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Monday, January 15, 2018

‘Women’s Voices Theater Festival’ and ‘Winterfest’ Present New Works in NYC from January through March by Deb Miller

New York City is ringing in the New Year with a full slate of new works presented in January, February, and March, including a one-day event with the Dramatists Guild Fund in support of the …

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Friday, January 12, 2018

An Interview with ‘The Summer Club’ – Previewing ‘A Big Band Valentine’s Day’ at Philadelphia Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Since its premiere in the Jersey-shore town of Cape May in July 2014, The Summer Club has been bringing the retro sound of the Big Bands, the sophisticated stylings of the Swing era, and the…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Review: ‘John Lithgow: Stories by Heart’ at Roundabout Theatre Company by Deb Miller

In 2002, when his 86-year-old father was gravely ill, award-winning actor John Lithgow read stories to him at his bedside – the same stories his dad Arthur Lithgow, a regional theater arti…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

‘Einstein!’ Returns to Under St. Marks Theatre by Deb Miller

Sew and Sew Productions and the Horse Trade Theater Group present the return of Jack Fry’s highly-acclaimed Einstein! to New York City in January. Performed again at Under St. Marks Thea…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Review: ‘The Summer Club: A Winter Holiday’ at Venice Island Performing Arts Center by Deb Miller

Don’t let the name fool you. They’re not just “the boys of summer,” they’re here year-round to keep the spirit of Swing, the sounds of the Big Band era, and the camaraderie of the …

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Review: ‘Urban Scuba: Adult Swim’ at Brian Sanders’ JUNK by Deb Miller

Part of the popular Urban Scuba Series, this year’s holiday offering by Brian Sanders’ JUNK is one that’s sure to land you on Santa’s naughty list! Urban Scuba: Adult Swim presents a…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Get into the Holiday Spirits with Tinsel Christmas Pop-Up Bar! by Deb Miller

Philadelphia’s Midtown Village is a whole lot brighter this year with the opening of Tinsel, a new Christmas pop-up bar in the space occupied for over 100 years by Simpson’s Jewelry. The…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Review: ‘Aladdin: A Musical Panto’ at People’s Light by Deb Miller

Continuing its signature holiday tradition this year with the company’s 14th annual panto – a family-friendly seasonal brand of musical-comedy entertainment, with origins dating back to …

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Review: ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ at City Theater Company by Deb Miller

Wilmington’s City Theater Company presents Sunday in the Park with George like you’ve never seen it before, in an original deconstruction conceived by Co-Directors Michael Gray and Tom S…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Review: ‘The Art of Swimming’ at Tiny Dynamite by Deb Miller

Opening Tiny Dynamite’s seventh season of “A Play, A Pie, and A Pint” – its popular happy-hour series of one-act plays, which includes a slice of pizza and a beer or soft drink w…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Review: ‘Once On This Island’ at the Circle in the Square Theatre by Deb Miller

The first Broadway revival of the 1990 Tony-nominated hit musical Once On This Island, with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, brings an innovative vision to an ol…

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Review: ‘Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?’ at The WorkShop Theater by Deb Miller

One of the early, less-familiar works by Tony Award-winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally (famed for his highly-acclaimed Love! Valour! Compassion!, Master Class, Kiss of the Sp…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Review: ‘This Is the Week That Is’ at 1812 Productions by Deb Miller

If you’re looking for an evening of escapist entertainment at the theater this holiday season, 1812 Productions’ twelfth installment of its perennial hit This Is The Week That Is provide…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Review: ‘Who’s Holiday!’ at Westside Theatre by Deb Miller

If your fond childhood memories include Dr. Seuss The Grinch, his dog Max, and a Ville filled with Whos You might like a sequel from 40 years hence Though if you’re a Grinch, too, you migh…

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Philadelphia’s ‘Christmas Village’ Returns to LOVE Park by Deb Miller

Now celebrating its tenth year, Philadelphia’s Christmas Village – an open-air German-style holiday market – returns to the newly restored LOVE Park with more than 80 vendors offer…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review: ‘Harry Clarke’ at Vineyard Theatre by Deb Miller

