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Review: The Three Maries at Prince Theater is Steeped in Philadelphia Charm

What a sense of nostalgia I felt, entering the Prince Theater for the first time in years! I haven’t been in the main auditorium since […]

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Interview: Hamilton Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler

I couldn’t have an interview with Andy Blankenbuehler without asking about Hamilton, the mega Broadway musical which he choreographed that has equivocally become a cultural phenomenon. Sure, I was […]

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My 30 Minutes With Tom Stoppard

I go into my interview with Oscar and Tony-winning British playwright Tom Stoppard with a laundry list of questions, but I quickly forget all about them once I sit down across […]

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Review: Pig Iron Theatre Restages Gentlemen Volunteers, and It’s Fantastic

Who says you can’t go home again? Pig Iron Theatre is now 20 years old. In that time, the locally based company has moved from […]

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Review: Hedda Gabler at Physick House

Scholars of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler will continue to debate why the protagonist (that’s Hedda, of course) is so profoundly unhappy. But there’s no doubt she’s […]

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Bill Irwin on That Time He Met His Idol Samuel Beckett

The first time I saw Bill Irwin perform Fool Moon in the 1990s on Broadway, with his co-conspirator and fellow clown David Shiner, my cheeks […]

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INTERVIEW: Mark McCloughan and Jaime Maseda of No Face Performance Group

They dress up as nuns at midnight, fall asleep, wake up every half-hour, and improvise. That may sound really strange, and, heck, it sort of […]

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REVIEW: A Knee That Can Bend With Orbiter 3

There are few works currently playing in Philadelphia that are as thought-provoking and engaging as the premiere of Emma Goidel’s A Knee That Can Bend, which […]

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REVIEW: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at Philadelphia Theatre Company

Philadelphia Theatre Company’s dazzling production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville comes to us as part of a trifecta – Princeton’s McCarter Theatre and Washington’s Arena Stage […]

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REVIEW: 1812 Productions’ This Is the Week That Is

It could hardly be a more difficult time to open a comedy — even one as popular as This Is the Week That Is, 1812 […]

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REVIEW: The Book of Mormon at Forrest Theatre

It’s hard to believe the Broadway production of The Book of Mormon will turn five next year, and that the show is just as inappropriate, just as […]

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Cirque Du Soleil Breaks the Mold With Avatar-Themed Production

I get off a 32-seat plane in the middle of Lafayette, Louisiana and head almost directly to the town’s Cajundome, an arena that houses the likes of Disney […]

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The Philadelphian’s Guide to Weekend Theater in New York City

The holiday season is almost here – often a perfect time for a weekend visit to New York City. For me, almost by definition, that […]

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REVIEW: Becoming Dr. Ruth at Walnut Street Theatre

In the 1980s, America collectively fell head over heels in love with Dr. Ruth Westheimer. And why wouldn’t we? The diminutive German-born therapist was a […]

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REVIEW: A Christmas Story at Walnut Street Theatre

It’s an odd thing about holiday season musicals. On one hand, they’re often very successful – at least between November and January – with a […]