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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 […]

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REVIEW: In The Wild Duck, Dark Family Secrets with Ironic Humor

Sins of the fathers visited on the sons (and wives, daughters, and everybody else). Dark family secrets, slowly and painfully revealed. Shockingly bad choices leading […]

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Want to Buy Tickets for “Hamilton” in Philly? Get “In Line” … Online

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton set records for Broadway box office sales (as the first show to break $3 million in eight performances), as well as Tony nominations (a whopping […]

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37 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, March 23 Bach Festival of Philadelphia @ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Bach Festival, the Philadelphia Singers and Chorus America celebrate their departed founder Michael […]

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12 Things to Do in Readings, Dance, Comedy and Theater.

Tell Me A Story: Unpopular Opinions @ Shot Tower Coffee | Wednesday, March 21 Hillary Rea’s monthly storytelling series marches on, this time with contributions […]

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31 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, March 16 Nightwish @ Electric Factory This Finnish band has been making “symphonic metal” for 20+ years. Tarja Turunen’s dazzling soprano voice leads the […]

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10 Things to Do in Comedy, Movies, Theater and Books

Jeremy McLellan @ Helium | Wednesday, March 14 The South Carolinian is a liberal Christian standup comic with a following in Muslim and libertarian communities. […]

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44 Things to Do This Weekend

Friday, March 9 Swan Lake @ Academy Of Music Pennsylvania Ballet presents the immortal Tchaikovsky ballet. Through March 18. The Peking Acrobats @ Annenberg Center […]

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11 Things to Do in Theater, Dance, Books, Movies and Comedy

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins @ Parkway Central Library | Thursday, March 8 A co-founder of one of the most important hip-hop groups of all time celebrates […]