At the core of all great theater is the art of great storytelling. Harry Clarke, a solo show with a compelling story told by a riveting actor in a tour-de-force performance, is just that. No…

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Review: ‘What We’re Up Against’ at WP Theater by Deb Miller

Office politics, gender-based inequality in the workplace, and self-damning outbursts of flagrant misogyny fuel the flames of Theresa Rebeck’s razor-sharp feminist comedy What We’re Up A…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Review: ‘The Craftsman’ at Lantern Theater Company by Deb Miller

Guilty or not guilty? And of what crime? An intriguing real-life episode from 20th-century Art History provides the basis for The Craftsman, Bruce Graham’s latest world-premiere play commi…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Previewing ‘The Craftsman’ at Lantern Theater Company: An Interview with Artistic Director Charles McMahon and Playwright Bruce Graham by Deb Miller

Philadelphia theater-goers have something extra to be thankful for this Thanksgiving month. Bruce Graham’s latest play The Craftsman, commissioned and developed through Lantern Theater Com…

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Book Review: ‘A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back’ by David Hallberg by Deb Miller

In his stirring autobiography A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back, David Hallberg – a Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and the first American Principal Dancer…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Review: ‘Red Roses, Green Gold’ at Minetta Lane Theatre by Deb Miller

Calling all Dead Heads! The classic songs of your favorite band have been reincarnated for the stage at Minetta Lane Theatre, in a new jukebox musical Red Roses, Green Gold, directed by Rach…

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Review: ‘Pippin’ at Ritz Theatre Company by Deb Miller

One of the most imaginative musicals ever to hit the Broadway stage, the Tony Award-winning Pippin, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson, is now dazzling aud…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Review: ‘This One’s for the Girls’ at St. Luke’s Theatre by Deb Miller

Sociological research project meets PPT lecture meets jukebox musical in Professor and Playwright Dorothy Marcic’s This One’s for the Girls, produced by William Franzblau at St. Luke’s…

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Review: ‘Dracula’ at The Mechanical Theater by Deb Miller

Adapted, designed, and directed by Loretta Vasile, The Mechanical Theater’s immersive site-specific production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, performed at the solemn Neo-Classical Receiving V…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Review: ‘Thing of Evil: Fantastic Tales of Terror’ at the Painted Bride Art Center by Deb Miller

Long-time collaborators Phoebe Schaub and Emily R. Johnson, known to Philadelphia audiences for their haunting and transportive style as former members of Found Theater Company, have teamed …

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review: ‘Lights Out: The Nat “King” Cole Story’ at People’s Light by Deb Miller

Known and beloved for his impeccably smooth baritone voice, suave stylings, and debonair elegance, Nat King Cole was a musical icon and TV trailblazer, making his indelible mark on our cultu…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review: ‘Ideation’ at Theatre Exile by Deb Miller

Ethics, morality, self-interest, and accountability are the big issues addressed in Theatre Exile’s smashing production of Aaron Loeb’s Ideation, in a sardonic send-up of over-the-top am…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Review: ‘Fire’ by Chatillion Stage Company at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios and Theatres by Deb Miller

On March 25, 1911, fire raged through the 8th to 10th floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory by Washington Square Park. In less than 20 minutes, it claimed the lives of 146 people, mostly…

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Fringe Encore Series 2017 Review: ‘Turbulence!’ at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

Musical-comedy improv troupe Robot Teammate has landed in New York with an energetic hour of silly sci-fi fun in Turbulence!, now performing at SoHo Playhouse for the final week of this year…

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

An Interview with Erik Ransom on the Development of His New Play ‘Civil Blood (The Resurrection of Romeo)’ by Deb Miller

Just back from a production of his musical GRINDR: The Opera in Florida, Erik Ransom organized a private developmental reading of his latest work Civil Blood (The Resurrection of Romeo) for …

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fringe Encore Series 2017 Review: ‘Kafka and Son’ at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

In November 1919, the 36-year-old Modernist writer Franz Kafka wrote a searing 45-page letter to his domineering father Hermann, dissecting his tyrannical attitude and lifelong emotional abu…

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