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Monday, July 11, 2022

Act II Playhouse presents Together Off-Broadway: Merman & Martin by Wendy Rosenfield

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:10PM
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe’s Every Brilliant Thing by Wendy Rosenfield

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:24AM
Monday, June 6, 2022

The Wilma Theater presents Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Fairview by Wendy Rosenfield

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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Reopening for the past and future with the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History by Wendy Rosenfield

The NMAJH reopens with a new name and a new outlook on the past and future of American Jewish history. Wendy Rosenfield previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:13PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

InterAct Theatre Company presents Seth Rozin’s Settlements by Wendy Rosenfield

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:17PM
Friday, March 4, 2022

Lyric Fest presents Yiddishe Nightingale, A Short History of the American Yiddish Theater by Wendy Rosenfield

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:04PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Many months later, how has the Walnut Street Theatre answered a community rallying for equity? by Wendy Rosenfield

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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:16PM
Thursday, October 7, 2021

Philly’s Protect the Artist protestors take their demands to the Walnut’s opening night by Wendy Rosenfield

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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:06PM
Friday, February 21, 2020

The Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Chelsea Marcantel’s ‘Everything is Wonderful’ by Wendy Rosenfield

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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:18PM
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Not so marvelous: Why I’m done with ‘Mrs. Maisel’ by Wendy Rosenfield

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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:23PM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

What If You Broaden Anne Frank's Story As About Oppressed People Rather Than Jewish People? by Wendy Rosenfield

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 …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:32PM
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Aaron Davidman’s ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’ by Wendy Rosenfield

Aaron Davidman's 'Wrestling Jerusalem' brings the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to Philadelphia Theatre Company's stage. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:46PM
Saturday, September 9, 2017

Philly Fringe 2017: Sam Tower + Ensemble’s ‘Strange Tenants’ by Wendy Rosenfield

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:00PM
Friday, September 8, 2017

Philly Fringe 2017: Carl(os) Roa’s ‘Andean Mountains (Montañas Andinas)’ by Wendy Rosenfield

In Carl(os) Roa's solo Fringe performance, Google Street View plays a starring role in the search for belonging. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:55AM
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Philly Fringe 2017: Iron Age Theatre’s ‘To My Unborn Child: A Love Letter from Fred Hampton’ by Wendy Rosenfield

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:51PM
Friday, June 9, 2017

Simpatico Theatre Company presents Taylor Mac’s ‘Hir’ by Wendy Rosenfield

Taylor Mac's 'Hir' detonates the nuclear family in Simpatico Theatre's excellent production. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:22PM
Friday, May 26, 2017

Arden Theatre Company presents ‘Gypsy’ by Wendy Rosenfield

The Arden Theatre Company gives Mary Martello her turn to tackle Mama Rose in its production of 'Gypsy.' Wendy Rosenfield reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:36AM
Thursday, May 4, 2017

Theatre Horizon presents James Ijames’s world premiere ‘WHITE’ by Wendy Rosenfield

In James Ijames's world premiere 'WHITE,' art and artifice make uncomfortable bedfellows. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:16PM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Theatre Philadelphia hosts a Diversity Town Hall at New Freedom Theatre by Wendy Rosenfield

Theatre Philadelphia's Diversity Town Hall Meeting at New Freedom Theatre was going great.... Until the cops showed up.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:03PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Central City Opera’s ‘The Ballad of Baby Doe,’ and Leadville’s ‘Fiddler’ by Wendy Rosenfield

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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:33AM
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

‘Broad Street Review’ pairs with the Rep Radio podcast by Wendy Rosenfield

'Broad Street Review' has been delighting your eyes and mind for the last 10 years. Now we've got something exciting for your ears.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:30AM
Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Further thoughts on Young Jean Lee’s ‘Straight White Men’ at InterAct Theatre Company by Wendy Rosenfield

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:17PM
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Running Broad Street by Wendy Rosenfield

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.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:10PM
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

'Diner,' a cupcake, and the male gaze by Wendy Rosenfield

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…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:08PM
Friday, September 18, 2015

Review: Not for Profit by Wendy Rosenfield

Not for Profit, produced by Ferdinand for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield.

SOURCE: Philly.com at 01:06PM
Friday, September 4, 2015

Family-Friendly Fringe Guide by Wendy Rosenfield

Family-Friendly FringeArts and Philly Fringe, Neighborhood Fringe options, by Wendy Rosenfield

SOURCE: Philly.com at 06:33PM

10 Years of Martha Graham Cracker by Wendy Rosenfield

The Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret celebrates its 10 year anniversary, by Wendy Rosenfield

SOURCE: Philly.com at 06:33PM

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SOURCE: Philly.com at 06:33PM

Review: After the Rehearsal/Persona by Wendy Rosenfield

Toneelgroep Amsterdam and FringeArts present Ivo Van Hove's After the Rehearsal and Persona by Ingmar Bergman, reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield.

SOURCE: Philly.com at 05:26PM

Review: The Shoplifters by Wendy Rosenfield

The Shoplifters, by Morris Panych, produced by 1812 Productions, reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield.

SOURCE: Philly.com at 05:26PM
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Review: Passion 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

SOURCE: Philly.com at 03:31PM

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