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REVIEW: Matilda: The Musical at the Academy of Music

Is a show like Matilda: The Musical too big to properly tour? That question was definitely on my mind last evening after I left the performance at the […]

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Playwright Chad Beckim Reacts to Inquirer Critic’s Claims of Racism

“Who is to tell me what I can and cannot write? Who are you to tell me that?” I caught New York City playwright Chad […]

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REVIEW: Lantern Theater Company’s Underneath the Lintel

In my crankier moods, I think “one-person play” is an oxymoron. I’ve seen plenty, and some have been delightful – The Belle of Amherst with […]

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REVIEW: Azuka Theatre’s Lights Rise on Grace

Lights Rise on Grace by Chad Beckim arrives at Azuka as part of the National New Play Network’s ambitious Rolling World Premiere initiative, in which […]

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REVIEW: Disgraced at Philadelphia Theatre Company

There’s one word that I can use to describe the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s production of the Pulitzer-winning drama Disgraced: polarizing. And if I wanted to add […]

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DO THIS: Kiss of the Spider Woman

The rise of 11th Hour is one of Philly theatre’s great success stories. Now in their 11th season, they’ve grown from a fledgling group of […]

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Theatre Exile Wins Big at 2015 Barrymore Awards

It was a big night for Theatre Exile as the company’s production The Whale took home a ton of Barrymore Awards, making them the most-winning theater of the year at […]

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REVIEW: Equivocation at Arden Theatre Company

The deeply satirical, deeply dark, and deeply humorous Equivocation opened this Wednesday evening at the Arden’s Arcadia Stage, and the Bill Cain play is so good […]

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REVIEW: Bullets Over Broadway at Academy of Music

Olive, a stripper who wants to be a serious actress, says this of her previous stage experience in the musical Bullets Over Broadway: “I call it interpretive […]

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Luna Theater Homeless After Two Years at The Parish House

Luna Theater sent out an email to its supporters this morning notifying them that the company is essentially homeless after being housed for two years in […]

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REVIEW: Theatre Exile’s Rizzo

A special theatrical alchemy happens when a great actor plays a bigger-than-life, flawed but charismatic personality. Think of Orson Welles’s Charles Foster Kane, Burt Lancaster’s […]

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REVIEW: Wilma Theater’s Antigone

When I was a theater student, I was fascinated by stories of the Greek tragedies in their earliest performances — multi-day outdoor festivals, attended by […]

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Inis Nua Theatre Company “Hooks” Fergie’s Pub for Season Opener

It makes a lot of sense that a theater company whose mission is to stage provocative theater from Ireland, Scotland and Wales might get a little […]

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Late Mayor Frank Rizzo Comes to Life in New Stage Play

Play readings don’t normally culminate in shouting matches or near-fistfights, but leave it to this world premiere about our controversial late mayor to change that. […]