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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Review: ‘The Seafarer’ at Irish Repertory Theatre by Deb Miller

Mystic realism and metaphor meet the Irish gift of gab and a dire predilection for alcohol in Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer, a disturbingly dark and devilish comedy about lost souls, drun…

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Review: ‘Three Tall Women’ at the Golden Theatre by Deb Miller

Brilliant. Extraordinary. Ingenious. Superb. The best. Yet all adjectives and superlatives pale in comparison with the truly unsurpassed quality of the script, performances, direction, desig…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Previewing ‘Stepchild, A New Musical’ in the Rough Draft Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center: An Interview with David James Boyd, Chad Ke by Deb Miller

As part of LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Rough Draft Festival, IRT Theater and TGF 12 Productions have teamed up for a workshop presentation of Stepchild, A New Musical, inspired by t…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: ‘Children of a Lesser God’ at Studio 54 by Deb Miller

When Mark Medoff‘s award-winning play Children of a Lesser God premiered on Broadway in 1980, followed by the highly-lauded film adaptation in 1986, it provided groundbreaking insights int…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ at the August Wilson Theatre by Deb Miller

If you’ve ever witnessed (or worse yet, experienced, encouraged, or participated in) the “girl-on-girl crime” of high-school cliques, malicious gossip, fierce competitiveness, and vici…

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Review: ‘Wicked Frozen’ at St. Luke’s Theatre by Deb Miller

What do you get when you cross the super-popular hits Wicked and Frozen with a Boston accent? The laugh-out-loud musical parody Wicked Frozen, presented by John Lant and making its Off-Broad…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Review: ‘Lobby Hero’ at Second Stage Theater by Deb Miller

In the current American climate of daily accusations of “fake news,” public denials of misdeeds, not-so-secret cover-ups of illegal activities, and arbitrary job terminations of public o…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: ‘Rocktopia’ at The Broadway Theatre by Deb Miller

A mash-up of classical music with classic rock, Rocktopia, co-created by vocalist Rob Evan (of New York stage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra fame) and Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer (a noted…

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Review: ‘Angels in America’ at the Neil Simon Theatre by Deb Miller

London’s blockbuster National Theatre production of Angels in America – Tony Kushner’s sweeping two-part eight-hour epic about AIDS, politics, and gay life in America in the 1980s …

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review: ‘Dogs of Rwanda’ at Urban Stages by Deb Miller

In Dogs of Rwanda, now making its Off-Broadway debut at Urban Stages, playwright Sean Christopher Lewis revisits the horrors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide and the scars they left – both…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Review: ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ at the Marquis Theatre by Deb Miller

If you’re in the mood for a fun-filled island vacation, look no further than Manhattan Island and the Broadway premiere of Escape to Margaritaville at the Marquis Theatre. With music and l…

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Monday, March 12, 2018

Review: ‘Admissions’ at Lincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater by Deb Miller

A new twist on the old adage attributed to former Philadelphia Police Chief and Mayor Frank Rizzo, “A liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet,” Lincoln Center Theater’s …

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Review: ‘All the Ways to Say I Love You’ on Audible by Deb Miller

If you love the New York stage and its stars, but can’t make it to the theater in person to see a live performance, Audible, a subsidiary of Amazon and the world’s largest purveyor of au…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Review: ‘Rap Guide to Consciousness’ at SoHo Playhouse by Deb Miller

Do you ever wonder about the nature of awareness and the mechanics of perception? Luckily for us, Baba Brinkman does, and returns to SoHo Playhouse with his well-conceived and brilliantly en…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

An Interview with Award-Winning Actor Dan Hodge: Making his Off-Broadway Debut in the New York Premiere of ‘Dogs of Rwanda’ by Deb Miller

Just concluding his comic roles in the Walnut Street Theatre’s national touring production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, with its final performances this week i…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Review: ‘The Amateurs’ at Vineyard Theatre by Deb Miller

The latest work by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Jordan Harrison, The Amateurs, now making its world premiere at Vineyard Theatre, is a profound and witty meta-theatrical meditation on the purpose…

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Review: ‘Brilliant Traces’ at The WorkShop Theater by Deb Miller

Through the hand of fate, two lonely and damaged strangers have been brought together in an isolated cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, each suffering the effects of familial trauma, the devas…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Review: ‘Frankenstein’ at St. Luke’s Theatre by Deb Miller

Marking the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel of 1818, Frankenstein, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota, focuses less on the monster and mor…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Review: ‘The Chekhov Dreams’ at Theatre Row by Deb Miller

Whether you love the works of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov or hate them, you can’t help but enjoy The Chekhov Dreams, a dark and witty world-premiere rom-com by John McKinney. Presente…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Review: ‘[PORTO]’ at WP Theater by Deb Miller

Now in its impressive Off-Broadway premiere at WP Theater in association with New Georges, following a critically-acclaimed run in the 2017 Exponential Festival at The Bushwick Starr (co-pre…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Review: ‘Really’ at Theatre Exile by Deb Miller

If you’re in the mood for a straightforward narrative with a clear-cut beginning, middle, and ending, then Theatre Exile’s Philadelphia premiere of Really, by Brooklyn-based playwright J…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nicole and Deb Give Their 15 Top Picks for Valentine’s Day in NYC by Deb Miller and Nicole Hertvik

If you’re in New York City for Valentine’s Day and planning to celebrate your love of the stage, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Nicole Hertvik and Senior Reviewer Deb Miller have some sug…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

An Interview with John Guare: Previewing the ‘Lydie Breeze Trilogy’ at Philadelphia’s EgoPo Classic Theater by Deb Miller

With an illustrious career spanning the past five decades, John Guare has been the recipient of Tony, Obie, and Olivier Awards, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and an Oscar nomi…

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Review: ‘Copenhagen’ at Lantern Theater Company by Deb Miller

With most of the performances sold out before the show even opened, Lantern Theater Company has already announced a one-week extension of its current production of Copenhagen, and that’s g…

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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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