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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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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Review: ‘Leper + Chip’ at Inis Nua Theatre Company by Deb Miller

The goal of Inis Nua Theatre Company is to “tell the story.” In its American premiere of Irish playwright Lee Coffey’s Leper + Chip we get not only the story, but the big picture. As w…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Interview: Catharine Slusar Returns to Theatre Exile in ‘Lost Girls’ by Deb Miller

Following her Barrymore Award for Best Actress as Martha in Theatre Exile’s 2014 production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which was preceded by two Barrymore Nominations for Best A…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

From PlayPenn to Lincoln Center: A Conversation about ‘Oslo’ with Paul Meshejian and J.T. Rogers by Deb Miller

Following its development in 2015 at PlayPenn — the respected thirteen-year-old Philadelphia-based artist-driven organization dedicated to supporting and fostering new work — pl…

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Review: ‘Tancredi’ at Opera Philadelphia by Deb Miller

A company premiere and part of its Opera at the Academy series presented in the historic Academy of Music, Opera Philadelphia’s production of Tancredi, from Opéra de Lausanne and Teatro M…

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Review: ‘The Enchanted’ at Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium by Deb Miller

A colorful clearing outside a provincial French village is visited by the spirit of a murderer who enthralls Isabel, an innocent young schoolteacher obsessed with the enigma of death. Aided …

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review: ‘The Object Lesson’ at New York Theatre Workshop by Deb Miller

As an avid collector of art, antiques, and memorabilia, with a PhD in Art History, I have spent a lot of time around objects, studying, explaining, and appreciating them. And I’ve always k…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Review: ‘Love for Sale’ at the Huron Club at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

Now in its American premiere after performing in London and Edinburgh, Love for Sale takes us to Paris, 1934, for a “cabaret-play” woven around the music of Kurt Weill and contemporary s…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Review: ‘Surviving Twin’ at People’s Light by Deb Miller

Well-known to audiences for his offbeat 1972 novelty song “Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)” and his appearances as the singing guitar-playing Captain Calvin Spalding on the popula…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

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

“How could people be so bad that make me feel so good?” That is the rhetorical question posed by white DJ Huey Calhoun, a 9th-grade dropout with an eccentric style, a profound passion fo…

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ at Eagle Theatre by Deb Miller

It’s back to the ‘80s at Hammonton’s Eagle Theatre, for an absolutely hilarious revisiting of the decade of big hair, tacky fashions, and bad-ass music–or just bad, if you’re n…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Review: ‘John’ at Arden Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker is unsurpassed in her modern-day observations on the human condition and how we respond to it: the afflictions that impact us; the troubled rela…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Review: ‘Lizzie’ at 11th Hour Theatre Company by Deb Miller

Whacked-out psycho-killer or falsely-accused innocent? We’ll never know the truth about Lizzie Borden, but 11th Hour Theatre Company’s production of the rock musical Lizzie, by Steven Ch…

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Review: ‘And Then There Were None’ at Allens Lane Theater by Deb Miller

For Allens Lane Theater’s production of And Then There Were None, director Josh Hitchens not only presents the mystery, but also heightens the mood and highlights the message inherent in A…

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Review: ‘Saloon’ at the Merriam Theater by Deb Miller

Montreal’s Cirque Éloize explodes on stage at the Merriam Theater with a two-day run of its touring production of Saloon, presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Center and the Shubert Or…

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Review: ‘Holden’ at New Ohio Theatre by Deb Miller

The current remount of George & Co.’s critically-acclaimed Holden, first developed in New Ohio Theatre’s 2015 Ice Factory Festival, is as relevant and unnerving now as it was then, i…

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Review: ‘Off the Top’ at The Huron Club at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

Who would have thought that a fact-filled illustrated lecture on neuroscience could form the basis of a popular and critically-acclaimed Fringe show? Or that rap music could hold appeal for …

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Interview: Jennifer Childs and Monica Stephenson Bring Holiday Cheer to Philadelphia with ‘The Carols’ at 1812 Productions by Deb Miller

1812 Productions’ Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder Jennifer Childs teamed up again with musician Monica Stephenson, a long-time friend and former colleague at the company, for th…

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Review: ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at City Theater Company by Deb Miller

Wilmington’s City Theater Company ushers in its 23rd season with lots of glitter for the holidays. But it’s not the usual tinsel on the tree, it’s the fabulous drag fest that is La Ca…

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Review: ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ at OperaLancaster by Deb Miller

Originally commissioned by NBC as the first opera for television, composer and librettist Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors has become an American Christmas tradition since…

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