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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Holiday Concerts in Review: 6 shows that went on despite the pandemic by Henrik Eger

Some of the most beloved choruses and orchestras in the Philadelphia area became creative in entertaining audiences in safe and often unexpected ways via virtual holiday performances.  The …

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Monday, September 28, 2020

A Period of Drastic Change and Reordering: Interview with THE WAY OUT artists and performers. by Henrik Eger

Driving by in cars like a slow-moving funeral procession, we get new perspectives from an all-female cast 

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Way Out: New life at Laurel Hill Cemetery with an all-female ensemble of theater artists and aerialists by Henrik Eger

A never-performed before multi-arts show on wheels for Fringe audiences

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Bringing Shakespeare to Life: Interview with director Matt Pfeiffer about SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (People’s Light) by Henrik Eger

Matt Pfeiffer talks love of Shakespeare and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Excess of imagination and amazing muscle memory in POPCORN FALLS: Interview with multiple-role actors Luke Bradt and Dan Olmstead by Henrik Eger

"What I like most about POPCORN FALLS is that there is a real heart to it."

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Snacking on Free International Films 24/7—but hurry! by Henrik Eger

Films from around the world are broadcast free of charge in Philadelphia by MHz Worldview on WPPT

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

What’s going on behind the scenes?: Interview with Bernard Havard on working with his creative team at the Walnut Street Theatre by Henrik Eger

Bernard Havard shares his experiences with his creative team for A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE by Oscar Wilde: 

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

As if Oscar Wilde himself had arrived on the Walnut stage: Interview with Bernard Havard on casting and working with his actors by Henrik Eger

Part 2 of Henrik Eger's interview with Walnut Theatre head Bernard Havard

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Talking to the Roosevelts: Interview with Eleanor, Franklin, and Sara from the cast of ELEANOR at Media Theatre by Henrik Eger

Eleanor – An American Love Story runs January 29-February 23, 2020, at the Media Theatre. A little-known musical, Eleanor (music by Thomas Tierney, lyrics by John Forster,  book by Jonath…

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Remembering Philadelphia’s Beloved Broadway Star: Ann Crumb, the down-to-earth diva from Media by Henrik Eger

Media Theatre hosts a memorial service for Ann Crumb, December 29

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Thursday, December 19, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019

An Irish Masterpiece Still Shocking: Considering Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD by Henrik Eger

An extended consideration of the new Synge production from Mount Airy's Quintessence Theatre.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The good, the bad, and the ugly—The latest LGBTQ+ news from around the globe by Henrik Eger

The LGBTQ+ shows in this year's Fringe inspire a look at queer news from around the globe

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Fringe is Here. Fringe is Queer. by Henrik Eger

Fringe if you're glad to be gay, Fringe if you're happy that way.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Welcome to the International Artists at the 2019 Fringe Festival by Henrik Eger

Henrik Eger greets international Fringe artists.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Philadelphia theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 2: 2004 by Henrik Eger

Revisiting Philly theater history through the eyes of one of its finest critics.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Philadelphia Theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 1: 2002–2003 by Henrik Eger

Remembering Philadelphia theater history through the eyes of a venerable theater reviewer.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Perceptions of Each Other’s Cultures: Open Letter to an American Theater Critic by Henrik Eger

Most theater productions will never become available again, no matter how great the quality, because of copyright and technical reasons. However, theater critics around the world are leaving…

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Probing Tom Stoppard on Russia: Part of The Legacy of Theater Critic and Educator J. Cooper Robb by Henrik Eger

Cooper Robb, an immensely knowledgeable and prolific American theater critic, who recently passed away, left behind many articles, especially in Backstage Magazine and TheaterMania, filled t…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Presenting stronger new dramas by overcoming “premieritis” by Henrik Eger

The “one-and-done” premiere problem and filling more theaters through “rolling WORLD premieres”

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Working With a Cultural Consultant When Writing an International Play: Interview With U.S. Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean and Humaira Ghilzai, an Afgha by Henrik Eger

The playwright “I spring from ministers, murderers, rebels, addicts, closeted queens, soldiers, singers, and blue-collar mill workers.” This confession opens playwright Gabriel Jason Dea…

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

“An Enemy Is Someone Whose Story You Don’t Know”: Interview with Arab Israeli Playwright Ibrahim Miari About His Drama “In Between” by Henrik Eger

Ibrahim Miari, son of a Palestinian Muslim father and Jewish Israeli mother, grew up in Israel, became an actor, a playwright, a Sufi dancer, and an educator who now lives in the US. His one…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Up and Over the Rainbow: The Impact of Judy Garland on the work of Tyler Houchins by Henrik Eger

From being bullied to falling in love with Judy Garland. Tyler Houchins takes us down the yellow brick road.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Between chaos and quiet passion: Interview with Robert Jason Jackson as KING LEAR (Quintessence) by Henrik Eger

Henrik Eger interviews the star of Quintessence's KING LEAR

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Friday, March 29, 2019

“Passionate iconoclast and maverick”: Interview with Robert Smythe, Ahab in Hedgerow’s MOBY-DICK by Henrik Eger

Henrik Eger thought he knew MOBY-DICK until he saw Robert Smythe as Ahab.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Haunted by Loss and Abandonment: Talking with the Cast of ‘By the Bog of Cats’ at The Irish Heritage Theatre by Henrik Eger

By the Bog of Cats – a modern Irish drama by Marina Carr, who has taught in Ireland and the U.S., including at Villanova University – echoes classical Greek theater, especially Medea by …

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Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at the Academy of Music by Henrik Eger

“I’m not going to take this on the road unless it’s as good as what people have read about, with the same lighting and the same sound. I think that’s my biggest bequest—that I impo…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Troubled Men: Talking with the ‘Father and Sons’ of Quintessence Theatre’s ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ by Henrik Eger

Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1936), a man who struggled with alcoholism but who had the courage to address problematic, taboo sub…

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Singing From a Trapeze: Interview with Tangle Movement Arts’ founder, Lauren Rile Smith by Henrik Eger

Lauren Rile Smith, a Philadelphia poet and performer, founded Tangle Movement Arts in 2011. She has trained trapeze and other circus arts at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and many o…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tackling Suicide on Stage: Interviews with Nine Playwrights from Elephant Room Productions by Henrik Eger

The 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival offers a wide range of genres and topics, but few as sensitive and important as Suicide Stories: Gallery of the Untold — nine short plays by nine pla…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Father, Son, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Interviews with Producer/Director Harry Dietzler and Director Jeff Dietzler of Upper Darby Summer Stage by Henrik Eger

Harry Dietzler, the executive and artistic director of Upper Darby Summer Stage, one of America’s oldest and most successful theater programs for young adults, founded the Summer Stage in …

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre