in […]

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REVIEW: At Quintessence, Oliver!, Twisted

Count on Quintessence Theatre Group artistic director Alexander Burns to shake things up. When most of us think of Oliver!, Lionel Bart’s sappy musical adaptation […]

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LGBTQ&A: Kevin Glaccum

Kevin Glaccum is the producing artistic director of Azuka Theatre Company. We chat with the local out theater leader on his passion for the stage […]

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REVIEW: In Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, the Too-High Cost of Doing Business

I get a special kind of pleasure when a small theater, through dedication and imagination, succeeds with a play that stumps companies with larger resources. […]

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REVIEW: 4Solo at Simpatico—Original Works, Brimming with Originality

Simpatico Theatre partners with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival for their season’s opening venture. 4Solo turns out to be the perfect crossover, combining the company’s usual virtues—supporting […]

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REVIEW: In Lay Me Down Softly, There’s No Knockout

Man shall not live by soda bread alone, and the smart folks at Irish Heritage Theatre know this. That’s why, in addition to a core […]

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I Sat Through 12 Hours of Taylor Mac’s Philly Show — and Loved It

This is a guest post from playwright and author R. Eric Thomas, senior staff writer at, with additional bylines in the New York Times, […]


A Gigantic Eastern European Restaurant and Dinner Theatre Is Coming to Fishtown

When we released our guide to eating and drinking in Fishtown, we described the dining scene as some “laboratory experiment studying what would happen if you tried to gentrify […]

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REVIEW: Reliving the ‘60s with Catch-22 at Curio Theatre

For its title alone, Catch-22 is assured immortality. Author Joseph Heller coined the term, defining a situation with mutually contradictory coordinates, from which there is […]

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REVIEW: Sing the Body Electric at Theatre Exile is a World Lit by Lightning

Veteran travelers know that the final destination isn’t always the high point of a trip—sometimes the act of getting there is more interesting, which isn’t necessarily […]