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In its new revue, Act II Playhouse takes on two legends of the American theater, Mary Martin and Ethel Merman, with mixed success. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s participatory production of Every Brilliant Thing has a message we need, from Center Valley all the way to Capitol Hill. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview, closing out the Wilma’s season, delves deep into themes of community and identity, and the power of live theater has never felt more immediate. Wendy Ro…
The NMAJH reopens with a new name and a new outlook on the past and future of American Jewish history. Wendy Rosenfield previews.
In this world-premiere take on a real theater-world controversy, a Jewish Community Center commissions a new work from a playwright who adopts an unexpected stance. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
Lyric Fest’s presentation of a musical history of American Yiddish Theater makes compelling and poignant listening, especially as all eyes are on Ukraine. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
Last summer, many in the Philly theater community began protesting unjust conditions that Walnut Street Theatre workers said they experienced on and offstage. Wendy Rosenfield asks whether t…
After a summer of protest and invitations to dialogue that went ignored by the Walnut Street Theatre, Protect the Artist organizers took their message to the Walnut’s 2021 opening night. W…
Chelsea Mercantel’s ‘Everything Is Wonderful’ comes at an opportune time, as women’s rage flares—and men navigate a world that may value them more than they value themselves. Wendy…
With the third season of Amazon’s ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ recently released, Wendy Rosenfield finds the trouble with the streaming sensation, from its casting to the script's erasu…
The real Anne was unequivocal about the particular Jewishness of her suffering and about her perpetual otherness. She wrote, “We can never become just Netherlanders, or just English, or …
Aaron Davidman's 'Wrestling Jerusalem' brings the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to Philadelphia Theatre Company's stage. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
In a little house by a cornfield, four former high school friends come together to swap stories and sing songs. And then things get weird. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
In Carl(os) Roa's solo Fringe performance, Google Street View plays a starring role in the search for belonging. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
In Iron Age Theatre's world premiere of Richard Bradford's new solo show, Black Panther leader Fred Hampton comes back to life after his murder at age 21. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
Taylor Mac's 'Hir' detonates the nuclear family in Simpatico Theatre's excellent production. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
The Arden Theatre Company gives Mary Martello her turn to tackle Mama Rose in its production of 'Gypsy.' Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
In James Ijames's world premiere 'WHITE,' art and artifice make uncomfortable bedfellows. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
Theatre Philadelphia's Diversity Town Hall Meeting at New Freedom Theatre was going great.... Until the cops showed up.
A Colorado production of the opera 'The Ballad of Baby Doe,' and a production of 'Fiddler on the Roof' in a church got Wendy Rosenfield thinking about history, legacies, and access to the ar…
'Broad Street Review' has been delighting your eyes and mind for the last 10 years. Now we've got something exciting for your ears.
InterAct Theatre Company's straight-white-man-helmed production of Young Jean Lee's 'Straight White Men' has 99 problems, and the truth is one.
Broad Street Review's new Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Rosenfield, introduces herself. Read about her history with the website and longer history with its founder, Dan Rottenberg.
Who insisted the voices of six white, male baby boomers needed to be heard among Broadway’s groundbreaking new musical arrivals, all groundbreaking because they stepped away from Diner’s…
Not for Profit, produced by Ferdinand for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield.
Family-Friendly FringeArts and Philly Fringe, Neighborhood Fringe options, by Wendy Rosenfield
The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret celebrates its 10 year anniversary, by Wendy Rosenfield
Toneelgroep Amsterdam and FringeArts present Ivo Van Hove's After the Rehearsal and Persona by Ingmar Bergman, reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield.
The Shoplifters, by Morris Panych, produced by 1812 Productions, reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield.
Passion, produced by the Arden Theatre Company, written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Terrence J. Nolen, reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield