Thursday, December 6, 2018

'Completeness' at Theatre Exile: Science, computers, randomness, and love

It's a huge moment for Ithamar Moses, hot TV writer ("Boardwalk Empire") and author of this year's Tony-sweeper, "The Band's Visit." And the embrace of "Completeness," its way of splicing is…

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Quintessence Theatre Group presents 'OLIVER!' - with a post-Brexit twist

Nearly six decades on, the piece still has its charms - above all, its score.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Theater Horizon's 'The Color Purple': Original, fiery update to the classic musical

Theatre Horizon opens its rendition of the 1982 novel by Alice Walker that tells the story of Celie, a young black woman, and her journey to self-discovery in the deep corners of the America…

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'Matilda' at Walnut Street Theatre: High-energy, high-spirited comedy, with some hitches

Roald Dahl is all over the place, thanks to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" at the Academy of Music and now "Matilda," the music of the Dahl story, at the Walnut. This is a good-looking,…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Broadway Beat: Walter White, Orphan Black, holiday shows, and more for Philly fans to know

Young choir singers from Philly and South Jersey are part of the holiday family musical 'The Little Dancer'

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Alexander Hamilton's fifth great grandson, Doug, says the duel 'was just idiotic'

Doug Hamilton is in Philadelphia to lend some family heirlooms to the Museum of the American Revolution. Two go on display Tuesday.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

'Apologia' at the Roundabout Theatre: Talky, unpersuasive, annoying by Toby Zinman

Stockard Channing and Hugh Dancy star in this abrasive family drama, an intellectual soap opera aspiring to tragedy.

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"King Kong" comes to Broadway, and it -- Kong, that is -- is a knockout by Toby Zinman

"King Kong" has arrived on Broadway. The show manages, while not being the greatest musical per se, to be immense and immensely entertaining. The star of the show, the star of the night, is …

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"King Kong" comes to Broadway, and it -- Kong, that is -- is a knockout by Toby Zinman

"King Kong" has arrived on Broadway. The show manages, while not being the greatest musical per se, to be immense and immensely entertaining. The star of the show, the star of the night, is …

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Dan DeLuca's Mix Picks: Beastie Boys book, Mike Judge's cartoon funk and Ariana Grande's grateful goodbye

Plus, Richard Buckner with John Train and the Travelin' McCourys.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

'Warplay' at the Azuka Theatre: Retelling a classic war story as it should have been

In the hands of JC Lee, the story of Achilles and Patroclus opens up into a meditation on war, identity, and sexual orientation. This is not your high-school teacher's Homer, but maybe it sh…

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'Mr. Burns' at the Wilma: How 'The Simpsons' helps us keep going when everything's all over

The Wilma evokes a satiric, postapocalyptic world in which a group of refugees take solace in an episode of "The Simpsons." In the Wilma's gripping and ambitious production, "The Simpsons" f…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

She's baaack: Nora returns in Arden's 'A Doll's House, Part 2'

Lucas Hnaf's Tony-winning sequel to the Ibsen classic got to the Arden very quickly after its glittery Broadway run, and the Arden requites it with a sharp, edgy production. There's no closu…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Broadway stars to campaign in Pennsylvania, organizing get out the vote bus

The two Philly products, stars of music, Broadway, and film, will be on buses going to Harrisburg and Warminster on Nov. 5 to campaign for George Scott and Scott Wallace, respectively.

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'Guiding Light' star Robert Newman sings and dances his way through 'Kiss Me Kate' at the Broadway Theatre of Pitman

Robert Newman has had great success in TV, especially in "Guiding Light," the soap opera that was his bread and butter for almost three decades. But his first love, he says, has always been …

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Monday, October 29, 2018

'Medea' at the Hedgerow Theatre: There will be blood

Euripides' tragedy of the vengeful, magnificent filicidal wife of Jason gets a stripped-down treatment at the Hedgerow that nevertheless stays true to the muscular rendition by Robinson Jeff…

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National Dog Show host John O'Hurley will greet fans at a Norristown theater, too

What's the best thing about dogs? Self-forgiveness, he told us.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Alexander Hamilton is the star of a new exhibit at the Museum of the American Revolution

"This exhibit makes the point that many of Hamilton's chief contributions and deepest challenges happened right here in Philadelphia. "

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Monday, October 22, 2018

'Hamilton' 'proptologist' Jay Duckworth brings Broadway to life at the Museum of the American Revolution

Props master Jay Duckworth will be at the Museum of the American Revolution from 3-8 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 23, to talk about challenges he and his team faced in creating props for "Hamilton." …

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

'Sweat' at Philadelphia Theatre Company: Image of a town, and a society, being torn apart

The Philadelphia Theatre Company's comeback production is Lynn Nottage's "Sweat," a very contemporary play that portrays out-of-work steelworkers in Reading, wondering where their jobs and c…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Pete Davidson cancels comedy gig at Temple after break up with Ariana Grande

Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson has cancelled his appearance at Temple University's "Comedy Night Live" that was scheduled for tonight.

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards