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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Review: ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ at Santa Fe Opera by Tim Dunleavy

Editor’s note: Our Steve Cohen continues his posts on the arts scene in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with a look at Santa Fe Opera’s production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Lucia di La…

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Review: ‘Other Desert Cities’ at Bucks County Playhouse by Tim Dunleavy

In the opening moments of Other Desert Cities, playwright Jon Robin Baitz introduces us to a wealthy Southern California family whose members love to play tennis – but their favorite sport…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Here are the 2017 Barrymore Awards Nominations by Tim Dunleavy

The nominations for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre for the 2016-17 season have been announced by Theatre Philadelphia. A total of 23 companies were recognized across 27 ca…

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Review: ‘The Crucible’ at Princeton Summer Theater by Tim Dunleavy

When you enter the home of the Princeton Summer Theater to see The Crucible, you may wonder at first whether you’ve wandered into the right place. After all, Arthur Miller’s legendary pl…

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Review: ‘Coriolanus’ at Shakespeare in Clark Park by Tim Dunleavy

Coriolanus has a reputation for being one of Shakespeare’s least accessible plays. Its title character, a Roman warrior turned reluctant politician, can be hard to get a bead on – and ha…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: ‘As You Like It’ at The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival by Tim Dunleavy

Like all of Shakespeare’s plays, As You Like It is filled with rich, quotable language. (This is the one with the “All the world’s a stage” speech.) But Pennsylvania Shakespeare…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Review: ‘The Three Musketeers’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival by Tim Dunleavy

The Three Musketeers has been dramatized countless times over the past two centuries, and for a good reason – it’s a rousing tale filled with intrigue, swordplay, appealing character…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Review: ‘Spider’s Web’ at Princeton Summer Theater by Tim Dunleavy

Spider’s Web ends with the unmasking of a murderer, and it starts with… a taste test. In this play’s opening moments, two veddy proper, blindfold-wearing English gentlemen drink glass…

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Review: ‘Zanna Don’t (the Reboot)’ at Theatre Horizon by Tim Dunleavy

For the latest show in its 42nd and Main Concerts series, Theatre Horizon tackled Zanna, Don’t!, an offbeat musical that ran Off-Broadway in 2003 and has had productions all over the world…

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Review: ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival by Tim Dunleavy

Turning The Hound of the Baskervilles, one of Sherlock Holmes’ most famous cases, from a mystery into a small-cast comedy is an idea that sure gets around. Hedgerow Theatre staged a four-a…

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Review: ‘Pippin’ at Princeton Summer Theater by Tim Dunleavy

So many men seem destined To settle for something small, But I won’t rest until I know I’ll have it all… Stephen Schwartz’s lyrics for “Corner of the Sky” sum up everything that …

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Review: ‘Project Dawn’ at People’s Light by Tim Dunleavy

Gritty and harsh, but with flashes of humor and hope, Project Dawn tackles a vital issue and doesn’t shy away from showing its worst repercussions. Karen Hartman’s play, inspired by a re…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Review: ‘The Gospel According to…’ at Lantern Theater Company by Tim Dunleavy

The new play at Lantern Theater Company is smart, funny, fascinating and entertaining. At times, though, it’s also rude, frustrating, predictable, and morally troubling. But then again, al…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Review: ‘Uncle Vanya’ at Quintessence Theatre Group by Tim Dunleavy

There’s something seriously wrong with this house. That’s what one character says early in Quintessence Theatre Group’s new production of Uncle Vanya, and boy, is she right. U…

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Review: ‘One More River to Cross: A Verbatim Fugue’ at The Latvian Society of Philadelphia by Tim Dunleavy

Lynn Nottage wrote One More River to Cross: A Verbatim Fugue a decade ago, yet oddly enough, it has never been produced onstage before. As Nottage’s fame has grown – she just earned a Pu…

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review: ‘Saturday Night Fever’ at the Walnut Street Theatre by Tim Dunleavy

What do you remember most about the movie Saturday Night Fever? Is it the dynamic direction, the earthy dialogue, or the gritty story about a working-class Brooklyn kid trying to escape a me…

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Eagle Theatre by Tim Dunleavy

Peter and the Starcatcher creates a backstory for one of literature’s greatest heroes, Peter Pan. But much of the appeal of Rick Elice’s play – and director Ted Wioncek III’s product…

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Review: ‘Intimate Apparel’ at McCarter Theatre Center by Tim Dunleavy

“It was as though God kissed my hands when I first pulled the fabric through the sewing machine and held up a finished garment.” That’s how the main character of Intimate Apparel desc…

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Review: ‘Buzzer’ at Theatre Exile by Tim Dunleavy

Buzzer is a story about real estate, and how moving to a new home can mean more than just leaving a forwarding address. Tracey Scott Wilson’s play addresses several compelling subjects: r…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review: ‘Clue On Stage’ at Bucks County Playhouse by Tim Dunleavy

Wanna play a game? Clue On Stage is a show that doesn’t ask deep, profound questions of its audience. Instead, it simply asks, whodunit? Who killed Mr. Boddy? Was it Professor Plum in the …

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Review: ‘White’ at Theatre Horizon by Tim Dunleavy

White is pure gold. James Ijames’ audacious and hilarious new play takes on racism, sexism, and a handful of other isms. It’s a comedy, but its message is serious. It’s bold, outla…

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Review: ‘My Name is Asher Lev’ at South Camden Theatre Company by Tim Dunleavy

A sensitive young man struggles with his heritage as he tries to make his own mark on the world. A predictable story, you might say? Well, My Name is Asher Lev is anything but predictable, …

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Review: ‘The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary’ at Curio Theatre Company by Tim Dunleavy

How do you turn one of literature’s greatest tragedies into a raucous comedy? Very carefully. I read Madame Bovary in high school, and while it’s been (ahem) a few decades since I’ve t…

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Exclamation Theater by Tim Dunleavy

The Taming of the Shrew is one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, one that has spurred argument and discord for over 400 years. Is the play as misogynistic as it often appears, or …

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Review: ‘Hetty Feather’ at Delaware Theatre Company by Tim Dunleavy

Nothing can keep Hetty Feather down. An orphan’s life is a hard one, especially in Victorian England – and Hetty has it harder than most orphans, spending years enduring cruel treatment …

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review: ‘Love and Information’ at Temple Theaters by Tim Dunleavy

“I did tell you” “You didn’t” “I did I said Wednesday we’re going to dinner with” “But you didn’t” “Yes because I remember because you said” “All right I must hav…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: ‘Jerry’s Girls’ at Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3 by Tim Dunleavy

There’s just no tune As exciting As a showtune In two-four… For Jerry Herman, the lyrics of this early composition, “Showtune,” represent a kind of mission statement. In song…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ at Hedgerow Theatre by Tim Dunleavy

There are few adventure stories as durable as The Prisoner of Zenda. Anthony Hope’s 1894 novel – the story of a well-meaning Englishman who looks exactly like a European king, and who po…

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Review: ‘You for Me for You’ at InterAct Theatre Company by Tim Dunleavy

Is there any place on Earth more mysterious than North Korea? Aside from the grand ambitions of the brutal dictator (known to his subjects as “Our Dear Leader”) who runs the country with…

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Review: ‘The King and I’ at the Academy of Music by Tim Dunleavy

More than sixty years after its debut, The King and I remains one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most popular and enduring musicals. The handsome national touring company of the recent Broa…

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Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at the Walnut Street Theatre by Tim Dunleavy

The Walnut Street Theatre is doing The Importance of Being Earnest in high style. The Victorian era was noted for its excesses in decoration and costume, and Robert Koharchik’s set design…

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