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It speaks to the breadth of Philadelphia Fringe 2018 that in the days following the Bearded Ladies’ evening of outré cabaret, I saw two more […]
REVIEW: In Mary Rose, J. M. Barrie in a Different and Haunting Neverland
A nearly-lost gem of a play gets a glowing revival by the gifted Philadelphia Artists Collective.
REVIEW: The Eccentricities of a Nightingale is a Brilliant Cabinet of Curiosities
An odd play in an idiosyncratic production. But when Tina Brock is onstage, the world is lit by lightning.
REVIEW: Do You Want a Cookie? Lingers Too Long at the Dessert Table
The Bearded Ladies’ show can be seen as a microcosm of the best and worst of Fringe.
REVIEW: In Lay Me Down Softly, There’s No Knockout
Some fine acting enlivens Irish Heritage Theatre’s production, but the show is punching above its weight.
The 20 Best Shows in Philly This Fall
Our highly opinionated list of the concerts, plays, exhibits, festivals — and one movie! — that you’re not going to want to miss this season.
Philly Mag’s Fall Arts Preview 2018
Five artists to watch and 20 shows you won’t want to miss as the new arts season kicks into high gear.
REVIEW: Fern Hill Goes Far Too Gentle Into That Good Night
A starry production at New Jersey Rep can’t overcome the thinness of Michael Tucker’s play.
Best of Philly 2018 Fun and Games: From Scrabble to Drag to Marijuana Dinners
Here are a few of my personal favorites from this year’s Best of Philly awards.
REVIEW: PSF’s All’s Well That Ends Well is the Comfortable Side of Extreme
In positive and negative ways, this bold production idea proves surprisingly smooth sailing.
REVIEW: In Titus Andronicus, the Son Will Come Out, Tamora
Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s energetic production makes a good case for the play without solving all its problems.
The 10 Best Events in Philly in August
Here are the month’s hot tickets.
5 Family-Friendly Things to Do at the Jersey Shore in August
You’re on vacation with the kids … now what?
REVIEW: At the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, the Poetic Richard II is made Prosaic
The crown may be hollow, but here it seems weightless.
The War on Drugs Is the Band We Need Right Now
Rock-and-roll may have lost some of its luster, but Adam Granduciel hasn’t given up the fight.
Diamond (No Rough): Jim Gardner’s Favorite Place
The dad, baseball fan and Action News guy on why he’d always rather be at Citizens Bank Park.