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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review: ‘Return to Spoon River’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Published in 1915, Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology – a collection of free-verse poems in which the deceased residents of a fictional rural town in Illinois recount episodes …

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review: ‘The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking’ at New World Stages by Deb Miller

Did you ever wonder what happens when “a duck walks into a bar”? Anthony Caporale (performer, playwright, and Director of Beverage Studies at New York’s Institute of Culinary Education…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Review: ‘The Reckless Season’ at TheaterLab NYC by Deb Miller

What’s so funny about suicide, cremation, drug addiction, PTSD, and familial dysfunction? Playwright Lauren Ferebee finds the dark comedy in all of that, along with the innate tragedy and …

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Review: ‘The Assignment’ at A.R.T./New York Theatres by Deb Miller

Socially relevant and thought-provoking, profoundly heartrending and often funny, playwright Camilo Almonacid’s The Assignment – inspired by a true story and developed by Houses on the M…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Review: ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ at the Forrest Theatre by Deb Miller

When John Cameron Mitchell (book) and Stephen Trask (music and lyrics) were developing their gender-bending rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch for its Off-Broadway premiere in 1998, the…

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Talking Marriage and Farce with the Couples of 1812 Productions’ ‘Happy Birthday’ by Deb Miller

Celebrating its 20th anniversary season, 1812 Productions – Philadelphia’s all-comedy theater company – is now in rehearsals for its springtime offering, the local premiere of …

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Michael Biello and Dan Martin Are Grooming for the Opening of ‘Marry Harry’ by Deb Miller

Philadelphia-based artists Dan Martin (composer) and Michael Biello (lyricist) are about to make their Off-Broadway debut this month with Marry Harry at The York Theatre Company. The longtim…

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Review: ‘The Light Princess’ at Arden Theatre Company by Deb Miller

A world-premiere musical adaptation of George MacDonald’s 19th-century Scottish fairytale The Light Princess, with book and lyrics by Tony Lawton and music by Alex Bechtel, is the latest o…

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Review: ‘Bradley’s Bucks’ at Franky Bradley’s by Deb Miller

Acrobatic, athletic, comic, and erotic, Bradley’s Bucks have it all and delivered it all upstairs at Franky Bradley’s in their latest high-energy offering. Founded, led, and directed by …

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Review: ‘I and You’ at People’s Light by Deb Miller

For a personal two-hander about a gravely ill teenager’s transcendental reflection on life and death through the lens of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, you need to have empathetic actor…

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A Conversation with Colleen Corcoran on her Role in Devising and Performing EgoPo’s ‘Anna’ by Deb Miller

Currently performing the titular role in EgoPo Classic Theater’s Anna – an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian epic Anna Karenina, written and directed by Brenna Geffers – Colleen Co…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Review: ‘Hand to God’ at Philadelphia Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Sometimes it’s easier to let a puppet speak for you, when you know the truth about how you feel will not be well received by your small southern Christian community. That’s exactly what …

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review: ‘Cabaret’ at the Academy of Music by Deb Miller

Some shows never get old or lose their impact. The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award-winning revival of Cabaret, making its Philadelphia premiere for a limited run t…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Review: ‘Luft Gangster’ at the Sheen Center by Deb Miller

Developed out of a conversation playwright and lead actor Lowell Byers had with his cousin Lou Fowler – a Sergeant in the US Army Air Corps during World War II – upon their firs…

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women’s 2017 Awards Celebration and Big Mingle by Deb Miller

Founded in 1981, the mission of the League of Professional Theatre Women, a non-profit advocacy organization headquartered in New York City, is to promote increased opportunities, greater vi…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Review: ‘Church & State’ at New World Stages by Deb Miller

Religion, gun control, and the impact of social media are the hot-button issues addressed by playwright Jason Odell Williams in Church & State, a political dramedy now making its New Yor…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review: ‘Sub-Basement’ at Athena Theatre Company by Deb Miller

It’s not always easy to decide who you are and what you want to be when you grow up, especially if your father, ex-boyfriend, new date, and society at large, in both Canada and the US, are…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Review: ‘Tribulation Periwinkle: Civil War Nurse’ at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion by Deb Miller

In commemoration of Women’s History Month, Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s Victorian Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Tribulation Periwinkle: Civil War Nurse. Adapted and direct…

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Bristol Riverside Theatre by Deb Miller

Scheduled to coincide on the calendar with the days historically associated with the last week in the life of Christ, Bristol Riverside Theatre’s spring production of the groundbreaking 19…

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Review: ‘Home/Sick’ at The Assembly by Deb Miller

The original cast and design team of 2011 return for The Assembly’s powerhouse revival of its critically-acclaimed hit Home/Sick. Presented at Brooklyn’s JACK, and directed by Jess Chaye…

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An Interview with Anna Szapiro and Johnny Smith: Making the Move from Philadelphia to New York by Deb Miller

Following a year of critical acclaim in Philadelphia, which culminated in nominations for both for the Barrymore Award for Best Ensemble, the talented young couple Anna Zaida Szapiro (nomina…

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Review: ‘Deconstruction’ at The Storm Theatre Company by Deb Miller

“Who are you?” That is the philosophical question and moral issue raised in playwright Jonathan Leaf’s Deconstruction, a world-premiere three-hander (presented in conjunction with Chri…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: ‘The Lyons’ at Isis Productions by Deb Miller

Expletives, insults, and accusations fly, when an unhappy wife, alcoholic daughter, and gay son gather in the hospital room of their dying husband and father for a farewell verbal slug-fest.…

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Review: ‘Cirque du Soleil Toruk – The First Flight’ at Wells Fargo Center by Deb Miller

An original prequel based on James Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster film Avatar, Cirque du Soleil’s touring production of Toruk – The First Flight, now in Philadelphia for a five-day stop at…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Review: ‘koma’ at Solecalibur by Deb Miller

It’s 2 a.m. His mind is racing, overwrought with memories of situations, conversations, and images of her. Music and film merge with poetry, rap, and movement to explore one half-hour insi…

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Review: ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ at Ritz Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, Harper Lee’s 1960 classic American novel To Kill a Mockingbird, set in the Deep South in the 1930s, still sounds a resonant call for integrity,…

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

Review: ‘Irish-ish’ at Manayunk Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Just in advance of St. Patrick’s Day, Manayunk Theatre Company brings its tradition of Irish pub entertainment to Roxborough’s Tavern on Ridge with Irish-ish: A Trio of Irish Tales. Show…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: ‘Significant Other’ at the Booth Theatre by Deb Miller

It’s hard to accept the realization that your BFFs aren’t really F, especially if you’re the single, and more-than-somewhat-neurotic, Jordan Berman. Feeling increasingly alone and aban…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Review: ‘Nibbler’ at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater by Deb Miller

Making the transition from high-school graduation into adulthood can be a challenge, especially for teens who haven’t quite yet found themselves. Ken Urban’s Nibbler, a world-premiere pr…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review: ‘Kid Victory’ at Vineyard Theatre by Deb Miller

When seventeen-year-old Luke returns home to small-town Kansas after being missing for a year, he must come to terms with what transpired and face the aftermath with his family, church, and …

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Review: ‘The Matchmaker’ at People’s Light by Deb Miller

An effervescent all-star ensemble of fourteen actors and two musicians under the ebullient direction of Abigail Adams bring to life the eccentric characters, madcap situations, and old-fashi…

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